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Banking & Regulatory Solutions

BRS is a network of 250+ project-based employees with diverse real estate and lending backgrounds who are passionate about helping clients process backlogs of difficult and nuanced loan-level work.

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Cushman & Wakefield’s Banking & Regulatory Solutions (BRS) solves operational problems for the lending industry through expert staff augmentation and advisory services. We deploy teams of expert resources to fill important staffing deficits when and where lenders require them. Deep industry experience enables us to strategically advise our clients throughout any engagement, arming decision-makers with actionable insights. Clients attest that we thrive in complex, detail-oriented and time-sensitive situations.   

BRS comprises a network of over 250 project-based employees from diverse real estate and lending backgrounds who are passionate about helping our clients process large backlogs of difficult and nuanced loan-level work. BRS teams help with departmental transformations, compliance overhauls, regulatory fines, seasonal underwriting and consumer refunds. BRS is a turn-key solution that can be deployed rapidly and requires minimum ramp-up time.  

Staff Augmentation Roles

  • Seasonal/overflow underwriting 
  • Nationwide site inspections 
  • Correspondent lender portfolio due diligence 
  • Insurance reviews 
  • Lease audits 
  • Flood insurance compliance review 
  • Bank operations BAU support 
  • MRA and MRIA remediation support  
  • Departmental transformation 
  • Servicing system migration 
  • Acquired portfolio integration 
  • Full-time employee training   

BRS leverages the global scalability of Cushman & Wakefield, drawing on intellectual resources, information platforms, and global research professionals who collect and analyze data from various industries, emerging businesses and in the capital and property markets. As a global industry leader, Cushman & Wakefield provides the varied valuation and advisory expertise our clients need.  

Expertise in Action

Data Review and Remediation for OCC Regulatory Compliance

This assignment for a global financial institution comprised 100,000 loan files, 1.0+ million data elements, and $10 billion+ in unpaid principal balance (UPB). BRS engaged 100 professionals who completed the work in nine months.
CRE Data Capture for Cash Flow Modeling

This assignment for a global financial institution comprised 20,000 loan files, 400,000+ data elements and $100 million+ in UPB. BRS engaged 30 professionals who completed the work in three months.
CRE, C&I, SFR and HELOC Data Capture for M&Q CCAR Reporting

This assignment for a super-regional financial institution comprised 270,000 loan files, 6.8 million+ data elements, and $18 billion+ in UPB. BRS engaged 100+ professionals who completed the work in five months.
Data Capture and ARGUS Cashflow Modeling for CCAR Stress Test Runs

This assignment for a nationwide financial institution comprised 300 loan files, 15,000+ data elements, and $15 billion+ in UPB. BRS engaged 50+ professionals who completed the work in three months.

Meet the team

Leslie Gray DAG BRS Houston
Leslie Gray

Operations Director
Austin, United States

+1 (832) 3860246

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Kelsey Rogers
Kelsey Rogers

Operations Manager
Austin, United States

+1 (832) 5705015

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Vanda Synder Raleigh Platform Coordinator
Vanda Snyder

Operations Specialist
Raleigh, United States

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BRS Insights

Article • Economy

With the SEC’s Climate Requirements, It Could Be Heavy Lifting Ahead for Banks and Private Borrowers

With the SEC’s Climate Requirements, It’s Heavy Lifting Ahead for Banks and Private Borrowers
Matthew Blair • 6/6/2022
Article • e-commerce

Why We Need a U.S. Dollar Stablecoin in a Bitcoin World

While not as exciting as floating cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, there are reasons to push for cryptos that provides the stability of being tied to a fiat currency, such as the U.S. dollar.
Global investment bank
Article • Valuation

LIBOR’s End is Going to be Messy

Banks continue to write contracts tied to LIBOR and will most likely continue to do so until they are required to stop.
Matthew Blair • 2/25/2021
Chicago's Tax Landscape Graph
Article • Valuation

IRS Rule Changes for Compliance and Monitoring

This is part 2 in our series on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Investments (LIHTC) and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
finance data chart (image)
Article • Valuation

The Ever-Changing Landscape of LIHTC & CRA: Regulator Roulette

This is part 3 in our series on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Investments (LIHTC) & the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Women Calculating With Calculator And Laptop
Article • Valuation

The Ever-Changing Landscape of LIHTC & CRA: Tax Cuts

This is part 1 in our series on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Investments (LIHTC) and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Alternatives to LIBOR
Article • Topical Report

Alternatives to LIBOR

The transition away from the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate index (LIBOR) leaves banks and other financial institutions looking for a replacement that will maintain the stability and flexibility of LIBOR. With several options on the table, our Banking & Regulatory Solutions examines what's available as the 2021 deadline approaches.

BRS Featured Stories

Special Portfolio
CCAR Specialty Portfolios • Banking & Regulatory Solutions
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Automation Vs Manual Data Entry
Automation vs Manual Data Entry • Banking & Regulatory Solutions
The U.S. banking industry is constantly looking for ways to enhance their level of service, most recently involving the utilization of cutting-edge technology
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Caught in the wave of flood compliance
CAUGHT IN THE WAVE OF FLOOD COMPLIANCE • Banking & Regulatory Solutions
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CCAR Data Aggregation
CCAR Data Aggregation • Banking & Regulatory Solutions
With the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010 came the CCAR stress tests for all banks with greater than $50 billion in US assets — approximately thirty institutions
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Growing Pains DFAST to CCAR • Banking & Regulatory Solutions
Larger financial institutions are constantly purchasing smaller institutions to adjust specific capital ratios, expand into new territories, or offer new products to their existing customers. 
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Transition to a digital world
In order to keep pace with smaller and more agile competitors, the largest banks in the U.S. banking industry have been undergoing massive technological enhancements to loan origination and accounting systems
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