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Aaron Noe joins RedfinNow as head of renovations

Previously served as executive vice president of operations at American Homes 4 Rent
Redfin recently announced it appointed Aaron Noe to the position of national head of renovations for RedfinNow. RedfinNow Head Quinn Hawkins said the company is excited about what can be accomplished by leveraging Noe's background in renovation and property management.
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Former Lender Price CEO Jerry Halbrook named CEO of LoyaltyExpress

Will lead company that recently acquired SoftVu and LendingManager
After Jerry Halbrook abruptly stepped down as CEO of Lender Price earlier this year amid a reported disagreement with the company’s founders and board over the company’s direction, Halbrook found another gig fairly quickly, signing on to serve on the senior advisory board of FundingShield. But Halbrook apparently wasn’t ready to give up on leading a company quite yet.
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Primary Residential Mortgage says goodbye to two co-founders

Dave Zitting and Steve Chapman set to retire before new year
Primary Residential Mortgage recently announced the retirements of two of its co-founders, CEO Dave Zitting and Chief Financial Officer Steve Chapman. The company also announced plans to promote Vice President of Finance Kenneth Knudson to the role of CEO and president at the end of 2018.
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USFN relocates operations to Dallas

Mortgage banking attorney trade group moves to new headquarters, adds staff
USFN, a nonprofit trade association for mortgage banking attorneys, announced this week it has completed its transition to a new headquarters in North Richland Hills, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As part of the move from its previous headquarters in Orange, California, the trade association announced new additions to its leadership team.
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Arbor Realty Trust announces chief technology officer

Howard Leiner will oversee company's tech infrastructure
Arbor Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust and national direct lender, recently announced it appointed Howard Leiner to the position of executive vice president and chief technology officer. Arbor Realty Trust Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman said Leiner's achievements and experience in financial services make him the ideal candidate to lead Arbor's technology operations.
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LRES promotes Audrey Clearwater to SVP of operations

Clearwater will focus on expanding LRES' commercial and residential evaluation division
LRES Corp., a national residential and commercial mortgage services company, recently announced it promoted Audrey Clearwater to the position of senior vice president of operations. Clearwater said she looks forward to executing the organization’s strategic goals.
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Class Valuation acquires reverse-focused AMC Landmark Network

Erik Richard named COO of Western region, will oversee reverse support nationwide
Landmark Network, a reverse mortgage appraisal management company, has been acquired by nationwide AMC Class Valuation, which recently changed its name from Class Appraisal. "Landmark is a leader in a market that we expect to grow as Baby Boomers look for options to carry them through retirement," said Class Valuation Chief Innovation Officer Scot Rose.
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Fannie Mae names new chair of the board

Egbert Perry stepping down, Jonathan Plutzik elevated from vice chair
Fannie Mae recently had a change at one of its most important leadership positions when Tim Mayopoulos stepped down as CEO after serving in that role for more than six years, but it turns out that isn't the only change to the government-sponsored enterprise’s management happening this year. Fannie Mae announced Monday that Egbert Perry is stepping down from his position as chair of the GSE’s board of directors.
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