MBA’s Marina Walsh Honored as one of HousingWire’s 2016 Women of Influence

MBA’s Marina Walsh Honored as one of HousingWire’s 2016 Women of Influence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2016) – (RealEstateRama) — Marina Walsh, Vice President of Industry Analysis in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s research and economics department, is being honored today as one of Housing Wire’s 2016 Women of Influence. This list recognizes a wide range of 43 women who have made an outstanding impact on the mortgage industry as a whole.  Walsh currently leads several ad hoc surveys and programs at MBA focusing on industry benchmarking and servicing.

“Marina is a highly sought after speaker at major industry events, and a key source of data and analysis for mortgage executives across the industry” said MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni, “She leads a team of highly skilled analysts at MBA who focus their efforts on benchmarking programs and the servicing side of the industry.”

“The incredible accomplishments of these women span every part of our industry,” Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire Magazine Editor, said. “Their fields of accomplishments vary but their impact is indisputable.”

Walsh has worked in real estate finance for over 17 years. Prior to joining the MBA, Marina was a manager in Ernst and Young’s Real Estate Advisory Services Group; where she focused on federal credit program design, implementation and performance measurement. Walsh holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.

You can read more about Walsh here. You can view articles about other HousingWire Women of Influence 2016 honorees, including several MBA members here.

Ali Ahmad

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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.


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