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July 26, 2010
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Nancy Braun Attends WinDS and AREAA Leadership, Education and Networking Seminar in Las Vegas
Charlotte, NC – Nancy Braun, Owner-Broker of Charlotte-based, recently attended the successful Women in Default Services (WinDS) and Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) – Las Vegas Chapter, Leadership, Education and Networking Seminar held at the Westin Causarina Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to Ms. Braun, the special seminar brought together over 300 members from these two leading real estate and default servicing industry trade associations from across the country.
“Featured during the two-day event were sessions on the SBA’s 8(a) Program, and how to do business with the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development,” said Braun. “There were also lender roundtables featured during the seminar and we also were so pleased to have Lynn Effinger, Senior Vice President of Olympus Asset Management and a long-time veteran of the mortgage default servicing industry, as our luncheon keynote speaker on Thursday. He was very inspiring.”
According to Shelley Kaye, Executive Director of WinDS, in addition to the educational sessions the seminar offered a number of networking opportunities to the attendees including a charity poker tournament that benefit a local women’s shelter in Las Vegas.
“Real estate professionals are among the most generous business people in the country and the officials at AREAA, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for hosing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market, readily agreed to hold this chartable poker tournament,” added Kaye.
The default services business comprises a multitude of disciplines and a wide variety of activities that are essential to the goal of handling the glut of defaulted loans and foreclosed properties negatively impacting the entire U.S. economy. According to Kaye, the members of WinDS, are involved at all levels within this niche of real estate and many of these successful members own their companies, while others are engaged as independent contractors or employees at firms of all sizes in every state.
“Among the many shared goals of WinDS and AREAA is to provide ongoing, meaningful educational, leadership and networking opportunities to our members,” said Kaye. “This special seminar was just one example of our commitment to our members in that regard.”
According to Kaye, numerous positive comments were made by attendees to directors of both trade associations regarding the quality of the seminar leaders and panelists