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Quicken Loans Mortgage Services names new executive vice president

Austin Niemiec has been with QLMS for more than 10 years
Quicken Loans Mortgage Services recently appointed Austin Niemiec as the company’s new executive vice president. Niemiec, who began his career with QLMS 10 years ago, will be taking over for former senior vice president David Schroeder. Quicken Loans President and COO Bob Walters said QLMS couldn’t be in better hands as it writes the next chapter of its story.
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The NRP Group appoints new VP of development

David Brown will expand the company's presence in the DFW metroplex
The NRP Group, a builder and manager of multifamily housing, recently appointed David Brown as a regional vice president of development. In this new role, Brown will focus on building the company’s pipeline in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
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Cook & James expands with new attorney hire, Georgia office

Stacey Besser joins the real estate law firm
Atlanta-based real estate law firm Cook & James is expanding, announcing the opening of a new office in Woodstock, Georgia, and welcoming a new attorney to its team. Stacey Besser has joined the firm to help managed its increased transaction volume in South Carolina, Cook & James announced recently.
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Waterstone Mortgage names new general counsel

Promotes Stephanie Ziebell
Waterstone Mortgage has promoted Stephanie Ziebell to senior vice president, general counsel. As such, Ziebell participate in the development and execution and management of Waterstone Mortgage’s strategic plans from its Pewaukee, Wisconsin, corporate office.
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First American appoints new VP of information technology strategy

Paul Bandiera has more than 18 years of experience in software development
First American, a title insurance company, recently appointed Paul Bandiera to the position of vice president of information technology strategy. Bandiera, who previously served as the president of a title and escrow software company, brings 18 years of leadership experience in retail title and settlement software development.
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BB&T, SunTrust announce new Charlotte headquarters

Merged companies will transition employees to new city
BB&T announced in February its pending merger with SunTrust Banks in a $66 billion deal that marked the largest big bank merger since the financial crisis. Now, the companies have revealed the location of their new headquarters – a 550,000-square-foot office located in a tower in Charlotte, North Carolina, set to house 2,000 employees from both banks.
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Who wants to be CEO of Wells Fargo? No one, apparently

Big bank struggles to fill top job
It seems Wells Fargo is having trouble finding someone willing to take on the role of leading the embattled bank into a new, scandal-free era after its CEO stepped down in March. According to The Wall Street Journal, the bank's board has approached a select number of candidates, and no one appears to be taking the bait.
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NRT names new executive vice president of operations

Tim Foley comes to NRT from J.P. Morgan Asset Management
NRT, the largest residential real estate brokerage by sales volume, recently appointed Tim Foley to the position of executive vice president of operations. NRT President and CEO M. Ryan Gorman said under Foley’s leadership, NRT will be well-positioned to achieve operational excellence across all business segments.
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Former HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney partners with former CoreLogic exec to launch media and PR firm

Joins with Alyson Austin to form Gaffney Austin
Two of the most well-known names in the housing space are partnering together to launch a media and public relations firm. Jacob Gaffney, who led HousingWire’s editorial team for more than a decade, recently left the company and is partnering with Alyson Austin, a former CoreLogic executive, to launch Gaffney Austin.
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