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Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Alex Chang

From vacation rentals to, Alex Chang has been a technology trailblazer for the real estate industry. Prior to launching Roost, a home-search portal forged from partnerships with more than 100 U.S. brokerages across the U.S., in 2008, Chang led technology and operations for Total Move Inc., a service that guides homebuyers through the moving and real estate process; oversaw consumer-service business units for; and in 1997 co-founded an online vacation rental site that later merged with another company and was acquired by Expedia in 2000. Chang, chief executive officer and co-founder for Roost, is speaking at the Inman Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, which runs from Aug. 5-7, 2009. A self-described "recovering golf addict," "amateur real estate investor" and "home-browsing enthusiast" who holds a master's degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley...