Real Estate Capital has named James Fowler senior vice president and production co-manager of its Newport Beach, Calif., loan origination team.
He has more than 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate investment banking industry in all aspects of commercial real estate finance and mortgage banking.
Prior to joining Grandbridge, Fowler served as a senior managing director and national co-head of hospitality debt capital markets for HFF.
Fowler also served as a principal and founder of US Realty Capital, a nationwide commercial real estate financial intermediary, and prior to forming US Realty Capital, he served as the Western regional manager for Merrill Lynch within its real estate investment banking platform.
HomeBridge Financial Services Inc. has promoted Jamie Zeitz to the newly created position of renovation producing area sales manager for the Southeast region.
In his new role, Zeitz will focus on further expanding HomeBridge’s renovation business throughout the Southeast, including within his home state of Florida.
Prior to joining HomeBridge in 2012, he was a renovation specialist for Wells Fargo for three years. Before that, he worked with both Homebanc and Bank of America.
With HomeBridge, Zeitz previously held the roles of branch manager for Jacksonville and Florida renovation manager.
Baird & Warner said that Martin Bozarth will serve as its new chief financial officer. He returns to Baird & Warner after previously serving in the same position from 2002 to 2007.
Bozarth succeeds Warren Habib, who had been operating in a dual role as CFO of Baird & Warner and president of the company’s title business.
Bozarth most recently served as CFO for USA Vein Clinics in Northbrook, Ill., and spent the majority of the past 10 years as the COO of Profit Recovery Partners.
Radian Group Inc. has promoted Derek Brummer to senior executive vice president, mortgage insurance and risk services.
Brummer joined Radian in 2002 and has served as its chief risk officer since 2013. Prior to that, he was chief risk officer and general counsel for Radian’s financial guaranty company.
Prior to joining Radian, Brummer was a corporate associate at Allen & Overy as well as Cravath, Swaine & Moore, both in New York.
Radian also appointed Eric Ray to senior executive vice president, technology and transaction services.
Ray has more than 30 years of experience in the technology sector and most recently served as general manager, global technology services at IBM Corp. where he was responsible for the IBM North American technology consulting business.
Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has promoted Ericka Smith to vice president of marketing at its Pewaukee-based corporate office.
She has been with Waterstone Mortgage for more than two years, in the role of marketing manager, and has been instrumental in the rollout of many marketing initiatives.
Smith has more than 15 years of marketing experience and serves as president of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County, Wis.
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