Bob Waun is an expert in second home and resort finance. He has advised major lenders in creating a high yielding seller financed mortgage portfolio and has personally originated over $1 billion in residential mortgages during his 20+ year career. Bob has worked for large banks such as Wells Fargo and smaller boutique banks in the development of new consumer loan programs for condo hotel, fractional, resort condominium and timeshare projects. Mr. Waun currently serves as CEO of America's first second-home lender, Americor Mortgage/Vacation Finance, a consumer mortgage and finance company dedicated to reinventing and rethinking the future of housing and resort financing. In this capacity, he has worked closely with a private debt fund, senior bank lenders, and equity sources to design and write new financing programs. Under his direction, Americor Mortgage/Vacation Finance has worked out over $500mm in condo construction loan debt using its proprietary loan strategy.
Mr. Waun is a popular speaker in the resort industry, is a founding board member of NACHO The National Association of Condo Hotel Owners, and a Chairman's club member of ARDA The American Resort Developer's Association. He currently sits on the Boards of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Real Estate, Condo Coalition, Ligon/Krsge Eye Research Institute, Volvo Ocean Sailboat Race, and the Birmingham City (MI) Principal Shopping District Board. Mr. Waun holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in finance/economics. He has authored numerous articles and white papers on finance and real estate, as well as the book "Besting: Better Nesting" (2006).