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.
“The Reverse Review has been an extremely valuable resource for this industry for more than a decade. At a time when conversations about housing wealth are more important than ever, we felt it had the power to educate a broader audience about home equity use,” said Reza Jahangiri, CEO of AAG. “HousingWire provides the biggest and best platform to reach a more mainstream audience, especially housing and mortgage professionals interested in how seniors can buy or stay in a home, or just achieve better retirement outcomes, with home equity extraction tools like reverse mortgages.”
About HW Media
HW Media is the leading digital community for real estate, financial services and fintech professionals to engage, connect and gain knowledge. Founded in 2016 through the acquisition of HousingWire, HW Media is based in Dallas, TX with team members across the country. HW Media is owned by Riomar Capital.
HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 40,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 4 million unique visitors each year. Our audience of mortgage, real estate, financial services and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit www.HousingWire.com or www.solutions.housingwire.com to learn more.
About The Reverse Review
The Reverse Review is a monthly magazine that has provided insight into the rapidly evolving reverse mortgage market for more than 10 years. Covering all aspects of the HECM lending space, including senior housing and the housing wealth theme, The Reverse Review built a loyal and engaged audience of loan originators, servicers, appraisers and counselors.
AAG is dedicated to helping older Americans find new ways to fund a better retirement through the responsible use of home equity. As the nation’s leader in reverse mortgage lending, AAG offers a suite of home equity solutions – including federally insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, traditional and proprietary mortgages, and real estate services – that are designed to give seniors a better financial outcome in retirement. AAG is a proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). To learn more about AAG and reverse mortgage loans, please visit the company’s website at www.aag.com.
Marketing Manager, HousingWire