HW Rising Stars

We're recognizing industry professionals under 40 who are leaders in their field!


The 2019 HW Rising Stars nominations are officially open! It’s time to nominate your favorite young market mover.

HousingWire's Rising Stars program recognizes industry professionals under 40 who are ascending leaders in mortgage and real estate. They run major corporations, design innovative solutions, lead teams to success and build tomorrow's great businesses. They work in any and every area of the housing economy but share one common trait: an outsized impact not only within their companies but also on the overall housing and mortgage finance space.

Among last year’s winners were some of the industry’s best and brightest, including Paul Akinmade, the CMO at CMG Financial, Anthony Casa, founder of AIME (Association of Independent Mortgage Experts), and Jenney Shen, vice president, customer delivery team lead at Fannie Mae.

You can find the entire list of last year’s winners here.

The deadline to nominate an individual for this unique and powerful award is Feb. 22, and winners will be profiled in the June issue of HousingWire Magazine. More information on the Rising Stars Program as well as the rest of HousingWire’s Editorial Awards can be found here.