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Walker & Dunlop expands South Florida capital markets team

Shannon Rex named senior vice president of capital markets
Walker & Dunlop recently announced the addition of Shannon Rex as senior vice president on its capital markets team. Rex is based out of the company’s Plantation, Florida office and will oversee securing financing for owners and developers of all commercial real estate asset classes. Rex brings more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry to his new role.
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Acting Director Mulvaney setting up for big moves at CFPB?

Announces new chief communications officer
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced his latest change – a new chief communications officer for the bureau and may be tipping his hand at bigger plans to come. Here’s more on his latest promotion, and on what it means for the agency.
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LRES announces industry veteran as new company president

Prepares to enter next phase of growth
LRES, a residential and commercial real estate services company, announced Monday that Mark Johnson, who joined the company last year, has been named company president. The company explained Johnson’s passion to improve the valuation industry will allow it to enter into the next phase of its growth.
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Freddie Mac hires Ricardo Anzadula as senior legal advisor to CEO Donald Layton

Will succeed William McDavid, who is retiring
Freddie Mac announced Monday that it hired Ricardo Anzadula to serve as executive vice president and senior legal advisor to Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton. Anzadula will be taking the place of Freddie Mac Executive Vice President—General Counsel and Corporate Secretary William McDavid, who will be retiring at the end of 2018.
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Matic appoints Shaz Kojouri VP of legal and compliance

Kojouri has responsibility over corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor management
Digital insurance agency and 2018 HousingWire Tech100 winner Matic announced recently it has named Shahrzad “Shaz” Kojouri as vice president of legal and compliance. A licensed attorney with more than 15 years of experience in corporate compliance, Kojouri will have responsibility over corporate governance, regulatory compliance and vendor management at Matic.
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J.G. Wentworth names new CEO, plots expansion of mortgage business

Randi Sellari taking over for Stewart Stockdale
Back in 2015, The J.G. Wentworth Company, the purchaser of structured settlement payments, annuity payments, lottery payments and other receivables that rose to fame with the “It’s my money and I want it now” advertising campaign, surprised many in the mortgage business by becoming a mortgage company itself. Now, the company is ready to move into its next phase by reorganizing its corporate structure and naming a new CEO.
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Plaza Home Mortgage names Philip Yee and James Pathman to executive roles

Yee will serve as SVP, chief marketing officer and Pathman will serve as chief information officer
National wholesale and correspondent lender Plaza Home Mortgage announced this week that James Pathman and Philip Yee have joined the company as its chief information officer and SVP, chief marketing officer, respectively. The company explained that the additions of Pathman and Yee are key components of its long-term growth plan.
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Planet Home Lending hires Michael Kula as new chief operating officer

Brings more than 30 years experience to role
Privately held mortgage lender and servicer Planet Financial Group announced on Thursday that Michael Kula, has joined the company as its chief operating officer. Kula’s experience includes 30 years in leadership and management positions within mortgage businesses. As COO, Kula will be responsible for coordinating the execution of Planet Home Lending’s strategy plans and initiatives across its diverse business lines, the company said. 
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