Wednesday, February 4, 2015
7:45-8:15am Continental Breakfast
Chief Economist, Zillow
The New Rules of Real Estate
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
$20 General Admission
$43 Includes book (Zillow Talk)
Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s CEO, was listed as one of America’s most powerful CEOs under 40 by both Fortune and Forbes. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and is an alumnus of Goldman Sachs and TPG Capital. He founded Hotwire, which he sold to Expedia at age 24, and was one of the founders of Zillow in 2005.
Stan Humphries is Zillow’s chief economist and the creator of the Zestimate. Stan has built out the industry-leading economics and analytical team at Zillow and is a frequent commentator on housing trends for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. Stan has a B.A. from Davidson College, a Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Zillow, he worked with NASA and the Peace Corps.
Buying or selling a home is the biggest financial decision most people will make in their lifetime. For most, it’s an infrequent, expensive and above all emotional transaction. But the biggest housing recession since the Great Depression has drastically changed the rules around buying and selling.
Enter Zillow, the nation’s #1 real estate website and mobile app. Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists, led by chief economist Stan Humphries, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today’s housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset. In their book, Zillow Talk, Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate.