Kevin Palmer – September 2021

  In this episode, we speak with Kevin Palmer, SVP, Single-Family Portfolio Management, Freddie Mac. Palmer was a guest on DS5 over the summer—now he’s back to provide further insights into how Freddie Mac is working with servicers to better assist struggling...

Allen Shayanfekr

  In this episode, we speak with Allen Shayanfeker, CEO, Sharestates, an online marketplace of real estate investments. Shayanfeker discusses the company’s “crowdfunding” approach to investment, as well as the major industry trends and headwinds...

Kevin Palmer

  In this episode, we speak with Kevin Palmer, SVP of Portfolio Management for Freddie Mac. Kevin discusses Freddie Mac’s role in supporting the housing market through the pandemic. He also talks about how the industry should be preparing as many homeowners...

Michael Ruiz

  In this episode, we speak with Michael Ruiz, Director, Supplier Diversity for Fannie Mae. Michael explains supply chain diversity and the findings of a recent American Mortgage Diversity Council survey on diversity and...

Reed Jordan

  In this episode, we speak with Reed Jordan, Housing Affordability Philanthropy Grants Program Manager at Wells Fargo. Reed discusses how the industry can work to remove primary obstacles standing in the way of equal access to affordable...

Frank Fuentes

  In today’s episode, we speak with Frank Fuentes, the National Vice President of Multicultural Community Lending at New American Funding and Vice-Chair of Five Star’s American Mortgage Diversity Council. Frank discusses takeaways from his career spent...

Tai Christensen

  In today’s episode, we speak with Tai Christensen, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, CBC Mortgage Agency. In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, Christensen discusses how down payment assistance can help bring more people of color into...

Miki Adams

  In this episode, we speak with Miki Adams, President of the CBC Mortgage Agency. She speaks with us about how CBC works to build and promote low-income access to homeownership through down-payment assistance and...

Michele Kryczkowski

In today’s episode, we speak with Michele Kryczkowski, SVP of National Fulfillment, Planet Home Lending. Michele discusses how Planet works to maintain high employee retention rates, as well as what areas lenders should be prioritizing in 2021....

Jesse Schwab

In this episode, we speak with Jesse Schwab, Chief Risk Officer, Bell Bank. Schwab joins us to discuss the priorities he’s focused on as Bell approaches the $10 billion asset threshold. He also talks about the state of the regulatory landscape under the new...