It started with an observation
In 2003, Safeguard Properties’ late Founder Robert Klein noticed a lack of industry conferences focused solely on property preservation. While often a topic of conversation, at that time preservation was always a small part of a larger conference. Looking to provide an outlet for industry leaders to collaborate and innovate, Klein began formulating a plan that would bring together all facets of the mortgage field services industry to discuss pressing issues and develop solutions.
In November 2004, the first annual National Property Preservation Conference (NPPC) was held in Washington, DC. An intimate affair, the two-day conference drew leaders from HUD, the GSEs, mortgage servicing, and property preservation companies from across the country. Historic in its spirit of partnership, the conference gained the support needed to ensure its continued success today.
ADDRESSING THE ISSUES WE ALL FACE
Since the inaugural conference, much has changed. Major disasters, such as hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, destroyed communities forcing the nation to come together in restoring those hardest hit. The economy and housing market crashed and continues on a path to recovery, while municipal, state and federal laws and regulations evolve and change, driving the industry to adapt appropriately.
As we continue to work our way through the aftermath of these events and changes, one thing is clear: the NPPC continues to be the only outlet for the mortgage field services industry to collaborate on how to best preserve and protect vacant and abandoned properties. We thank all who partner with us each year to aid in improving and expanding the conference, as well as those who attend to offer their insight and guidance.