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.

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2017 HW Vanguard: Alex Elezaj

CEO of Class Appraisal

New to the industry in 2015, Alex Elezaj has made a tremendous impact at Class Appraisal and the industry in a short period of time. Under his tenure as CEO, Class Appraisal has more than tripled its annual revenue and built strategic business partnerships with more than a thousand of the nation’s top performing appraisers. elezaj

Now the company is doing business with more than 300 lenders, including several of the Top 25 financial institutions in the country. 

Since Elezaj took the reins, Class Appraisal has introduced several new technologies, such as Lead Time Calculator, a web-based interface that allows users to check on the lead time for an appraisal in a certain area. The information is based on collected historical data and provides a snapshot of what is happening in a particular area. 

Over the past three years, Class Appraisal has experienced annual growth rate increases of more than 70%, and is expecting to continue their momentum over the course of the next several years.

In the last year, Class Appraisal revenue is up more than 40%, and the company is set on being the No. 1 appraisal management company in the country. Elezaj’s leadership is all about his focus on people, culture, and building the ultimate client experience. 

“Treating people well, always doing the right thing, and being in the weeds of your business are an absolute requirement to leading a company,” Elezaj said. “Many leaders lose sight as to how important it is to know all of the little things that are going on in their respective business.”

What has been your secret to success?

“Treat people well, always do the right thing, and be in the weeds of your business.”

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