MDA Lending Solutions recently hired John Hosey as the company’s chief appraiser. Hosey will track industry changes and guide the implementation of best practices to comply with state and federal regulations. He also will serve as a liaison to industry groups including the Appraisal Institute, the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials and others. "Obtaining accurate valuations is one of the most important tasks real estate professionals face right now," said Bill Sullivan, executive vice president of MDA Lending Solutions. "John’s industry experience and compliance expertise gives MDA Lending Solutions the insight and leadership needed to develop and provide outstanding, accurate and compliant appraisal and valuation services." Prior to joining MDA Lending Solutions, Hosey worked for Shelterfield Valuation Services in Malvern, Pa., as the appraiser and business manager where he was responsible for appraisals and rental and feasibility analysis for residential, commercial and industrial properties. MDA Lending Solutions of Wilmington, Del., provides valuation services, settlement services, data analysis and other services to the housing industry. Write to Kerry Curry.