Topics covered at several upcoming and recent mortgage-related conferences include short sales, construction lending and housing. A net branch operation based out of New Mexico recently held an annual conference for its branch managers and some of their Realtor customers. Nearly 50 events are scheduled between February and April.
The 2010 Spring Training & Short Sale Summit is being held at the M Resort in Las Vegas from March 10 to March 13, the Five Star Institute announced. In addition to short sales, topics to be covered include building an REO business, mastering broker price opinions and working with distressed borrowers.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will be the opening keynote speaker at the Commercial Strategies for Success in Construction Lending Seminar on March 4, a statement last month said. The event is being held at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver on March 3rd and 4th.
Bankers, construction lenders and attorneys are among the expected attendees for the Denver convention. Subjects to be covered include builder lines-of-credit, acquisition and development financing and multifamily lending. The event costs $95 for lenders and $1,195 for vendors.
Granite Commercial Management, which is hosting the Denver construction event, said last month that it was going to host a booth at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance Conference on Feb. 1 through Feb. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. MBA said that the convention included sessions on the future of multifamily lending, warehouse funding and Federal Housing Admininistration programs.
More than 120 people attended PrimeSource Mortgage Inc.'s 18th annual conference, a Feb. 5 news release indicated. Among the attendees were Realtor customers and a majority of branch owners from 35 offices.
The Roswell, N.M.-based net branch operation -- which has more than 100 employees in more than 40 branches -- awarded its top producing branch award to a Grapevine, Texas, branch lead by Bob Duane and Cary Hise. In addition, the Amarillo, Texas, branch led by David Rieff was recognized by PrimeSource as the branch of the year.
New York Community Bancorp Inc. announced Friday that Joseph R. Ficalora -- its chairman, president and chief executive officer -- will participate in the American Bankers Association Community Bank Investor Conference on Feb. 18 at the Westin Times Square in New York. His presentation will focus on New York Community's fourth-quarter 2009 performance, business strategies and the company's recent acquisition of AmTrust Bank.
Federal Reserve Board of Governors Vice Chairman Donald Kohn and PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian were among featured speakers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Symposium on Interest Rate Risk Management held at the FDIC's Arlington, Va., facility on Jan. 29, a recent press release said.
Standard & Poor's held its biennial 2010 housing conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 10 to Feb. 12. S&P said scheduled sessions covered housing finance agencies, multifamily options and market conditions for single-family whole loans.