HW Media, publisher of HousingWire, FinLedger, and producer of Engage Events, today announced it has closed on the strategic acquisition of RealTrends, the residential real estate industry’s leading report that ranks the performance of the top U.S. brokerage firms.

RealTrends will continue to publish the REAL Trends 500, The Thousand, and Website Rankings reports on an annual basis, as well as produce the Gathering of Eagles and DealMAKERS events. Together with HW Media brands HousingWire and FinLedger, the company will reach over 11 million real estate, mortgage and fintech professionals each year. In addition, HW Media will be home to the industry’s leading journalists and creators, charged with building communities and serving audiences across digital media brands, virtual and live-event stages, and social media and podcast platforms. 

“Our mission at HW Media is to inform and engage real estate, financial services and fintech professionals through high-quality news media, insightful reports and analysis, and engaging newsletters and events,” said HW Media founder and CEO Clayton Collins. “RealTrends is an incredibly strategic acquisition for our organization that not only accelerates our presence with real estate agents and brokers across the U.S., but also brings new capabilities to HW – specifically, extremely high-quality rankings data, peer groups and in-person event experience.” 

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