The Week Ahead, Apr. 18, 2022: Countdown to MBA National Advocacy Conference and 4 Other Things to Know

Good morning and happy Monday! Here’s what’s happening in the real estate finance world this week:

First, the MBA National Advocacy Conference is just about a week away, preceded by the annual MBA State & Local Workshop.

The State and Local Workshop takes place Apr. 25-26 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C., just ahead of NAC. MBA’s State & Local Workshop is a unique opportunity for leaders and key stakeholders of state and local associations to gather and pool their talents, share ideas and compare lessons learned with each other and the national association.  

This year’s program, developed with your input, will give attendees opportunities to discuss the operational needs and challenges facing industry associations as well as updates on the latest state issues and trends. For more information and to register, click here.

The MBA National Advocacy Conference takes place Apr. 26-27 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. NAC is the largest in-person advocacy event of the year focused solely on the issues facing you and the real estate finance industry. When we work together, we get results. Get ready to listen, learn and advocate.

Featured speakers include Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.; and Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website. And if you can’t make it, MBA NewsLink will provide on-site coverage.

Second, MBA Reports. MBA produces two key reports this week, starting this morning with the updated MBA Commercial/Multifamily forecast for 2022. See the article in today’s MBA NewsLink.

The MBA Weekly Applications Survey comes out this Wednesday, Apr. 20 (8:00 a.m. ET), with commentary and analysis from MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan..

Third, Other Housing/Economic Reports. The busy period for housing reports commences this week. Here’s what else is happening this week with housing/economic reports; those that MBA NewsLink will cover are in boldface:

Monday: MBA Commercial/Multifamily Updated 2022 Forecast; National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index

Tuesday: New Residential Construction

Wednesday: MBA Weekly Application Survey; Existing Home Sales

Thursday: Initial Claims; Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey

Friday: (No reports)

Fourth, Congress. Capitol Hill remains quiet; the House and Senate are in the second week of their two-week spring recess and will return next week.

For more information about the House and Senate, visit and, respectively. For more information about upcoming hearings in the Senate Banking Committee, click For more information about upcoming hearings in the House Financial Services Committee, click

Fifth, Upcoming MBA Conferences. Here is a list of upcoming MBA conferences:

·          Apr 25 – 26, 2022— State and Local Workshop 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          Apr 26 – 27, 2022— National Advocacy Conference 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Secondary and Capital Markets Conference and Expo 2022

Marriott Marquis New York

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Commercial/Multifamily Housing Servicing and Technology Conference

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

·          May 22 – 25, 2022— Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2022

Intercontinental Miami

For more information, click the links above or visit

For the most up-to-date information regarding legislative activity at the state and local level, visit the MBA State Legislative Database here.

For information about MBA Education events, visit  

For information about the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), visit

Enjoy the week!