Millennials Driving Real Estate Investment

Millennials are Driving the Trend in Real
Estate Investment

Many have been skeptical that Millennials are interested in homebuying, but various reports show Millennials’ growing interest in real estate investment. A RealtyShares report on Americans’ investment preferences indicates that 55 percent of Millennials are interested in real estate. This interest is mirrored in research from Fannie Mae that states 85 percent of Millennials see real estate as a good investment.

A recent Forbes article shows they are driving the trend of real estate investment and investing less in the stock market. A little over half of Americans were investing in the stock market last year, a decrease from almost two-thirds in 2007. In the report, Millennials were asked to choose the “best-performing investment since 2000.” While 40 percent reported uncertainty, 25 percent chose the stock market, and 20 percent of Millennials believed real estate performed the best since 2000.

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Desirée Patno, NAWRB CEO &
President, Named Top 4 Real
Estate Influencer to Follow

“I am honored and humbled to be Ranked #4 amid the Top 10 Real Estate Influencers to Follow from Entrepreneur.com. As NAWRB continues our mission to advance women’s diversity and inclusion in the housing ecosystem, I am energized by the depths of conversations we are having to drive women to the forefront with accountability and results. Finding passionate, committed strategic partners and individuals in moving the needle in the right direction for women to have a seat at the table for economic growth is a dream come true.” -Desirée Patno

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Women Entrepreneurs Make
Progress on the Policy Front

When I first began advocating for women entrepreneurs over 15 years ago, I was excited to take on the challenge. At that point the majority of meetings I went to on Capitol Hill consisted mostly of men, and no one was focusing on women business owners. For the first five years, I spent most of my time convincing the Congress that women business owners cared about economic issues that affected the growth of their business instead of the social issues “women” cared about. Not only was there a lack of understanding about women entrepreneurs, there was also a disparity between male-owned and women-owned businesses. The women’s business community’s favorite phrase was “we want a seat at the table.”

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NAWRB Nexus Conference

2017: Early Bird Special Ends
May 31, 2017

The NAWRB Conference is the nucleus, the center, and the source of business sustainability. As a non-partisan organization, NAWRB still has a seat at the table. Our relationships at the forefront allow us an inside look at government contracting forecasts. What opportunities does the future hold? Millions of dollars in procurement contracts and vendor relations were secured from connections made at the 2016 NAWRB Conference. Unlock your business growth!

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NAWRB Roaring Thirty Award Nominations! DEADLINE May 31

The NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards honor the women leaders in the housing ecosystem making a difference with a seat at the table for women. These are trailblazers succeeding through unprecedented obstacles and demonstrating women’s power as influencers in business.

Nominate Today!



In the News!

The Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for the 4th Consecutive Year
The federal government has reached its small business federal contracting goal for the 4th consecutive year, awarding 24.34% ($99.96 billion) in federal contract dollars to small businesses.

Census Bureau Highlights Travel Data
The U.S. Census Bureau released a series of travel-related products to highlight travel dataduring peak tourist seasons.



Upcoming Events

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s
movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making
a better tomorrow!

May 25: InnovateHER Challenge 2017
NAWRB is excited to announce that we are once again co-sponsoring the InnovateHER Challenge 2017 with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)! The InnovateHER competition aims at discovering women entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.

June 8: C.A.R. WomanUP! Conference
This one-day event dedicated to the empowerment of women will help you grow your business, develop your career and connect with other leaders in the California brokerage community.

June 8-9: IMN 2nd Annual Residential Mortgage Notes, Non- & Re-Performing Loans Symposium
With approximately $20 billion in non-performing loans already sold in 2016, the conference is well-timed for the industry to discuss the trading in the market.

June 20-21: MBA National Advocacy Conference 2017
The National Advocacy Conference is the largest advocacy event of the year focused solely on the issues facing real estate finance.

June 20-22: WBENC National Conference & Business Fair 2017
With three days of programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions and more.

June 29: The Latino Coalition Economic Opportunity Summit
Guest speakers will delve into the most topical issues during a day that will cover TLC’s “four C’s” of business ownership: Capital, Capacity, Contracts and Cost.

July 16-19: NAWRB 4th Annual Conference, Women’s Collaboration for the Future
The NAWRB Annual Conference will highlight actionable solutions to increase women’s gender equality in the American workplace. The only way to beat the competition tomorrow is by preparing today. Register to take your business to new heights!

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NAWRB Co-Hosts InnovateHER with SBA: Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Jennifer Stewart-Tai, President and Founder of City Girl Prepper, for winning the InnovateHER Challenge co-hosted by NAWRB and the Small Business Administration (SBA)!

This morning, NAWRB co-sponsored the InnovateHER Innovating for Women Challenge 2017 at the Lutron Electronics Training Center in Irvine, CA. This competition is inspired by the need for innovative products and services to assist working women and their families.

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Putting Tools in the Hands of Women Entrepreneurs

At the Small Business Administration, we recognize that helping small women-owned businesses is critical to our economy.  Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments.  In fact, from 2002 to 2007, the growth of women-owned firms outpaced firms owned by men at a rate of 4-to-1.

The impact women-owned businesses have on our economy is easy to see: they employ more than 7 million workers and generate more than $1 trillion in revenue each year.   The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is committed to helping these businesses start, succeed, and grow, with opportunities for women-owned businesses existing in all of SBA’s core program areas.

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Newsletter: Best Cities for Working Moms – National Bike Month – InnovateHER Challenge Deadline May 22

Best and Worst States for Working Moms in 2017

A new report from WalletHub analyzes the best and worst states for working mothers by comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three factors: 1) Child Care, 2) Professional Opportunities and 3) Work-Life Balance. Using 13 metrics-ranging from gender wage gap to parental leave policies-the data website evaluated the three factors to determine the best state for working mothers.

Workplaces that allow working mothers to capitalize on their opportunities are essential. With their presence-women comprise almost half of all U.S. workers, and over 70 percent of mothers with children younger than 18 are working-the American labor force cannot afford to miss out on the contributions of this demographic.



National Bike Month: Biking Healthy and Safe

May is National Bike Month, showcasing the benefits of bicycling and encouraging a greater amount of Americans to participate in the activity. Established in 1956, and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, the observance has events and celebrations in communities across the country. As part of the month, National Bike to Work Week is held the third week of May, and this year Bike to Work Day falls on May 19.



NAWRB and SBA Co-host InnovateHER Challenge! DEADLINE May 22

NAWRB is excited to announce that we are once again co-sponsoring the InnovateHER Innovating for Women Challenge 2017 with the Small Business Administration (SBA)! The competition gives entrepreneurs across the country the opportunity to showcase their products and services while competing for up to $70,000 in prize money.



In the News!

Women are often in an ideal spot to help drive productive change in the design and maintenance of water systems, water distribution, and policymaking.

Pew Research Center: Voter Turnout 2016

Overall voter turnout – defined as the share of adult U.S. citizens who cast ballots – was 61.4% in 2016, a share similar to 2012 but below the 63.6% who say they voted in 2008



Upcoming Events

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

May 18-19: IMN Middle-Market Multifamily Forum (West)

Targeted to both smaller and mid-sized owner/operators, a group that comprises 75 percent of all multifamily investors, IMN launches the new West Coast program.

 

NAWRB is excited to announce that we are once again co-sponsoring the InnovateHER Challenge 2017 with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)! The InnovateHER competition aims at discovering women entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.

June 8: C.A.R. WomanUP! Conference

This one-day event dedicated to the empowerment of women will help you grow your business, develop your career and connect with other leaders in the California brokerage community.

June 8-9: IMN 2nd Annual Residential Mortgage Notes, Non- & Re-Performing Loans Symposium

With approximately $20 billion in non-performing loans already sold in 2016, the conference is well-timed for the industry to discuss the trading in the market.

June 20-21: MBA National Advocacy Conference 2017

The National Advocacy Conference is the largest advocacy event of the year focused solely on the issues facing real estate finance.

June 20-22: WBENC National Conference & Business Fair 2017

With three days of programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions and more.

June 29: The Latino Coalition Economic Opportunity Summit

Guest speakers will delve into the most topical issues during a day that will cover TLC’s “four C’s” of business ownership: Capital, Capacity, Contracts and Cost.

July 16-19: NAWRB 4th Annual Conference, Women’s Collaboration for the Future

The NAWRB Annual Conference will highlight actionable solutions to increase women’s gender equality in the American workplace. The only way to beat the competition tomorrow is by preparing today. Register to take your business to new heights!

Newsletter: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – InnovateHER Challenge & Roaring Thirty Awards Deadline

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2017

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, dedicated to the celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In 1978, the first 10 days of May were selected to honor Asian/Pacific American history; in 1992, Congress expanded the observance to the entire month of May.

According to the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website, May was chosen to commemorate the first Japanese immigrating to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to recognize the anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion on May 10, 1869. Chinese immigrants comprised the majority of the workers who laid the railroad’s tracks.



NAWRB and SBA Co-host InnovateHER Challenge! DEADLINE May 22

NAWRB is excited to announce that we are once again co-sponsoring the InnovateHER Innovating for Women Challenge 2017 with the Small Business Administration (SBA)! The competition gives entrepreneurs across the country the opportunity to showcase their products and services while competing for up to $70,000 in prize money.



NAWRB Roaring Thirty Award Nominations! DEADLINE May 31

The NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards honor the women leaders in the housing ecosystem making a difference with a seat at the table for women. These are trailblazers succeeding through unprecedented obstacles and demonstrating women’s power as influencers in business.



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This research explores the distinct relationship between crowdfunding and women entrepreneurship, and develop a deeper understanding of crowdfunding as capital source.

 

SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training To Veteran Entrepreneurs

The funding will be given to a U.S.-based organization to expand an existing program providing federal procurement entrepreneurship training to veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, while building the capacity of VOSBs and SDVOSBs to compete for and win federal contracts.



Older Americans Month 2017

John F. Kennedy designated May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month after meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, encouraging all Americans to honor older people across the country. Every year since, the president has issued a formal proclamation during the month of May in support of older Americans. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter officially changed the observance’s name to Older Americans Month.



NAWRB sheCalls

NAWRB sheCalls provide industry updates, training and access to important resources for women in housing. Call in to find out what you’ve been missing!

 May 10: Ready, Set, Grow! Living in the “I Can Consciousness – Knocking the ‘t’ off of Can’t” Works!

Rosalind Booker, Principal Broker-Owner, Arbrook Realty, will host this sheCall addressing powerful ways to change your mindset in order to win! Including an interview portion, this call is a must-attend for entrepreneurs looking to maximize their potential and raise their bottom lines.



Upcoming Events

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

 

May 4-6: WPO 20th Annual Conference

WPO members will share business strategies and experience with other successful women from all over the world, and learn from interactive seminars and speakers.

May 5-7: 2017 WMC Progressive Women’s Voices Training

Participants receive training and tools to position themselves as media spokeswomen in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines.

May 7-10: MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2017

This conference presents comprehensive and up-to-date information on regulatory initiatives, litigation, legislation and enforcement activity impacting our industry.

May 10-11: Women Network California Women’s Conference 2017

Whether you are leading an organization, a business or a nonprofit, attend to discover the life-changing strategies of some of the world’s leading women.

June 8: C.A.R. WomanUP! Conference

This one-day event dedicated to the empowerment of women will help you grow your business, develop your career and connect with other leaders in the California brokerage community.

July 16-19: NAWRB 4th Annual Conference, Women’s Collaboration for the Future

The NAWRB Annual Conference will highlight actionable solutions to increase women’s gender equality in the American workplace. The only way to beat the competition tomorrow is by preparing today. Register to take your business to new heights!

Newsletter: CFPB Diversity and Inclusion Strategies – NWBC Women’s Entrepreneurship Report

 

CFPB Releases Report Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a report summarizing strategies for the promotion of diversity and inclusion (D&I) by mortgage industry professionals. Addressing diversity practices, such as establishing engagement from top leadership, the report comes from the CFPB’s collaboration with the financial services industry.

“The Consumer Bureau’s mission is to protect all consumers across the diverse American marketplace, just as financial institutions seek to serve them with helpful products and services,” stated CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The insights in this report from our roundtable with mortgage lenders help to show the advantages of integrating diversity and inclusion programs in workplaces throughout the financial services industry.”

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In the News!
NWBC Women’s Entrepreneurship Report
From new reports to events, small business week and upcoming May news, the National Women’s Business Council provides these important updates.

SBA announces Relaunch of Small Business Technology Coalition
The Small Business Technology Coalition has relaunched with new partners and a greater emphasis on training users to make their businesses more effective and efficient.

Call for Applications: NWBC Summer Fellow (Summer 2017)
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is searching for a college/university undergraduate or graduate student to join the team for a summer fellowship with a ten week minimum term beginning late May, 2017 (flexible start date).



FDIC Economic Inclusion Summit 2017: Highlighting Real Issues

Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) hosts its first Economic Inclusion Summit exploring strategies to bring consumers into the financial mainstream. NAWRB CEO & President Desirée Patno and Government Relations Chairwoman Silvia N. Rathell are in attendance, participating in the mission to increase the involvement and impact of disenfranchised American consumers.

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 NAWRB Digs Our Heels into the Ground in Washington, D.C.

With National Small Business Week just five days away, what better time for NAWRB to attend decisive Washington, D.C. meetings and events? As a leading voice for women and women-owned and small businesses in the housing ecosystem, we recognize the importance of being on the edge of new developments and maintaining our pivotal relationships in the nation’s capital.

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5 Ways to Beat Your Monday Blues

Phrases like the “Monday Blues” have even become commonplace as people try to describe the gloom they feel about having to return to work. This is no way to kickoff your week, after all, attitude plays a huge role in our lives. Read on to see how you can stroll into the office with some pep in your step and kiss any blues you may have felt goodbye.

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Upcoming Events  

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

 

                                            April 30-May 3: MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo 2017
Join wholesale and correspondent lenders, along with lenders and vendors that contribute to the pipeline of loans sold into the secondary market.

May 1-3: IMN 5th Annual The Single Family Rental Investment Forum (East)
Join peers this May for another great meeting, and benefit from timely educational takeaways and extensive networking functions.

May 3: C.A.R. Legislative Day 2017
A day filled with networking, meetings with your state legislators, lively industry related Hot Topic discussions and more.

May 4-6: WPO 20th Annual Conference
WPO members will share business strategies and experience with other successful women from all over the world, and learn from interactive seminars and speakers.

May 5-7: 2017 WMC Progressive Women’s Voices Training
Participants receive training and tools to position themselves as media spokeswomen in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines.

May 7-10: MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2017
This conference presents comprehensive and up-to-date information on regulatory initiatives, litigation, legislation and enforcement activity impacting our industry.

May 10-11: Women Network California Women’s Conference 2017
Whether you are leading an organization, a business or a nonprofit, attend to discover the life-changing strategies of some of the world’s leading women.

June 8: C.A.R. WomanUP! Conference
This one-day event dedicated to the empowerment of women will help you grow your business, develop your career and connect with other leaders in the California brokerage community.

July 16-19: NAWRB 4th Annual Conference, Women’s Collaboration for the Future
The NAWRB Annual Conference will highlight actionable solutions to increase women’s gender equality in the American workplace. The only way to beat the competition tomorrow is by preparing today. Register to take your business to new heights!

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Newsletter: Cybersecurity Still an Issue within Banks – Six of the 10 Lowest-Paying College Majors are Female-Dominated

  

Cybersecurity Still an Issue within Banks

A recent Accenture report surveying hundreds of senior banking security executives around the world, Building Confidence: Solving Banking’s Cybersecurity Conundrum, reveals that cybersecurity threats for banks and other financial services institutions remain a pervasive problem despite general bank confidence.

Cyberattacks
  • 78 percent of banking respondents expressed confidence in their cybersecurity protection
  • On average, banks face 85 targeted cyber attacks per year
  • 1 in 3 targeted attacks result in a security breach, marking nearly 3 effective attacks per month
  • A mere 40 percent of banks have a clear cybersecurity chain of comma

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     In the News!

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016 looks at changes in young adulthood over the last 40 years.

A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex is available on the Population Estimates webpage.




Six of the 10 Lowest-Paying College Majors are Female-Dominated

A new study from Glassdoor, The Pipeline Problem: How College Majors Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap, takes a look at the role of education in the lack of pay parity between men and women. While approximately 20 percent of the pay gap is accounted for by situations in which women earn less despite having equal experience in the same role at the same company, the gap also results from differences in industry and education.



NAWRB Women’s Global Resource Center: A Platform for Women in the Housing Ecosystem

The mission of the NAWRB Women’s Global Resource Center is connecting women of all levels and women-owned businesses within the housing ecosystem to pivotal business opportunities. Ownership or women-owned business certification, while a requirement for government contracts, isn’t mandatory for opportunities in the private sector or to enroll in our resource center. By creating a depository of women business professionals and women-owned businesses, NAWRB is bringing more women business avenues to the forefront.



NAWRB sheCalls

NAWRB sheCalls provide industry updates, training and access to important resources for women in housing. Call in to find out what you’ve been missing!

Marcia Wieder, CEO & Founder of Dream University

Marcia Wieder, CEO & Founder of Dream University & Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of DREAM: Clarify & Create What you Want, will be discussing the three powerful yet simple steps to dream bigger, live healthier lives, and design the next phase of your life.

U.S. Census Bureau Updates
NAWRB Housing Trends: learn the latest statistics about women, their businesses, poverty and homeownership.



Upcoming Events

If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB strives to be there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

 

April 20-22: NAREB 2017 Mid-Winter Conference

With the theme “Building Black Wealth Through Homeownership,” NAREB will address the power of homeownership to build wealth and host a Coomunity Day on April 22.

April 21-23: AREAA Global Luxury Summit

Join AREAA in Miami, at the largest gathering of Asian American real estate professionals in the history of the city, for three days of education, training, and networking.

April 26: Financial Services Committee Hearing, Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

The Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled “A Legislative Proposal to Create Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs.”

April 27: SDAR Expo

Attend the largest Realtor event in San Diego County to network with leading industry vendors and learn what you need to take it to the next level.

April 27: IMN 5th Annual Green Investing Conference

This event will expand upon its roots in commercial and residential solar to delve deeper into the PACE and green bonds sectors.

April 30-May 3: MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo 2017

Join wholesale and correspondent lenders, along with lenders and vendors that contribute to the pipeline of loans sold into the secondary market.

May 1-3: IMN 5th Annual The Single Family Rental Investment Forum (East)

Join peers this May for another great meeting, and benefit from timely educational takeaways and extensive networking functions.

May 3: C.A.R. Legislative Day 2017

A day filled with networking, meetings with your state legislators, lively industry related Hot Topic discussions and more.

May 4-6: WPO 20th Annual Conference

WPO members will share business strategies and experience with other successful women from all over the world, and learn from interactive seminars and speakers.

May 5-7: 2017 WMC Progressive Women’s Voices Training

Participants receive training and tools to position themselves as media spokeswomen in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines.

May 7-10: MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2017

This conference presents comprehensive and up-to-date information on regulatory initiatives, litigation, legislation and enforcement activity impacting our industry.

May 10-11: Women Network California Women’s Conference 2017

Whether you are leading an organization, a business or a nonprofit, attend to discover the life-changing strategies of some of the world’s leading women.

June 8: C.A.R. WomanUP! Conference

This one-day event dedicated to the empowerment of women will help you grow your business, develop your career and connect with other leaders in the California brokerage community.

July 16-19: NAWRB 4th Annual Conference, Women’s Collaboration for the Future

The NAWRB Annual Conference will highlight actionable solutions to increase women’s gender equality in the American workplace. The only way to beat the competition tomorrow is by preparing today. Register to take your business to new heights!