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NEW­PORT BEACH Grand­bridge Real Es­tate Cap­i­tal has named Don­ald Cur­tis se­nior vice pres­i­dent and man­ager of its Or­ange County loan orig­i­na­tion team.

Prior to join­ing Grand­bridge, he was a prin­ci­pal with Cur­tis Group Real Es­tate Inc., a mort­gage-bank­ing rm he co-founded with Hunter Cur­tis and Tay­lor Cur­tis in 2015.

Be­fore start­ing his own com­pany, he opened the West Coast op­er­a­tion of HFF in 1996, where he helped grow the com­pany’s West Coast pres­ence from a one-man op­er­a­tion to ve o ces with more than 100 real es­tate pro­fes­sion­als.

Ad­di­tional Or­ange County new hires in­clude for­mer Cur­tis Group Real Es­tate team mem­bers Hunter Cur­tis, se­nior trans­ac­tion man­ager, and Tay­lor Cur­tis, se­nior trans­ac­tion man­ager.



HomeBridge Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Inc. said that Teresa Hale has joined the com­pany in the role of area man­ager, with a focus on North­ern Florida.

Hale is a mort­gage in­dus­try vet­eran with more than 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and brings to Homebridge a back­ground in sales and loan pro­duc­tion.

In ad­di­tion to her role on the Mort­gage Bankers of Florida’s Board of Gov­er­nors, she was a past board mem­ber of the MBA of Jack­sonville, an or­ga­ni­za­tion which she still main­tains an ac­tive mem­ber­ship with.



Amer­iFirst Home Mort­gage, a di­vi­sion of Amer­iFirst Fi­nan­cial Corp., has hired Jamie Brown as South­east regional man­ager.


Jack­sonville, FL

He will over­see Amer­iFirst’s fur­ther ex­pan­sion into Florida and work out of the in­de­pen­dent com­mu­nity mort­gage lender’s o ces in Win­ter Park and Tampa.

Brown pre­vi­ously owned his own mort­gage bro­ker­age rm that he sold to Prospect Mort­gage in 2010 and then served as Prospect’s area pro­duc­tion man­ager un­til 2012. NEW YORK

AmTrust Ti­tle In­sur­ance Co. said that Thomas Klein, a ti­tle in­sur­ance vet­eran with more than 36 years of ti­tle in­sur­ance ex­pe­ri­ence, has joined as se­nior vice pres­i­dent/ na­tional agency man­ager and man­ager for mid-At­lantic agency units.

Prior to join­ing AmTrust Ti­tle, Klein was the se­nior vice pres­i­dent and na­tional agency di­vi­sion man­ager for WFG Na­tional Ti­tle In­sur­ance Co.

Ear­lier, he held se­nior posts for LandAmer­ica Fi­nan­cial Group where, among other re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, he ad­vised on eld op­er­a­tions of a li­ated businesses and RESPA mat­ters.



Mis­sion Cap­i­tal Ad­vi­sors has hired Daniel O’Don­nell as man­ag­ing direc­tor of sales and trad­ing.

Based in Mis­sion Cap­i­tal’s Dal­las o ce, O’Don­nell is re­spon­si­ble for sourc­ing, eval­u­at­ing, struc­tur­ing and ex­e­cut­ing the sale of per­form­ing and non­per­form­ing loans and com­mer­cial real es­tate as­sets.

Prior to join­ing Mis­sion Cap­i­tal, he was a man­ag­ing direc­tor with HFF in the rm’s na­tional loan sales group.

O’Don­nell was also for­merly vice pres­i­dent of U.S. ac­qui­si­tions for FirstCity Fi­nan­cial Corp. and worked for Bank of Amer­ica.

Daniel O’Don­nell

Dal­las, TX

Don­ald Cur­tis

New­port Beach, CA

Thomas Klein New York, NY

Jamie Brown

Kala­ma­zoo, MI

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