I am deeply honored to bring you this issue of HousingWire Magazine, my first as managing editor of HousingWire. This issue is all about new beginnings, both for us here at HousingWire and potentially for the country’s housing economy as well.
On the housing front, we have a real treat for you this month. Recently, our esteemed magazine editor, Kelsey Ramírez, traveled to Washington, D.C. for an exclusive sitdown interview with new FHFA Director Mark Calabria. Curious to hear Calabria’s thoughts on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Of course you are. Turn to page 30 for Kelsey’s feature on Calabria and the future of the GSEs.
Beyond that, we’re all very excited to bring you our second annual HW Insiders awards, an honor reserved for the housing industry’s operational all-stars. We created this award program last year to bring acclaim to the unsung heroes that are helping drive the industry forward. Last year’s nominations were amazing, but this year’s blew us away. Picking 50 winners from the scores of worthwhile nominees was agony, but we’re thrilled with the results and could not be more excited to share the winners with you. Check out the winners, starting on page 38.