Monday, November 5
David I. Maurstad
Tuesday, November 6
We are pleased to welcome FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for the Flood Insurance and Mitigation Administration David I. Maurstad as our keynote speaker.
In his position, Mr. Maurstad leads the delivery of the agency’s risk management, mitigation, and flood insurance programs. He also serves as the chief executive of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and directs the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program and National Dam Safety Program.
Tuesday November 6
We are pleased to welcome Brockovich Research & Consulting President Erin Brockovich as our guest speaker.
Join the iconic environmental activist and best-selling author as she delivers an engaging speech and Q&A session.
tuesday, November 6
Check In & Breakfast
Conference Intro & Welcome
State of the Industry: Roundtable Discussion from Housing Leaders
Did You Know: An In-Depth Look into Recent Updates in the Preservation World
Lessons Learned: Determining Occupancy, Preventing Wrongful Postings and Managing Disasters
Working Smarter: How to Submit the Perfect Bid
Mitigating Blight: Best Practices for Managing the Latest Property Ordinances
Guest Speaker: Erin Brockovich
The James Joyce
Irish Pub & Restaurant
Tuesday, November 6
6:00 - 9:00 PM
After a day of sessions, sit back and experience "Baltimore's Home of Irish Hospitality" at The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant. Take in the cozy atmosphere and order a pint from a traditional bar that was designed and built in Ireland.
Wednesday, November 7
Check In & Breakfast
Collaboration: Enhancing the FHA Post-Sale Process to Avoid Reconveyances
Fannie Mae: Pre-Sale Services Initiative Update
HUD Recommendations: Officials Offer Best Practices for Managing Common Property Issues
State of the Industry
Roundtable Discussion from Housing Leaders
As the mortgage industry continues to evolve and transform, this session will focus on the most important issues impacting the economy and housing today and what the future may hold. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to engage industry officials as they are encouraged to ask questions, offer suggestions and participate in this high-level roundtable discussion.
Did You Know?
An In-Depth Look into Recent Updates in the Preservation World
The property preservation industry is continuously changing as new legislation, guidelines and regulations are enacted all of the time. Some of these changes are prominent and well reported, while others can fly under the radar. This session will focus on the events and updates that have occurred within the property preservation industry in the past 12 months that the industry should understand and address. Panelists will explore enacted or updated legislation, ordinances, regulations that have made an impact on services and how to manage them.
Determining Occupancy, Preventing Wrongful Postings and Managing Disasters
Determining occupancy, securing vacant and abandoned properties and managing disasters are three of the most important tasks property preservation companies perform. They also pose the most risks to the companies and their mortgage servicing clients if an oversight occurs. This session will explore key indicators for preservation tasks that work hand-in-hand and how technology plays a role. Panelists will discuss standardizing procedures, definitions, and industry best practices.
How to Submit the Perfect Bid
Getting bids approved to mitigate damages or other issues at a vacant or abandoned property outside of allowables in any stage of the foreclosure process can be a challenge for a property preservation vendor. Guidelines and work order-level rules that differ by mortgage servicer or investor can cause missed protocols or information. This panel will take the audience step-by-step through the bidding process. Panelists will offer tips and best practices on avoiding denials due to missing or inaccurate information, and present examples of what the perfect bid should look like.
Best Practices for Managing the Latest Property Ordinances
Property ordinances and registrations are designed to help communities across the country eliminate blight and hold accountable those parties responsible for properties deemed eyesores in their neighborhoods. As these ordinances continue to pop up at a frantic pace, panelists will discuss how property preservation companies are engaging these municipalities and keeping their mortgage servicing clients in compliance. They will examine ordinances in LA County and statistics from the NYDFS postings.
Enhancing the FHA Post-Sale Process to Avoid Reconveyances
Reconveyances are one of the biggest challenges mortgage servicers face. Coupled with constant changes in leadership, guidelines, HUD vendors and the interpretations of regulations, property preservation companies and their mortgage servicing clients face some significant hurdles with completing work at properties with FHA loans. This session will examine ideas that will help avoid reconveyances and ways to improve the FHA post-sale process so work can be completed timely and accurately.
Pre-Sale Services Initiative Update
Fannie Mae has launched a pre-sale initiative with Mr. Cooper in Louisiana and Alabama. Safeguard Properties and Cyprexx are the two field services vendors piloting the program and will be on the panel. They will discuss on what is working, what is not, and what servicers are experiencing during this pilot.
Officials Offer Best Practices for Managing Common Property Issues
Representatives from Information Systems Networks Corp. (ISN), HUD's Mortgagee Compliance Manager (MCM), and HUD will address common issues property preservation companies face in the field every day. Each representative will offer comments on their organization’s recommendations or approach. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding property issues and propose solutions.