About Us

We help people make better real estate decisions. Eight words that drive everything we do.

What We Do

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We Build Amazing Data

Great data is required for the analytics we do. We have built, and will continue to build, the most comprehensive real estate data set in the marketplace. Every data element we include is based on clear reasoning for why this factor matters. We track the most specific details about a given property, the broadest macroeconomic factors, and everything in between. Our data infrastructure aggregates 1,000's of data elements from a broad set of data sources. Over 50% of the data we use is based on our own proprietary data calculations as well as data feedback loops from having our products in the market.

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We Forecast The Impossible

We use models and enduring data relationships to accurately see into the future. Our team of PhD statisticians and data scientists use the latest in machine learning and predictive analytics to understand relationships. We build models that have and continue to work accurately over the last 40 years. With great data and predictive tools we can be much better prepared for the future.

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We Design Technological Products That Are Needed Most

Great data and predictive models are not enough. The information needs to help you create value. We translate our information into products focused on helping our clients better understand their investment and create value. Whether you are a Fortune 100 bank, a homebuilder, or appraise homes for a living, we have built products that are focused on directly helping you. Our products help our clients with their biggest needs, yet there are many more products we know we need to build. We work hard to prioritize product development based on client needs.

Why We Do It

It started with a business executive and a data scientist, who came together with one mission:

“Imagine...what we would do, if we could understand where real estate prices are going.”

When we looked at the available tools, we saw data aggregators charging exorbitant prices for incomplete bits of raw data, we saw analysts ineffectively using rear-view looking information to make forward-looking projections, and most information was only available at a county level that lacked the street-level local relevance.

We saw a need a to bring better information, analytical rigor, sophistication, and tools to the $20 Trillion US residential real estate market made up of 140M homes, 25,000 ZIP Codes and 80,000 blocks. We knew it would take a different kind of company to build it. That's why we founded HouseCanary.

Who We Are

Do the impossible together.

Our team is made up of the brightest and most dedicated data real estate strategists, statisticians, software engineers, and designers in the world.

Executive Team
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Jeremy Sicklick
CEO & Co-Founder

Jeremy is the co-founder and CEO at HouseCanary. He drives the company's vision, strategy and growth to identify interesting and unique ways for leading corporations, investors and individual homeowners to use data to maximize their value in real estate. Jeremy was previously a Partner & Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group where he helped leading real estate investors deploy billions in capital. Jeremy received his MBA from The Wharton School, and his BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California with highest honors.

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Chris Stroud
Chief of Research & Co-Founder

Chris is the co-founder and Head of Research at HouseCanary. He leads the research team in creating the most accurate predictive analytics through machine learning, dynamic modeling and cloud computing. Chris draws on his previous experience as an economist and his dissertation research on Dynamic Models of Financial Risk. He earned BA and MA degrees in Economics at UC Santa Barbara, and was pursuing his PhD at the University of Texas San Antonio prior to founding HouseCanary.

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Jim Adams
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Jim is the Chief Technology Officer at HouseCanary. He leads the engineering team and ensures the execution and success of the HouseCanary's products. Jim has a long history of delivering cutting-edge engineering projects. He has built everything from the Kepler spacecraft to video games. Prior to coming to HouseCanary, Jim was the Director of Mobile Shopping at Amazon. He's been the CTO of Kixeye, a San Francisco gaming company. He was the director of engineering at CCP Games in Atlanta and the Lead Program Manager for several NASA and DoD programs. Prior to receiving degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Colorado, Jim was a US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician.

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Paul Wehrley
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

As the COO at HouseCanary, Paul is responsible for the daily business operations of the company. Prior to HouseCanary, Paul founded, operated, and sold two venture-backed companies in Ivy and Clicker; and helped grow three public companies to be global top 10 Comscore properties in CBS Interactive, IAC, and Ask.com. Paul started his career at a San Francisco technology-focused investment bank as an M&A analyst. Paul received his BA in Economics from Stanford University.

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Alex Villacorta
EVP of Data and Analytics

As the Executive Vice President of Analytics at HouseCanary, Alex brings more than 15 years of experience in advanced statistics applied to housing, media, and education. He joined HouseCanary from Clear Capital where he created and led the research and housing analytics team. Alex earned his PhD in statistics and applied probability from UCSB, along with a master's in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado, as well as an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his lovely family, being a die-hard Laker's fan, and playing Ultimate.

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Chris Conway
SVP & Head of Product

As SVP & Head of Product at HouseCanary, Chris leads the product team in building powerful analytic tools that help people make better real estate decisions. Chris has 10+ years’ experience creating innovative consumer internet products. Most recently, Chris was SVP Product at Sindeo, an online mortgage marketplace. As an early hire at Trulia, Chris led the core consumer product experience and launched Trulia’s rentals and mortgage marketplaces. Previously, Chris launched new product lines at Nextag, a comparison shopping site, and was a senior engineer at a Cisco-backed technology consulting firm. Chris has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Yale University.

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Ira Lam
GENERAL COUNSEL

As the General Counsel of HouseCanary, Ira oversees all legal, compliance and regulatory affairs. Before joining HouseCanary, she was the General Counsel at Kabam, a venture-backed "unicorn" in the mobile gaming space. Ira previously worked at Sony Interactive Entertainment, supporting the launch of the PlayStation 4, and at Williams-Sonoma, managing legal advice for its family of brands. Her legal career began at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Ira earned her JD from the New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

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Brittany Murphy
VP of Research

As the VP of Research at HouseCanary, Brittany leads the day-to-day operations of the research team in creating the most accurate predictive analytics through creative machine learning and statistical approaches. She draws on previous experience in risk and economic modeling at Allstate Insurance Company to help ensure that models are scalable, well-tested, and reproducible. Brittany earned her master's degree in statistics from Purdue University in addition to an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Lewis University.

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JP Ackerman
Head of Sales

As the Head of Sales at HouseCanary, JP leads several client-facing teams including enterprise sales, client success, business development, strategic partnerships and sales operations. He brings more than a decade of experience in residential real estate, with specific focus on optimizing portfolio growth and performance through analytics. JP previously served as the Regional Vice President of Strategic Marketing at PulteGroup, and was also Product Manager at Hewlett-Packard. He earned his BSBA from the University of Tulsa and MMC from the University of Georgia, both with distinction.

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Maikao Grare
VP of Finance

Maikao is the Vice President of Finance. Most recently she was SVP Finance at Rdio. Originally from France, she previously worked for AOL and Skype in Europe, where she managed the Accounting operations before and through the eBay Acquisition. She later joined the eBay FP&A team and moved to the US. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking/trying new restaurants and organizing fun trips for her family.

Where We're Headed

Leading companies and investors are using HouseCanary to help them make their most important decisions.

With HouseCanary, investors are finding profitable investment opportunities where they never looked, mortgage companies are getting a whole new view of properties they underwrite, appraisers are changing how they appraise, and homeowners have better information to manage their largest asset.

We are changing how the $20 Trillion US residential real estate market works for the better. We develop data and tools that create value for our clients. We are on a journey, and this is just the beginning.

We hope to partner with you whether you run a $100B mortgage bank, a $10B hedge fund, or are looking to buy your first house. We will continue to build the information and ship the software that allows you to effortlessly make better decisions, create value, and protect that value.

Work With Us

Solve big problems everyday.

Working at HouseCanary means you'll be surrounded by colleagues who are at the top of their game, that come together to do things that seem impossible, and make a hugely positive impact through their work.

We need more great people to join us. If solving very difficult real estate problems with beautiful software using machine learning, big data analytics, and economic theory sounds rewarding to you, browse our open positions to see what might be a good fit for your interests and skill set.

Need More Information?

Contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule a brief demo.