For years, Mark’s primary focus was on national residential mortgage origination, process, sales, securitization and servicing working with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and most other mortgage and Wall Street investors.
Since 2006, he has been highly regarded as a thoughtful, forward thinking and eerily accurate independent real estate, finance and related sectors analyst, consultant, strategist, and risk ‘enlightener’ to the financial services sector (hedge, mutual, pension, sov wealth, private equity funds), US Government, and Federal Reserve.
His years of real-life, front-line experience, extensive on-the-ground research, and passion for real estate, mortgage & related sector data stockpiling & analytics make his housing, finance & credit sector insights, strategy and ideas almost always outside of the consensus box and months ahead of market moving events and headlines. This has led to an extraordinarily large number of early and accurate predictions about the ‘great mortgage and housing meltdown’, the era following widely assumed to be a “recovery”, and company-specific events.
He is also passionate about helping the “little guy”, Ma and Pa Main Street, through his blog and major media connections in hopes that one day they won’t finish last.
Housing; mortgage finance; securitization; related sectors; long/short equities; distressed real estate; residential credit (Subprime, Alt-A, Prime); analytics; strategy; foreign housing; macro economic.
Recent Major Media & Research Coverage/Appearances
- CNBC – Recurring guest on the Santelli Exchange; Fast Money Halftime; The Faber Report; Realty Check with Diana Olick
- Barrons – Frequent contributor to the late, great Alan Abelson’s “Up and Down Wall Street”
- Tom Sullivan TV & Radio (recurring guest)
- Fox Business television
- The Glenn Beck Show
- CTV – Canada
- The Wall Street Journal
- San Francisco Chronicle
- The New York Times
- Business Week
- The LA Times
- Yahoo Finance – Tech Ticker – Henry Blodgett
- More Mortgage Meltdown (contributor)
- King World News
- The Big Picture