Members in good standing can vote for up to four (4) Default / REO Management Member candidates, up to two (2) Affiliate Member candidates and up to two (2) Agent / Broker Member candidates. Voting will be closed on Friday, November 13th.
Stephanie SeeResults Real Estate, Inc.
My career began with Results Real Estate in 2001 by deciding that my previous accounting expertise combined with a real estate license would be beneficial to the day to day operations of our real estate firm. I not only run the day to day operations of the firm but am now the owner and President. I oversee our staff members in the office and manage our team of agents.
In 2013 I obtained my broker’s license and as a team, my husband, John, and I have expanded the company to its present status. Our company has successfully closed over 5000 properties. I manage each deal like it is my own from beginning to end and assure my clients will have a pleasant experience and smooth transition. I have the know-how, drive, and experience to assist sellers and buyers accomplish their real estate needs and goals.
I was Chair of RPAC for the Pinellas Realtor Organization in 2013 and the Young Professionals Network in 2015. I am an active member of NRBA, PRO (Pinellas Realtor Organization), and REOMAC of which I am now a board member and President of REOMAC Foundation.
Specializing in traditional retail and commercial real estate, as well as REO, my attention to detail, accuracy along with honesty, integrity and ethics is what makes me a successful businesswoman in the real estate industry and well respected in my community.
I have had the privilege of being involved with REOMAC in several ways for over a decade and have seen progress and changes throughout that time. REOMAC, in my opinion, has always been held in high esteem as being dedicated to the education and promotion of its members.
My participation in REOMAC events has allowed me to meet amazing people, make lasting business relationships and friendships, stay up-to-date with changes in my industry, and improve myself both professionally and personally.
REOMAC is not just a group with which I am affiliated, it is a group I am proud to be a member of. The privilege of that membership comes from hard working Board members making a difference for those that are chosen to serve. I have learned so much from serving on the Board over the last four years and am privileged to work alongside of so many talented individuals who devote their time and knowledge to growing our organization. I am proud of all we have accomplished thus fair and am excited for what the future holds for our organization. It would be my honor to be part of the 2021-2022 Board of Directors so that I may help to continue to build our success.
Erik SellforsRE/MAX Coast and Valley
Erik Sellfors is the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX in Simi Valley which is located North of Los Angeles. He's been serving the L.A. and Ventura Counties since 1987 and selling REO since 1992. He’s proud to say that he has represented nearly every major lender and is a Fannie Mae approved agent supporting their Homepath initiative. Erik believes in the value of being highly trained in all aspects of our industry and the benefit that affords his clients. He has gone to great lengths to develop and share best practices with his fellow agents across the country. Running a highly organized company, he has consulted with numerous lenders on streamlining processes and increasing productivity. He continues to sit on committees to further that mission of helping others. Erik has been a member of REOMAC since 2007.
While in college, he raced on the ski team. Skiing remains a passion today and he regularly skis Mammoth and Utah with his family. Growing up on the beaches of Southern California, he became a swimmer and loved to surf. He took up racing in triathlons in 1986 and finished the Ironman in 2001. Erik also volunteers in his Rotary club.
Having been a member of REOMAC since 2007, I have seen the value it has created. Bringing industry leaders together and providing a non-competitive space in which to learn from one another is unique. The group fosters inclusion and promotes a learning environment which puts value on real world experience. I’ve watched company leaders sit on a stage as panelists and learn just as much from the audience participation as the audience has from them. By bringing relevant, timely information to all members, the entire group benefits from one another. I simply look forward to doing whatever I can to help facilitate that. I see numerous changes ahead in the industry and, as I always have, look forward to doing my part to help the group flourish. I look forward to helping and would appreciate your vote.
Kate Tusitin KleinCapitol Crown Real Estate
California Real Estate Broker has sold assets for the United States Federal Bankruptcy Court, Native American Governments, innumerable financial institutions including FNMA and Freddie Mac. She has serviced and sold commercial and residential distressed assets. She is also a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Candidate.
Currently a Local Listing Broker for Housing and Urban Development, HUD and at the courts’ request serves the Superior of Court of California, Placer County, as a Judicial Referee. Member of REOMAC since 2013. Featured in California Association of Realtors magazine as one of California’s a top Producers 2012. Topic presenter at events for industry organizations including NAHREP, AREAA, WCR and PCAR.
Licensed CA Real Estate Broker since 2003. Kate has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
“Best of the Best in Default Servicing” is the most accurate description of an REOMAC member. The organization is a confluence of brain power, market experience, and adaptability throughout the life cycle of a property. We don’t question if the market dynamics will change, because we know the answer isn’t “If”……it’s “When”. The last market shift brought a barrage of information that was difficult at times to navigate, as it was changing course daily. From the squatter scams, to vacant building fines, and constantly changing national and local regulation, the membership at REOMAC created a professional synergy that advanced the nation out of the worst housing market, ever. The market recovery was absolutely made possible by the default professionals. We stabilized neighborhoods, we protected values, and returned equity to the people of the United States, whether it be getting it back to someone via their 401K investment, or the tax payers by protecting government assets.
No more “If’, we know we are ushering in the “When”….. REOMAC has the resources in place to help us all complete the task of stabilizing the market once again. It is time to strengthen our networks with one another, share best practices, and collaborate on training. REOMAC’s Board for the next two years will provide the leadership for this endeavor. I started in REO in 1989 doing cleanouts when I was a freshman at Cal Poly, SLO. Over the last 30 years, I have served in every aspect of the process from cradle to grave. During the last cycle I sold over 1,000 properties and provided extensive training to fellow REO agents. I am currently working as an LLB selling HUD homes, so I am entrenched and currently active in this market. I will bring those experiences to the Board of REOMAC and work to translate them into tangible assets and skills for the membership. To keep REOMAC as the premier default industry association. Networking, education, and focused contemporary solutions driven communication are the priorities I will bring to the REOMAC board as the market pivots. I have always greatly valued my membership in REOMAC and I appreciate your support in allowing me to give back to REOMAC.
David Vander SchaafCentury 21 Affiliated
As I started my real estate career, I looked around for professional membership organizations in which I could participate, learn and network. This is the way that all “professions” work, and I knew it was going to be important to find such groups. When I asked around in the early 2000s about a professional organization which I could join that was related to default services/REO servicing, I was told “there’s REOMAC!” Within 2 months I went to my first meeting and realized I had found what I was looking for. A group of professionals from all areas of default servicing that were interested in education and networking. I never stopped attending since the first meeting, and began volunteering at the larger events for helped with whatever I was asked. I was taught early in my life and career that this is what you do when you join something…help out! I’ve participated and led various REMOAC Councils, workgroups and events, and have enjoyed every minute of it.
I was asked to join the REOMAC board in 2018, at a time when the default industry began its low ebb, and was elected in 2019. I have enjoyed the work of the board, and the development of a great working relationship with a diverse group. That is Why REOMAC…a place to learn and contribute with Default professionals.
Across the landscape of Loan Origination, Servicing and Real Estate sales and management, there are many groups one can join and possibly gain benefits and additional business. But there’s only one Not- for-Profit Professional Membership organization dedicated to servicing the needs of all stakeholders in Default Servicing, which encourages participation from all Default servicing professionals in an Educational format/setting…and its REOMAC.
My vision is for REOMAC is to continue to 1) develop our position in the market as the preeminent Professional Membership Organization that dedicates itself to educating professionals from all disciplines related to Default Servicing, and to 2) continue to increase our capabilities of responding to changing Educational and Informational needs of the Professionals in our industry.
We have the leadership in place to accomplish this and as in any industry, and now is the time to be “sharpening the saw during the general lull in loan default volume. I desire to be an active part of sustaining and growing the foundation of REOMAC that will service the needs of professionals for years to come. That is Why now…its time!
Default/REO Management Candidates
Bert Haboucha is a Principal of Atlas Realty Advisors, a residential and commercial brokerage operation in Los Angeles. He is also a Principal of Atlas Capital Advisors, a value add commercial real estate company focusing on advisory, asset management, portfolio acquisitions and disposition work for Banks, Special Servicers, portfolio buyers, private investors, litigation firms and government agencies and family offices. Atlas advises Family Office and High Net Worth clients on acquisitions, and aids in re-evaluating their real estate holdings to ensure top down synergies starting with a focused real estate investment strategy, core competencies, and strong complimentary management.
Prior to Atlas Capital Advisors, he was a Senior Vice President and region head at iStar Financial, as well as a member of the firm’s special advisory committee. Haboucha was responsible for the asset management of a large portfolio of structured finance and commercial real estate assets, with a high proportion of hotels, golf courses, water parks, movie theaters, condo-tels, condo and mixed use properties with heavy concentrations in Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and New York. The spectrum covered undeveloped land, through entitlement, subdivision and construction, to repositioning existing properties.
Mr. Haboucha holds an MBA in corporate, structured, and real estate finance, is a graduate of McGill University and Loyola/Sir George Williams University in Montreal. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a Counselor of Real Estate, and a past Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Turnaround Management Association and Risk Management Association.
In these trying times, the commercial real estate holdings of most individuals and companies will suffer far greater risk than the residential side. Many of these defaulted debt and REO properties will fall outside the major cities or bigger towns. These will need to be marketed by many mom and pop Realtors across the country. In many cases, the nearest commercial office of a national brokerage will be hours away. The local small town brokers will need the skillset and the training REOMAC can provide.
Default/ REO Management
Roy George is a seasoned Mortgage Loan Officer and involved in Real Estate/Mortgage business with over 15 years of career experience. As a Mortgage Banker Roy worked for fortune 500 companies including JP Morgan Chase and Citibank. As a consultant Roy has been assisting the business community aiding them in establishing business plans, purchases and sales of businesses and commercial enterprises. Roy has demonstrated his deep passion for volunteerism by serving the citizens of Redlands for the past 4 years via Redlands Police Citizen Volunteer Program. A social activist and a philanthropist Roy have been active with the Rotary Club international, Knights of Columbus and other cultural and non-profit entities. He is a member of the Redlands Country Club, enjoys Golf, tennis and travel.
I have extensive experience in financing, event production and media. I want to use the time on the Board to add more educational programs for the members. In addition to that, assist our corporate members to organize more consumer education and homeowner education programs as well. I would like to assist in collaborating with international organizations like Rotary Club international.
William LeRoyRoman & Piccinnini
Default/ REO Management
An accomplished leader, and seasoned legal & mortgage banking professional, Mr. LeRoy is the Founder & Principal of PHOENIX Consulting, LLC. In this capacity, he draws upon more than 27 years of experience in the Legal, Compliance & Mortgage Loan Servicing Industries.
Mr. LeRoy is nationally recognized speaker and author. His articles have been published in numerous publication, including Servicing Management, Mortgage Servicing News, National Mortgage News, MBA News Link, Mortgage Bankers Magazine, The South Carolina School of Law, Law Review and DS News. He has also been featured on CNBC's World Business Review with General Alexander Haig. Mr. LeRoy is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including CMIS’s Lifetime Achievement & Visionary Award.
Before founding PHOENIX Consulting, LLC., Mr. LeRoy was the founding Executive Director of the American Legal & Financial Network. He was next elected the President & CEO of the Corporation. In these roles, he developed all corporate strategies for the corporation, and lead initiatives to expand the ALFN’s role in legal and mortgage industry advocacy, public policy, education and professional development. Under his leadership, the ALFN grew to the largest and most influential organization of its kind in the mortgage banking industry today. Mr. LeRoy also created the ALFN’s Hot Topic Legal Update Webinar Program. Within the first 8 & ½ years of its inception, over 30 thousand industry professionals had participated on a regular monthly basis.
From the very early days of it creation until today, I have always strongly believed in and supported the mission and vision of REOMAC. The asset management industry sector has (in my opinion) been historically underserved by the majority of the other residential and commercial loan servicing and lending industry participants. I would like to contribute to and support organizational efforts to address these needs, through enhanced programs that offer relationship building opportunities, focused advocacy, broadened education and a robust focus upon cross sector membership growth.