IRVINE and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Auction.com, a Ten-X company, today announced that Eva Tapia, Senior Vice President of Foreclosure and Trustee Operations, has been named one of HousingWire Magazine's 2016 Women of Influence, a list of 43 women within the housing economy who demonstrate leadership that inspires those in their companies, in their communities and in the industry at large.
"Eva has dedicated the past 20 years of her career to serving as a problem solver, leader and trusted partner to banks, servicers, government agencies, company executives and the employees she manages," said Jason Allnutt, General Manager of Auction.com. "Her deep industry expertise, spot-on instincts and unwavering drive make her a valuable resource to everyone she works with, and we're thrilled that HousingWire has honored her in this way."
As Senior Vice President of Foreclosure and Trustee Operations for Auction.com, Tapia manages and has significantly grown the company's Third Party Sales program, which provides a marketing, educational, training and auction disposition service for lenders and servicers intending to sell properties in default at foreclosure sales. This program, which is by far the largest of its kind in the country, has transformed what was previously the purview of "industry insiders" into an open environment where anyone who is financially qualified can bid on property, thereby improving both the sell through rate and return of Auction.com's clients.
She is a role model and an advocate for women in the real estate industry, participating in Women in Legal Leadership (WILL) as a part of her membership with the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN). A First Generation American, she serves as an important role model for other Hispanic professionals looking to pave their own successful career paths.
This is the sixth year that HousingWire has recognized the women leading the housing industry forward, and the nominations grow more competitive every year. Program honorees were selected by the editorial staff of HousingWire based on tangible accomplishments over the last 12 months. The list represents every sector of the housing economy: residential mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate, as well as those in advocacy positions, including nonprofits and governmental agencies. Winners not only had to excel within their individual companies, but show influence in the wider industry through contributions on panels, publications, mentoring and volunteering.
"It's the influence part of this award that is unique," said Jacob Gaffney, Editor-In-Chief of HousingWire. "The impact of these women is expansive, going far beyond the day-to-day responsibilities they have. These are women who invest their time and energy for the future of our industry, with spectacular results."
HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.
Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.
Auction.com is the nation's leading online real estate transaction marketplace focused exclusively on the sale of bank-owned and foreclosure properties. The company brings a breadth of quality assets to the market, attracting prospective buyers through world-class marketing and leveraging a scalable technology platform to conduct transactions in a transparent, efficient manner. Auction.com and its parent company, Ten-X, are headquartered in Irvine and Silicon Valley, Calif., with offices in key markets nationwide. Investors include Google Capital and Stone Point Capital.