Marina B. Walsh
Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA's research and economics department, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders and servicers. She has worked in real estate finance for close to twenty years. Currently, she leads the management and direction for the annual and quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports, the Servicing Operations Study and Forum, the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program, the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program, and other ad hoc surveys and policy analyses. She is also MBA’s spokesperson for the Quarterly National Delinquency Survey.
In addition, Walsh conducts specialty workshops, symposiums, and roundtables on a variety of current topics critical to the mortgage industry and provides program advisory support for several conferences, particularly MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference and its National Servicing Conference. She is an instructor for several MBA Education webinars and courses, including the Introductory and Advanced Schools of Mortgage Servicing and the Future Leaders Program. Results of her work have been published in all of the major trade publications as well as national and local newspapers. She is a frequent speaker at MBA and other industry events and conferences.
Walsh was named to HousingWire’s “2016 Women of Influence” list. The list, which is based on nominations from the industry, highlights women who are making significant contributions to mortgage banking and real estate.
Prior to joining MBA, Walsh was a manager in Ernst and Young's Real Estate Advisory Services Group where her focus was Federal credit program design, implementation, and performance measurement. She started her career in the Management Training Program, then subsequently in the financial planning division, of the Port Authority of NY & NJ. She holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University.