Clayton Collins is the President & CEO at HousingWire and Founder & Managing Partner of Riomar Capital. Previously, Clayton worked at RBC Capital Markets in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and was Vice President of National Sales and Marketing at Citibank. Clayton completed his MBA at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He graduated from Elon University with a BS in Business Administration.
At HousingWire, he leads corporate strategy, product and editorial roadmap, and focuses on building a world-class team of business media professionals.
HousingWire announced its expansion into multifamily real estate and lending coverage in April. Today, CEO Clayton Collins leads an interview with Editor Ben Lane to dive deep into HousingWire's multifamily coverage model.
The economy and housing market both look good as we head into, what should be, another robust summer home sales season. At HousingWire, our mission is Moving Markets Forward. To help our readers and clients continue to put buyers in homes, win market share and build successful businesses, we’re making some serious investments.
In the days following the 2016 election, business leaders across many industries were hopeful that the new president would make good on his promise of widespread deregulation. Banks and other financial institutions were especially optimistic. Here at last was the relief they had been looking for. Or not.
Even Hollywood knows better than to produce a sequel when the original movie is truly, horrifically bad. That’s why, thankfully, we haven’t seen sequels to such all-time cinematic disasters as Howard the Duck, Gigli, The Last Airbender, Jack and Jill, Glitter, or Battlefield Earth. Which brings us, in an admittedly roundabout way, to the question of whether we’re about to see a sequel of sorts in the mortgage industry: The Return of the Subprime Loan.
With FHFA director Mel Watt’s term due to expire in January 2019, the question of whether to move ahead on some version of administrative reform may rest with his successor. In the meantime, policy makers would be well-served to work together to come to some agreement on options for administrative reform. At a minimum, agreeing on a common definition would be a good first step.