Author: Zelman Ivy
Package Dimensions: 0x0x505
Number Of Pages: 198
Release Date: 28-09-2021
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By the time Ivy Zelman was seven, she already knew what she was going to be: a business success. This determination powered her through turbulent times all the way to becoming one of the nation’s foremost housing experts.
Ivy overcame significant challenges to succeed as a dominant force on Wall Street. But she wasn’t one to coast. Despite backlash from clients, industry executives and even internal colleagues, she insistently warned a housing crash was imminent. This bold call propelled her to launch her own research boutique and partner with Walker & Dunlop to secure her legacy for the future.
Ivy believes that any person who is passionate, determined and has grit can be successful. Gimme Shelter: Hard Calls + Soft Skills from a Wall Street Trailblazer describes her route to the top in an inspiring fashion that will linger long in the minds and hearts of readers.
“Gimme Shelter is filled with stories about Ivy’s journey as a Wall Street Trailblazer. Be clear – she’s a woman in a man’s world. This is about being brave, being vulnerable. Ivy Zelman is that kind of human that makes you feel like you can do anything, that you can and should connect with everyone in your path, that you need to push back and that you need to fight for what you believe in. This book makes you want to turn on the Rolling Stones, crank it up, and realize that sometimes life can be a real son of a bitch but the ride is worth it. Read this book. I couldn’t put it down.” – Ronda Conger, Vice President CBH Homes
“Ivy Zelman has built a career on seeing what others don’t see. Her vision derives from her willingness to work harder and study more than others. In this memoir, she reveals the source of her drive and the methods she uses to develop insight.” – Richard Green, Director, University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate
“Ivy is the Ax of the homebuilders – the analyst who understands the group better than anyone else on Wall Street.” – Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money”
“All roads led to Ivy.” – Michael Lewis, author of the best-selling book-turned-movie, “The Big Short”
“Want to know how it’s done? Want to know how to break the glass ceiling? Let Gimme Shelter show and inspire you.” – Mike Roizen MD, four-time #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“I first started talking to Ivy Zelman a few years before the great financial crisis. She was a sell side analyst at Credit Suisse covering home builders, and from the start it was clear that she was unusually gifted.” –Steve Eisman, Senior Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman, portrayed by Steve Carell in “The Big Short” movie
About the Author
Ivy Zelman is Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates holding roughly 30 years of experience covering housing and housing-related industries. In 2007, Ivy co-founded Zelman & Associates. The firm provides analyses across all aspects of the housing spectrum. Ivy’s concept for the firm remains strongly rooted in the ability to perform thematic research overlaid with proprietary surveys to produce unparalleled differentiated value-added research.
Ivy has been widely known and respected for her bold thinking and accurate assessments where others failed, helping industry players avoid costly mistakes and capture game-changing opportunities. In 2005, she called the top of the housing market. Ivy famously asked Toll Brothers CEO Bob Toll on the Q4 2006 Toll Brothers conference call “Which Kool-Aid Are You Drinking?”
From there Ivy called the bottom of the housing market in January 2012, thus reinforcing her dominant reputation within the industry. She helped best-selling writer, Michael Lewis with research related to the mortgage crash. This became a part of his best-selling book turned movie, The Big Short. Michael wrote in the book “all roads led to Ivy.”
Her convictions have been recognized by Institutional Investor ranking her as one of the most preeminent figures within the housing industry. Most notably