RealtyTrac brings chief economist on board

Jake Adger will lead new real estate analytics team

Foreclosure data aggregator RealtyTrac has hired Jake Adger as its chief economist and will charge him with spearheading the company’s new analytics department.

Adger and the new department will conduct original economic housing research and work with RealtyTrac’s database and public relations team to create new, publicly-available real estate reports and studies, RealtyTrac said.