Default Resource, a provider of real estate-owned (REO) management, valuation and loss mitigation services, has announced a strategic partnership with Mortgage Specialists International (MSI), a property preservation, field services and hazard claims provider. MSI offers a full spectrum of customized property preservation, inspection and hazard recovery services in all 50 states while maintaining strict compliance with HUD or other investor and agency regulations. Along with its existing business lines for managing troubled assets, the strategic partnership with MSI enables Default Resource to provide a complete suite of best-in-class products and services for managing distressed property. “Our business model is built around exceeding customer expectations throughout the default process,” said Default Resource Executive Vice President James Zeldin. “Protecting the health of distressed properties—and by extension, their values—is not only a critical need for our clients, but also essential to the recovery of local neighborhoods across the country. When it comes to asset protection, MSI has earned a reputation for providing an unparalleled level of quality and responsiveness. We are delighted to be working together.” “Teaming up with Default Resource was an easy decision for us since we both place quality and service above everything else,” said MSI President and Chief Execuitve Officer Jim Shivers. “This relationship gives us the opportunity to have an even greater impact toward preserving homes nationwide and aiding in the real estate market’s recovery. It is a perfect fit.” For more information visit www.DefaultResource.com or www.MSIonline.com.