VRM Mortgage Services and PCV Murcor recognized by DiversityBusiness.com as leading African
-Listed on Top 500 African American-Owned Companies in the U.S., Top 500 Diversity-Owned Companies in the U.S. and Top 100 Diversity-Owned Companies in Texas-
CARROLTON, TX (June 24, 2014) — DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, recently recognized VRM Mortgage Services (VRM) and PCV Murcor (PCV) as two of the nation’s “Top Businesses” for 2014. This exclusive award recognizes and honors individuals who have established themselves as a world-class community of entrepreneurs that continue to transform the way we live and advance our economy forward. The award, known as the Div500, represents the most unique class of companies with the distinction of fostering a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.
Keith D. Murray, MAI, founder, president and CEO of VRM and PCV, was one of a handful of entrepreneurs to have multiple companies recognized with the award. VRM was ranked 46th on the list of African American-Owned U.S. Businesses, which includes NBA Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Ervin “Magic” Johnson, fashion icon Tyra Banks, music producer Dr. Dre. and media moguls Russell Simmons and Oprah Winfrey. PCV was ranked 65th on the same list. Mr. Murray’s companies were also listed on the top 500 diversity-owned U.S. businesses, and VRM also made the top 100 diversity-owned Texas companies.
“I am both delighted and humbled to receive these honors,” said Mr. Murray. “Our companies were founded on the belief that building a successful business and placing communities first were not mutually exclusive ideals. We built the companies around the tenants of customer service and commitment to community and remain dedicated to those principles today. I am grateful to the teams at VRM and PCV as well as our many clients and partners for their role in reaching for a higher standard.”
VRM is one of the mortgage and real estate industry’s largest, certified minority-owned companies. VRM is a premier outsourcing solutions provider for traditional and default servicing of single-family residential and commercial assets. The company is staffed by over 300 full-time employees whose experience and expertise provide a one-stop solution to the mortgage industry with services that include property inspections, foreclosure (REO) asset management and disposition, property preservation, rental management, short sale and title and closing services. VRM helps clients in all 50 states meet their diversity goals by providing tiered reporting on diversity spend for corporate and regulatory compliance—an issue of growing importance in the mortgage industry.
PCV is a 33-year-old, industry-leading provider of residential and commercial valuations that helps reduce risk and losses while improving its clients’ bottom line results. The company, staffed by over 180 employees, provides expert residential and commercial valuations for bulk and flow transactions to clients including lending and servicing institutions, investors and government agencies.
The year 2014 marks DiversityBusiness.com’s 14th annual listing of the nation’s top businesses. Over 1.3 million businesses participated in this year’s program. The “Top Businesses” are determined by a selection committee, which evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award category. The selection committee bases their decision on a variety of accomplishments and the businesses selected on these lists have become highly coveted among corporations, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to increase opportunities with diverse, privately held businesses.
“We are very proud to continue to support men and women who have become the core of our nation’s innovation, productivity and growth,” says Kenton Clarke, President and CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. He went on to add, “I am very optimistic about our future especially as this distinct group of entrepreneurs continue to produce immeasurable results and serve as a prime example for current and generations to come.”
For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com.
About VRM Mortgage Services
VRM Mortgage Services is a leading real estate solution provider focused on helping financial institutions adapt and excel in a changing marketplace. It helps lenders, servicers, investors and government agencies become more compliant, reduce operational and reputational risk, decrease loss severity and improve origination and servicing returns. Employing the expertise of industry-leading professionals, the company combines process, technology and services to meeting changing market demands while helping to stabilize communities. More information is available at www.vrmco.com. The VRM Mortgage Services name and logo are trademarks of Vendor Resource Management, Inc.
About PCV Murcor
PCV Murcor provides real estate valuations for the country’s largest lenders, servicers, brokers and insurers. PCV Murcor focuses on delivering values and price opinions for a broad spectrum of commercial and residential properties. It offers a full slate of real estate valuation products and consulting services, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for both the accuracy and the high quality of the valuations and customer service it provides to its clients. More information is available at www.pcvmurcor.com. The PCV Murcor name and logo are trademarks of Murcor, Inc.
Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of privately owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness.com provides research and data collection services for diversity including the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,” “Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America”, and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. Its e-magazine reaches over 3,000,000 readers, an e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million, and website visitors of 1.2 million a month. It is a leading provider of diversity management tools. DiversityBusiness.com’s produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.
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