849-I Quince Orchard Boulevard,
Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878
962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 300
Silver Springs, Maryland 20910
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1150 West
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
ERVIN AND ASSOCIATES – CLIENTS:
Consulting, asset servicing single-family loss mitigation
for: Department of Housing and Urban Development,
including Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and
Ginnie Mae National Housing Partnerships
Volunteers of America
OTHER JOHN ERVIN INVESTMENTS/BACKGROUND
49% Investor in Elmira Pioneers, with
Hideo Nomo, Hideki Irabu and Mac Suzuki of
Silex; 100% Investor from 1996-2002 (See Appendix Below)
In partnership with children, EAA Capital, a single-family operation,
including loss mitigation and file review. Son and
former employee, Steven Ervin works for Phoenix
Ventures, a housing and sports operations.
Son and former employee, David Ervin, works for Mortgage
Assistance Partners, a firm involved in single-family loss mitigation
-- helping homeowners work out or restructure a mortgage to forestall
a foreclosure. Steve with his wife Kathleen
Ervin, David with his wife Jeanne Ervin and
daughter and son in law Kristin and Sean
McGervey are also investors in the family baseball investment. National Housing Partnerships, was Ervin's employer
prior to founding Ervin and Associates Married, Jean Augustine, a fellow graduate of Notre Dame High School
in Elmira, NY in 1963 in Saint Casimers Church in 1968 after John Ervin
graduated from Saint Bonaventure University in 1967.
ERVIN AND ASSOCIATES: CLIENT SERVICES
Volunteers of America, 1989 – 1994 Est.
Acquisition services. VOA used Shel Schreiberg
of Pepper Hamilton & Sheetz, for legal services and used Bank United
in Texas for financing RTC acquisitions
Department of Housing and Urban Development, FHA & Ginnie
Mae, 1989 – to date
Annual financial statement services - collecting property
financial statements/audits on 30% of 16,000 multifamily properties,
1994-1996, with Reznik Fedder & Silverman:
- worked with all field offices, Ervin
estimates $40MM of equity skimming referrals to HUD OIG, HUD office of
general counsel and DOJ
- database ownership contended by Ervin, who has maintained and made
available for private basis. Potential Privacy Act issues are not clear.
Asset management services, primarily on a co-insurance (multifamily) portfolio,
1990 - 1996 - worked with 30-40 field offices, included workouts on defaulted
mortgages Technical assistance advisors primarily for the property disposition
group, writing property disposition handbook, studies on the cost of
foreclosure, looked into advertising alternatives, 1991-95. Delegated
processors for five HUD offices, through 1995 (when Fast Track came in),
Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Francisco,
Seattle, involving 200-300 properties Physical inspection services
for multi-family properties - 1992
- 1996, St. Louis, Kansas City
Pre-foreclosure services for single-family property demonstration program
testing pre-foreclosure sales as alternative to foreclosure, 1 of 4 contractors
chosen, 1991-94, Atlanta and Denver --when people
were in default, Ervin would contact them and give them the opportunity
to sell their home through a broker for an amount less than the mortgage
amount. Broker for 15-20 lenders doing HUD pre-foreclosure sales,
including JP Morgan-Chase, Nationwide and Bank
Reviewing mortgage applications for single-family loans, 1991-1995/96-
Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia
and several mid-west offices and CHUMS data entry for the D.C. field office Existing HUD contract(s) cancelled for default
Two Ginnie Mae contracts, 1998 - NA, Small Business Set Aside, one with 40% MWOB
subcontracting and one with 50% MWOB teaming partner
with Asset Strategies in NY, Guy Wilson,
former Ginnie Mae executive as subcontractor, including customer surveys
Property disposition contract, 1998-NA, reviewed and key-punch financial
statements on 7,000 multifamily properties @ $20-25 per statement
Unsuccessful HUD Contract, Bid and Other Activities:
Due diligence on Southeast loan sales;
Bid on due diligence procurement, partnered
with Brown & Company;
Bids on loan sales, partnered with Jayhawk, Cargill and Merrill Lynch and on
small pools individually;
Unsuccessful proposals to partner or do
loan sales work with Wall Street firms bidding on HUD loan sales;
Bid on financial advisor contract, partnered
with Mellon Mortgage and Reznik Feder &
Bid on physical inspections used in mark-to-market
Recommendation for due diligence on HFA sales
by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency;
Significant volume of contract bid protests;
Significant FOIA operation related to HUD
National Housing Partnerships (NHP) (now part of AIMCO,
except for WMF, now part of Prudential mortgage)
Breakdown of Ervin responsibilities as an employee of NHP
and then for NHP as an Ervin client are not yet available. Background on NHP, Inc. is attached below.
& Lewis, through 1999
Dan Hawke (son of Jerry Hawke)
The Venable Foundation:
Getnick – April- July 2000
Mark D. Polston, Summer 2000 to date
Wolf, 1999 to date
FORMER ERVIN AND ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT/EMPLOYEES
Lucy Du (Mrs. Jeff Patton)
Bernard Oleniacz, Esq.
SELECTED INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS-MEETINGS
THAT ERVIN AND ASSOCIATES EMPLOYEES, CLIENTS, PARTNERS
AND ATTORNEYS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN ACTIVE WITH/IN
Mortgage Bankers Association
National Association of
National Housing Conference
National Housing and Rehabilitation Association
DC Bar Association
Federal City Council
VARIOUS INTERNET DISCLOSURE/LINKS ON ERVIN INVESTMENT IN
ELMIRA PIONEERS BASEBALL TEAM
From Pioneers Website:
"The Pioneers are owned jointly by John and Jean
(formerly Augustine) Ervin and their children, Steve with his wife Kathleen,
David with his wife Jeanne, and Kristin McGervey and her husband Sean.
All of the owners are full-time employees of Ervin and Associates, Inc.,
a national real estate consulting firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
John and Jean both grew up in Elmira and graduated
from Notre Dame High School in 1963. They were married in Saint Casimers
Church in 1968 and after John graduated from Saint Bonaventure University
in 1967, they moved to Rochester where they resided until 1977. In 1989,
John founded Ervin and Associates, and over the years, each of Jean and
John's children joined the company."
Nomo, Irabu, Suzuki buy Elmira
By Mark Derewicz
March 20, 2002
A Japanese ownership group led by major league
pitchers Hideo Nomo, Hideki Irabu and Mac Suzuki announced plans Tuesday
to buy the independent Northern League's Elmira Pioneers.
The group will buy 51 percent of the Pioneers
from the Ervin family. The Ervins will retain a 49 percent share in the
team they have owned since 1996. Steve Ervin will remain the executive
vice president of the team and said the rest of the front office will also
remain the same.
Nomo, Irabu and Suzuki formed a company called
Silex to buy the Pioneers. The team will stay in Elmira, where a professional
team has played almost continuously since 1885.
"This is a real shot in the arm," Ervin said.
"I don't know the actual demographics, but if we're not the smallest
town in the league, then we're the second. They have the resources to
buy other teams but became comfortable with us."
And not a moment too soon. Steve Ervin and his
father John have reported substantial losses over the past five years
and desperately needed another backer in order to keep baseball in Elmira.
There's no guarantee the new owners will keep
the team in Elmira past the 2002 season, though they've said they have
no plans to move. The main impetus to purchase the team had more to do
with player development than the almighty dollar.
Phil Kramer, a Los Angeles lawyer and the fourth
member of the new ownership group, said the three major leaguers were
interested in giving more foreign players a chance to play professional
baseball. He said Elmira might become more of a farm team, despite its
Instead of a major league team plucking the talent
whenever it pleases, the Pioneers will hold players' contract rights,
as do all independent teams. So the team can hang on to a player until
it is ready to sell his contract to a major league organization.
The Northern League sells player contracts to
major league organizations for a standard price of $3,000. Most leagues
have a set amount, unlike the fly-by-night leagues of days gone by. Righthander
Kerry Ligtenberg, for instance, was sent to the Braves from the now-defunct
Prairie League for a bag of balls, bats and other equipment.
Nomo, 33, is beginning his eighth season in the
major leagues. He was the National League rookie of the year in 1995
for the Dodgers and has also played for the Mets, Brewers, Tigers and
Red Sox. He has an 82-71, 4.05 career record in 1349 innings. The Dodgers
re-signed Nomo this offseason.
Irabu, 32, has a 31-27, 5.09 career record in
three seasons with the Yankees and two with the Expos. He signed with
the Rangers this offseason.
Suzuki has a 16-29, 5.57 record in parts of four
major league seasons.
Elmira is a member of the Northern League's eight-team
Eastern Division. Northern League East owners tentatively approved the
sale of the team at a January board of directors meeting. Final approval
from commissioner Miles Wolff is expected soon.
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The firm represents prospective and active franchisees and franchisors.
For franchisees, the firm provides services from review and negotiation
of franchise offering documentation to franchise formation, site acquisition
and construction, through business disputes with neighbors, customers,
employees, suppliers, and franchisors. The firm litigates, arbitrates,
mediates, and takes cases to trial before judges and juries. For franchisors,
the firm establishes franchise businesses and prepares necessary documentation,
and also provides transactional and litigation services as needed.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON
NHP, INC., ERVIN EMPLOYER AND ERVIN AND ASSOCIATES CLIENT
SEC Documents related to the approximate time of the qui tam
filing for NHP, its mortgage banking subsidiary, WMF, and NHP’s purchaser
for stock and cash in 1997 (not including WMF which was later purchased
by Prudential) AIMCO are listed below. Links are also provided for NHP’s
largest shareholders, Harvard Endowment, Capricorn Holdings
and J. Roderick Heller III.
NHP, Inc. Proxy for Annual
Meeting of Shareholders, July 24, 1996:
NHP, Inc. Form 10K/A Annual
Report-Transition Report for the year ended
December 31, 1996, Amendment No. 2, filed Oct 29 1997.
WMF, Inc (Washington Mortgage
Group) Proxy for Annual Meeting of Shareholders, June 10, 1999:
WMF, Inc. (Washington Mortgage
Group) Annual Report/Form 10-K for the Period
Ended December 31, 1999:
WMF, Inc. (Washington Mortgage
Group) Annual Report/Form 10-K for the Period
Ended December 31, 1998
AIMCO (Acquired NHP
for cash and stock in 1997)
AIMCO (Apartment and Investment
Management Company) Proxy Statement for
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on April 20,2000:
AIMCO (Apartment and Investment
Management Company) Form 10-K Annual
Report for the Year Ended December 31, 1999:
III (Approximately 4%)