What to expect at HousingWire’s Spring Summit

The focus of the Summit is The Year-Round Purchase Market. Record low rates led to a banner year for mortgage lenders in 2020, and this year is expected to be just as incredible.

Increasing lending and servicing capacity – regardless of rates

Business process outsourcing and digital transformation are proven solutions that more companies in the mortgage industry are turning to. Download this white paper for more.

HousingWire's 2021 Spring Summit

We’ve gathered four of the top housing economists to speak at our virtual summit, a new event designed for HW+ members that’s focused on The Year-Round Purchase Market.

An Honest Conversation on minority homeownership

In this episode, Lloyd interviews a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the history and data behind minority homeownership.


2017 Rising Stars: Nicole Abraham

VP of Production Operations at Academy Mortgage Corp.


Nicole Abraham started in the mortgage business right out of high school as a receptionist, eventually rising through the ranks first as a processor and then an underwriter. Abraham joined Academy in 2012 and took over as vice president of production operations in 2016. 

She oversees operations for 11 regions consisting of more than 400 employees. Her responsibilities also include coaching and growing individuals throughout the organization. 

Since Abraham joined Academy’s executive team, the company has experienced record-breaking growth, with an all-time high of $9.2 billion in loan volume in 2016. Academy is now licensed to originate loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia, with over 260 branches and 2,400 employees nationwide. 

Abraham serves on committees for several of Academy’s highest priority initiatives. She was tasked with building the process development team, co-chaired the Encompass core committee and was an instrumental member of the TRID core team.  


Lead with trust. The moment you extend trust, you begin a relationship like no other. Information-sharing flows more easily. Those you lead become more loyal. The speed in which things are accomplished increases. This is a relationship-based business. The more we can all learn to trust in each other, the more that can be accomplished together.


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