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Welcome to California MBA's podcast, Connect, our all-new podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry.

California MBA serves to represent the residential and commercial real estate finance industry before all governing bodies. The California MBA encourages and promotes sound business practices and honesty in marketing, origination, lending and servicing of mortgage loans through our educational and networking opportunities.

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Welcome to California MBA's podcast, Connect, our all-new podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry.

California MBA serves to represent the residential and commercial real estate finance industry before all governing bodies. The California MBA encourages and promotes sound business practices and honesty in marketing, origination, lending and servicing of mortgage loans through our educational and networking opportunities.

    Connect Episode 35 - Joe Langner, President, ReverseVision

    Connect Episode 35 - Joe Langner, President, ReverseVision

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry. Our 35th episode features Joe Langner, President, ReverseVision. This episode covers a variety of topics including:
     
    4:04 - What’s your background?  How did you get started on the reverse side of the business, and what drew you to ReverseVision?

    7:55 - With all the focus in the industry right now seemingly on the refi boom, what is the state of the market on your side?

    11:03 - Are there particular challenges that the pandemic has caused for reverse mortgage firms and consumers? 

    15:17 - How has the company adapted to the new WFH reality, and how have you maintained company culture in this environment?

    19:48 - How has the government’s response to the pandemic helped/hurt the reverse mortgage business?

    22:30 - What is the state of technology for reverse lending right now?

    27:21 - How different is creating/building the borrower experience for reverse lenders?

    30:38 - What is the biggest technology change that you foresee on the horizon for reverse lenders?

    34:02 - What’s one thing that the forward side of the business doesn’t know about reverse mortgages that they should know?

    36:11 - How do you see ReverseVision evolving in the future to meet the needs of the mortgage market in general?


    Thank you to our sponsor, Insellerate. To learn more visit insellerate.com or call 855-973-1646

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

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    Connect Episode 34 - Gary Clark, COO, Sierra Pacific Mortgage

    Connect Episode 34 - Gary Clark, COO, Sierra Pacific Mortgage

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry. Our 34th episode features Gary Clark, COO, Sierra Pacific Mortgage. This episode covers a variety of topics including:
     
    3:32 - What’s your background?  How did you get in the industry and end up at Sierra Pacific?

    5:37 - How has the company adapted to the pandemic and the California wildfires?

    7:28 - How are you maintaining company culture?

    9:45 - What changes do you think are permanent?

    11:19 - What economic indicators are you looking at these days to make plans for the future?

    13:13 - How are you and SPMC preparing for that eventual shift and rebalancing between refi/purchase business?

    15:17 - What is the biggest “unknown” that keeps you up at night?

    16:46 - What is the biggest priority or initiative that RESBOG is working on these days?

    20:15 - How crucial is industry advocacy right now?

    Thank you to our sponsor, Insellerate. To learn more visit insellerate.com or call 855-973-1646

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

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    Connect Episode 33 - David Rosenthal MAI, FRICS, President & CEO, Curtis-Rosenthal, Inc.

    Connect Episode 33 - David Rosenthal MAI, FRICS, President & CEO, Curtis-Rosenthal, Inc.

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry. We are joined by David Rosenthal MAI, FRICS, President & CEO, Curtis-Rosenthal, Inc. This episode covers a variety of topics including:
     
    6:52 - What’s your backstory? How did you get started in the industry and what led you to start the company?

    9:24 - What’s the state of the industry like right now, from your perspective?

    16:14 - What impact do you think the new SoFi Stadium will have on the market in Hollywood Park?

    19:00 - How has the company and the commercial valuations industry adapted to the COVID-19 environment?

    26:42 - What impact do you think the split-tax roll and rent control ballot measures would have on the market and economy if they pass in November?

    30:31 - You’ve always been a big supporter of industry groups like LAMA, the MBA and the California MBA – why?

    33:32 - Leave us with some advice for CRE pros to thrive in the current environment – what can they do right now?

    Thank you to our sponsor, Insellerate. To learn more visit insellerate.com or call 855-973-1646

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

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    Connect Episode 32 - Brena Nath, HW+ Managing Editor, HousingWire

    Connect Episode 32 - Brena Nath, HW+ Managing Editor, HousingWire

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry. Our 32nd episode features Brena Nath, HW+ Managing Editor, HousingWire. This episode covers a variety of topics including:
     
    5:13 - What’s your backstory?  How did you wind up at HousingWire?

    10:45 - What are the challenges facing journalists in general in 2020? Is it the crush of never-ending breaking news, or social media demands, or something else?

    13:05 - What are the differences or unique challenges for industry/trade publications compared to general publications?

    15:52 - What are you hearing about the state of the market right now?

    21:44 - Do you have any tips for companies in dealing with reporters/media?

    25:39 - What about some common misperceptions/myths about reporters/media?

    29:41 - Do you have any advice for companies on how to break through the noise and get your voice heard?

    33:06 - What about media/crisis management – some tips on how to survive scandal in 2020?

    Thank you to our sponsor, Insellerate. To learn more visit insellerate.com or call 855-973-1646

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 38 min
    Connect Episode 31 - Dave Zitting, Co-Founder, Chief Lending Officer, Avenu Technologies

    Connect Episode 31 - Dave Zitting, Co-Founder, Chief Lending Officer, Avenu Technologies

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry. Our 31st episode features Dave Zitting, Co-Founder, Chief Lending Officer, Avenu Technologies. This episode covers a variety of topics around the mortgage industry including the following:
     
    4:12 - What's your background?  How did you end up starting Avenu?

    9:35 - What was the biggest challenge in starting a new tech company in the real estate/finance sector? 

    12:46 - How has the pandemic changed or adjusted your strategy? 

    15:10 - What economic indicators are you keeping an eye on right now? 

    20:44 - What's your take (as a former IMB CEO) on the state of mortgage technology? Do we need more tech or need to better utilize what's out there? 

    28:21 – What does the ideal homebuyer experience look like in 5 years? 

    Thank you to our sponsor, Insellerate. To learn more visit insellerate.com or call 855-973-1646

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

    • 36 min
    Connect Episode 30 - John Seroka & Joe Dahleen

    Connect Episode 30 - John Seroka & Joe Dahleen

    Welcome to Connect, a podcast featuring one-on-one interviews with some of the top movers-and-shakers in the mortgage industry. Our 30th episode features John Seroka, Principal, Seroka Brand Development and Joe Dahleen, SVP, Strategy & Sales, FirstClose. This episode covers a variety of topics around the mortgage industry including the following:

    2:55 - What’s your take on the FHFA’s new 50bps fee increase for refis?  Impact on industry?

    6:51 - What’s the hottest mortgage tech trend right now that you see out there?

    11:09 - Do lenders need more/new tech or to better utilize the tech that is out there already?

    13:43 - How have you seen the pandemic change lender strategies – both marketing and tech?

    24:14 - What about the vendor perspective – tell us what vendors need to do to become partners and not just providers?

    29:05 - Let’s look into the future – what does the borrower experience look like in 5 years?

    31:03 - What is one actionable thing that lenders can do right now to serve customers better?

    Thank you to our sponsor, Insellerate. To learn more visit insellerate.com or call 855-973-1646

    To learn more about the California MBA visit www.cmba.com and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and stay tuned for our next episode!

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