Safeguard Participates at the NLC Conference
National League of Cities
Congressional City Conference
March 8, 2014 – March 12, 2014
Safeguard Properties was honored once again to participate in the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC.
In returning to the municipal trade organization’s annual event, representing the mortgage servicing industry, Safeguard was provided the opportunity to address the Small Cities Council. The council is comprised primarily of mayors and councilmembers from communities with populations less than 50,000. Michael Halpern, director of community initiatives shared with the many attendees an overview of the servicing industry, the various roles and responsibilities respective to all, and general procedures and policies utilized to protect properties and neighborhoods. Attendees, many of whom represented cities heavily damaged by the foreclosure crisis, were eager to learn of the information, assistance, and solutions that Safeguard and its client network can provide to their respective communities to address vacant and abandoned properties.
Compliance Connections® was well received by the audience who voiced several concerns about inability to identify and communicate with servicers and field services companies. Through Safeguard’s involvement as a NLC Corporate Partner, the community initiatives and high risk departments have cultivated many new relationships. We have offered presentations at multiple conferences hosted by state municipal leagues and have spoken one-on-one with key decision makers, including numerous mayors, councilmembers, elected officials, city managers, and department chairs, to share the best practices and innovative solutions developed by the industry.
Safeguard would like to thank the leadership of NLC for the continued opportunity to share the industry’s message. We value our ongoing partnership to preserve and protect homes and communities.
Safeguard Properties is the largest mortgage field services company in the U.S. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and based in Valley View, Ohio, the company inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions. Safeguard employs approximately 1,700 people, in addition to a network of thousands of contractors nationally. Website: www.safeguardproperties.com.