MBA Opens Up Nominations for Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that nominations were open for it’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Awards.  MBA will begin accepting nominations for the Residential Leadership awards today and the awards will be presented at MBA’s Annual Convention & Expo, October 23-26 in Boston, MA.

“We are proud to announce our first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Awards,” said Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, Chairman-Elect of MBA and Chairman of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which spearheaded this effort. “From enacting sound public policy to promoting positive workplace practices, MBA strives to set the right tone for the industry. As the leading voice for real estate finance, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our member companies for their work and dedication in supporting a key industry initiative – diversity and inclusion, as it pertains to hiring, lending and outreach.”

The awards will be presented to MBA member companies, and are designed to:

  • Recognize MBA member companies that have developed innovative ways to foster diversity and inclusion in the industry
  • Highlight leaders in the area of diversity and inclusion in the industry
  • Inspire business strategies that reach out to diverse populations
  • Raise awareness about the importance of being a diverse and inclusive industry
  • Share industry best practices and successes to inspire new strategies that reach out to diverse populations.

Commercial and Multifamily members will have a separate award process, with nominations opening at a later date to be announced and awards presented at the CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo next February in San Diego, CA.

To learn more or to submit an entry on behalf of an MBA member company or to nominate another MBA member company, please click here.

Ali Ahmad

(202) 557- 2727


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.


Mortgage Bankers Association
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 557-2700

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