HouseCanary hires Josh Seiff as Vice President of Business Development, Financial Services
SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HouseCanary, the leading provider of collateral valuation solutions across the residential and rental markets, today announces the addition of Josh Seiff to its team. Josh will lead Business Development efforts in the financial services segment following 13 years at Fannie Mae as Vice President, Multifamily Capital Markets & Trading.
Seiff will drive HouseCanary’s strategic initiatives within the real estate capital markets ecosystem. His hire advances HouseCanary’s goal of bringing price transparency to the real estate market by coordinating between the investors, investment banks, GSEs, and regulatory bodies that finance it.
According to Co-founder and CEO, Jeremy Sicklick, “Seiff’s exceptional track record structuring complex financial transactions and extensive relationships throughout the financial services segment will further improve HouseCanary’s ability to revolutionize the world of collateral valuation.”
During his 13 years at Fannie Mae, Seiff traded municipal bonds, residential and commercial mortgage backed securities, structured products, and derivatives, while also leading a variety of key technology and finance initiatives. As part of Fannie Mae’s multifamily senior management team, Seiff created and led the GeMS securitization program and the issuance of more than $70 Billion in Agency CMBS securitizations. In 2017, Seiff pioneered the first ever large-scale agency securitization of Invitation Homes’ portfolio of single-family rental properties.
Josh earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Maryland’s RH Smith School of Business. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Founded in 2013, HouseCanary’s mission is to help people make better real estate decisions. Built on a foundation of great data, powerful models, and predictive analytics, the HouseCanary platform aggregates millions of data elements, including more than four decades of property data and a rapidly expanding arsenal of proprietary calculations and analytics, to accurately define and forecast values and market influences. HouseCanary is financed by notable investors including Hillspire (Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s family office), PSP Growth/PSP Capital (firm founded by entrepreneur and former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker), Alpha Edison, ECA Ventures, Raven Ventures and others top Silicon Valley investors.The company is headquartered in San Francisco. www.housecanary.com.