Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Fred Faltin of Virginia Tech discuss corporate real estate trends as the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase

7/9/20 3:10 PM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers and industry experts, analyzing real-time information, trends and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Director, Josh Goldberg discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession with Mike Fratantoni Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association

6/25/20 11:06 AM

In this podcast, Dr. Michael Fratantoni, Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association, discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession.

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Topics: data analytics, Mortgage Finance, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19

Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Albert Lee and BroadSolutions II CEO Andrew Smith discuss COVID-19 and its effect on the bridge loan segment of the mortgage industry

6/23/20 3:48 PM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers and industry experts, analyzing real-time information, trends and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, bridge loans

Complexity Simplified: Dr. Albert Lee discusses insights into the commercial property market with Dr. Victor Calanog, Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics (REIS)

5/27/20 3:39 PM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers, and industry experts analyzing real-time information, trends, and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, commercial real estate market, evolutionary vs. revolutionary changes

Sneak peek: new Summit data tool helps clients visualize US areas that are most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 virus

5/21/20 4:23 PM

Want a peek into our team's current data analysis work? Summit recently developed a new tool to help our mission-based clients visualize the areas heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. By graphically displaying the data, Summit’s mission-based clients can easily digest the severity and unexpected risks presented to their operations by COVID-19.

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Topics: data visualization, mission-oriented finance, data, COVID-19

Complexity Simplified: Albert Lee and Jeremy McCarty (CEO of Valligent) discuss virtual home appraisals during COVID-19

5/20/20 11:42 AM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers, and industry experts analyzing real-time information, trends, and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, Virtual Home Appraisals

Opinion paper: Impact of Covid-19 on the Mortgage Industry

5/18/20 9:49 AM

Summit's Dr. Albert Lee, Balint Peto, and I examined several economic scenarios based on Covid-19's impact on the economy, with special focus to its impact on the mortgage markets.
 
Many of Summit's clients are directly involved in lending and grant programs, and the disruption to the economy will be directly relevant to their existing and future portfolios. This opinion paper discusses different paths the recovery may take, explores detailed impacts on certain funding markets, and analyzes which outcome seems most likely.
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Topics: Mortgage Finance, white paper, COVID-19

Summit releases new white paper: Accounting Volatility, Loan Loss Reserve Credit Modeling, and COVID-19

5/6/20 1:43 PM

The implementation of Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) in 2020 has been highly anticipated. The new accounting standard should make financial statements better reflect the underlying economics.

However, with a COVID-19 induced recession, there have been talks of delaying its enactment.

In this white paper, Summit Consulting summarizes the accounting elections and provides insights into how to manage accounting volatility due to an uncertain economic outlook.

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Topics: white paper, COVID-19, CECL

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio discusses risk transfer with Joe Monaghan and Bridget Gainer of Aon (Series 2 of 3)

5/5/20 10:35 AM

I recently sat down with Joe Monaghan, CEO of Aon’s Public Sector Partnership, and Bridget Gainer, COO, and discussed risk transfer for the second of a three-part podcast series. (Check out part 1 here.)

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), risk transfer, COVID-19

COVID-19 causes landlords to scramble in April 2020

4/24/20 1:47 PM

As expected, renters struggled to pay their April 1st rent. According to the report published by the National Multifamily Housing Council, approximately 31% of multifamily renters did not make their April 1st payment. This figure is up 12 percentage points from March 2020 and 13 percentage points from April 2019.

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Topics: data analytics, predictive analytics, COVID-19, multifamily housing

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