We'd like to give you a formal welcome back to the RMA Portland Metro Chapter. With new board members and upcoming events, we're ready to serve the Portland Metro this fall.
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Cyrus VafiGreetings Members, Sponsors and Friends! 

I’m writing to welcome you back to RMA Portland Metro and to introduce you to our new board members.  Our terrific year kicks off with Cyber Crime: What Bankers Need to Know in September. We don’t want you to miss a single minute. 

Welcome to all and here are our new officers for 2017-18:

  • Brian Tanz, Treasurer
  • Chris Kane, Secretary
  • Susan Kane, Vice President
  • Cyrus Vafi, President  

I look forward to getting to know you if I don’t already; I’m Cyrus Vafi, your new RMA Portland Metro Chapter President.  Please do reach out to connect any time; we welcome your ideas and participation. You’ll find bios and contacts for all of our officers and committee chairs on the website.

On behalf of the entire board, we extend a huge thank you to Jan Heald Robinson, who served tirelessly as our President last year.  Our new board will be working hard to continue growing membership and attendance, just as we did last year on Jan’s watch.

We expanded our sponsorship program last year and our wonderful sponsors are integral to our success as a Chapter.  We appreciate their many contributions and look forward to promoting sponsors throughout the year.

For members and sponsors, we welcome your feedback and hope you will continue to engage as volunteers and participants in our many activities.

I look forward to seeing you and catching up at Cyber Crime: What Bankers Need to Know on September 27th!


Cyrus Vafi
President, RMA Portland Metro Chapter

Thursday, September 27th
11:30am – 1:30pm

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205
Directions Available Here
Admission: $50
Member Admission: $40
Table of Ten: $400
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Continuing Education

Skillbuilders Series: Building Confidence with Title Insurance

October 12th, 2017 // Portland, OR
Class focuses on the specifics of title insurance and the title industry as it relates to banking. Attendees will be better educated when it comes to title insurance and the importance of how it is directly tied to the Bank's perfection of collateral when dealing with real estate secured loans. This course will be taught by Carlene Lodeski and Bob Brandon from Lawyers Title of Oregon.
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Real Estate Fundamentals in Commercial Lending

November 16th, 2017 // Portland, OR
Examine commercial real estate lending concepts and techniques for income-producing properties. Learn about key loan repayment sources, formulating conclusions with respect to a property’s success, net operating income (NOI) and its components, the role of appraisals and environmental assessments, and characteristics or key elements of various property types.
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Developing Professionals

Gina KavenyLending Horror Stories
with Gina Kaveny from LSQ Funding Group
October 25th, 2017
Learn all about preventing, detecting, and minimizing losses from fraud! Have you ever heard of a supposedly established and credible company's loan experience where everything that could go wrong does? Gina Kaveny of LSQ Funding Group shares spot on stories of loans gone wrong and lessons learned.
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Membership Meetings

November 15th, 2017

January 16th, 2018

March 21st, 2018

May 16th, 2018

Education Offerings

Skillbuilders Series: Building Confidence with Title Insurance
October 12th, 2017

Real Estate Fundamentals in Commercial Lending
November 16th, 2017

360 Negotiations Skills
February 15, 2018

Business Writing for Bankers
April 12th, 2018

Detecting Problem Loans
May 25th, 2018


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