Press Release: HousingWire Acquires The Reverse Review
IRVING, TEXAS – June 19, 2018 – HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information covering the U.S. housing finance market, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Reverse Publishing, LLC and its associated media brand, The Reverse Review, from American Advisors Group (“AAG”). Founded in 2008, The Reverse Review has provided insight into the rapidly evolving reverse mortgage market.
“HousingWire will build on The Reverse Review’s foundation in the reverse mortgage industry to propel our coverage of the housing wealth market, focusing in on senior housing, retirement income planning and equity release products,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HousingWire. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jessica Guerin to the HousingWire team. Her industry knowledge and leadership will be instrumental in serving HousingWire and The Reverse Review readers.”
Acquired by AAG in 2011, the magazine ceased publication in late 2017 while AAG navigated options for expanding its reach and audience, ultimately deciding to sell the publication to HousingWire. In an effort to shift its focus to educating and informing a broader audience of housing and mortgage industry professionals, HousingWire will relaunch The Reverse Review as an e-newsletter and incorporate housing wealth coverage into HousingWire online news and as a component of its monthly magazine.
Ms. Guerin has joined HousingWire as an Editor and is working closely with the HousingWire team to welcome The Reverse Review readers and subscribers to the HousingWire community. “I am thrilled to join HousingWire and continue The Reverse Review’s mission to provide insightful reporting on the reverse mortgage space,” said Ms. Guerin. “With the support of HW’s talented team, I look forward to expanding our coverage to include all equity release products and investigate the ways in which they can benefit retirement income planning.”
Under AAG’s ownership, The Reverse Review published regular content on issues affecting the reverse mortgage space. By giving members of the industry the opportunity to contribute to the conversation, it sought to provide a forum where professionals in the space could discuss their work and participate in a collective mission to advance the HECM market.