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    Breaking Down Housing: The 2017 Industry Outlook
    DS News recently published an article authored by Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa discussing what the New Year has in store for the mortgage field services industry.
    December 30 2016
    Fitting the Pieces Together
    The November issue of DS News featured an article authored by Safeguard Properties Director of Supply Chain and Vendor Management Tim Rath. In it, Rath discusses ways mortgage field services companies can successfully manage third-party vendor networks.
    November 11 2016
    Moving Out Of The Stone Age
    The October issue of Servicing Management featured an article by Safeguard Properties Assistant Vice President of Human Capitol Jennifer Anspach. In it, Anspach explores the benefits human resources (HR) departments can experience from the implementation of electronic filing systems.
    October 03 2016
    Next Generation Automated Workflow Systems
    The September issue of CIO Review featured an article authored by Safeguard Properties Chief Information Officer George Mehok. In it, Mehok explores the key features in an effective automated workflow system for today's field service industry.
    September 30 2016
    Declining REO Inventory
    Servicing Management published an article by Safegaurd Properties Vice President of Vendor Management Joe Iafigliola. In it, Iafigliola explores how mortgage field services companies can adapt to a business climate with declining real estate owned (REO) inventory.
    August 30 2016
    Reaping a Recovery
    The July issue of DS News published an article by Safeguard Properties Assistant Vice President of High Risk and Hazard Claims Steve Meyer. In it, Meyer describes the important role a mortgage field services provider plays in the hazard insurance recovery process.
    July 29 2016
    Managing Litigation Inside and Out
    The July issue of HousingWire featured an article by Safeguard Properties General Counsel Linda Erkkila. In it, Erkkila explores the benefits a company can experience from having an in-house legal team.
    July 29 2016
    Virtualization, Mobilization, and Automation
    CIO Review published an article authored by Safeguard Properties Chief Information Officer (CIO) George Mehok and Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Infrastructure Services Scott Anderson. In it, the evolution of Safeguard's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and operations strategy is explored.
    April 05 2016
    Setting the Tone
    A recently published issue of DS News featured an article by Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa. In it, Jaffa discusses the continuing evolution of the mortgage servicing industry and highlights several opportunities companies can embrace in 2016 to protect and preserve properties at a higher level.
    February 15 2016
    Buiding Better Relationships
    The November issue of DS News featured an article authored by Safeguard Properties Director of Open Orders Jeremy Barrick. In it, Barrick discusses the critical importance of field services companies to establish strong relationships with internal employees and third-party vendors in order to ensure their growth and success.
    November 23 2015
    Head in the Clouds
    The September issue of MReport featured an article by Safeguard Properties Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure Services Scott Anderson discussing the importance of cloud computing in the field services industry.
    September 10 2015
    Preserving Neighborhoods
    The August issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine featured an article by Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa discussing the need of the mortgage industry and municipalities to strive for more collaboration in working towards the shared goal of preserving properties and communities. 

     

    August 05 2015
    Joe Iafigliola Sees the Future of Field Services
    The June issue of Servicing Management featured an article by Safeguard Properties Vice President of Vendor Management Joe Iafigliola titled The Future is Now.
    June 23 2015
    Linda Erkkila Talks About Working Together in the Mortgage Industry
    The April issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine featured an article by Safeguard Properties General Counsel Linda Erkkila titled Let's Work Together.
    April 10 2015
    Darren Kruk Discusses the Necessity of Cyber-Security
    The April issue of DS News featured an article by Safeguard Properties Information Security Officer Darren Kruk titled A Measure of Security.
    April 07 2015
    George Mehok and Rick Moran Weigh in on the Next Generation of Field Services
    The March issue of MReport featured an article written by Safeguard Properties Chief Information Officer George Mehok and Assistant Vice President of Application Architecture Rick Moran titled The Next Generation of Field Services.
    March 24 2015
    Wendy Anderson Talks Fast-Track Legislation
    The March USFN e-Update featured an article authored by Safeguard Properties Attorney Wendy Anderson titled Fast-Track Legislation Resource Center.

     

    March 11 2015
    Kellie Chambers on Meeting the Regulatory Challenge
    The March issue of Servicing Management featured an article by Safeguard Properties Assistant Vice President of Investor Relations Kellie Chambers titled Meeting The Regulatory Challenge.
    March 05 2015
    Alan Jaffa Discusses the Future of Field Services
    The December issue of DS News featured an article by Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa titled Surveying the Field: The Future of Field Services.
    December 31 2014
    Alan Jaffa Talks About What's Next in Field Services
    The December issue of HousingWire featured an article by Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa titled What’s next in field services?
    December 31 2014
    The Path To Cost Containment by Safeguard Properties Vice President of Operations Michael Greenbaum
    In the October issue of Servicing Management, Safeguard's vice president of operations Michael Greenbaum discusses how field services companies can achieve sustainable cost containment amid costly burdens stemming from new and tightening industry regulations.
    October 23 2014
    Alan Jaffa Discusses Adapting to Industry Changes
    The October issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine featured a column by Safeguard Properties CEO Alan Jaffa titled Investing in the Forces of Change.
    October 14 2014
    Educating Employees in a Dynamic Industry by Safeguard Properties Director of Training John Gonos
    In the October Issue of DS News, Safeguard's director of training John Gonos discusses what mortgage field services companies must do to keep employees current with changing industry regulations and guidelines.

    October 10 2014
    Clues to Determining Occupancy Editorial by Safeguard Properties AVP of Inspections Jen Jozity
    In the September issue of MReport, Safeguard Properties AVP of Inspections Operations Jen Jozity discusses the challenges of determining the occupancy status of defaulted properties.

     

    September 19 2014
    Darren Kruk Takes Steps to Ensure Confidential Information is Secure
    The June issue of Servicing Management featured an article authored by Safeguard's Information Security Officer, Darren Kruk, titled No Laughing Matter.
    July 15 2014
    Greg Robinson Discusses Regulatory Reform and Compliance in the Field Services Industry
    The June issue of MReport featured an article authored by Safeguard's Chief Financial Officer Greg Robinson, titled Front of the Class.
    June 12 2014
    Joe Iafigliola Utilizes Big Data in Vendor Management
    The April issue of DS News featured an article authored by Joe Iafigliola, Safeguard's vice president of vendor management, titled Using Big Data to Optimize Vendor Networks.
    April 14 2014
    Steve Meyer Discusses the Silent Hazard at Abandoned Properties
    The April issue of Servicing Management featured an article authored by Steve Meyer, Safeguard's AVP of high risk and hazard claims, titled The Silent Hazard At Abandoned Properties.
    April 10 2014
    George Mehok Discusses Big Data in the Field Service Industry
    The March issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine featured an article authored by George Mehok, Safeguard's chief information officer, titled Big Data in the Field Service Industry.
    March 21 2014
    Alan Jaffa Weighs in on Foreclosure Fast-Tracking
    In its March issue of DS News, a Point-Counterpoint article was published, titled Not So Fast.  In it, Safeguard's CEO Alan Jaffa weighs in on foreclosure fast-tracking timelines and is countered by Ilyce Glink, owner of Think Glink Media.
    March 20 2014
    Joe Iafigliola Reveals Vendor Management Best Practices in Property Preservation
    In its December issue, Servicing Management published an article authored by Safeguard's Joe Iafigliola, vice president of vendor management, titled Vendor Management Best Practices In Property Preservation.
    December 30 2013
    Russ Klein Balances Quality and Efficiency
    In its December issue, HousingWire published an article authored by Safeguard's Russ Klein, AVP of quality assurance and training, titled Balancing Quality and Efficiency.
    December 23 2013
    Alan Jaffa and Darren Kruk Discuss Building a Chain of Compliance
    In its November issue, DSNews featured an article authored by Safeguard Properties CEO, Alan Jaffa, and Information Security Officer, Darren Kruk, titled Building a Chain of Compliance.
    December 17 2013
    Robert Klein Looks Back at VPR Ordinances
    In its October issue, Servicing Management published an article authored by Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Safeguard Properties, titled Vacant Property Ordinances: A Look Through The Rearview Mirror.
    October 15 2013
    Darren Kruk Reveals the New Technology Threat
    The September edition of HW Focus features an article authored by Safeguard's Darren Kruk, information security officer, titled New Technology Threat.
    September 12 2013
    Jennifer Jozity Links Technology with Property Inspections and Risk
    In the August issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine, Safeguard's Jennifer Jozity, assistant vice president of inspection services, authored an article titled Wiring the Business of Property Inspections.

     

    August 12 2013
    Kathy Cogan Explains how Safeguard's Management Training Delivers Results
    On August 1, MortgageOrb published an article authored by Safeguard's Kathy Cogan, assistance vice president of account management, titled Safeguard Properties' Management Training Program Delivers Results.
    August 07 2013
    Robert Klein Shares Views on Youngstown Foreclosure-Bond Law
    On July 21, Vindy.com published an article titled Youngstown has Collected $480K, Awaits More with New Foreclosure-Bond Law.  In it, Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Safeguard Properties shares his own views on the topic.
    July 24 2013
    Robert Klein Talks Law and Order
    In the July edition of HousingWire, Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Safeguard Properties authored an article titled Law and Order.

     

    July 19 2013
    Robert Klein Sets Record Straight on Housing Demolition and Community Stabilization
    On July 15, The Plain Dealer published a blog written by Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Safeguard Properties, titled Setting the Record Straight on Housing Demolition and How it can Stabilize a Community: Letter to the Editor.

     

    July 15 2013
    Kellie Chambers Shares Tips for Adapting to Regulatory Changes
    In the June 2013 edition of Servicing Management, Safeguard's Kellie Chambers, assistant vice president of property preservation, authored an article titled Tips For Adapting to a Changing Regulatory Environment.

     

    July 01 2013
    Michael Halpern Proposes "Top-Down, Bottom-Up" Approach to Community Outreach
    In its June edition, HW Focus published an article authored by Safeguard's Michael Halpern, director of community initiatives, titled Community Outreach; Proposing a New Approach to Code Enforcement, City Outreach.

     

    June 20 2013
    George Mehok Advocates Safeguard Technology
    In the June edition of HW Focus, Safeguard's George Mehok, chief information officer, talks about the INSPI mobile application saving time and promoting quality in an article titled The Most Important Asset.
    June 20 2013
    Steve Meyer Discusses Hurricane Sandy Impact and Lessons Learned from Katrina
    In its Spring 2013 edition, USFN Report published an article authored by Steve Meyer, Safeguard's assistant vice president of high risk and hazard claims, titled Hurricane Sandy Impact Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina.
    May 21 2013
    George Mehok Discusses Data Mining to Solve Business Puzzles
    In its April edition, Mortgage Banking published an article authored by George Mehok, Safeguard's chief information officer, titled Solving Business Puzzles with Data Mining.

     

    April 15 2013
    Russ Klein Affirms Vigorous Vendor Training is Necessary to Comply
    The February issue of Servicing Management published an article authored by Safeguard's Russ Klein, assistant vice president of quality assur­ance and training, entitled  A New Compliance Era Requires More Vigorous Vendor Training.
    February 25 2013
    Jennifer Jozity Discusses CFPB Compliance and Borrower Outreach
    On February 14, Mortgage Servicing News published a blog authored by Safeguard's Jennifer Jozity, assistant vice president of inspections, entitled Field Service Companies Help Servicers Comply with New CFPB Guidelines.

    February 14 2013
    Alan Jaffa Reflects on Continuous Improvement
    The February issue of Mortgage Banking Magazine published an article authored by Safeguard's CEO Alan Jaffa, entitled "Continuous Improvement."
    February 11 2013
    Klein Speaks of Foreclosure Fast Tracking
    On January 3, National Mortgage News published a blog authored by Safeguard's founder and chairman, Robert Klein, entitled Vacant and Abandoned Properties on the Foreclosure Fast Track.
    January 03 2013
    Klein Stresses Importance of Uniformity Among VPRs
    The December issue of HWfocus published an article by Klein entitled Success in Uniformity: Statewide Vacant or Foreclosed Property Ordinances.

     

    January 03 2013
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