Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Declares War On Banks Dumping Florida & Gulf State Toxic Chinese Drywall Foreclosures On Wall Street–Time’s Up

(Vocus/PRWEB) February 17, 2011

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is now formally accusing major US banks and major federal mortgage entities of reselling their toxic Chinese drywall foreclosures to unsuspecting new home buyers, and then securitizing the mortgage and selling it to Wall Street investors and/or pension funds, all with no disclosure. The group says, “note to US pension funds and Wall Street: we suspect you are already a major victim of major US banks or government owned mortgage operations selling you a securitized toxic Chinese drywall mortgage from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia and Southeast Texas, and here’s the problem—as soon as the new buyer finds out the home contains toxic Chinese drywall, it’s a foreclosure all over again–your asset is worth zero.” They say, “and what happened to any accountability from whoever is bundling these toxic mortgages, giving them a triple A rating, and passing them off to an unsuspecting investor or pension fund? After the 2008 US mortgage-economic meltdown we are not just going to sit and wait for President Obama or his administration to say or do something anymore. Time’s up.” http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, “the imported Chinese drywall disaster actually gets worse, for Wall Street. We think within a month or two we will be able to prove that publicly traded homebuilders or their mortgage entities knew about the toxic Chinese drywall disaster as far back as 2005, and most forgot to say anything to the innocent consumer, Wall Street, or the pension funds, that really were all on the receiving end of a toxic mortgage.” They say, “further, while the US Centers for Disease Control passed last week on any sort of formal testing of the long term exposure health issues related to toxic Chinese drywall, we are saying if gasses being emitted in these toxic Chinese drywall homes are corrosive enough to eat through a copper air conditioning coil or turn electrical wires black, it can’t be very good for someone’s health.” They say, “we are tired of getting the consumer calls every day and not being able to actually help them. We are super tired of federal agencies like the Justice Department, the US EPA, and the US Consumer Products Safety Commission miserably failing US citizens and taxpayers. We still can’t figure out why President Obama has failed to mention this disaster one time in public—-but we can’t wait anymore. Time’s up.” http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, “in scope we think the toxic Chinese drywall disaster involves more homes than were involved in Hurricane Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Ivan combined. We think there are toxic Chinese drywall homes in all 50 US states, and if anyone really wants to take a good look at what toxic Chinese drywall does to a home, visit our web site—this is everyone’s problem.” http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com

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Where is it All Going? Fannie & Freddie, Mortgage Markets and Private Mortgage Securitization Webinar

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 18, 2011

Discussion with Chris Russell, Senior Policy Advisor to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and GSEs.

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Mary Lou Christy Promoted to Managing Director of The Collingwood Group

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 23, 2011

The Collingwood Group today announced the promotion of Mary Lou Christy from Senior Vice President to Managing Director of the organization. An industry veteran, Mary Lou will launch a new Investor Relations practice for The Collingwood Group. In addition, she will provide support to the firms growing hedge fund/private equity advisory business, furthering its relationships with hedge funds and private equity sponsors that have made significant investments in real estate related assets, including whole loan portfolios, mortgage back securities and critical vendors necessary to diligence, value and service real estate related assets, as well as identifying opportunities for the firm to make principal investments.

The Collingwood Groups new Investor Relations practice comes at a critical time, particularly in light of the existing financial crisis which has exposed gaps in the ability of public firms to address their obligations to communicate with their investors, said Joe Murin, the firms Chairman and former President of Ginnie Mae. We also recognize that these principals apply to many private firms, as well — predominantly those that seek to expand their activities into the federal sector and need assistance in communicating their value proposition to the community of economic buyers in the Washington, DC area. Sending out accurate and proper messages is vitally important to any business that seeks to be successful in this arena.

Mary Lou has extensive corporate experience leading Investor Relations and Marketing for several large cap financial companies. Prior to joining Collingwood in September 2010, Mary Lou held several executive-level positions at Fannie Mae, including Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Vice President of MBS trading desk, and VP of Sales and Marketing in the Southwestern Region. Earlier in her career, Mary Lou was a Regional Director at PMI Mortgage Insurance Company.

Mary Lou’s specific areas of expertise include advising clients on ways to develop new business, expanding equity and debt ownership, creating transparent market disclosures, building high-performance marketing teams, and assisting executives on ways to communicate during financial, regulatory, and/or economic crises. She has an MBA in Business Management from University of Dallas and completed her undergraduate work at Villanova University.

Mary Lou has done a phenomenal job as Senior Vice President of The Collingwood Group, and we are delighted to appoint her as Managing Director to launch and oversee the companys new Investor Relations practice, and to continue to support the firms growing hedge fund/private equity advisory business, said Brian OReilly, President and Managing Director of The Collingwood Group. Her experience has been and will continue to be an invaluable asset to the organization which will further help our clients build their businesses, drive growth, and accelerate value creation.

The Collingwood Group ( is a Washington, DC-based advisory firm focused on growing clients businesses, promoting revenue growth and increasing investment returns. The firm is led by Joe Murin, former President and CEO of Ginnie Mae, and Brian Montgomery, former Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. Both played major roles in the federal governments efforts to address the nations financial crisis and restore stability and liquidity to financial markets. The firms expertise spans all aspects of Agency, non-Agency and FHA/VA housing financing programs; Ginnie Mae securitization activities; domestic and international secondary market activities and issues; primary and special servicing; full asset lifecycle vendor and talent management; and all elements of portfolio acquisition, property management and asset disposition.


Debbie Kaufmann The Collingwood Group


Phone – 202.626.9724

Mobile 301.252.3582

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KBR Capital Partners Announces Strategic Expansion As Daniel Oschin Joins Executive Leadership

New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011

New York and Palo Alto based KBR Capital Partners, an innovative alternative investments company, has implemented the next phase of its multi-dimensional tactical plan that is methodically designed to take advantage of anomalous opportunities which result from paradigm shifts in the investment landscape. With the addition of Daniel Oschin as Managing Director, KBR has added one of the industry’s most respected, progressive and knowledgeable leaders to its team. Mr. Oschin, a veteran of the securities and commercial real estate industries, will develop new programs and strategies designed to enhance and expand the company’s capital formation platforms and channels, while cultivating pioneering models that will diversify and augment KBRs brand and enterprise.

Mr. Oschin has led a prestigious multifaceted career that includes experience and ownership in development, acquisition, property and asset management, redevelopment, divestment and syndication of more than $ 500 million in commercial property investments. As a leader in the securitized real estate market, he has been instrumental in the development, release, marketing and distribution of more than 100 direct investment offerings, and has also been responsible for equity procurement resulting in more than $ 2 billion in securitized real estate investments. As President-Elect of the Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA), a national alternative investments capital formation organization representing more than 18,000 constituents, Mr. Oschin is on the forefront of issues and developments in the securities and real estate arenas.

KBR vision and philosophy is based on a collaborative model that leverages the strengths of its principals, team members and best-in-class partners to bring what we believe are high quality and equitably structured alternative investments to our investors. KBR has co-invested in each of our programs and kept its offering costs as low as possible. We endeavour to maintain alignment of interests with our investors and to be incentivized based on the success of our programs, said Vinay Kumar, Managing Partner of KBR Capital Partners. As we enter the rapid growth stage of our business, we need strong leadership that has the demonstrated aptitude to develop a dynamic strategy, assemble a highly effective team, execute efficiently, and produce exceptional results for our investors and company. We believe that Daniel brings these qualities and much more to KBR.

The landscape of alternative investments and the overall markets are shifting into a new paradigm. As part of that change, the industry is demanding product providers that are financially secure, forward thinking, multi-dimensional, and sensitive to the needs of the marketplace, while providing support, education, and transparency. This is a challenging combination of qualifications to find in one company. KBR brings together and offers these attributes with a methodology that is rare”, commented Mr. Oschin. “I was fortunate to be introduced to KBR early in their development and I am excited to be a part of this remarkable team. I believe their vision will help to change the industry for the better and will provide investors with unique and worthwhile opportunities.”

Mr. Oschin was honored with the ACE Award (A Champion of Excellence) in 2009, presented by the Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA) for outstanding leadership and service to the association and the real estate securities industry. He is currently President-Elect of the REISA Board of Directors.

About KBR Capital Partners

KBR Capital Partners is an innovative national private equity firm and provider of alternative investments specializing in delivering quality investment opportunities to accredited individuals and institutional investors. KBR’s programs feature opportuni

Brookstone Law, PC: Obama Administrations Mortgage Deal Could Exclude Borrowers from Future Action Against Banks

Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011

Recent media reports that the Obama administration is trying to reach an agreement with banks over mortgage-servicing breakdowns highlights the need for homeowners facing foreclosure to have legal counsel prior to any settlement, according to Vito Torchia, Jr. managing attorney of Brookstone Law.

According to media reports, the Administration’s proposed settlement would require banks and loan servicers to bear the cost of write downs but gives banks the freedom to determine what those modifications will be. Those servicers would include mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as investors in loans that were securitized by Wall Street firms. Settlement terms remain in development and regulators are looking at up to 14 servicers that could be a party to the settlement.

Brookstone Law, PC, has filed a mass joinder lawsuit against Bank of America, potentially the most significant and precedent setting legal action taken against lenders as a result of the national foreclosure crisis. The lawsuit alleges Bank of America (BOA) and its subsidiary Countrywide Financial Corporation (Countrywide) perpetrated a massive fraud, also constituting unfair competition upon borrowers that devastated the values of their residences, resulting in the loss of net worth, and that BOA and Countrywide intended to deprive numerous rights and remedies for the problems they caused the borrowers. The case is Wright et al. v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., case no.30-2011-00449059-CU-MT-CXC filed in Orange County Superior Court.

Now that the U.S. Government is discussing settlements that will defuse lawsuits against the banks that specifically challenge aspects of mortgage securitization, the broken chain of title or MERS, principal reduction is the most important aspect of any settlement, said Vito Torchia, Jr. Until banks and servicers fully embrace principal reductions, the thousands of homeowners who are underwater will continue to struggle and that will keep the housing market and our economy down for years.

According to media reports in the Wall Street Journal, Federal agencies have been scrutinizing the nation’s largest banks over breakdowns in foreclosure procedures that erupted last fall and last week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency raised concerns over inadequate staffing and weak controls over foreclosure processes. In 2008, BOA settled claims worth more than $ 8.6 billion for loans allegedly involving predatory lending practices committed by Countrywide, which it acquired that year.

Any settlement could be among the largest ever against the mortgage industry especially since some are pushing for banks to pay billions or fund a comparable amount of loan workouts, said Vito Torchia, Jr. If a single settlement cannot be reached, it is likely different federal agencies will still seek smaller penalties through regular enforcement channels, so banks could face the prospect of lawsuits from state attorneys general, which means homeowners need for expert legal counsel will be just as great after any settlement as it is now.


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Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Endorses National Construction Warranty Program For Investors & Takes On Florida Banks & Flippers Dumping Chinese Drywall Foreclosures

(Vocus/PRWEB) March 07, 2011

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center warning all US banks about dumping toxic Chinese drywall foreclosures on unsuspecting new buyers, with the only disclosure being-As Is. They say, “We can prove major US banks are dumping toxic Chinese drywall foreclosures on unsuspecting new buyers, with the only disclosure being-As Is. The same bank then turns around and puts a new mortgage on the house, with no disclosure to the pension fund, or investor, that buys the securitized mortgage. We call that securities fraud, and we are demanding a criminal SEC securities fraud probe.” The group is also warning all home buyers in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and or Southeast Texas to not buy any home, condo, or town home without having the property thoroughly tested for toxic Chinese drywall. They say, “Because of hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Rita, and Ivan, we have to include storm damaged homes in all US Gulf States, so our time frames for new homes, subdivisions, or condos from 2000 to 2008 just went out the window-translation it could be in any hurricane damaged home.” The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, “Just because there is no federal leadership from the Obama Administration, from the US EPA, the CDC, or the absolutely pathetic US Consumer Products Safety Commission, it should not mean it is open season for Florida real estate flippers to dump an un-repaired toxic Chinese drywall home foreclosure-with no disclosure, on a completely innocent consumer, or family. Why even have an Attorney General in Florida, or Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and or Southeast Texas?” http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center says, “We have no issue with honest investors buying toxic Chinese drywall foreclosures in Florida, or the US Gulf States, as long as they buy the warranty products of the National Construction Warranty Program, and they hire a very ethical contractor, who will strictly adhere to the National Construction Warranty Program’s remediation protocol.” The group is saying, “investors involved with these flippers in Florida, and other US Gulf States, who are doing no actual repairs to these toxic Chinese drywall home foreclosures are out of their minds-just wait until the health related exposure to toxic Chinese drywall personal injury lawsuits start.” They say, “We are calling banks, and real estate flippers out for their reprehensible behavior, and we will stop them. As a indication of our resolve, we have designed a service, that will help advise honest Chinese drywall home investors on what to buy, how much to pay, suggest ethical contractors, and strategies. Our one, and only caveat is the investor buys the products from, and strictly adheres to the remediation standards set by the National Construction Warranty Program. This way everyone wins-including the investor, the ultimate consumer, and their family.” http://NationalCDW.Com

For more information about symptoms of toxic Chinese drywall, or information related to toxic Chinese drywall please visit the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center’s web site at http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center, or its parent group Americas Watchdog was not paid a fee, or given any type of compensation for their endorsement of the National Construction Warranty Program. The group says, “We have endorsed the National Construction Warranty Program because its the only sensible game in town for repairing a toxic Chinese drywall home, and because we feel like it was the right thing to do.”


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