The Collingwood Group

The Collingwood Group is a DC-based business advisory firm specializing in housing finance. Collingwood’s team of mortgage experts provides strategic consulting, business development, and operational support services tailored to address the unique needs of a wide array of financial services firms. Collingwood’s various professional services range from targeted compliance reviews to comprehensive procedural, organizational, and performance assessments, all designed to enable companies to achieve operational excellence across their lines of business, from origination through servicing.


The Collingwood team has earned a strong reputation for offering extraordinary perspective and advice on how best to navigate the dynamic changes underway across the mortgage market and in Washington DC.


The team assists clients in a variety of areas, but specializes in risk management, regulatory compliance, and process efficiency improvements. The group performs a full range of operational and technical assessments, develops new or updated Policies and Procedures and accompanying business processes, and assists with the execution of critical business functions.


Collingwood helps companies increase their profile in DC as well as across the industry, secure new strategic partners, establish or improve relationships with government agencies or regulators, and/or propose and promote policy changes that will help to generate revenue and enhance enterprise value.

Advises the majority of the Top 10 banks and independent mortgage bankers in the nation, who make up more than 80% of the mortgage market.

Represents firms that own more than $2 trillion in Mortgage Servicing Rights.

Senior executives are recognized for their leadership, expertise, and experience in the housing finance industry, government, and GSEs.

Provides legal defense services to dozens of DC law firms, assisting with legal strategy as well as technical mortgage insight and expertise.

News & Insights



Situs today announced the completion of its acquisition of The Collingwood Group (“Collingwood”), a Washington, DC based advisory firm led by the former head of FHA, and partners who have held senior leadership positions in HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHFA, focused on housing policy and regulation.

Press Release


Situs RERC, Deloitte and the National Association of REALTORS® and announce the release of their annual forecast report: Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2017 – Intersection of Global Change: Embracing a New Era.

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