We have been jammed getting two new clients live (one Backshop license and one CMBS data user) and delivering major loan servicing features for an existing client. As we finish up, we are turning our attention to doing a Backshop enterprise software delivery, launching our document service and closing more business.
I will be in New York next week attending an industry event — After-Work Seminar – SEC Disclosure Requirements — hosted by the CREFC (formerly know as CMSA). I will report next week on the latest developments.
There has been a lot of activity with C-MISMO over the last few weeks in preparation for the May 24-26 MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference 2010.
We have a MISMO panel scheduled at the conference, in which I will participate. The SEC action in particular and the apparent movement in financial regulatory reform in general provide all sorts of opportunities to promote data standards and MISMO. Also, different than last year, we seem to be getting support from the MBA in promoting MISMO. I will post our panel presentation handout/slideshow here once it is finalized.
On this beautiful 40th anniversary of Earth Day (and in an attempt to liven up a blog about CRE data transparency), here are a few snapshots of life on the west coast:
Took the kids up to Squaw Valley for some spring skiing. We got blasted with 18 inches of fresh snow and had an awesome time both skiing and sledding.
A pro slalom racer rips a bumpy, off camber turn faster than you can believe.
Here is helmet cam footage of the final pro men’s dual slalom run. It came down to the final sprint — and 0.05 second!
The new Sea Otter event this year was the Pro Pump Track Race. You can ride around a pump track without pedaling — just working the terrain with your arms and legs (it’s a lot like bump skiing). Our designer/copywriter Lee McCormack is also the worldwide expert on pump track design. He designed and built this track. www.leelikesbikes.com
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Jim Flaherty is CEO of CMBS.com and the creator of the Backshop loan origination system. He is a trained credit professional with experience installing enterprise underwriting systems for commercial real estate lenders, rating agencies and investors.