Speaking Engagement

Navigating Challenges in the Current Mortgage Market

American Mortgage Conference

Wild Dunes Resort
5757 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC

Blank Rome partner R. Colgate Selden will serve as a panelist at the American Bankers Association and North Carolina Bankers Association’s American Mortgage Conference, being held May 1 through 3, 2023, at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

Colgate’s session, “Navigating Challenges in the Current Mortgage Market,” will take place on Tuesday, May 2, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., and he will be joined on the panel by moderator Rod Alba (Senior Vice President, Mortgage Finance & Regulatory Counsel, American Bankers Association) and Jim Milano (Member, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC).


Understand key challenges in current market conditions and competition. Mortgage leaders are hiring new talent, creating incentive programs, making forward builder commitments, and executing marketing agreements with realtors—what are the direct risks to banks? What do Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) revisions mean for rate buydowns and the trend of hiring realtors as permanent part-time loan originator employees? And get updates on Ability to Repay issues, how to use the new Qualified Mortgage expansions, and how to avoid mistakes lenders are making.


The American Mortgage Conference brings together leading experts in the financial services industry, mortgage practitioners of every kind, policy makers, and investors to discuss important issues in the mortgage field and to analyze what progress is being made in Washington. The Conference focuses exclusively on residential mortgage bankers, featuring insights on the top market trends and strategy and dedicated networking time with peers, mortgage professionals, and top vendors from across the country.

For more information, please visit the conference webpage.

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Left to right: Rodrigo Alba, Jim Milano, and Colgate Selden speak at American Mortgage Conference, May 2, 2023.