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Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Spencer Rascoff

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Spencer Rascoff, who's been part of the management team of property listings and valuation portal Zillow.com since its launch in 2005, was named the company's CEO in September.A co-founder of Hotwire.com and veteran of online travel site Expedia, Rascoff's resume also includes a two-year stint as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. following his graduation from Harvard University.It's been a momentous year for Zillow, which announced an advertising partnership with Yahoo Real Estate in July in which Zillow will also manage for-sale listings on both sites. As the year drew to a close, Zillow launched a ratings tool that allows consumers to evaluate real estate agents they've worked with in the past.Rascoff, who was named to this year's "Most Influential Real Estate Leaders" list, will participate in a panel with other online real estate CEOs at the upcoming Real Estate Connect conference in New York City. Rascoff will join executives from Realtor.com, Trulia, and ...