SOURCE: HousingWire


October 01, 2014 10:00 ET

HousingWire Names 50 Fastest-Growing Companies in U.S. Housing Economy

Inaugural 2014 HW Fast50 Ranks Public, Private Companies on Revenue Growth

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - HousingWire, the nation's most-read source of news and information for the U.S. housing economy, announced today that the company has published the 2014 HW Fast50. The HW Fast50 ranks the fastest-growing companies driving the U.S. housing economy.

Topping this year's list is American Homes 4 Rent, a publicly traded single-family rental specialist that saw revenues grow nearly 3,000 percent during 2013.

The U.S. housing economy's fastest growing privately-held company featured in the 2014 HW Fast50 is HavenBrook Partners, LLC, also a single-family rental specialist, who saw revenues grow by over 1,400 percent year-over-year. HavenBrook ranked 3rd overall.

"It's perhaps one of the most interesting times in recent history to be operating a business focused in some sector of residential housing and finance, with both incredible headwinds but also incredible opportunity for those willing to take risks," said Paul Jackson, CEO & Publisher at HousingWire. "This year's HW Fast50 demonstrates and honors those companies that have navigated complex waters to find new levels of success."

The top 5 fastest-growing firms recognized in the 2014 Fast50 program are:

1. American Homes 4 Rent
2. NMI Holdings, Inc.
3. HavenBrook Partners, LLC
4. Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.
5. American Residential Properties, Inc.

More than 400 companies were considered for this year's program, spanning both private and public businesses representing all sectors of U.S. residential mortgage lending, servicing, investments and real estate operations. Roughly one-third of the companies recognized on the 2014 HW Fast50 are privately held.

"It's great to be the first trade publication to put together an awards program like this, not only because of the objectivity of the ranking process, but also because it demonstrates that there is plenty of growth taking place in U.S. housing finance and real estate," said Jacob Gaffney, executive editor at HousingWire. "We're excited by what we see, and honored by the strong participation from privately-held businesses that demonstrated sound growth in this year's rankings, as well."

Combined, firms ranked in the 2014 HW Fast50 represented $52.7 billion in revenues during 2013, while posting a mean growth rate of over 230 percent.

To learn more about this year's winners, please visit

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