Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

HousingWire Annual Virtual Summit

Sessions from HousingWire Annual 2021 are going to be virtually streamed on October 25. Register now for FREE to tune into what housing industry leaders had to say this year!

How Freddie Mac is addressing affordable housing challenges

Freddie Mac is focused on addressing limited access to credit, housing inequalities, creation and preservation of affordable housing supply and advancement of homeownership education.

How to increase minority homeownership?

Today’s HousingWire Daily features a roundtable discussion from HousingWire’s Lunch & Learn series that looks at “Unpacking the lender’s vital role in increasing minority homeownership.”

People Movers

People Movers: FundingShield, North American Title Company, Valligent Technologies, Garris Horn and Azimuth GRC

Here's the latest on the business professionals making waves in real estate and mortgage

Patricia Suazo has joined FundingShield as its vice president of technology operations and integrations. Suazo has over 15 years of leadership experience in the mortgage lending space with firms including Stearns Lending, Bank of America, Carrington Holding Company and CloudVirga.

Suazo specializes in software systems implementation, migrations, and integration, with experience in digital platforms and automation.

North American Title Company has named Richard Yankowski as its managing director of Florida’s business. Yankowski has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and was most recently senior division president at Stewart Title. Before that Yankowski was president and CEO of Executive Title Insurance Services.

Valuation technology company Valligent Technologies has named Walter Allen as its executive vice president of digital transformation. Before Valligent, Allen was an executive at CoreLogic Solutions for 13 years. There, Allen developed strategies for capital markets clients including Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, as well as managed engagements and provided solutions for FHFA, OCC, HUD, Freddie Mac and others.

Financial services law firm Garris Horn announced that mortgage attorney Melanie Feliciano has joined as a partner. With over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Feliciano previously served as chief legal officer for DocMagic, where she also served as assistant general counsel.

For most of her career, Feliciano has focused on federal and state consumer financial protection laws, including RESPA, TILA, TRID, QM, and ECOA. She has advised both lenders and technology providers on compliance technology (RegTech), eServices, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance matters, corporate matters, and operational and risk management issues.

Tech company Azimuth GRC has hired Chris Phillips as its chief technology officer and investor. Phillips is a seasoned veteran of the FinTech and InsurTech industries, most recently president and cofounder at TechCanary.

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