Steve Harvey – An American Comedic Success Story

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Steve Harvey

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Patrick Borchard serves as chief financial officer of Pangea Properties REIT, a value-add player in the distressed multi-family market. In his free time, Patrick Borchard watches comedy shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld, and he enjoys the work of television host and comedian Steve Harvey on which Pangea has been a guest/sponsor. Mr. Borchard’s firm joined forces with the comedian during the 2013 and 2014 holiday season, providing no-cost apartments to families in need.

From a West Virginia coal mining family, Steve Harvey held diverse jobs throughout his 20s, from insurance salesman to prospective boxer, before finding his calling on the stage. Starting as a stand-up comic in the mid-1980s, he was discovered in 1989 as a finalist in a national comedy search. He became host of the syndicated Showtime at the Apollo show in 1993 and started The Steve Harvey Show three years later. Teaming up with other top-level comedic talents, he launched The Kings of Comedy in 1999, which became the most financially successful U.S. comedy tour ever.

In recent years, Steve Harvey has stayed active as a talk show host and has had a surprisingly successful career as an author with relationship advice books such as Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.


The Benefits of Being a Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Chief financial officer of Pangea Properties, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust that operates more than 10,000 apartments, Patrick Borchard is responsible for leading investor relations and financial accounting within the enterprise. An active member of the professional community, Patrick Borchard works closely with several members of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Dedicated to helping its members invest in communities, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) offers a variety of business tools and educational opportunities. The following are a few of the basic benefits enjoyed by members of the MBA:

Networking. The MBA hosts a number of events and conferences every year that are available to members. Additionally, members have access to the association’s online directory and social networks, allowing members to stay in contact with one another no matter where they are.

Professional advancement. Members of the MBA can easily improve their business by taking advantage of the association’s forecasts and careers board. Further, the MBA maintains compliance essentials that ensure members stay abreast of changes in industry regulations.

Involvement. By participating in an MBA committee or joining the MBA, members can play an active role in changing policy within the industry. At a smaller level, members belonging to a networking group can meet with fellow members regularly and share information.

Resources. Offering daily and weekly e-newsletters, the MBA ensures its members are aware of news in the industry. Members also receive a number of free subscriptions to Mortgage Banking, the association’s monthly magazine, for their companies.