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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • THE MEETING SPOT: Spotlight Session: Collaborative Solutions

    Location: THE HUB,
    2nd Floor,
    Harbor Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Steven Powel, Executive Chairman, SitusAMC

    Brian Hunt, Director Data Initiatives, Fannie Mae

    HUB Event

    The Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance industry continues to encounter issues exchanging data in a frictionless manner across multiple parties. Grab lunch in THE HUB and come over to THE MEETING SPOT to hear about recent successes related to issues such as the exchange of rent roll and appraisal data.  Steven Powel, Executive Chairman of SitusAMC and Brian Hunt, Director Data Initiatives for Fannie Mae opine on areas of future opportunity to develop industry standards and resolve pain points.

    Speaker(s)

    Steven Powel, Executive Chairman, SitusAMC

    Steven J. Powel is the Executive Chairman of SitusAMC (previously Situs) Board of Directors and works with the CEO to support the Company’s Strategic Plan. Steve has more than 36 years of experience in the real estate industry, with 29 of those years spent at Situs and affiliates.  Prior to being named Executive Chairman of SitusAMC, Mr. Powel served as President, then Chief Executive Officer of Situs. During his tenure in these roles, assets under management increased from $15 billion to $175 billion, globally.  Mr. Powel was a driving force in the firm’s growth in become one of the preeminent consulting, outsourcing, talent and technology providers to the commercial real estate debt and equity markets. He was chief architect of the firm’s growth strategy, sales and marketing. Further, he led a number of strategic initiatives, such as the creation of Situs University, a structured in-house educational platform; Situs’ Consulting Staffing Solution; Situs’ Financial Services Solution; and Situs’ Platform Solutions, a unique client focused dedicated business model, which has become an industry accepted standard for deal execution in the commercial real estate capital markets industry. He also helped accelerate the firm’s digital foundation, overseeing technology investments that led to process improvement and helped advance Situs’ professional service offering.  In 2004, Steve led the firm’s expansion into Western Europe and Asia. He also championed the firm’s M&A activity, with the acquisition of RERC, the preeminent third-party valuation oversight firm in the banking and institutional real estate industry, and HPI, the leading NPL servicer in Europe. Additionally, he oversaw the firm’s expansion into residential mortgage market with the acquisitions of The Collingwood Group and MoutainView Financial Services. In 2019, he played a contributing role in bringing together Situs and AMC to form SitusAMC, the industry’s most comprehensive provider of consulting, outsourcing, talent and technology solutions across the life cycle of both commercial and residential debt and equity.  Mr. Powel participates in several industry trade organizations, sat on numerous boards, and served as a mentor and advisor to various leaders, associations and private companies.

    Brian Hunt, Director Data Initiatives, Fannie Mae

    Brian Hunt, Director, Fannie Mae has 25+ years of experience in strategic planning, implementation and operations of large scale multifamily and residential solutions.   Subject areas include Portfolio Analytics, Decision Support, transaction life cycle support/processing, Financial Reporting, Loss Mitigation, REO and Risk Management.  Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Brian was responsible for Technology and Operations for a consulting firm that provided asset management, REO, underwiring, and financial advisory services to the residential and multifamily finance industry.