What information/data will I need to apply?
The complete nomination form, including all questions and word limits, is available for download here. Please note that this is for preparation purposes only. Final entries must be submitted online, via the nomination portal.
Who may apply?
The form is open to any individual, team or organization whose primary business is in commercial real estate lending, loan origination or debt and equity finance.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes. We accept self-nominations, as well as third-party submissions.
How many nominees can I submit?
A submitter can nominate as many candidates as they wish for this recognition. If nominating individuals, please submit no more than five nominees per company. If nominating a team or company, please include only leaders and key members. We encourage you to limit your entries to those who have made indelible impacts on the business.
Is there a fee to apply?
No. Submission to this, as well as all of our editorial content, is free.
I was selected as a Rainmaker last year. Can I apply again this year?To avoid redundancy, we try to vary the Influencers that we profile from year-to-year, however, this is limited to the type of nomination that you are submitting. For instance, if your organization or team was previously selected as a Rainmaker in CRE Debt, Equity and Finance, you may submit again this year as an individual. Conversely, if you were chosen as an individual last year, you may be nominated as part of a team or company this year. In either case, your nomination must include updated information that does not mirror the previous year’s submission.
View 2023’s Rainmakers in CRE Debt, Equity and Finance, here.
Oops! I need to change something on my submission.
No problem! Click here to view or modify your entry.
How and when will the 2024 Rainmakers be notified of their selection?
Editorial staff will send email notifications to the chosen Rainmakers and their submitters in early November. Due to the high volume of nominations that we receive, only those selected will be notified.
How will the 2024 Rainmakers be recognized?
The Rainmakers in CRE Debt, Equity and Finance will be profiled in a feature article on GlobeSt.com in early February 2024. The chosen Rainmakers will additionally gain recognition in GlobeSt.'s various email newsletters.
What if my nominee assumes a new role with a different company after the submission deadline?
By submitting a nomination, you are agreeing that should your nominee be selected as a 2024 Rainmaker, GlobeSt. has the right to include them in the 2024 Rainmaker in CRE Debt, Equity and Finance recognition, regardless of whether or not the nominee has changed companies or positions by the time of publication. That said, for accuracy purposes, you may reach out to Ingrid Tunberg regarding a small update to the nominee’s bio, stating that they have since taken on a new role (time permitting).
How does the judging process work?
Upon the submission deadline, GlobeSt.’s editorial team of industry experts carefully reviews each nomination without bias. The team of judges works diligently to select the industry’s most influential professionals, teams and companies across a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Per company policy, we never subject to a pay-to-play judging model. The judges base their decisions on an array of factors and consider each nominee's different accomplishments, whether that be in their role, through industry contributions, innovations, etc.
How do I increase my chances of being selected?
Be as descriptive, yet concise as possible. Sounds redundant, but it’s simple. Provide details on why you think your nominee should be chosen, but leave out the fluff, like marketing content and self-congratulatory comments. Don’t hide the items of importance within pages of trivialities. Support your entry and statements with backup information—we love facts and figures.