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Barber recognized for his outstanding leadership among the top 50 executives in the housing economy.

IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2021 — ATTOM, curator of the nation’s premier property database, is pleased to announce that its CEO, Rob Barber, has been selected as a 2021 HousingWire Vanguard for his vital contributions to ATTOM and the dynamic way in which he is changing the industry.

In its seventh year, the 2021 HousingWire Vanguard award program honors the industry’s top 50 executives, carefully selected by HousingWire’s selection committee, for having led their respective organizations to unparalleled success, as evidenced by expanding products, services and profits in the past twelve months.

“Increasing real estate transparency. Powering innovation. Investing in data and people. These are the key components of ATTOM’s mission that continue to drive our strategic vision, rapid growth, and data expansion initiatives,” noted Barber. “We are committed to serving as a transformative information and property data services organization that fuels innovation, growth and strategy for our customers. This mantra has proven especially important in persevering through the pandemic. Even in today’s current climate, we continue to influence and secure partnerships with industry-leading companies to bring new datasets to the market to power innovation.”

Rob’s true passion for property data guides the ATTOM team comprised of forward-thinking experts, committed to being the one source its customers need for real estate data solutions that impact decisions, innovation and profits. This enthusiasm continues to motivate the company’s growing team of data experts dedicated to ensuring ATTOM’s key stakeholders – ranging from customers to subsidiary partners – achieve success through a culture of integrity and excellence in a positive and collaborative environment.

“The Vanguards have become one of the highest achievements in housing and this year’s list of award recipients represent an elite group of executives who proved to be resilient and adaptable throughout this past 18 months of extraordinary circumstances in the industry,” said Clayton Collins, CEO of HW Media. “The 2021 Vanguards have proven to be true leaders, driving their organizations towards greatness, tackling challenges head on and making major waves in the housing market.”

“We are proud to recognize the 2021 Vanguard winners, who represent the industry’s most impressive leaders. They are leading through an incredible time for those in the housing market — whether real estate, mortgage or fintech — and driving one of the largest sectors of our economy,” said HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler.

About HousingWire

HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 60,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1.0 million unique visitors each month. Our audience of mortgage, real estate and fintech professionals rely on us to Move Markets Forward. Visit or to learn more.

About HW Media

HW Media aspires for audiences to “Come for the content, and stay for the community.” By aligning vertical expertise and innovative B2B marketing solutions, HW Media answers the ever-evolving needs of modern professionals, brands and marketers. With a premium suite of advertising solutions, HW Media builds upon this principle, improving reader experience and delivering brand results. Based in Dallas with team members across the country, HW Media was founded in 2016 through the acquisition of HousingWire and is owned by Riomar Capital, an entrepreneurial investment firm.


ATTOM provides premium property data to power products that improve transparency, innovation, efficiency and disruption in a data-driven economy. ATTOM multi-sources property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation’s population. A rigorous data management process involving more than 20 steps validates, standardizes, and enhances the real estate data collected by ATTOM, assigning each property record with a persistent, unique ID — the ATTOM ID. The 30TB ATTOM Data Warehouse fuels innovation in many industries including mortgage, real estate, insurance, marketing, government and more through flexible data delivery solutions that include bulk file licenses, property data APIs, real estate market trends, property reports and more. Also, introducing our newest innovative solution, that offers immediate access and streamlines data management – ATTOM Cloud.

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