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 and eerily accurate independent fintech, mortgage, real estate and related sectors analyst, consultant, strategist, business development specialist and risk ‘enlightener’ to financial services (hedge, mutual, pension, sov wealth, private equity funds), fintechs, the US Government, and the Federal Reserve.
His years of real-life, front-line mortgage banking, real estate & fintech experience working with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and most other investors — coupled with extensive, on-the-ground research, data stockpiling and analytics — make his 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.
Fintech; mortgage, real estate; 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
- 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
- Barrons – Proud to have been a frequent contributor to the late, great Alan Abelson’s “Up and Down Wall Street”