Thanks to these industry leaders for their support:

Safeguard Properties MCS M&M Mortgage Services
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June 3, 2013
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Managing code compliance and property preservation efforts has never been more important: with record number of defaulted properties remaining vacant and stalled in some stage of repossession, and the number of foreclosed properties nationwide at levels still four times historical averages, keeping neighborhood blight at bay has become a front-burner issue for many local cities and municipalities.

The HW Forum on Code Compliance is designed to provide communication between portfolio managers, property preservation companies, legal representatives, and code enforcement officers to discuss real property condition concerns/trends, new legal requirements, legal concerns/ownership, communication strategies, and potential solutions.

The firms participating in the inaugural HW Forum on Code Compliance represent leaders in the industry, committed to protecting and restoring local neighborhoods — and to working with local officials to coordinate efforts to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties.

Forum Agenda

9:00am – 9:45am

Help Us Save Our Neighborhoods!

Property condition responsibility has been long argued and is normally tied to legal ownership and possession.  At the end of the day, Cities are looking at anyone on title for help but may not be aware of who is legally responsible and when or who to contact.  With our panel of experts, we will discuss legal responsibilities, title review, and communication avenues. 

Moderator: Robert Klein, Safeguard Properties
Jim Taylor, Wells Fargo
Kelvin Beene, City of Fort Worth
Jeannie Fantasia, SecureView
Eric Miller, NAMFS
Representative TBD, Bank of America

10:00am – 10:45am

Code Compliance – Legal Updates

Review new trends in local markets – vacant property registrations, property securing requirements, fees, and eminent domain.  Panel of experts will include legal, servicing, property preservation representatives.

Moderator: Steve Meyer, Safeguard Properties
Brand Blancett, VRM
Tyler Smith, Wells Fargo
Matthew Christinson, City of Austin
Rick Sharga, Carrington
Armando Sanz, M&M Mortgage Services


11:00am – 12:00pm

Property Preservation – New Tech & Processes

With high levels of loans in default, learn how portfolio managers have updated their processes and what new technology is being used to manage risk – one house at a time.

Moderator: Caroline Reaves, MCS
Michael Halpern, Safeguard Properties
Jim Taylor, Wells Fargo
Michele Burke, NC Connect
Kris Katoa, Carrington Home Solutions
Sherri Johnston, City of Mesquite

Special rates are available to qualified lenders and servicers wishing to attend the forum.

Call (866) 978-2610, or email for more information.