Guaranteed rate named Joseph Grassi as chief risk officer
Last week, mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate named Joseph Grassi to be their new chief risk officer. Grassi will work with the existing risk management team to mitigate potential issues and address compliance concerns. By taking the position, Grassi will be responsible for overseeing several of the company’s departments such as credit, international audit, and legal.
Grassi has worked in the industry for many years, having spent spent two decades as a legal advisor at Fannie Mae and most recently having served as the principal deputy general for the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“We are thrilled to have Joe as part of our team,” said Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “His impressive industry experience will allow us to build on our strong compliance and risk management functions while greatly supporting our company as we continue our momentum of innovation and growth.”
Coldwell Banker names Chicago agents in year-end awards
It’s awards time for Coldwell Banker, and a team in Chicago has taken top honors. The 2019 Coldwell Banker Awards named Chicago’s Weekes Realty LLC as winner of the Agent Team Honors category for top rental income in North America, according to a press release. Additionally, Amber Cawley from Libertyville’s Coldwell Banker office received the Rookie of the Year Award for total units in North America.
“The Coldwell Banker network affiliated agents, brokers and managers honored this year are truly trusted real estate advisors who are leaving their mark on the world of real estate,” Ryan Gorman, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, said in a press release. “These agents are the best of the best. They’ve embraced change and stepped up their game to exceed sales and volume goals.”