The Five Star Institute Announces Venture Into Broadcast Radio With Launch of Mortgage Markets Today, Hosted by Louis Amaya

DALLAS and SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Five Star Institute today announced the launch of Five Star Radio, an Internet broadcast station delivering timely, solution-oriented subject matter to the housing finance and real estate industries.

Five Star Radio's flagship program, Mortgage Markets Today, is powered by iServe Companies, which provides boutique component servicing, asset management, and residential mortgage origination services to the industry. Mortgage Markets Today airs live every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. (EDT), 12:00 p.m. (PDT) at www.TheFiveStarRadio.com. Podcasts of past episodes are available on-demand and accessible on the Five Star Radio website.

The host of Five Star Radio: Mortgage Markets Today is Louis Amaya, CIO and COO of National Asset Direct, Inc. (NAD), and its subsidiaries, iServe Companies and xplair Technology. Amaya co-founded NAD in 2006 to support the acquisition and management efforts of residential debt and real estate-related investment funds and launched the company's subsidiaries as market needs emerged for their particular services.

Amaya hosted the online talk radio show Capital Markets Today since October 2012, providing relevant discussion specific to capital markets; mortgage lending; real estate; mortgage servicing; and whole loan, secondary market, and mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) transactions. Five Star Radio: Mortgage Markets Today follows a format similar to that of Amaya's Capital Markets Today program and offers listeners the same type of pertinent, business-enhancing content.

"We are fortunate to be working so closely with Louis Amaya as we branch out into broadcast radio media," said Ed Delgado, CEO and president of the Five Star Institute. "Louis has already established an impactful discussion medium that homes in on the issues and challenges directly impacting housing finance and real estate professionals. We intend to carry that same relevance and credence through to the Five Star Radio: Mortgage Markets Today programming."

The debut broadcast of Five Star Radio: Mortgage Markets Today airs this Wednesday, June 5 and features guest commentary from Delgado. Other guests scheduled to join the broadcast later this month include Scott Gibson, SVP and head of fixed income for MountainView Capital; Jordan Kavana, CEO of Transcendent; Dean Brown, CEO of Mortgage Capital Management; and Thomas McOsker, president of BloxTrade.

"Mortgage Markets Today is an innovative extension of Capital Markets Today," Amaya said. "With the expertise and name of the Five Star brand behind this venture, I'm looking forward to expanding our audience base within the mortgage and real estate industries as we continue to provide the type of discourse and idea-exchange that can truly make a difference in today's marketplace."

About the Five Star Institute

The Five Star Institute is a publishing, communications, marketing, event planning, and feature film production company. Among its many publications are DS News, the only professional monthly trade journal dedicated to the mortgage default servicing industry, and MReport, a trade publication serving the broader mortgage field. The Institute's professional membership associations include the Five Star FORCE, an elite network of agents and brokers trained to handle distressed properties; the Legal League 100, a national consortium of law firms specializing in default and foreclosure matters; and the Five Star Default Title Coalition, the first industry group dedicated to default title and closing professionals. Additional information about the Five Star Institute and its many business-building opportunities can be found at www.TheFiveStar.com.

About iServe Companies

iServe Companies is a subsidiary of National Asset Direct, Inc. (NAD). Within the iServe Companies family are iServe Servicing, Inc., a national component servicer established in April 2007; iServe Residential Lending, LLC, a mortgage banker operating in 20 states and offering a full line of FHA, agency, and jumbo loan programs; and iServe Real Estate Operations, Inc., a nationwide manager of assets for investors and money center banking clients since April 2007. The parent company NAD was launched in October 2006 as an advisor and portfolio manager to principal buyers, both affiliates and third parties, who buy a broad array of performing, sub-performing and non-performing residential mortgage loans and assets. For more information, please visit www.nationalassetdirect.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Carrie Bay The Five Star Institute 214.525.6700 carrie.bay@thefivestar.comSource:The Five Star Institute