Economic Forecast Series – Starring Michael Fratantoni

Michel fratantoni
Chief Economist, Senior Vice President of Industry Research and Technology
Mortgage Bankers Association

Michael Fratantoni is MBA Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industrial Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA industry surveys and benchmarking, forecasting economic and mortgage set-ups, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for single-family and commercial / multi-family markets. In addition, Fratantoni is a member of the MISMO Board of Directors and the MERS Membership Committee.

Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni held risk management and senior economist positions at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae. He got a doctorate. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and Johns Hopkins, George Washington and Georgetown Universities.

Leslie wyatt
Director of Regulatory Compliance

Leslie Wyatt is the Director of Regulatory Compliance at SoftPro. She began her career in the real estate industry over 20 years ago and joined SoftPro in 2002. She currently oversees the Compliance Department, focusing primarily on regulatory matters at the federal, state and regional levels.

Leslie is a member of the ALTA Implementation Working Group, Title Action Network Steering Committee, ALTA Government Affairs Committee, ALTA Membership Committee, Education Committee of the ALTA and the Federal Questions Committee of the TLTA. She represented ALTA at a congressional briefing regarding CFPB and TRID changes. Leslie travels the country talking about hot topics in our industry with a focus on regulation and compliance. Leslie continues to work with CFPB on various projects involving TRID, UCD, MISMO and other hot industry topics.

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