The Week Ahead, Feb. 28, 2022: 4 Things to Know

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

First, Jerome Powell. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell visits Capitol Hill this month to deliver the Fed’s Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress.

Powell will appear before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, Mar. 2. The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in 2128 Rayburn House Office Building and can be accessed online here.

On Thursday, Mar. 3, Powell travels to the other side of the Capitol to appear before the Senate Banking Committee. The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 538 and can be accessed online here.  

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

Second, MBA. On Wednesday, MBA releases its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, with commentary and analysis from MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan.

Third, Economic Reports. The first week of the month means one thing: jobs reports. Three of the four major reports take place this week: The ADP National Employment Report (Wednesday); Initial Claims (Thursday); and the February Employment Situation (Friday.) For the latter, MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni will provide commentary and analysis in the Monday, Mar. 7 edition of MBA NewsLink.

Here are this week’s scheduled housing/economic reports. MBA NewsLink will provide coverage of those marked in bold):

Tuesday: CoreLogic Home Price Index; Construction; Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Index; Dallas Fed Texas Retail Outlook Survey

Wednesday: MBA Weekly Applications Survey; ADP National Employment Report

Thursday: Initial Claims; Productivity & Costs (Revised); ISM Non-Manufacturing Index; Manufacturing, Shipments And Orders

Friday: Employment Situation

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

·          Mar 6 – 9, 2022— Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference 2022

Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Colo.

·          Apr 11 – 14, 2022— Technology Solutions Conference and Expo 2022

The Bellagio Las Vegas

·          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!