Editors' Choice Awards

HousingWire puts out a series of popular editorial award programs throughout the year supporting and recognizing leadership in the housing industry. The program honorees are profiled in HousingWire Magazine and on HousingWire.com.



Celebrating the housing economies most innovative technology and software companies. The HW TECH100 is the industry's only effort to assess the technology landscape spanning across all of the U.S. housing economy: from residential mortgage lending, servicing, and investments, to real estate technology.

Winners announced: March issue
Nomination period: November 5, 2019 – December 20, 2019


HW Rising Stars

HousingWire’s Rising Stars program recognizes industry professionals under 40 who have become leaders in their respective fields. Those who are helping move the market forward, and making a strong impact on the housing economy.

Winners announced: June issue
Nomination period: February 6, 2020 – February 23, 2020


HW Women of Influence

HousingWire’s Women of Influence program recognizes the significant contributions of women to both mortgage banking and real estate. It honors those who are making notable contributions to both their businesses and to the industry at-large.

Winners announced: August issue
Nomination period: April 14, 2020 – April 24, 2020


HW Insiders Award Program

The HW Insiders Award program recognizes your organization's operational all-stars — those insiders that are your company's best-kept secret, yet vital to its success.

Winners announced: September issue
Nomination period: June 9, 2020 - June 26, 2020


HW Tech Trendsetters Program

The HW Tech Trendsetters program recognizes most impactful and innovative technology leaders serving the housing economy — the people driving innovation for the industry.

Winners announced: October/November issue
Nomination period: July 7, 2020 - July 25, 2020


HW Vanguard Awards

The HW Vanguard Awards program recognizes C-level industry professionals and business unit leaders who have become leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance — those whose leadership is moving markets forward, each and every day.

Winners announced: December/January issue
Nomination period: September 10, 2019 – September 27, 2019


For questions regarding HousingWire's Editors' Choice Awards, please reach out to Caren Karris.