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 Nominate Now webpage.

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.

I was selected as a CRE Finance Influencer 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 team or organization was selected as a 2021 Lender Influencer in CRE Finance or as a 2021 Rainmaker in Debt & Equity Finance, you may submit again this year as an individual. Conversely, if you were previously selected as an individual, 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 2021’s Rainmakers in Debt & Equity Finance, here.
View 2021’s Lender Influencers in CRE Finance,

Oops! I need to change something on my submission.

No problem! Click here to view or modify your entry.

How and when will winners be notified?

Editorial staff will send email notifications to the chosen Rainmakers and their submitters by early November. Due to the high volume of nominations that we receive, only those selected will be notified. 

When will the issue come out?

GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum will profile the Rainmakers in CRE Debt, Equity and Finance in the January/February 2022 issue, which will be distributed in early February. The chosen Rainmakers will additionally gain recognition on GlobeSt.com.

Is there a fee to apply?

No. Submission to this, as well as all of our editorial content, is free.

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.  

What if I still have questions regarding my nomination?

Please contact Ingrid Tunberg with any additional queries.