In this Issue

April 2018 Edition

 

Presidents Message

State News & Events

Legislative Update - George Klaetsch

44th Annual Real Estate Finance Conference Recap 

Board of Directors Installation Breakfast


Save the Date - Upcoming Events

 

Chapter News & Events

Madison Chapter Upcoming Events
 

Presidents Message

 

WMBA Members,

Spring is finally upon us. Hopefully MOST of the snow in your area of the State has melted by now.
 
The WMBA had great success with our conference on April 16/17. The Monday reception hosted by member Godfrey & Kahn at their corporate headquarters was a great event with 118 attendees enjoying a wonderful view of Lake Michigan, a great presentation by Mike Theo of the WRA, along with many networking opportunities.
 
The conference had 242 paid attendees along with 10 college students who joined as our guests. Freddie Mac was on site for training along with 22 vendors with exhibit booths.

We were also joined by MBA Chairman David Motley and heard a great lunch time presentation by one of the WMBA’s members, Tom Farley.
 
In a very critical election year, we also heard a great update from our legislative committee.  The committee also did an excellent job of PAC & Conduit fundraising. The WMBA members contributed an amazing $6590.00 on April 17.

We hope you can join us for our Annual Installation breakfast on June 7th at the Country Springs hotel in Pewaukee. Please let us know how we can serve you better!
 


Joe Doyle
WMBA President 2017-2018

 

Legislative Update - George Klaetsch


In the beginning of April, Assembly Bill AB 690 was signed into law. This bill allows a county to enact an ordinance to allow for sales of foreclosed mortgages in the county using an Internet-based auction. Authored by Senator Luther Olsen (R—Ripon) and Representative Terry Katsma (R—Oostburg), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote. It is Act 208. 



Assembly Bill AB 690 signing with Governor Walker, Nick Foshag, and George Klaetsch


To view the legislative tracker, click here


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44th Annual Real Estate Finance Conference Recap

April 16-17, 2018
Hyatt Regency - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

 
The Real Estate Conference was held April 16-17, 2018 at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee.  Approximately 200 attendees had an opportunity to network with other members, listen to educational speakers, and visit the exhibitors. 

Monday evening kicked off the event with food, networking, and an opportunity at the offices of Godfrey & Kahn.  Thanks to Mike Theo President and Chief Executive Office WI Realtors Association for giving us a housing perspective. 

Tuesday was full of education and networking. Exhibitors were on hand to provide information on their products and services.

Secretary Jay Risch, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions kicked off the conference followed by MBA’s Chairman Dave Motley.  Lunch provided us plenty of humor as our own Tom Farley from Fairway Cares.

Breakout speakers provided direct education to members – Optimal Blue and Wayne Breitbarth got us caught up in social media and technology while Sandra Heidinger updated us on Freddie Mac.  And ZINNIX provided education on Generating Sales leads. 

 
Wrapping up the day was a WMBA State of the Mortgage Industry Round Table panel moderated by WHEDA’s Dave Rouse and featuring several WMBA Past Presidents.  The panel received very high marks from attendees. 

Did you miss this panel – check out a clip from the last ten minutes on Youtube.

The silent auction raised nearly $2,800 for the WMBA Education Fund. Thanks to everyone who donated and bid on the items.

Thank you to the committee for their great work and execution of a successful conference!

Please save the date for next year and join us at the Grand Geneva on April 2-3, 2019.

 

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Board of Directors Installation Breakfast

June 7, 2018
Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Rd.
Pewaukee, WI 53072



Save the Date - Upcoming Events

GOLF OUTING
September 18, 2018

Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147




BEST IN BUSINESS
October 25, 2018
Milwaukee Marriott West
W231N1600 Corporate Ct
Waukesha, WI 53186



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Chapter News & Events

Madison Chapter Upcoming Events

The Madison Chapter’s Annual Golf outing is set for Thursday May 17th at University Ridge Golf Course. Cost is $100 per golfer or $400 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are $100. U.S. Bank has donated a bloody Mary bar setup at the check in desk. The bloodies are free. So get there early. Reservations are filling fast . This is always a fun event.


Annual Golf Outing
May 17, 2018
University Ridge
9002 County Road PD
Madison, WI 53593





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Milwaukee Chapter





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MBA Update

 MBA Hosts Advocacy Conference

MBA Hosts Successful National Advocacy Conference
Nearly 400 industry advocates from over 40 states attended MBA’s annual National Advocacy Conference (NAC) earlier this week.  NAC’s program hosted a slate of congressional and administration speakers including Senate Banking Committee (SBC) Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID), HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Patenaude, senior SBC Democrat Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) members Reps. French Hill (R-AR), Denny Heck (D-WA) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN). On Wednesday, over 360 attendees participated in 230 official constituent meetings with their Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill.

For more information please contact Bill Killmer at (202) 557-2746 or Alden Knowlton at (202) 557-2816.


MBA Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center
MBA has launched a multi-faceted, web-based Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center. The Resource Center will serve as a one-stop-shop for all of MBA's various D&I-related products, events, and offerings. Currently, the site hosts links and information related to the upcoming complimentary D&I webinar series, the Path to Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships, and Mortgage Banking Bound. It also includes easy access to networking opportunities such as mPact, mPower, CREF Careers, and the D&I Summit, and other opportunities, such as the D&I Leadership Awards, MBA's industry outreach video, and the Self-Assessment Tool. In the near future, it will also host the D&I Residential Leadership Awards application and "How Do I D&I?" original content.

For more information, please contact Tamara King at (202) 557-2758.



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Upcoming Educational Webinars


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