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Newrez’s Lusharn Heastie and Marianne Mainardi Named to HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence List

Newrez’s Lusharn Heastie and Marianne Mainardi Named to HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence List


Fort Washington, PA— Newrez LLC (“Newrez”, the “Company”), a national mortgage lending and servicing organization, announced today that Lusharn Heastie, Chief Diversity Officer, and Marianne Mainardi, Senior Vice President of Correspondent Lending, have both been named among HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence.

“Congratulations to both Lusharn and Marianne on this well-deserved recognition!” said Baron Silverstein, President of Newrez. “Guided by her strong vision and passion for people, Lusharn’s empowering and collaborative leadership style has been fundamental to evolving the culture of our entire organization, including expanding our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Marianne’s pragmatism and solutions-focused approach have kept our Correspondent channel team agile and productive amidst growing and changing market dynamics. As a Company, we are so lucky to benefit from all of the perspective and experience that our female leaders bring to Newrez. It is an honor to work alongside such influential women like Lusharn and Marianne.”

Bestowed annually to 100 women who are pushing the U.S. housing economy forward through their professional achievements within their organizations, HousingWire’s Women of Influence award recognizes some of the most impactful women leaders across the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries.

Ms. Heastie joined Newrez in 2017 as Human Resources Business Partner within the servicing division. Since her very first day with the Company, Ms. Heastie has demonstrated her commitment to creating a positive impact and a welcoming environment for her co-workers. Named as the Company’s first Chief Diversity Officer in 2020, Ms. Heastie oversees all management trainings, inclusive hiring practices, and ensures that diversity and inclusion are woven into each. Through her vision, Newrez recently launched its inaugural Employee Resource Groups (“ERGs”), which provide a safe and empowering environment for employees to discuss, create, and lead ideas that inspire positive change within Newrez and the communities it serves. As a leader, Ms. Heastie focuses on ensuring every person within the Newrez family feels safe and included in their working environment.

Since joining Newrez in 2019, Ms. Mainardi has made a large impact on the Company. Today, she leads the Company’s largest production channel, and has helped her team to achieve record performance across various metrics over the past year. She brought her team to success in 2020 by initiating various operational and technological advancements that allowed her team to adapt and produce loans more efficiently despite the volatility brought on by Covid-19. Through tremendous efforts and unwavering vision, Ms. Mainardi has consolidated three lending platforms into one while also doubling Newrez’s capacity, reducing turn times and meeting the growing demand of customer intake.

This year marks the 11th year of HousingWire’s Women of Influence Award. Each year, HousingWire’s Selection Committee chooses the award recipients based on their professional achievements within their organizations, factoring in contributions to the overall industry, community outreach, client impact and personal success as well.

“The winners of the Women of Influence award are truly remarkable! The contribution of these incredibly accomplished leaders to our industry is hard to overstate,” HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler said. “We’re excited to honor them and shine a spotlight on their achievements.”

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About Newrez  

Newrez is a leading mortgage company that combines mortgage origination and servicing to provide a customer-first journey and help our customers make smart moves throughout the lifetime of their mortgage loans. Differentiated by its origination platform, the Company provides customers with unparalleled lending options to purchase and refinance. Its servicing business services loans on behalf of Newrez customers and includes third-party servicing brand, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing. Founded in 2008, Newrez is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and is a member of the New Residential Investment Corp. family.