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Helios AMC Acquires The Situs Companies

October 6, 2011

Helios AMC, a rated special servicer providing commercial real estate debt and equity management services, has acquired The Situs Companies, a global real estate advisory firm.  Helios Chief Executive Officer D. Keith Johnson will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the combined platform, which will operate as The Situs Companies.

Selene Finance Hires Larry Litton

October 3, 2011

Larry B. Litton, Jr., former President and Chief Executive Officer of Litton Loan Servicing, has joined Selene Finance LP as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Litton is a pioneer in the mortgage banking industry and previously built Litton Loan Servicing into one of the nation's premier special servicers.

Ranieri and Rosen Publish White Paper on Proposed Mortgage Rules

July 20, 2011

Chairman Lewis S. Ranieri and economist Dr. Kenneth T. Rosen have published a new white paper, entitled Proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage and Risk Retention Rule: Net Impact Bad for Housing, in which they discuss proposed mortgage rules recently released by federal banking agencies and their potential impact on the housing market.

Shellpoint Partners Acquires New Penn Financial

June 11, 2011

Shellpoint Partners LLC, a specialty finance company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of New Penn Financial, LLC, a leading originator of FHA/VA and agency conforming loans.  New Penn will expand its current product line to include mortgage originations to creditworthy borrowers who do not fit government agency underwriting criteria, and Shellpoint will own the loans created by New Penn and use them to create securities.

Ranieri Speaks at the Milken Institute 2011 Global Conference

May 4, 2011

Lewis S. Ranieri participated in a panel discussion about the domestic housing market at this year's Milken Institute Global Conference, held in Los Angeles, CA.  The session, entitled Fixing the U.S. Housing Market: Does the American Model Make Sense?, featured insights from several highly respected housing policy and investment experts.

Ranieri and Rosen Publish Housing Market White Paper

April 4, 2011

Chairman Lewis S. Ranieri and economist Dr. Kenneth T. Rosen have published a white paper proposing a number of actions to address the ongoing mortgage crisis in the United States.  The paper, entitled Plan B: A Comprehensive Approach to Moving Housing, Households and the Economy Forward, recommends a series of policy interventions with the potential to restore the U.S. housing market to health.

D. Keith Johnson Named CEO of Helios AMC

March 1, 2011

Helios AMC, a special servicer providing a full range of commercial real estate debt and equity management services, announced today that D. Keith Johnson has joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Johnson previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton Holdings, which at the time was the largest residential loan due diligence and surveillance firm in the United States and Europe.

Thomas F. O'Neill Joins Ranieri Partners

December 2, 2010

Ranieri Partners announced today that Thomas F. O'Neill, Founding Principal of Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., will join the firm, effective immediately.  Mr. O'Neill will serve as Chief Executive Officer of Ranieri Financial Services LLC, a company recently formed to provide advisory services to the financial services industry.

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