The theme this year for AmeriCatalyst's 12th annual event is "TIGHTROPE: Rebalancing Housing Finance". The event is an invitation-only, senior level peer-to-peer think tank focused on the state of the housing finance industry. "TIGHTROPE" is immediately followed by "RENTING THE FUTURE", focused on the state of Single-Family Rental and residential real estate on September 9 and 10. Together, both events cover the entire housing finance and residential real estate lifecycle featuring industry leaders in a uniquely candid and compelling dialogue.
The winners of our Insiders award are people who get things done, who are known throughout their companies as the “go-to” person in their department or division. They provide expertise in areas as diverse as operations, compliance and client services, but also have a reputation for going above and beyond their assigned roles to help out their colleagues, their companies and their clients.
In May of 2016, Airbnb had almost 1.4 listings on the site and raised its revenue projection for this year to more than $900 million. But the site impacts more than just hotel chains. As more investors, not just homeowners, use the site to rent out spare rooms — and even spare couches — it strains the supply of rental houses.
A funny thing happened while the mortgage process became more automated. Rather than reduce human interaction, which some skeptics anticipated, automation technology is in fact having the opposite effect. It is enabling mortgage lending to become a people-first business once again.