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.
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.
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.
Lending 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.