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Freddie Mac promotes Steve Lansbury to SVP of multifamily underwriting and credit

Taking over for Deborah Jenkins, who is to become EVP and head of multifamily business
Freddie Mac just promoted Steve Lansbury to senior vice president of multifamily underwriting & credit. Lansbury will be taking Deborah Jenkins place as she prepares to move up to executive vice president and head of multifamily business for Freddie Mac at the beginning of 2019.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle expands into Raleigh with acquisition

Firm acquires three offices in Raleigh from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paracle acquired three Raleigh, North Carolina, offices from fellow Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise network member Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty. In its statement Paracle says it acquired the offices break into the market it calls the “Silicon Valley of the East,” because of its appeal to major tech corporations like Apple and Amazon.
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Plaza Home Mortgage realigns from the top down

Company creates new titles of chairman and vice chairman
Plaza Home Mortgage, a full-service national lender that offers wholesale, correspondent, renovation, and reverse mortgages, recently announced significant changes to leadership structure and executive responsibilities at the company. Notably, the company has named Jeff Leinan as executive vice president. But, there's more.
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Sandler Law Group buys out McGlinchey Stafford & Youngblood and Associates

Sandler bought the firm to expand its offerings under Tech100 winner Asurity Technologies
Sandler Law Group, a Texas-based firm that specializes in residential mortgages and owner of Tech100 winner Asurity Technologies, acquired the business operations of McGlinchey Stafford & Youngblood and Associates, a closing and fulfillment services provider for the mortgage the lending industry.
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Freddie Mac restructures multifamily capital markets division, promotes Robert Koontz to SVP

Freddie Mac folds two divisions into its multifamily capital markets division
Freddie Mac announced an organizational shift in its multifamily capital markets department business along with the promotion of Robert Koontz to senior vice president of multifamily capital markets. Freddie also announced that its folding two divisions into the Multifamily Capital Markets department under Koontz.
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Mill Creek Residential promotes Steve Prochnow to senior vice president of property management

Will oversee property performance and seek to increase the value of the Mill Creek portfolio
Multifamily investment firm Mill Creek Residential promoted Steve Prochnow to senior vice president of property management. As senior vice president, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operating performance of the company’s communities, assisting with community transactions and pursuing operational goals to bolster the value of the company’s assets.
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Tavant Technologies integrates with Homestar Financial Corporation

Homestar will bring VELOX to its customers
Tavant Technologies recently announced it has integrated its VELOX platform, with Homestar Financial Corporation to transform its digital mortgage experience. HOMESTAR Chief Digital Officer Walt Carter said the partnership will help the company provide a higher level of service to customers.
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Pacific Union International promotes Shawna Borg Cashin to regional executive of Silicon Valley

Cashin will run Silicon Valley sales efforts for the company
Pacific Union International named Shawna Borg Cashin regional executive of Silicon Valley. Cashin has been with Pacific Union since 2013, when she joined to help launch its Menlo Park office, which the company says has been a key bastion for its success in the region.
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BMO Harris getting rid of their face-to-face loan officers

Citing customer preference, the bank will put its weight behind centralized call center
BMO Harris Bank is getting rid of most of its customer-facing mortgage loan officers. According to a report from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Paul Gores, the Chicago-based bank is going to put its energy behind its centralized mortgage call center and minimize its face-to-face LO presence in response to changing customer behavior.
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