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CBRE names Leah Stearns CFO

Stearns will start on May 15
Commercial real estate giant CBRE announced that Leah Stearns will be joining the company as its next chief financial officer. Stearns is stepping into the role as the company's current CFO, James Groch, transitions his focus on responsibilities as the company's global group president and chief investment officer.
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Ben Carson's senior advisor leaves HUD for FHFA

Adolfo Marzol to work under Calabria as principal deputy director
Adolfo Marzol, senior advisor to the Department of Housing and Urban and Development Secretary Ben Carson, has left the agency for a new gig in housing finance. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Tuesday that Marzol has already assumed the role of principal deputy director, reporting to the agency's new director, Mark Calabria, who was sworn in Monday.
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Tim Gillis joins ServiceLink as VP of capital market sales

Brings more than 25 years of industry experience to company
ServiceLink announced it has brought on Tim Gillis to serve as the company's new vice president of capital market sales. "We're thrilled to have Tim on our team. His extensive contacts and knowledge within the Capital Markets and Single-Family Rental space add additional depth to our Default Sales team," said Miriam Moore, ServiceLink's division president, default services.
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LRES names new chief technology officer

Spencer will enhance LRES’ technological capabilities
LRES, a residential and commercial mortgage services company, recently announced Scott Spencer joined the team as its new chief technology officer. LRES President Mark Johnson said Spencer's role is pivotal in rounding out the company's executive team as well as leading the deployment of its technology initiatives.
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WFG National Title Insurance Company hires exec to lead New York team

Julie Curlen will manage operations at new Manhattan office
WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Portland-based title insurance and real estate settlement services provider, hired Julie Curlen to lead its New York agency team. Curlen, who has more than 30 years of experience in the title insurance industry, will manage a team to service New York-based clients.
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Merchants Capital expands mortgage team, creates two new VP roles

Lundeen and Gilbert both have more than a decade of experience in the finance industry
Merchants Capital recently announced it expanded its mortgage banking division, appointing Lisa Lundeen and Toni Gilbert to newly created roles. Working out of the company's Saint Paul, Minnesota, office, Lundeen has been appointed to the position of vice president of government-sponsored enterprise portfolio management and Gilbert joins as the vice president of insurance compliance.
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Class Valuation snatches up another AMC

Acquires Texas-based appraisal management company Janus Valuation & Compliance
Class Valuation, a real estate collateral valuation and appraisal management company, has acquired Janus Valuation & Compliance. The deal is the second AMC acquisition the Michigan-based 2019 Tech100 winner has made in the last six months and one of several big steps Class Valuation has taken since it was acquired by Narrow Gauge Capital in March 2018.
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HouseCanary appoints new chief product officer

Bashambu previously served as IAC Applications chief analytics officer
HouseCanary, a real estate technology company, recently announced Niti Bashambu joined the company as its new chief product officer. HouseCanary CEO and Co- founder Jeremy Sicklick said Niti’s long track record of success and expertise in product strategy makes her the ideal candidate to shepherd the company's product offerings.
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