Urban Lending Solutions (ULS) has announced the hiring of settlement services industry veteran Michael Forgas, former chief executive officer of National Real Estate Information Services (NREIS), to serve as the company’s chief strategy officer. In his new role, Forgas will help set direction for the firm and head up its sales and marketing efforts.
“I am very pleased to have Mike join our team,” said ULS Founder and Chairman Charles Sanders. “We’ve known each other for many years and his experience will serve our company very well. I’m looking forward to working with Mike to expand our offerings and our client base.”
In his former role as CEO of NREIS and its subsidiaries, Forgas was responsible for all day-to-day operations and decisions for the family of companies. Prior to joining NREIS in 1996, Forgas was a certified public accountant and partner in a large regional accounting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh.
“I expect my efforts will first go toward helping to diversify the company’s products and services in an effort to expand its customer base,” Forgas said. “Chuck has built a great company. I’m excited about helping him take it to the next level.”
Forgas has been very active in issues facing the residential real estate services industry through the Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA) and the Real Estate Service’s Providers Council (RESPRO). He is a past president of TAVMA and has been a member of its executive committee since its formation. He is also a member of the RESPRO board of directors. Forgas graduated from West Virginia University, magna cum laude, in 1981.