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New Initiatives and Outreach 

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

{Link to: https://www.mba.org/who-we-are/mbas-diversity-and-inclusion-initiative}

MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, provides leadership and guidance to help the real estate finance industry gain a competitive advantage by increasing diversity in leadership, workforce and suppliers.

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2016 marked a year of milestones for this important industrywide initiative.

  • Granted four companies with first Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award.
  • Held largest Summit on Diversity and Inclusion yet with nearly 300 industry leaders.
  • Awarded 100 Diversity and Inclusion scholarships in 2016.
  • Released MBA Compliance Essentials Diversity & Section 342 Resource Guide including business practices to promote diversity and transparency. 

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MBA M-TEAM

Launched in late 2016, the M-Team, MBA’s consolidated member services group, focuses on member needs and success. Engagement specialist will be available for members to contact directly with questions regarding MBA’s products, services and how to get the most out of their membership. 

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GROWING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE

A key component of our industry, MBA continues to focus on growing tomorrow’s workforce and has added programs to keep us moving forward.

In 2016 we focused on the following programs: 

FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM 

{Link to: https://www.mba.org/conferences-and-education/mba-education/leadership-development/future-leaders-program}

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR 

{Link to: https://www.mba.org/conferences-and-education/mba-education/mortgage-banking-bound/students/connect/virtual-fairs}

CREF CAREERS 

{Link to: https://www.mba.org/news-research-and-resources/research-and-economics/commercial-real-estate-finance-(cref)-careers}

MORTGAGE BANKING BOUND 

{Link to: https://www.mba.org/conferences-and-education/mba-education/mortgage-banking-bound}

 


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{Link to: https://www.mba.org/get-involved/mpower}

MPOWER

In 2016 we introduced mPower — MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach. Our mission is to provide the platform for women to strengthen their networks, achieve professional growth and development, and to exchange ideas and information about our industry and the broader economy. In just six weeks our online platform has enabled over 700 women to connect and share ideas. 


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WE BELIEVE

{Link to: https://www.mba.org/who-we-are/we-believe}

What better way to tell our story, than through the lens of our own industry. We believe in what we do to serve communities every day; and our ad campaign is meant to tell everyone from Washington influencers to lawmakers and regulators that our industry is proud of our accomplishments. Our members are hard at work, telling the story to consumers as well, with a series of customizable ads made available on our web site. Together, we can give a voice to the good our industry is doing and restore trust and confidence to the real estate finance industry.