Video & Recap: NAWRB Women’s Economic Growth, Investments & Homeownership

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Thank you to everyone who attended our NAWRB Women’s Economic Growth, Investments & Homeownership event in Irvine, CA on April 30th! A splendid, energetic group of potential homebuyers and real estate professionals gathered at the Lutron Training Center to hear invaluable information about how to serve women and veteran markets, acquiring capital investment opportunities and […]

NAWRB Women’s Economic Growth, Investments, & Homeownership


More than ever, women are purchasing more homes, owning more businesses, and gaining capital through multiple revenues. Women are putting their economic independence as a top priority in order to have successful futures. Professionals in the housing and real estate ecosystem, as well as prospective homebuyers and homeowners, are welcome to learn insider tips on […]

Women Business Owners Are Missing Out On Billions in Tax Incentives & Investments: Congress Can Change That


When her short-term corporate housing company started to draw sizable revenue, Chicago-based business owner Francine Manilow realized she needed to change how her business was organized in order to take greater advantage of tax breaks. Women-owned businesses like Manilow’s represent more than a third of all U.S. companies. Yet they are often disadvantaged by the […]

Best Cities for Rental Investments


Homeownership is a perpetual hot topic. We all know someone who is in the process of buying a home, saving for a home, losing a home. Every day there are new articles and statistics declaring the improvement, decline or stagnation of the housing market. As homeownership remains an uncertainty for millions of Americans, renting has […]

Recap of IMN’s 3rd Annual Single Family Rental Investments Forum

Hundreds of real estate professionals flocked to Scottsdale, Arizona for IMN’s 3rd Annual Single Family Rental Investments forum. The event highlighted private equity, REITs, note buyers, bond investors, and fix & flippers. With a fluctuating market, it is important to reevaluate the relevancy of housing processes and how to approach them. The three-day forum tackled […]

Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Keeping People Employed & Communities Vibrant


Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Keeping People Employed & Communities Vibrant, with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), and special guests Natalie Rubalcava, COO of Orange County Business Council (OCBC), and Kellie Aamodt, Board Member of Marine Research and […]

House Committee on Financial Services Holding Large Banks Accountable


Honorable Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, and Honorable Joyce Beatty, Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, recently released a report titled, “Diversity and Inclusion: Holding America’s Large Banks Accountable,” which serves as a deep dive into the actions the Committee will take regarding the diversity practices of […]

sheCENTER(FOLD) Dr. Alexis Crow


Lead of Geopolitical Investing Practice at PwC; Senior Fellow of Columbia Business School and Senior Fellow of Global Business and Economics at the Atlantic Council Dr. Alexis Crow Dr. Alexis Crow is an accomplished academic and business professional who helps leading corporations and asset managers capitalize on dislocations for increased profit and expansion. Her profession has […]

Globetrotting NAWRB & DC Finance’s 2019 Family Office Impact

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For the past four years, Desirée Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, has had the honor of representing a voice for the gender lens perspective in the real estate and housing ecosystem at several of the largest events for ultra high net worth individuals, family offices and investors across the globe with one of the […]