HousingWire Announces the 2023 HW Rising Stars

May 1, 2023

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May 1, 2023 DALLAS, Texas — Today, HousingWire announced the 2023 class of HW Rising Stars. The award spotlights 80 leaders ages 40 years and younger who are driving the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries forward. 

HousingWire’s selection committee selected this year’s HW Rising Stars based on their professional achievements within their organizations, contributions to the overall housing economy, community outreach, client impact and personal success.

"This year’s list of HW Rising Stars represents some of the brightest and most innovative minds in mortgage and real estate,” HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Sarah Wheeler said. “I am continuously impressed by the caliber of talent that emerges each year. This award consistently highlights the importance and impact of up-and-coming leaders who are driving the industry forward with their creativity, dedication and passion.” 

Among the winners is RentSpree’s CEO, Michael Lucarelli. Under CEO his leadership, RentSpree has grown over the past six years into an award-winning seamless platform for real estate agents, owners and renters. It simplifies and automates the entire rental process, from listing to lease. To date, RentSpree has partnered with more than 250 of the most influential MLSs, real estate associations and brokerages to serve over one million users in the U.S.

“I am deeply grateful and honored to receive the Rising Star Award,” said Michael Lucarelli. “It is humbling to be recognized among such a talented and dedicated group of individuals. This award serves as a reminder that hard work, perseverance, and a passion for excellence can lead to great accomplishments.”

Each year, the winners represent standout professionals in housing. The list includes entrepreneurs, marketers, operations experts, technology innovators and many more. While the winners represent a wide variety of industry functions, they all demonstrate leadership and innovation that inspires not only those within their own organizations but in their communities and in the industry at large. 

“Through their unique perspectives and fresh approach to solving complex problems, the 2023 class of HW Rising Stars are making a huge impact on the housing economy all before the age of 40,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “These honorees' extraordinary contributions have helped drive growth and transform the industry, making it more competitive, dynamic and responsive to the needs of customers. I look forward to watching these Rising Stars as they lead the housing industry into the future."

About RentSpree

Los Angeles-based RentSpree is a provider of award-winning rental software that helps seamlessly connect real estate agents, owners, and renters to simplify and automate the entire rental process, from listing to lease. The all-in-one platform is known across all 50 states for its easy and secure interface and suite of rental tools, including tenant screening, rent payments, marketing and renter management. To date, RentSpree has partnered with more than 250 of the most influential MLSs, real estate associations and brokerages to serve over one million users in the U.S. RentSpree is ranked 625th on Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in 2022. Visit RentSpree for more information.

About HW Media 

HW Media is the leading digital community for mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals to engage, learn and access the information they need to support decision-making and business growth. Aligned with our mission to ‘Move Markets Forward,’ we publish daily news and content through each of our core publishing brands including

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