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Top 5 Bottom 5 Metros 2021 Q2
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Top 5 Bottom 5 Metros 2021 Q2
Commercial Real Estate

The Top 5 and Bottom 5 Metros in Q2 2021

The latest SitusAMC Insights Top 5 Bottom 5 Metro ranking demonstrates how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence commercial real estate (CRE) performance in metro areas across the U.S. Our proprietary quantitative and qualitative analysis ranks the top investment opportunities for each of the major property types — apartment, industrial, retail, office — from a relative value vs. price perspective, using the weighted average of NPI-NCREIF total returns across CRE sectors. Check out the slideshow to see the major metro leaders and laggards in the second quarter.

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Climate Change impacts Real Estate
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Climate Change impacts Real Estate
Residential Real Estate

How Can Mortgage Lenders, Servicers and Investors Prepare for Climate Change Risk?

An estimated one in three Americans experienced a weather-related disaster this summer, including hurricanes, tornados, flash flooding and fires. Hurricane Ida barreled into Louisiana on August 29 and made its way Northeast, killing an estimated 82 people, and setting the stage for one of the costliest U.S. mainland hurricanes on record. Meanwhile, July ranked as the hottest month since record-keeping began. California’s Dixie Fire, which began that month, consumed nearly 725,000 acres, making it the second largest such event in state history.

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Panel Discusses Compliance Strategies Amid Challenges Posed by QM Rule Changes
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Panel Discusses Compliance Strategies Amid Challenges Posed by QM Rule Changes
Residential Real Estate

Panel Discusses Compliance Strategies Amid Challenges Posed by QM Rule Changes

Lenders and servicers are facing compliance challenges as the regulatory landscape continues to shift in the residential mortgage industry. On October 26, SitusAMC hosted its latest Compliance Corner webinar to discuss pressing issues, with featured guests Laura LaRaia, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Sprout Mortgage, and Jed Mayk, Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP. They were interviewed by Scott McNulla, SitusAMC Senior Director, Regulatory Compliance, and Sheila Meagher, Senior Vice President of ComplianceEase, a SitusAMC Company.

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Talented professionals working together
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Talented professionals working together
Talent

The Skills Gap: Why Smart Companies Are 'Renting' Talent in Post-COVID World

In a post-pandemic world, business leaders are radically rethinking their approach to hiring and managing talent. The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the need to respond nimbly to chaotic change, manage fixed costs, accelerate productivity and innovate more quickly. Many firms are looking to reposition, seeking critical skill sets and experience to help them evolve, innovate and stay agile amid rising disruption and volatility.

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RMBS Data overhaul project
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RMBS Data overhaul project
Residential Real Estate

Data Overhaul Promotes More Accurate RMBS Ratings and Faster, More Efficient Transactions

A three-year, groundbreaking project to modernize data standards for private-label, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) is nearly complete. Spearheaded by SitusAMC Senior Director Julia Curran, the effort involves updating a massive set of data with unified definitions, enabling any party in the industry to more accurately evaluate the quality of a loan asset. The new standards, currently open for comment until mid-November, also pave the way for faster, more efficient securitizations.

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Securent, a SitusAMC Insurance Services Branch, Launches Comprehensive Risk Management and Insurance Programs

NEW YORK – Nov. 16, 2021 – Securent [www.SecurentRisk.com], a newly-formed provider of comprehensive risk management and insurance programs for mortgage and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) stakeholders, today announced the launch of its operations. A subsidiary of SitusAMC, Securent’s loan defect insurance protects primary and secondary mortgage participants against risk associated with defects introduced in the loan manufacturing process, including underwriting defects, compliance violation

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