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More Insights, Better Decisions: Michael Fratantoni’s 2021 Mortgage Industry Outlook

While there’s no crystal ball capable of showing the industry’s future, the right data can help us prepare for what lies ahead. 

In this on-demand webinar, MBA Chief Economist Michael Fratantoni leads a data-packed discussion on the state of the mortgage industry. Drawing on the latest stats, Mike will help you take a data-driven approach to your business decisions this year. 

Some of the key topics discussed include:

  • A macro-economic overview of the job market and rate expectations
  • Housing and mortgage market trends and forecasts around borrower demographics, applications, and origination volume
  • The latest origination and servicing benchmarks with a focus on production profitability and productivity
  • Key policy items from Washington and what they might mean for your business


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Featured Speakers

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Michael Fratantoni

Chief Economist & Senior Vice President Research and Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

Michael Fratantoni is MBA's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA's industry surveys and benchmarking studies, economic and mortgage originations forecasts, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for both single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. Additionally, Fratantoni is a member of the Board of Directors of MISMO and the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in economics from The College of William and Mary, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and Georgetown Universities.


Lori Brewer

Founder & CEO, LBA Ware

LBA Ware™ Founder and CEO Lori Brewer is an accomplished entrepreneur and technology leader who has manifested her forward-thinking visions into the development of numerous fintech enterprise applications including the premier incentive compensation platform CompenSafe™ and mortgage business intelligence software, LimeGear. As an officer in the U.S. Air Force, she designed an inaugural website for the C-130 Hercules, organizing and presenting crucial information for troops around the globe. As a civilian software developer, she was hired by a mortgage lender and found similar challenges: disorganized and disparate data, a clear need for improved processes and the opportunity to show high returns on technology investments. Now with over 25 years in mortgage banking experience, she is an indispensable technology leader in the industry and recipient of the prestigious Tech All-Star award by the Mortgage Bankers Association.