Mortgage Tech Demo Day

In a half-day format, technology companies will demo their platforms and answer questions. You can tune in for the whole demo day, or strategically drop in on sessions to learn about specific solutions.

DOJ v. NAR and the ethics of real estate commissions

Today’s HousingWire Daily features the first-ever episode of Houses in Motion. We discuss the Department of Justice’s recent move to withdraw from a settlement agreement with the NAR.

Hopes for generational investment in housing fade in DC

Despite a Democratic majority, the likelihood of a massive investment in housing via a $3.5 trillion social infrastructure package appears slim these days. HW+ Premium Content

Road to the one-click mortgage

This white paper will outline how leveraging a credential-based data provider can save money for lenders, reduce friction for borrowers, speed time to close, and overall bring lenders one step closer to a one-click mortgage.


2020 HW Woman of Influence: Riham El-Lakany

Freddie Mac, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Single-Family Division

Riham El-Lakany

As vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Freddie Mac Single-Family, Riham El-Lakany supports the business through comprehensive, effective marketing and communications campaigns and initiatives.

Under El-Lakany’s leadership and direction, her team launched Freddie Mac’s newly designed single-family website and new Single-Family Guide online experience in May 2019 with more than 500 pages on the website and over 3,000 pages in the revised guide. In the last year, the company’s single-family communications grew rapidly in both quantity and quality. Under El-Lakany’s direction, the communications team sent 4 million emails to support more than 700 campaigns. El-Lakany and her team also launched new several new marketing and communications channels, including a podcast series called Home Starts Here, covering dozens of timely topics and featuring top industry experts; a series of digital books on topics that Freddie Mac’s clients care about most; a new online magazine titled Sightline, offering clients the insights and perspectives to help them succeed; and a variety of thought leadership articles aimed at raising awareness and exploring new trends and opportunities. El-Lakany has also been a driving force of #LeadingTheWay, helping to launch Freddie Mac’s campaign focused on the advancement of women in the workplace.

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