Redfin has hired Bloomberg LP vet Nela Richardson as its first chief economist, helping the Seattle-based brokerage and referral site take another step toward the national spotlight. The hiring comes on the heels of a massive national expansion rollout, a "mezzanine" $50 million funding round and murmurs of an impending initial public offering for Redfin, which operates in close to 30 markets across the U.S. Richardson, who most recently served as senior economist at Bloomberg's federal government-focused wing, Bloomberg Government, will guide a Redfin team of economists and data scientists who will use both Redfin's data and agents' knowledge to provide homebuying and selling insights for consumers. Nela Richardson Before joining Bloomberg in 2011, Richardson served nearly tw...
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