mPact: MBA's network for young professionals

Make Your Mark. Move Our Industry.  mPact is MBA's network for young professionals in the real estate finance industry. Join a community of your peers, share your experiences with others online, network with industry insiders, hone your skills or have a voice in the future of real estate finance. This is your opportunity to make your mark, and move our industry forward.

Check out what others think of mPact and explore opportunities to get involved below.

What People Say About mPact

Nicole Brickhouse

While mPact fosters meaningful connections in our individual careers, helping families through the MBA Opens Doors program really brings us together to make a lasting, positive impact beyond ourselves and into our communities.

– Nicole Brickhouse, Walker & Dunlop
Jim Paolino

mPact is a great way to meet other young mortgage professionals who will undoubtedly be the future leaders of the industry moving forward. I have been a member for over a year and find their programming and events to be very educational and interesting. In addition to meeting other young mortgage professionals, they create a safe space to share common experiences. Looking forward to their future events! 

– Jim Paolino, LodeStar Software Solutions
Blaire Watford

Being involved in a group of young, driven commercial real estate professionals motivates me to continue to do more within the industry. This network has opened my eyes to several different career avenues within our industry that I otherwise would not have thought I would be interested in. It also allows me to leverage the knowledge and experience of these upcoming leaders to benefit my current platform. 

– Blaire Watford, Lincoln Financial Group
Ty Cieloha

mPact provides a platform for young professionals to learn best practices and tackle challenges that millennials in the mortgage industry face. mPact members actively look for ways to innovate, solve challenging business problems, and willing to share thought leadership in order to push for positive change.

– Ty Cieloha, Roostify
Ashley Walker

As a new entrant to the CRE financing industry 6 years ago after a career shift, I had a lot to learn. One of the key recommendations from my boss was to get involved with the MBA. As a young professional, mPact was a logical fit. Being part of the advisory committee has allowed me to network with like-minded professionals from a variety of companies, and I have learned about many different business models than I would have in my day-to-day work. I would highly recommend mPact involvement to all new participants and young professionals in our industry.

– Ashley Walker, M&T Realty Capital
Jeff Staffeldt

mPact provides a valuable platform to develop lasting relationships with other young industry peers whom I consider to be future leaders at their respective companies. mPact also provides unique opportunities to interact with senior MBA leadership and mortgage industry executives in small-format settings which allow me to seek advice from industry veterans and share my perspective on current events with decision makers. mPact also provides the opportunity to take a leadership role in organizing charitable events to raise funds and awareness for the MBA Opens Doors Foundation as a way to give back to families in crisis. 

– Jeff Staffeldt, Pacific Life Insurance Company
Munt Alhussain

The true measure of fulfillment and success in life is not working alone on a vision, but working together with like-minded individuals to truly be the additions to society that the world we serve needs us to be. The MBA and mPact highlight the importance of synergy within our industry. Allowing leaders to embrace an abundance mentality that allows all of us in the lending space to serve our various communities while continuing the growth and success of our own organizations.

– Munt Alhussain, Quicken Loans

Upcoming mPact Events

Our mPact members have spoken!

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Snapshots: Check Out Recent mPact Connections in Action!

  • mPact Annual Summer Event - Showcasing Your Strengths
  • mPact at National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) Connect 2019
  • 2018 CREF Convention mPact Reception
  • mPact Capitol Hill Overview and Networking Breakfast at National Advocacy Conference 2019
  • mPact CREF Regional: Chicago Site Tour
  • mPact Lunch & Learn at MBA's 2019 Annual Convention
  • mPact CREF Regional: NYC Leadership Panel
  • mPact at CA MBA's Western Secondary Future Bankers Reception
  • CREF mPact Advisory Committee Annual Fly-In Meeting
  • 2018 CREF Convention Site Tour

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We Want to Hear from You

Do you want to get involved? Do you have an idea on how we can make mPact better? We'd love to hear from you.

Here is how you can reach us: 

for Commercial Multifamily mPact contact Rita Kelly

Contact Krystal Thomas for Residential mPact