Power House

Power House

The Power House podcast is a show about leadership, markets and entrepreneurship in the housing industry. Each Thursday, Clayton Collins speaks with CEOs and founders from the mortgage and real estate sector to reveal how housing executives think about business growth, operational strategy, and leadership. The Power House podcast reveals the full picture through the stories of the industry’s most impactful leaders. Clayton Collins is the CEO of HousingWire, and the Power House podcast is produced by HousingWire’s Content Studio. Initially launched in 2019 as the Housing News podcast, the show was relaunched as Power House in 2024.

Episodes

April 18, 2024 44 mins
On today’s episode of Power House, we welcome Liz Gehringer, the president and CEO of Anywhere Franchise Brands. She brings with her a depth of industry knowledge as she’s responsible for strategic growth, marketing and operations across Coldwell Banker Affiliates, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, and ERA Real Estate. Clayton and Liz’s conversation today dives deep into the core themes o...
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On today’s episode of Power House, Clayton sits down with Cory Vasquez, the chief marketing officer and most recently promoted to co-president, alongside Vinnie Tracey, at Realty ONE Group. Cory is 20-year communications veteran and joined Realty ONE Group in late 2018 bringing along with her years of experience in a host of communications fields. During their conversation, Cory talks about her unique background in marketing and co...
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This week, we are bringing you a conversation with Leo Pareja, the Chief Strategy Officer at eXp Realty, recorded live with HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins.  eXp was reported as the largest brokerage in the county by sides with 355,000 transaction sides in 2023, according to RealTrends Verified 2024 broker rankings. This discussion with Pareja aims to bring clarity to chaos by squashing misinformation about the recently proposed re...
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On today’s episode of Power House, we are dropping a fantastic conversation with the myth, the legend: Logan Mohatshami, lead analyst at HousingWire. Logan gives a glimpse behind the curtains of his life and his transition to writing about real estate and economic data. In a previous life, Logan was a high school basketball coach, but has since built his housing career on his passion and obsession for timely and accurate economic d...
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On today’s episode of Power House, we are bringing you a fantastic conversation with Mike Tassone, COO and co-founder of Own Up. Own Up is a concierge mortgage marketplace that allows consumers to access customized data and a network of vetted lenders. Prior to his current role, Mike co-led the residential lending business for Leader Bank, which he helped grow to a top 40 lender in the US during his tenure. During their conversatio...
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On today's episode of Power House, we're bringing you a special feature in honor of International Women's Day, which was last Friday, March 8th, and Women's Month, which is the whole month of March. This special feature spotlights two industry powerhouses. HousingWire editor-in-chief Sarah Wheeler leads a conversation with First American Financial Corp. Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi. During their conversation, Sarah and Odeta ...
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In October of 2023 we invited Frank Martell to the stage at HousingWire Annual to chat with Clayton Collins about his new role as CEO of loanDepot and progress toward his Vision 2025 plan. Today, we are bringing you that conversation to your feed as a glimpse into what we call "Battlefield Playbooks” and to preview the amazing interviews that you’ll experience on stage at The Gathering coming up on April 21. Frank and Clayton discu...
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Today, we are bringing to you a conversation with two wonderful guests: Kyle Draper, speaker, author, and video marketing therapist, and Brian Vieaux, the president and COO at FinLocker.  Kyle and Brian have combined their industry knowledge and networks to co-author a book titled “Rethink Everything: You ‘Know’ About Being a Next Gen Loan Officer” which features a lot of valuable insights and knowledge of what you need to know abo...
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Today’s guest is Joe Welu, founder and CEO of Total Expert. Since launching the business in 2012, Joe has led the business from startup to industry leader – trusted by more than 200 leading financial institutions. Total Expert is a five-time recipient of HousingWire’s Tech100 award and Joe is a multi-year recipient of the HousingWire Vanguard Award.  During today’s conversation, Joe explains the early lenders and partnerships that ...
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Today’s guest is Victor Ciardelli, the President and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. Over the last 24 years, Victor has led the independent mortgage bank to be positioned as a top-10 national lender that produced over $34 billion in 2023 production volume.  During the conversation, Victor Ciardelli shares his mortgage journey, from selling loans in a call center to founding Guaranteed Rate, and to their acquisition of PHH Home Loans. They ...
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Today, HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins talks with an industry leader who is well known to many of you: Bob Broeksmit, the President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). With over 35 years of senior finance and mortgage executive experience, Broeksmit brings a depth of knowledge across many facets of the industry, including marketing, sales, operations, secondary marketing, and loan servicing, to his role at MBA.  Prio...
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Today, HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins interviews Brett Ludden, the co-head of Financial Services at Sterling Point Advisors, an M&A advisory and financial consulting firm. Brett has worked at various roles in leading M&A transaction-related analytics and strategies, overseeing teams at Capital One, and consulting for Fortune 500 financial institutions. Collins and Ludden discuss the current market conditions and the outlook for 20...
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HousingWire President Diego Sanchez joins Power House to discuss his new role, executive partnerships and communication, and HousingWire strategy for 2024 and beyond.  Clayton and Diego explore the dynamics of how executive team structures work best, including the differing roles of CEO and President. Diego shares his journey of learning about the housing industry and the fascinating ecosystem it encompasses. They discuss the visio...
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On this week’s episode of the Power House Podcast, HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins chats with Phil Shoemaker, CEO of The Loan Store. Phil joined The Loan Store as CEO last June after a five-year stint at Homepoint and has also held various positions at Caliber Home Loans during his 28-year mortgage career. Today, Phil emphasizes the importance of always focusing on providing excellent customer service rather than relying solely on ...
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On this week’s episode of the Power House Podcast, HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins talks with Chad Roffers, founder of Concierge Auctions. Chad discusses the early stages of his career in real estate sales and brokerage leadership, his launch of SKY Sotheby's, and the difficulties of building a technology business during the 2009 Financial Crisis.  These early entrepreneurial ventures set the stage for the massive success Chad has ...
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January 4, 2024 4 mins
We started the Housing News podcast five years ago to cover and spotlight the housing industry’s top weekly news and newsmakers. The show has evolved to executive discussions focused on interviewing mortgage, real estate and finance leaders – bringing forward incredible knowledge about business strategy, innovation, housing data, and some amazing conversations that we will never forget. As we look forward, the show formerly known a...
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In the last episode of 2023, HW Media CEO Clayton Collins interviews Sarah Wheeler, the editor-in-chief of HousingWire, to discuss the most impactful topics and trends we've covered this year. Clayton and Sarah recap the year, highlighting the volatility in mortgage rates, commission lawsuits and the innovation we're seeing rapidly change the industry. They also touch on the challenges of forecasting mortgage volume, rates and the ...
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With 2023 coming to a close, our host Clayton Collins and our podcast producers looked back at our most impactful and popular episodes of the year to bring you a very special, knowledge-packed recap episode. Today, we feature seven of our most popular guests from 2023 and spotlight their most insightful commentary. These guests include: Jay Bray, CEO of Mr. Cooper Group, Lee Smith, President of Mortgage at Flagstar Bank, Dave Lykke...
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On today’s episode, HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins sat down with career mortgage banker and HousingWire Vanguard Jay Promisco, the Chief Production Officer at Sierra Pacific Mortgage. Jay has spent over 20 years in the financial industry as a former top originator, branch manager, and account executive. He is responsible for increasing the company’s national presence in all production channels. This conversation is all about build...
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For today’s episode, HW Media CEO Clayton Collins had an opportunity to chat with a phenomenal guest: James Robert Lay, a digital anthropologist and the founder and CEO of the Digital Growth Institute.  Today’s conversation is a deep dive into the intersection of marketing, sales, technology, and human behavior in the mortgage industry. James emphasizes the importance of addressing consumer confusion and negative emotions, building...
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