Here at Built, we’re passionate about the work we’re doing. Just watch Chase Gilbert talk about the pains our construction lenders feel on a day-to-day basis and you’ll see how much he cares. And at times we can get a bit extreme. We’ve been known to throw the phrase “Death to spreadsheets” around the office.
I’ve learned very quickly here at Built that the life of a Chief Risk Officer isn’t easy. Their world requires constant vigilance -- keeping up with all compliance matters while aiming to balance risk and reward for their institution. We could probably devote an entire series of Built Answers posts to just an hour of the concerns they face in a day.
Topics: Construction Lending
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Yes, in our digitally connected age, most of your borrowers will be technologically savvy and aware of the dangers online communications pose in potentially putting their personal information at risk. Some of your borrowers, however, still might not be aware of these risks and how to mitigate them, or might not be aware of which types of information should be considered sensitive. Whether they know it or not, can you guarantee your clients' security throughout the construction loan process?
One of the most common themes in any conversation with a lender is that they’re in a unique situation. Their state has special requirements up and down the line (MO, IL, WI raise your hands). They have a customized process that’s been refined over the years.
What differentiates one construction lender from another? In this highly competitive industry, borrowers and builders have plenty of options. Many are taught to look for differences in costs – but rates remain fairly standard from one lender to the next. What makes the difference is the ease of access and overall quality of customer service one lender can offer over the other.
Topics: Construction Lending
One thing that struck me initially as I began my time with Built is this: Everyone on our team, top to bottom, is devoted to helping to ease our clients’ pain. A lot of companies talk about helping their clients -- it’s in their mission statements or employee handbooks -- without actually walking the walk. But day in and day out, I see the people here working with that singular focus.
October 17, 2017 Nashville, TN, Sumner, WA -- Built Technologies today announced a new integration with NorthWest Construction Control, Inc. (NWCC), a national leader in construction draw inspection services. Built's software reduces construction loan risk and provides best-in-class client experience by connecting lenders, borrowers, builders, and draw inspectors throughout the construction loan administration process.
Nashville, TN — October 10th, 2017 – Built, a leading provider of construction lending software, announced the addition of three new team members in development and client support. Built’s web-based and mobile software application connects all parties involved in the administration of a construction loan, including construction lenders, builders, borrowers and inspectors.
Nashville, TN, San Diego, CA – September 26, 2017 – Built was named to The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network, providing solutions for digital draw management and collaboration software for the network’s lenders active in construction lending.
The Mortgage Collaborative represents 115 of the nation’s mortgage lenders with aggregate annual origination volume of over $190 billion. With Built, members of The Mortgage Collaborative will simplify construction loan administration with real-time transparency and faster access to draws. With a completely digital process, lender members will be able to use the data for proactive risk management and portfolio insights.
“Our strategic partnership with The Mortgage Collaborative is an important step in our mission to change the way the world gets built,” said Chase Gilbert, president of Built. “Lender members using Built have a streamlined experience for borrowers, builders and internal staff and the transparency to power their efficient operations while reducing risk.”
“Our mission at The Mortgage Collaborative is to empower our lender members across the country with better financial execution, reduced costs, enhanced expertise and improved compliance,” said Rich Swerbinsky, Chief Operating Officer for The Mortgage Collaborative. “We’re proud to bring Built to the Preferred Partner Network to give our construction lending members a distinct advantage in the growing construction loan market.”
About The Mortgage Collaborative
Based in San Diego, The Mortgage Collaborative was founded in 2013 to empower mortgage lenders across the country with better financial execution, reduced costs, enhanced expertise, improved compliance, and to help its members access the dynamic and changing consumer base in America. The association is managed by its founding members: John Robbins, CMB; David Kittle, CMB; Gary Acosta, CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP); and Jim Park, former chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). Robbins and Kittle are former chairmen of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA).For more information, visit: http://www.mortgagecollaborative.com.