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: Erik Richard

Founder and CEO of Landmark Network

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Erik Richard has been in the financial industry for 22 years, with the last 10 specifically in the appraisal industry. Richard founded Landmark Network in 2007 and has been instrumental in expanding the company through the acquisition of five companies (a tech firm and four AMCs).

His efforts have helped the company secure a place for three years on Inc.’s fastest growing companies listing. In fact, Richard has helped the company’s revenue grow 62% during the last year and under his leadership Landmark has become the No. 1 AMC in the reverse mortgage industry.

Richard is a former board member of Five Star Institute’s National Appraisal Congress, which is comprised of experts within the real estate appraisal industry. He is leading the charge in diversity and was appointed by the MBA board of directors to the association’s Diversity Inclusion Committee. Richard is also the senior policy and program adviser for the American Mortgage Diversity Council. 


I believe in always finding ways to help other people achieve their business goals, whether it is through strategic introductions for business ventures or help with employee issues. This has helped me develop long-term relationships that, more often than not, turn into opportunities in the future.

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