Insights and Observations: Housing Market & Mortgage Industry
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Joel KanAssociate VP of Industry Surveys and Forecasts at the MBA
Joel Kan serves as Associate Vice President of Economic & Industry Forecasting for the Mortgage Bankers Association. In this role, he is responsible for MBA's macroeconomic and housing market forecasts and oversees the production of MBA's industry surveys, including the Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, Builder Applications Survey, and Mortgage Credit Availability Index – three of the association's high-profile surveys. Mr. Kan presents regularly on the economy and housing market at MBA and industry events, and is interviewed and quoted frequently in national, local and industry media outlets. Prior to joining the MBA, he worked in Ernst & Young’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics (QUEST) group. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Rick ShargaExecutive Vice President, RealtyTrac
Rick is the Executive Vice President of RealtyTrac, a leading foreclosure search and discovery website used by real estate agents and investors. In this role, Rick is responsible for Marketing and Industry Relations, and is the company’s primary spokesperson. Prior to RealtyTrac, Rick was the founder and CEO of CJ Patrick Company, a consulting firm that helped real estate, financial services, and technology companies develop a position of competitive advantage and use it to drive business strategy, marketing, and sales.
One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared regularly over the past 15 years on CNBC, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR. Rick is a founding member of the Five Star National Mortgage Servicing Association, a member of the Board of Directors of REOMAC, and was included in the Inman News Inman 100, an annual list of the most influential leaders in real estate in both 2013 and 2014.
An accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in consumer and B2B marketing, Rick was formerly an Executive Vice President for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, and Chief Marketing Officer of the company’s Vylla business unit. Rick was previously the Chief Marketing Officer of Ten-X, the leading online real estate marketplace, where he started in July of 2013 as EVP of the company’s Auction.com business unit.
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