Salene Residential Mortgage Opportunity Fund, which counts MBS pioneer Lewis Ranieri among its managing partners, has been identified as being the "stalking horse" bid on a portfolio of homes owned by the now-defunct Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW) of Ocala, Fla.

Salene has made an offer on roughly 2,000 repossessed properties, according to investment banking sources familiar with the matter.

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