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Report Analyzes the Proposed Single Security for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

September 4, 2014

In a report released by the Urban Institute on September 3, 2014, entitled Charting the Course to a Single Security, co-authors Lewis S. Ranieri and Laurie Goodman, Director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, discuss the implications of the proposed structure of a single security for the Government-Sponsored Enterprises (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).

Ranieri Addresses the Mortgage Bankers Association

October 28, 2013

Lewis S. Ranieri spoke at the Mortgage Bankers Association's 100th Annual Convention on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. In a session entitled Reflections on a Century of Change, Mr. Ranieri discussed the current state of mortgage financing and how housing policy can be designed to expand access to credit and to facilitate opportunities for homeownership.

White Paper Analyzes the Future of Home Finance

October 25, 2013

In a white paper released on October 25, 2013, entitled The Future of Home Finance: Who Will Qualify?, co-authors Lewis S. Ranieri, Dr. Kenneth T. Rosen, Mark Goldhaber and Andrea Lepcio discuss the implications of legislation designed to address the recent housing crisis and offer policy recommendations with respect to the development of a new mortgage finance system.

Ranieri Featured by the Bipartisan Policy Center

June 17, 2013

Lewis S. Ranieri delivered the keynote address, entitled Why the Status Quo is Unsustainable, at a conference on housing finance reform sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Ranieri's speech addressed a number of issues related to the current mortgage finance system, as well as the future of the securitization market. The conference, held in Washington, DC on June 17, 2013, also featured responses from housing policy experts Mark Calabria of the Cato Institute and Sarah Wartell of the Urban Institute.

Ranieri Delivers Keynote Address

October 23, 2012

Lewis S. Ranieri provided the keynote address at the 18th Annual ABS East 2012 Conference in Miami, FL.  In his remarks, Mr. Ranieri discussed the nation's housing market and the role of the private sector in supporting its long-term recovery.

Read More: Lewis Ranieri Delivers Keynote

Shellpoint Partners Launches New Securitization Program

October 15, 2012

Shellpoint Partners LLC has filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a non-agency residential mortgage-backed securitization initiative.  New Penn Financial, LLC, the firm's mortgage lender, will continue to originate FHA/VA and agency conforming loans while expanding its products to include prime-quality non-agency loans.

Housing Policy Symposium Held

May 14, 2012

Ranieri Partners and The Rosen Consulting Group co-sponsored a housing policy conference for institutional investors on Monday, May 14, 2012 in New York, NY.  Lewis S. Ranieri and Dr. Kenneth T. Rosen shared their insights into the current residential and commercial mortgage markets, as well as legislative developments related to housing policy.  Other speakers included: Clifford Lai, President of Ranieri Partners Asset Management LLC; Jon Vaccaro, Chief Executive Officer of Ranieri Real Estate Partners; Thomas F. O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer of Ranieri Financial Services LLC; and Larry B. Litton, Jr., Chairman of Selene Finance LP.

Ranieri Speaks at the Milken Institute 2012 Global Conference

May 1, 2012

Lewis S. Ranieri was one of the panelists featured in a session about the U.S. housing market at this year's Milken Institute Global Conference, held in Los Angeles, CA.  The panel discussion was entitled Fixer-Upper: Repairing the U.S. Housing Market and considered potential policy and investment solutions to the distress in the housing market.

Read More: Lewis Ranieri Speaks at the Milken Institute 2012 Global Conference

Berkeley Point Capital Acquired

March 9, 2012

Ranieri Real Estate Partners and WL Ross & Co. completed the acquisition of Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage. Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage is to be renamed Berkeley Point Capital, the second largest originator of Fannie Mae loans and servicer of a $29 billion multifamily loan portfolio.

Ranieri and Rosen Publish REO White Paper

February 23, 2012

Chairman Lewis S. Ranieri and economist Dr. Kenneth T. Rosen have released Options for REO: The Private Sector Solution to the Foreclosure Problem, which discusses the benefits of government efforts to convert foreclosed homes into rental properties.

Ranieri Real Estate Advisors Established

December 31, 2011

Ranieri Real Estate Partners has announced the acquisition of Occom Capital Partners, a boutique advisory firm focused on the real estate sector, with offices in New York, NY and Portland, ME.  Michael D. Coster, formerly a Managing Principal at Occom, has been named President of Ranieri Real Estate Advisors LLC, a broker-dealer providing a range of real estate advisory services.

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