HousingWire’s upcoming REO Expo in Fort Worth will be the site of more than just valuable information about the REO industry, it will also recognize the top REO portfolio managers in the nation.

The Pinnacle Awards are awarded to companies that, based on a survey of more than 60,000 real estate professionals worldwide, have achieved excellence in all areas of the industry.

To accommodate the rapidly changing industry, we’ve also changed up the awards this year. Our survey is larger than ever, and for the first time we’ll be awarding Pinnacles based on the size of a company’s REO portfolio. In other words, firms will now be judged against their peer group when being considered.

This will allow the awarding of Pinnacles to firms of all sizes. We’re also consolidating awards categories and recognizing best-in-class firms as a whole instead of presenting awards for specific functions. All in all, the changes will make the awards ceremony more meaningful and more enjoyable for all of the finalists.

Finalists are currently being compiled and will be released soon. The winners are kept secret until the night of the event, which will be held Monday, June 13. For more information, visit the Pinnacle Awards' website.