The recent observance of Veterans Day included well wishes and gestures of gratitude, from parades in Smalltown USA, to millions of social media mentions from celebrities to everyday people, expressing awareness of the magnitude of service and immeasurable benefits Americans enjoy because of the committed men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
When the day is over and the celebrations fade, there are reminders that there remains a critical need for tangible support of veterans.
As you set your budget for the initiatives you will participate in next year consider the 2019 FinServ Expo June 3 – 4. Why? The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services and its partners have designed a host of educational seminars for participants. There will be three educational tracks one for professionals seeking business certification from VRMU, one for financial services professionals, one for senior leaders and business owners. So participants can choose the track that best fits their specific needs.
HousingWire has named Keith a recipient of the inaugural 2015 HW Vanguard Awards™ program. He has been recognized as one of 27 industry leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance whose leadership is moving markets forward, each and every day.
“The HW Vanguard Award winners are some of the most powerful and influential leaders in our industry. They represent the cutting edge of management and strategy in the mortgage finance field, and the kind of leadership the housing industry needs to continue to drive the American economy forward,” said Jacob Gaffney, HousingWire editor-in-chief.
It’s often been said that we live in a homeownership society. After all, how much of our economy is driven by homeownership and all that comes with it? But how does that idea take hold for each of us? Is it simply a societal norm that is just a foregone conclusion or is it instilled in us in some other way?
Cheryl Travis-Johnson knows the true value of homeownership. Travis-Johnson, now the chief operating officer and executive vice president of VRM Mortgage Services, learned the value of homeownership at an early age and has carried those lessons throughout her life.
CARROLLTON, TX – November 4, 2015 – VRM Mortgage Services awarded a $10,000 grant to U.S. Air Force veteran Darryl Lal through the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (AREAA) Education Foundation. The grant, awarded as part of the foundation’s ‘Welcome Home for Heroes Housing Assistance Grant Program,’ was presented by VRM, AREAA and Veteran’s Association of Real Estate Professionals leadership during a ceremony at AREAA’s annual convention.
CARROLLTON, TX – October 19, 2015 – VRM University (VRMU), the training division of VRM Mortgage Services, has launched a free, anonymous tool kit designed to drive diversity & inclusion in the financial services industry. The tool kit provides a free alternative for financial service businesses to benchmark, document and assess their compliance against the standards of Section 342 in the Dodd Frank Act. Supported by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), this confidential resource includes a workbook and online assessment that maintains user anonymity.
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CARROLLTON, TX – October 2, 2015 – This October’s MReport’s is dedicated to raising the topic of Diversity & Inclusion. As part of the feature “Diversified We Stand, Divided We Fall,” Cheryl Travis-Johnson shared her vision of what diversity & inclusion means to VRM and the industry at large.
CARROLLTON, TX – July 28, 2015 – As part of MReport’s August 2015 Special Issue “Women in Housing”, Cheryl Travis-Johnson was recognized as one of their 2015 “Leading Ladies.”
The issue highlights the accomplishments and achievements of the women working within the housing and mortgage industries and is also dedicated to the issues women face in obtaining the dream of homeownership and a mortgage loan.
CARROLLTON, TX – June 1, 2015 – Kevin Rumsey, Senior Director at VRM Mortgage Services, was recently recognized by HousingWire as a Rising Star for 2015, an award given to young leaders and innovators in the industry.
CARROLLTON, TX – May 14, 2015 – For the second year in a row, DiversityBusiness – the nation’s leading member-based online portal for B2B connections and champion for diversity initiatives, recognized VRM Mortgage Services (VRM) as a “Top Business” for 2015. VRM earned top honors in 5 of DiversityBusiness’ surveys, including top 500 diversity-owned businesses in the U.S, top 100 African-American-owned businesses, top 100 diversity-owned business in Texas and top 100 privately held Texas businesses.
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CARROLLTON, TX – March 17, 2015 – VRM Mortgage Services, a leading real estate solution provider focused on helping financial institutions adapt and excel in a changing marketplace, today announced that Tiffany Fletcher has been named senior vice president of compliance.
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Carrollton, TX – February 17, 2015 – The North Texas region has been a hub for mortgage servicing for decades, dating back to the oil bust and savings and loan crisis of the 1980s.
Carrollton, TX – February 1, 2015 – Brandon Kirkham, SVP of VRM Mortgage Services, sat down with DS News to discuss the housing landscape and the challenges the industry faces in the current regulatory environment.
POMONA, CA – January, 2015 – Keith Murray, President and CEO of PVC Murcor and VRM Mortgage Services, is a real estate industry veteran with over 33 years of experience in real estate consultation, valuation, and analysis. He also holds a California Real Estate Broker license, which is just the beginning of his commitment to education and the mastery of all aspects of the real estate field…
POMONA, CA – September 8, 2014 – Keith D. Murray is founder and CEO of VRM Mortgage Services, a provider of real estate owned (REO) asset management, valuations and other services to the mortgage banking industry…
POMONA, CA – August 1, 2014 – MBA NewsLink recently posed questions to Keith Murray, founder, president and CEO of VRM Mortgage Services, Carrollton, Texas, a provider of default servicing services to the mortgage industry. VRM recently surpassed 500,000 REO properties listed, managed and sold since the company was founded eight years ago…
CARROLLTON, TX – July 11, 2014 – Never before has the mortgage world been as fixated on compliance issues as it is today. To get a cogent perspective on the compliance challenges facing the industry, we spoke with Brandon Kirkham, senior vice president at Carrollton, Texas-based VRM Mortgage Services.
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CARROLLTON, TX – June 23, 2014 – DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, recently recognized VRM Mortgage Services (VRM) and PCV Murcor (PCV) as two of the nation’s “Top Businesses” for 2014. This exclusive award recognizes and honors individuals who have established themselves as a world-class community of entrepreneurs that continue to transform the way we live and advance our economy forward.
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CARROLLTON, TX – June 12, 2014 – For VRM Mortgage Services, REO was just a starting point. From the unlikeliest of beginnings, VRM Mortgage Services has listed, managed and sold more than $50B in REO properties. More importantly to its owner, they have impacted an industry one community at a time.
CARROLLTON, TX – June 9, 2014 – Not many people could call being robbed at gunpoint a “crystalizing moment” or a “blessing,” but Keith Murray can. Murray, the president and CEO of PCV Murcor and VRM Mortgage Services, can look back on that fateful Friday afternoon when two men came into the bank he was working at, walked to the far end of the bank’s counter and stuck a gun into his face.
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CARROLLTON, TX – June 2, 2014 – Concentrating on preserving and maintaining property values and improving communities the company has helped provide homeownership opportunities to an estimated 1 million people. Industry-leading pace represents more than $50 billion in real estate asset transactions.
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CARROLLTON, TX – April 22, 2014 – COO Cheryl Travis-Johnson will take part as a featured panelist on the “Breaking Thru the Iron Ceiling” panel. The panel is a part of this year’s Women in Diversified Services (WinDS) Real Estate and Finance Fusion Conference in Henderson, Nevada.
CARROLLTON, TX – March 20, 2014 – VRM Mortgage Services, a leading real estate solution provider focused on helping financial institutions adapt and excel in a changing marketplace, today announced that Brandon Kirkham has been named Senior Vice President of Operations Support. Kirkham will be responsible for managing resources, and developing and implementing strategies to support the success of VRM’s operations.
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CARROLLTON, TX – January, 2014 – In the last two years, VRM underwent significant transition. The firm landed a huge new client, reworked its property preservation service and even changed its name. Cheryl Travis-Johnson witnessed the entire evolution and gives HousingWire readers some much-appreciated insight.
Collaborative alliances with nonprofits are helping America’s neighborhoods plant the seeds for a fruitful future. Blighted neighborhoods have been part of America’s story from the beginning. We generally tolerate them—and presume someone is doing something to address the problem and its root causes. But with the recent foreclosure crisis, the damage has metastasized to neighborhoods previously untouched. Now none of us can ignore it.
By Bill Ireland, DSNews
CARROLLTON, TX – March 19, 2013 – Cheryl Crawford is an executive on a mission. The EVP at VRM Mortgage Services has her sights on making a dent in the REO space by honing laser sharp focus on eliminating the amount of vacant properties in the market by getting families into homes. Crawford has worked diligently in the REO space for more than a decade and has some ideas on how to keep Americans in their homes.
CARRLLTON, TX – April 17,2012– The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a mortgage servicing contract to Vendor Resource Management, according to a recent disclosure of the arrangement. VRM, the Texas-based loss-mitigation partner with PCV Murcor, will take over servicing on the VA mortgages from origination through REO management. Though the deal has has not been publicly announced, it involves “north of $1 billion in assets,” according to sources familiar with the deal.
CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Attendees of the 2011 Realtors Conference and Expo can take advantage of innovative REO training offered by Vendor Resource Management through its VRM University on November 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The Realtors Conference and Expo attracts real estate professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. This year’s event is expected to draw 18,000 members and guests.
CARROLLTON, Texas, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Attendees of the 2011 Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo can take advantage of innovative REO training offered by Vendor Resource Management through its VRM University on September 14-15 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.
FORT WORTH, Texas, June. 14, 2011 Wells Fargo/Premiere Asset Services and Vendor Resource Management scooped up multiple awards at HousingWire’s annual Pinnacle celebration.
CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Keith D. Murray, CEO of Vendor Resource Management, a national asset management firm and PCV Murcor Real Estate Services will be the luncheon speaker on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Multicultural Real Estate and Policy Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Mr. Murray will speak to the group on why a multicultural approach is the best solution to the national housing foreclosure crisis.