Jilliene Helman

Founder and CEO

As founder and CEO of RealtyMogul, Helman is one of the faces of real estate crowdfunding. Her company is a leader in a fledgling field that could expand rapidly as the Securities and Exchange Commission continues to implement new regulatory rules designed to govern crowdfunding. In November, Helman said Realty Mogul had pooled about $8 million from investors for 23 deals since its founding in 2012. Before launching Realty Mogul, Helman was a vice president at Union Bank, where she spent most of her time in wealth management working with broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, real estate lenders and wealth planners.

As founder and CEO of RealtyMogul, Helman is one of the faces of real estate crowdfunding. Her company is a leader in a fledgling field that could expand rapidly as the Securities and Exchange Commission continues to implement new regulatory rules designed to govern crowdfunding. In November, Helman said Realty Mogul had pooled about $8 million from investors for 23 deals since its founding in 2012. Before launching Realty Mogul, Helman was a vice president at Union Bank, where she spent most of her time in wealth management working with broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, real estate lenders and wealth planners.

Boubou Guiro

Founder and CEO

Boubou Guiro, CEO and founder of real estate video startup Onvedeo, won the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s inaugural startup competition in September for his pitch of the firm’s automatic video creation platform “VidGenie.” The tool, released earlier in 2013, creates location-specific videos for brokers and agents using a library of live-recorded voice-overs in multiple languages and video snippets down to the neighborhood level. Before founding Onvedeo, Guiro worked with CBS Interactive as a product director and product manager for two years.

Boubou Guiro, CEO and founder of real estate video startup Onvedeo, won the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s inaugural startup competition in September for his pitch of the firm’s automatic video creation platform “VidGenie.” The tool, released earlier in 2013, creates location-specific videos for brokers and agents using a library of live-recorded voice-overs in multiple languages and video snippets down to the neighborhood level. Before founding Onvedeo, Guiro worked with CBS Interactive as a product director and product manager for two years.

Ernie Graham

Senior Director of Product Management

Ernie Graham, senior director of product management at Move Inc.’s realtor.com, had a big year in 2013 with the launch of the profile management software SocialBios he and Move had been incubating in beta for two years. Graham also led the development of realtor.com’s controversial (eventually suspended) agent-ranking platform AgentMatch, which prioritized agents by multiple listing service performance stats by city, ZIP code and neighborhood in two test markets. Graham joined move in 2011 when the firm acquired his SocialBios startup. Before starting SocialBios in 2010, Graham ran Telluride360 Real Estate, a land and multi-unit resort development and sales firm he founded in 2003.

Ernie Graham, senior director of product management at Move Inc.’s realtor.com, had a big year in 2013 with the launch of the profile management software SocialBios he and Move had been incubating in beta for two years. Graham also led the development of realtor.com’s controversial (eventually suspended) agent-ranking platform AgentMatch, which prioritized agents by multiple listing service performance stats by city, ZIP code and neighborhood in two test markets. Graham joined move in 2011 when the firm acquired his SocialBios startup. Before starting SocialBios in 2010, Graham ran Telluride360 Real Estate, a land and multi-unit resort development and sales firm he founded in 2003.

Ben Graboske

CEO

Ben Graboske, as CEO of property information and analytics provider CoreLogic MarketLinx, a subsidiary of Santa Ana, Calif.-based CoreLogic Inc., has continued the firm’s leadership in multiple listing service software in 2013. MarketLinx’ Partner InfoNet program it launched in 2010 allows MLSs to license listing data to CoreLogic in exchange for a cut of the revenue generated from sales of analytics created using the data, with bigger splits for MLSs that sign up on an exclusive basis. The setup, in part, has kept the National Association of Realtors’ parcel-based database Realtors Property Resource from taking off. Graboske has been CEO of MarketLinx since 2008 and has served as CoreLogic’s senior vice president of real estate and financial services since 2003. Before joining CoreLogic, Graboske was chief technology officer for mortgage fraud prevention company Sysdome. He also spent three years as chief technology officer for the Move Inc. predecessor Homestore Inc.

Ben Graboske, as CEO of property information and analytics provider CoreLogic MarketLinx, a subsidiary of Santa Ana, Calif.-based CoreLogic Inc., has continued the firm’s leadership in multiple listing service software in 2013. MarketLinx’ Partner InfoNet program it launched in 2010 allows MLSs to license listing data to CoreLogic in exchange for a cut of the revenue generated from sales of analytics created using the data, with bigger splits for MLSs that sign up on an exclusive basis. The setup, in part, has kept the National Association of Realtors’ parcel-based database Realtors Property Resource from taking off. Graboske has been CEO of MarketLinx since 2008 and has served as CoreLogic’s senior vice president of real estate and financial services since 2003. Before joining CoreLogic, Graboske was chief technology officer for mortgage fraud prevention company Sysdome. He also spent three years as chief technology officer for the Move Inc. predecessor Homestore Inc.

Amy Geddes is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Clareity Security, which has some 90 multiple listing service customers representing 550,000 agents. Clareity launched an “app store” in May, giving MLSs and vendors a new way to market and sell third-party products to real estate agents and brokers. Clareity quickly announced partnerships with MLS platform providers CoreLogic and LPS, which will give 900,000 MLS subscribers across the United States and Canada access to the Clareity Store. The store subsequently earned an Inman News Innovator Award for Most Innovative MLS or Real Estate Trade Association App, Tool or Vendor. Before joining Clareity in December 2004, Geddes was the CEO of Boise, Idaho-based Intermountain Multiple Listing Service for seven years. During her tenure at IMLS, she spearheaded a consolidation and regionalization initiative that grew the MLS from 2,000 members to more than 5,000 members and tripled its listing data coverage area.

Pete Flint

Co-founder and CEO

Pete Flint, co-founder and CEO of real estate portal Trulia, guided his firm to a huge $355 million acquisition of real estate software provider Market Leader Inc. in 2013. The move gave Trulia access to Market Leader’s big real estate clients, including Keller Williams Realty, Century 21 Real Estate, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, and approximately 20,000 agents who pay Market Leader for its marketing tools. In March, Flint also guided the firm to a $114 million follow-on public offering. In addition to co-founding Trulia in 2004, Flint earned an MBA from Stanford University and a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University.

Pete Flint, co-founder and CEO of real estate portal Trulia, guided his firm to a huge $355 million acquisition of real estate software provider Market Leader Inc. in 2013. The move gave Trulia access to Market Leader’s big real estate clients, including Keller Williams Realty, Century 21 Real Estate, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, and approximately 20,000 agents who pay Market Leader for its marketing tools. In March, Flint also guided the firm to a $114 million follow-on public offering. In addition to co-founding Trulia in 2004, Flint earned an MBA from Stanford University and a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University.

Andrew Flachner

Co-founder and CEO

Andrew Flachner is co-founder and CEO of RealScout. The listing site, which raised $1.1 million in seed funding this year, is part agent website and part listing portal: It offers a custodial role for agents to play in a buyer’s home search along with the unique ability to hunt for listings based on home amenities and features. Before founding RealScout, Flachner was CEO of dating site Duodater. He also co-founded Natural Cravings, a healthy vending company acquired in 2012.

Andrew Flachner is co-founder and CEO of RealScout. The listing site, which raised $1.1 million in seed funding this year, is part agent website and part listing portal: It offers a custodial role for agents to play in a buyer’s home search along with the unique ability to hunt for listings based on home amenities and features. Before founding RealScout, Flachner was CEO of dating site Duodater. He also co-founded Natural Cravings, a healthy vending company acquired in 2012.

Dave Eisenberg

Founder and CEO

Floored aims to reinvent virtual home tours by replacing static images and constrictive videos with interactive 3-D experiences similar to those offered in video games. Eisenberg will guide the company — voted the best real estate tech startup at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit earlier this year — as it seeks to cultivate buy-in from brokers. The $5.26 million Floored just raised in a new funding round ensures that he’ll have resources to pursue that end for some time. Before founding Floored, Eisenberg helped build online clothing store Bonobos and the retail data platform TellApart. Eisenberg holds a B.A. in psychology from Harvard University. He cut his teeth in the business world at Bain & Company.

Floored aims to reinvent virtual home tours by replacing static images and constrictive videos with interactive 3-D experiences similar to those offered in video games. Eisenberg will guide the company — voted the best real estate tech startup at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit earlier this year — as it seeks to cultivate buy-in from brokers. The $5.26 million Floored just raised in a new funding round ensures that he’ll have resources to pursue that end for some time. Before founding Floored, Eisenberg helped build online clothing store Bonobos and the retail data platform TellApart. Eisenberg holds a B.A. in psychology from Harvard University. He cut his teeth in the business world at Bain & Company.

David Drake

Founder

Drake is a leading real estate crowdfunding expert and consultant. He co-founded CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), which has worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission in crafting crowdfunding regulations. Some of the new crowdfunding rules are expected to take effect in 2014, and they may provide a long-awaited jolt to the nascent industry. Drake recently hosted a panel on real estate crowdfunding at The Soho Loft, a “global event platform aimed at enhancing capital formation” where he is a managing partner. Drake is also chairman of LDJ Capital, a private investment and equity firm.

Drake is a leading real estate crowdfunding expert and consultant. He co-founded CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), which has worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission in crafting crowdfunding regulations. Some of the new crowdfunding rules are expected to take effect in 2014, and they may provide a long-awaited jolt to the nascent industry. Drake recently hosted a panel on real estate crowdfunding at The Soho Loft, a “global event platform aimed at enhancing capital formation” where he is a managing partner. Drake is also chairman of LDJ Capital, a private investment and equity firm.

Brian Boero and Marc Davison

Co-founders

At the helm of consulting firm 1000watt, co-founders Brian Boero and Marc Davison remain highly influential industry thought leaders and have their fingers on the pulse of real estate marketing and technology trends and businesses. Before co-founding 1000watt, Brian was CEO of VREO Inc., where he created and marketed Real Estate Dashboard. Boero was also president of Inman News for more than seven years. Davison helped found VREO and also founded Access Media Group (AMG), which provided marketing and strategic consulting services.

At the helm of consulting firm 1000watt, co-founders Brian Boero and Marc Davison remain highly influential industry thought leaders and have their fingers on the pulse of real estate marketing and technology trends and businesses. Before co-founding 1000watt, Brian was CEO of VREO Inc., where he created and marketed Real Estate Dashboard. Boero was also president of Inman News for more than seven years. Davison helped found VREO and also founded Access Media Group (AMG), which provided marketing and strategic consulting services.

Steven H. Berkowitz

CEO

Steve Berkowitz is the CEO of Move Inc., a network of prominent real estate sites and services including realtor.com. In 2013, he led the real estate heavyweight through the acquisitions of collaborative home-shopping software Doorsteps and lead aggregator FiveStreet, and a revised realtor.com operating agreement with the National Association of Realtors that gives the company more freedom to innovate and attract consumers to the site. Berkowitz became Move’s CEO in 2009 and was previously a Microsoft Corp. senior vice president where he managed various aspects of its online domain, including MSN.com, MSNTV, and business development and marketing for Live Platform, MSN and Windows Live. He came to Microsoft by way of Ask Jeeves, an online search engine, where he was CEO for a little over a year. Berkowitz also serves on the board of directors of TheLadders.com, an executive-level job-networking site.

Steve Berkowitz is the CEO of Move Inc., a network of prominent real estate sites and services including realtor.com. In 2013, he led the real estate heavyweight through the acquisitions of collaborative home-shopping software Doorsteps and lead aggregator FiveStreet, and a revised realtor.com operating agreement with the National Association of Realtors that gives the company more freedom to innovate and attract consumers to the site. Berkowitz became Move’s CEO in 2009 and was previously a Microsoft Corp. senior vice president where he managed various aspects of its online domain, including MSN.com, MSNTV, and business development and marketing for Live Platform, MSN and Windows Live. He came to Microsoft by way of Ask Jeeves, an online search engine, where he was CEO for a little over a year. Berkowitz also serves on the board of directors of TheLadders.com, an executive-level job-networking site.

Austin Allison

Co-founder and CEO

Co-founder and CEO of cloud-based real estate transaction management system dotloop, Austin Allison stirred up public debate around Realtor associations’ roles as technology and service providers to their members when it pushed to get access to the California Association of Realtors’ real estate forms this year. His Cincinatti-based company also grew over the year and now has approximately 400,000 agents using the platform (approximately 80,000 paying for it) to negotiate, sign and close deals at 2,500 brokerages with more than 50 partnerships with Realtor associations. Allison co-founded dotloop in 2009, after studying real estate development at the University of Cincinnati and corporate law at The University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Co-founder and CEO of cloud-based real estate transaction management system dotloop, Austin Allison stirred up public debate around Realtor associations’ roles as technology and service providers to their members when it pushed to get access to the California Association of Realtors’ real estate forms this year. His Cincinatti-based company also grew over the year and now has approximately 400,000 agents using the platform (approximately 80,000 paying for it) to negotiate, sign and close deals at 2,500 brokerages with more than 50 partnerships with Realtor associations. Allison co-founded dotloop in 2009, after studying real estate development at the University of Cincinnati and corporate law at The University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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