The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
has recognized a total of 72 mortgage professionals—36 from the residential market segment and 36 from the commercial/multifamily market segment—in a graduation ceremony for MBA’s Future Leaders Program held at the association’s 2018 Annual Convention & Expo in Washington, D.C.
"MBA’s Future Leaders Program prepares mortgage professionals in both the single-family and commercial/multifamily markets with the tools they need to become leaders in the real estate finance industry,” said Chris George, 2019 MBA Chairman, and Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial. “This year’s graduates of the program are the next generation of pioneers our industry will look up to for implementing meaningful business strategies, helping solve complex challenges, and ultimately driving the success for MBA members, their customers and the real estate finance industry as a whole.”
MBA's Future Leaders Program, in its 22nd year, delivers a comprehensive leadership training experience for selected participants through three sessions offered throughout the year. These hands-on sessions are geared toward customized assessment of leadership skills and their strategic application; business analysis, and problem-solving and experiential learning through collaboration, networking and peer group interaction. The new class will join a national network of more than 532 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders. This is the fifth class to include graduates who completed a program specific to commercial/multifamily real estate finance.
Initiated in 1996 by then-MBA President Ron J. McCord, CMB, the Future Leaders Program delivers a highly regarded curriculum focusing on leadership and business analysis skills that help candidates advance their careers in real estate finance.