PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Friday that one its managers, Nia Patel, has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars list of young leaders to watch in the housing industry. According to PeerStreet, HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars list recognizes talent that demonstrates leadership and innovation, inspiring not only those within their company but also their communities and the industry at large.
PeerStreet reported that Patel began her career at its office as an entry level Real Estate Analyst but quickly climbed the ranks to her current role as Manager of Underwriting. She currently oversees the entire underwriting team at PeerStreet, which ensures the loans purchased by PeerStreet meet its underwriting criteria.
“In a few short years, she went from starting on the team to managing it. She’s now responsible for overseeing a group of over twenty-five people – and growing. Nia’s role and her team is core to the underwriting of the loans offered on PeerStreet’s platform, and her commitment and dedication to the job is evident every day in her work. Nia previously worked at Morgan Stanley, where she was on the Private Wealth Management team.”
Speaking about Patel’s achievement, Brew Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of PeerStreet, stated:
“It was clear from the beginning that Nia is an outstanding talent and exemplifies everything you look for in a colleague: intelligent, hard working and fun to be around. She and her team are crucial to ensuring that PeerStreet can continue to scale while maintaining our standard of quality for our customers. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.”
Brett Crosby, Co-Founder and COO of PeerStreet, also commented:
“Nia came in with a positive attitude and incredible work ethic that helped her become a key part of the company as soon as we hired her. She’s proven herself to be both a leader and a team player. She’s a perfect example of what we look for here at PeerStreet.”
Patel is notably one of 40 Rising Stars on HousingWire’s list, all of whom represent a variety of occupations within the housing industry. Jacob Gaffney, editor-in-chief of HousingWire, added:
“This year’s Rising Stars list represents the only independent award for young professionals in the mortgage space. It’s a comprehensive snapshot of who’s who in our business and the most impressive list to date.”