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February 2018

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The 2018 Five Star Government Forum

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Five Star CEO Ed Delgado, Aspen President Ed Buckley, Aspen Senior Vice President Business Development Ron Briggs, Rushmore/Roosevelt CEO Terry Smith, Brig. Gen. (Retired) USAF CEO Operation Homefront John Pray at the Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C.

The 9th Annual Five Star Government Forum brought together leaders in mortgage servicing and the federal government for a full day of open dialogue about the industry’s most important issues.

Officials who make vital decisions on the direction of the housing economy work with the mortgage industry to ensure that the regulations protecting the industry and its customers are sensible. Among the groups represented at the 2018 Five Star Government Forum were the CFPB, HUD, FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae.

Aspen Hosts 2018 NMSA Member Reception

The forum itself took place at the iconic Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 3. That evening, Aspen Grove Solutions hosted a National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) members’ reception at the Bibiana Osteria Enoteca.

The NMSA is a nonpartisan organization designed to drive progress and change on the main issues facing the mortgage servicing industry. NMSA members were invited to join us for a private dinner and reception. What better way to round off the day’s proceedings?

A More Perfect Union – The Agenda

After the morning’s keynote speech, thoughts turned to developments in policy and regulation. Attendees heard from a panel  of experts on what is happening in the areas of laws and regulations and what their companies should be doing to remain in the loop.
The industry’s leading economists then discussed the economic conditions driving homeownership and the prospects of another housing bubble.

After lunch, attention focused on the change of leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its implications for the CFPB’s priorities in 2018. Then, a panel examined the issue of responsibly extending access to credit across the current and future mortgage markets.
The final discussion in the packed schedule centered on the implications of the changes within HUD for the future of housing.

2018 five star government forumSpeakers

The 2018 Five Star Government Forum was addressed by some of the industry’s most impressive thought leaders. These compelling contributors are highly influential among their peers and other representatives of the mortgage industry. Collectively, they have built decades of experience and played key roles in leading the federal government and the mortgage industry. They included Mark McArdle, assistant director of mortgage markets at the CFPB; Yvette Gilmore, vice president of servicing performance management at Freddie Mac; Mark Palim, deputy chief economist at Fannie Mae; and Ed Delgado, president & CEO of the Five Star Institute.

Did you attend the 2018 Five Star Government Forum? What did you think?

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Altisource Field Services Vendor Summit

Philadelphia, PA (June 12-15)

Altisource will be hosting its annual field services vendor summit in June in Philadelphia. Each year, this event fosters training, collaboration and partnership with Altisource’s clients, vendors, industry partners and employees. As one of the industry’s key technology providers, Aspen Grove Solutions islooking forward to attending the summit and meeting a range of field services vendors.

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NAMFS 2018 Conference of Mortgage Field Services

NAMFS 2018 conference of mortgage field servicesDenver, Colorado (September 5-7)

This September’s NAMFS mortgage field services conference at the Hilton in Denver’s city center was a key event for the mortgage field services industry. Representatives from Aspen Grove Solutions attended and found it an invaluable experience for meeting and engaging with those involved in the industry. Visitors to the Aspen booth discovered how our solutions can help them with compliance and vendor management.

Pre-launch events for the NAMFS 2018 Conference of Mortgage Field Services kicked off on the Wednesday morning with the 5th Annual John Ward Memorial Golf Outing at Park Hill Golf Club and the 6th Annual NAMFS Gives Back event.

The official start of the NAMFS mortgage field services conference was later that evening, with the launch of the welcome reception and the Opportunity Expo at 6pm. Up to 40 exhibitors had stalls at this year’s expo, with representatives from field services, technology solutions, industry supplies, insurance, and cost estimating software.

Thursday started with breakfast and an address from the NAMFS leadership.  Keynote speaker Andrew Oxley spoke about “The Three Roles of a Leader.” Attendees then participated in vendor-specific technology sessions and other meetings.  The day rounded off with a Recognition & Awards Ceremony.
Friday featured industry-specific breakout sessions, as well as sessions on the state of the industry and servicer panel general sessions. The conference wrapped up with an off-site presidential reception at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, close to the hotel.
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2018 Five Star Conference & Expo

five-star_conferenceDallas, TX (September 16-18)
The 2018 Five Star Conference and Expo was an integral source of information, collaboration, and progression for the housing and mortgage industry. The theme for the 15th annual conference was Rise Above, a theme that embodies Five Star’s mission of providing sustainable solutions in a highly competitive market. This event offered three days of events, networking, and academic opportunities designed to help mortgage servicing businesses Rise Above their most challenging obstacles for years to come.

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MBA Annual Convention & Expo 2018

mba annual conferenceWashington, DC (Oct 14 – 17)
If you had to pick one convention that every real estate finance professional should attend, it would be the MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo. This is the industry event that brings together the widest range and highest level of speakers, industry information, and networking opportunities. Industry leaders who need to know what is happening in the real estate finance industry and want to be on the winning side in its future make a point of being in Washington for the MBA’s annual convention in October.