Housing Industry Forum

MBA’s & Digital Risk’s “Women in Real Estate Finance Networking Luncheon” featured in Housing Industry Forum

Fannie Mae’s Housing Industry Forum

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Digital Risk are making waves in the industry with their commitment to advancing female leadership within mortgage banking. Just last week, Fannie Mae Housing Industry Forum magazine covered MBA’s and Digital Risk’s co-sponsored event, “Women in Real Estate Finance Networking Luncheon,” which was held at the MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo in May of 2016 in New York City.

 

In the article, the author covers the event, which was held at the conference and featured guests Marcia Davies, Chief Operating Officer at MBA, and Kim Azzarelli, chair and co-founder of the Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and partner with Seneca Point Global, and co-author of Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. Digital Risk’s SVP, Marketing & Client Services Kim Lanham moderated a panel discussion with the guest speakers.

 

This is the second event that was spurred by MBA’s and Digital Risk’s commitment, which was instituted following the women’s networking lunch at MBA Annual Convention & Expo held in October of 2015. Prior to this event, MBA hosted an open event for attendees of MBA’s Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo in early February 2016. Digital Risk and MBA will continue this initiative via Digital Risk’s second annual “Break the Glass” Executive Women’s Summit, which will be held in September of 2016 in Sonoma, California. Stay tuned for stories from the event!

 

For now, check out Fannie Mae Housing Industry Forum’s article on the Women in Real Estate Finance Networking Luncheon here.

Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman on How to Become an Attorney GC’s Fear

Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman on How to Become an Attorney GC’s Fear

Law360.com

Debbie Hoffman, Digital Risk Chief Legal Officer, was quoted in the Law360 article, “How to Become an Attorney GC’s Fear,” regarding the several specialty areas and courtroom strategies young attorneys should adopt in order to be a formidable attorney.

Advice given from Debbie and other attorneys include constructing arguments or complaints in a “mechanical” and thorough detail, developing subject matter expertise in technology or other complex areas, maintaining composure in the courtroom, and more.

Debbie’s piece of advice has to do with maintaining composure and a sense of collectiveness in and out of the courtroom.
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Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman published in CIO Magazine

Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman published in CIO Magazine

CIO Magazine

Debbie Hoffman, Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer, has had her article, “The Human Element: Utilizing Technology to Allow for Regulatory Compliance,” published in the June issue of Chief Information Officer (CIO) Magazine. This article explains how both consumers and businesses have become reliant and accustomed to leveraging technology in their daily affairs, which means adoption of digital solutions is a necessity, not a choice, for the mortgage industry.
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Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman quoted on most frequent TRID errors/questions

Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman quoted on most frequent TRID errors/questions

National Mortgage News

Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman has been quoted in the National Mortgage News article, “Will the CFPB Make It Easier to Fix TRID Closing Disclosure Errors?”, regarding what the most common TRID questions and errors are and why they may come about.

The article details which factors lenders are most concerned about with regards to TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rules clarifications, which are expected to be announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in July. Specifically, lenders are hoping the CFPB will explain how they should handle unexpected changes after they send out the Closing Disclosure and before the closing. The article states that lenders are also curious about how to handle errors identified after the closing.
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Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman and Eric Rawlings featured in Mortgage Banking Magazine

Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman and Eric Rawlings featured in Mortgage Banking Magazine

Mortgage Banking Magazine

Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman and co-author Dr. Rick Roque, Managing Director of MENLO Company, have been published in the June issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine. Their article, “2016 is 1998,” also quotes Digital Risk’s Chief Technology Officer Eric Rawlings.

Throughout the article, the co-authors compare the similarities between today’s heavily regulated, compliance-burden environment and the climate in 1998 when managing risk under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act brought about similar results. In both instances, the industry had to embrace technology in order to move toward a consumer-centric model, thereby fueling origination market growth.
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Financing For Energy-Efficient Homes

Digital Risk’s Laura Williamson Quoted on Financing For Energy-Efficient Homes

Bankrate

Digital Risk’s SVP, Client Services Laura Williamson was quoted in Bankrate article, “It’s tough to get financing for energy-efficient homes” regarding energy-efficient mortgages. The article explains that while these homes are attractive for lenders, consumers and the environment, it is difficult to specify their building costs, unique appraisal requirements, and loan terms.
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Rising Stars 2016

Digital Risk’s Leo Loomie & Jonathan Sparks named to HousingWire’s 2016 Rising Stars

HousingWire

Digital Risk’s VP, Client Services Leo Loomie and Assistant General Counsel Jonathan Sparks have been named winners of HousingWire Magazine’s third annual Rising Stars award.

Each year, the HousingWire editorial staff selects 50 professionals representing the best young leaders in the mortgage industry — in lending, servicing, investing and real estate. Each winner is 40 years of age or younger.
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Front cover of Mortgage Women Magazine

Digital Risk’s Kim Lanham makes front cover of Mortgage Women Magazine: Corporate Etiquette & Protocol

Mortgage Women Magazine

Kim Lanham, Digital Risk SVP of Marketing & Client Services, has been published in Mortgage Women Magazine with her article, “Corporate Etiquette & Protocol.” In fact, the article made the front cover of the magazine’s May/June 2016 issue! Throughout the piece, Kim shares several key rules of etiquette specific for the workplace that go beyond the manners many Americans have been taught throughout their lives.

“We have all heard the proverbial saying, ‘you can never have a second chance at a first impression,’ and it is very true in the workplace. Poor manners or lack of following expected workplace behavior can stay with you throughout your tenure and raise uncertainty in your candidacy when it comes time for promotion, especially if you are in the customer-facing role.”

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