MReport November 2020

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64 | TH E M R EP O RT FINAL THOUGHTS Reflecting and Looking Forward This month, industry leaders spoke on coping with COVID-19, battling systemic racism with diverse and inclusive staffing, and forecasting residential real estate trends. "a great job" Liz Pagel, SVP of Consumer Lending at TransUnion, speaking about the success lenders are having with consumers online since COVID-19. "Excellent" Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman said he believed the company was successful in its approach to the pandemic. "a gut-wrenching wake-up call" Fannie Mae's CEO Hugh Frater on how this summer brought the issue of systemic racism into the spotlight. "focus on our jobs" Ambassador Andrew J. Young, a Civil Rights icon, former UN ambassador, and former mayor of Atlanta, speaking about what CEOs can do to affect positive changes in companies and communities. "get through the first few months" Alan Jaffa, CEO, Safeguard Properties, suggesting a "wait and see" approach to speculations about how the election could impact the industry.

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