Opus Capital Markets Consultants Announces Valuation Services Unit

Lincolnshire, IL - June 2010 -  Opus Capital Markets Consultants has recently announced the expansion of its due diligence business to include valuation service offerings.

The valuations group is currently staffed with 17 full time licensed appraisers operating in both the Sussex, WI underwriting facility, and in the corporate headquarters in Lincolnshire, IL. The group will be managed by Opus CMC’s Director of Valuation Services, Jeff Rauland, previously of Goldman Sachs. “Valuation Services have become increasingly important in recent years. Appraisals and other valuation products are simply not enough anymore. Secondary market participants want to have greater confidence in the true value of the underlying collateral, and they want to ensure they identify any red flags up front. Our highly qualified appraisal group can give them that confidence” says Jennifer LaBud, a Principal at Opus CMC.

Opus CMC has been focused on expansion and controlled growth since its acquisition of MDMC’s due diligence unit in 2009. “We have seen a need for due diligence services to evolve in light of the changing market. We have modified our business strategy to allow for greater capacity and more comprehensive consulting services. Our goal is to create a one-stop shop to cater to all aspects of due diligence, both loan level and operational” says Mrs. LaBud. Opus CMC has also recently expanded its operations to include an 18,000 square foot office space in Lincolnshire, IL, and satellite offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have also recently expanded their International operations. Opus CMC is a certified Woman Owned Business in the state of Illinois, that offers due diligence consulting expertise to the mortgage backed securities market. For further information contact Jennifer LaBud at +1(224)632-1300.