NRBA Members Increase Knowledge and New Business at 2015 Conference

Henderson, NV (PRWEB) June 18, 2015

Henderson, Nevada – June 5, 2015 – The National REO Brokers today announced:

The 2015 National REO Brokers Association (NRBA) Annual Education Conference, which was held recently in Broomfield, Colorado at the Omni Hotel & Resort, was a tremendous success, according to Michael Krein, Ph.D., longtime president of this elite group of real estate professionals.

“Despite the incredible degree of change and in some cases, turmoil, within the housing and mortgage servicing industries over the past many months, our annual conference once again attracted NRBA members from all parts of the country who were interested in hearing insights about our business from NRBA directors, veteran members of our organization, and experts from many areas of our industry who shed light on where we are today and where we are likely headed,” Krein said. “Many of our valued clients attended and participated, as well.”

The annual NRBA Education Conference has long been recognized by industry veterans as one of the very best annual conferences serving the mortgage default servicing industry. This is primarily because of the high quality of educational presentations, panels, and roundtables offered by the knowledgeable industry leaders from major companies who participate in them. Many comments from this year’s attendees highly praised the event.

“This was a great gathering of diverse speakers who are industry experts giving us knowledge not only about the market we are now experiencing, but the market they expect to be coming our way in the next wave of potential foreclosures,” said Yvonne Barmettler, of Realty Executives Fine Properties in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Gaining knowledge while at the event was, of course, a major highlight for attendees, but several NRBA Members also reported receiving new REO listing assignments directly from clients attending the conference.

With respect to the belief that another wave of foreclosures is expected in the future, Krein gave his insight to attendees.

“The mortgage industry and in particular the default/REO industry has always been cyclical — Typically inversely related to the general real estate market,” Krein said. “However it is always the overheating of the general real estate market that normally foreshadows a strong REO market. We have now had almost six straight years of rising real estate prices in many markets – which is probably the longest continual uptick in real estate prices in many decades.

“The exact beginning and end of each cycle is never a precise point as there is always an overlap during the transition. This is exactly the point we are in now.”

Krein also noted that it should not be said that history is necessarily repeating itself, as each cycle can truly be considered somewhat unique.

“This next REO cycle will be unique unto itself as this cycle will be heavily influenced by some of the leftover problem loans from the last downturn, as well as new defaults that will be created based on the types of loans, servicing, and changing ownership of today’s more recently originated mortgages,” Krein added.

Rochelle Jones, NRBA Texas Master Broker associated with Keller Williams Realty in Houston, also had praise for the conference.

“The NRBA Conference this year was in a league of its own,” said Jones. “The diversified clients and presenters armed the participants with an arsenal of new business opportunities that many were not aware of.

“From asset managers to representatives from hedge funds and capital markets, to life planning experts and more, our close interactions with these different pillars of business have never been so valuable.

According to Jones, this year’s NRBA conference was not just about staying in business and maintaining the status quo, it was about growing your business and being the leader in your market. In one word, she felt the conference was “Epic.”

Some of the topics covered at this year’s education conference included: The Return of Mortgage Insurance; Property Preservation and Field Services; The Changing Nature of REO Outsourcing; Digital Marketing Strategies; HELOC issues; Working With Institutional Investors, and many more.

Among the many speakers, panelists and presenters were: Scott Cohen, CEO of The Life Planning Companies; Milt Shaw, SVP of PEMCO, Ltd.; Kurt Armbrust, Assistant VP for MGIC; Jim Tighe, SVP of MI Operations and Loss Management for Radian Guaranty; Jeff Woehr, Recovery Director for United Guaranty; Bubba Mills, Co-Owner and Executive VP of Corcoran Consulting & Coaching; Chris McMahon, VP at REO Management Solutions; Brian Brockman, CEO of Domus Asset Management; Jim Steffen, President of Phoenix Asset Management, and Justin Barr, Managing Principal of Loan Workout Advisors, to name but a few.

The NRBA was founded in 1999 by professional real estate brokers who specialized in the listing, management, marketing and sales of bank-owned real estate properties. The organization has a proud history as the premiere Realtor-related organization serving the mortgage default servicing industry.

For additional Information:

National REO Brokers Association

CEO, Michael P. Krein, Ph.D.

702-480-1815 mkrein(at)nrba(dot)com

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HTCIA Announces Ready, Set, InfoSec With Conference Rates Set To Increase June 15th

Roseville, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2015

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) announces a new and vigorous Information Security (InfoSec) training track for this years International Conference being held from August 30 through September 2, 2015, in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.

Peter Morin, HTCIA 1st Vice President and Conference Chair, explained: “Information Security is critical to firms that put forth a public presence especially via the World Wide Web. One need only look at the news on almost a daily basis to appreciate the need for education which is the primary goal of HTCIA and this conference. We will have classes such as ‘Attacking Encryption” and “SQLite is the Devil”, presented by AccessData, along with “Gain deeper insight for a stronger defense with unified malware analysis “ and “Strengthen existing security monitoring technologies with context rich threat intelligence” presented by Cisco. I encourage a visit to the website at to view the course offerings and to register before the next rate increase.”

For the first time ever, HTCIA will host a Golf Tournament that will benefit the Red Circle Foundation. This foundation is a rapid funding force that responds within hours to help military families of fallen and wounded U.S. Special Operations heroes who are in need, and provides scholarships for their children. Many charities that serve the Special Operations community can take weeks or months to deliver funds. This Foundation acts within minutes to provide immediate assistance to bridge the funding gap.

Morin added, “Helping the Red Circle Foundation is a natural fit for HTCIA, a group composed of Law Enforcement, Military, Academia and Private Industry. Many of our members are in the military or have previously served and we have a fair number of our members who provide training to various commands. HTCIA is honored to help this noble foundation.”

For more information on this event, contact info(at) For information concerning sponsorships or the expo contact Carol Hutchings at, (916) 408-1751.


HTCIA is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional organization founded over 29 years ago for the purpose of educating individuals involved with high technology investigations. HTCIA continues to solidify its position as the leader within law enforcement and the corporate world for the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes involving advanced technologies.


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Testosterone Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Look Ahead to June Conference in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 24, 2015

The federal court overseeing hundreds of testosterone treatment lawsuits ( has scheduled its next monthly Case Management Conference to discuss the progress of the multidistrict litigation. According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, the Conference will be convened on June 2, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)

“Our Firm is representing clients who have filed testosterone lawsuits in this proceeding. We are looking forward to the June 2nd Conference, as it will likely include discussions regarding discovery, bellwether trial selection and other matters that could impact our clients’ cases,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to men who may have been harmed by low testosterone therapy medications.

Testosterone Litigation

According to court documents, more than 1,400 testosterone lawsuits have been filed in the federal litigation underway in Illinois. The litigation was established in June 2014, several months after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) announced that it was conducting a review of the cardiovascular risks potentially associated with the use of testosterone replacement therapy.* The results of that review were announced by the FDA on March 3, 2015, at which time the agency ordered the manufacturers of prescription testosterone treatments to modify their labels with information regarding a potential association with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Court documents indicate that all of the claims pending in the federal litigation allege the manufacturers of testosterone replacement medications concealed their alleged association with heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other life-threatening complications. Plaintiffs further assert that sales of low testosterone therapy products were driven by misleading marketing claims that positioned the drugs as safe and effective treatments for low libido, muscle loss, fatigue and other symptoms commonly associated with male aging, even though they have never been approved by the FDA for this purpose.

Men who allegedly experienced dangerous cardiovascular complications due to their use of low testosterone treatments may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about filing a testosterone treatment lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Free, no-obligation legal consultations can be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.

*, FDA, January 31, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

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