I manage a team of highly experienced software engineers to support software development efforts at MLSListings. The challenge is to build highly interactive applications and deliver complex functionalities of real estate solutions in an intuitive and easy way to the real estate agents, brokers and home seekers.
We are continuously reinventing how housing data is managed and distributed to the real estate industry through web applications and internet services. My team develops various real estate products and most of our server side code is written using .net framework. The front end applications are supported by various open source libraries like bootstrap, reactJS, anularJS, nodeJS and JQuery.
Our goal is to redefine how our users visualize and analyze real-estate listing data, making the UI a critical differentiator for our products. Our culture is unique, we work to attract the best and brightest and my job here is to lead a team of seasoned engineers and ship the products that bring joy to millions of home owners and real estate agents.DLU August 18th, 2017
Ben Bacal is a leader in the Southern California luxury real estate industry and founder of Roofshoot.com. Selling nearly two billion dollars in residential real estate, he has carved his niche and driven prices in the most prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Ben is best known for his role in skyrocketing median home prices in the Bird streets and Trousdale Estates – arguably two of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The first person to sell a property for $20 million in Trousdale, subsequently causing the price in the neighborhood to double from $1500 to $3000 per square foot. Simultaneously catalyzing a similar trend in the Bird Streets, Bacal was the first to push prices above $1700 per square foot and most recently over $3000 per square foot. Ben is well respected among his peers and has become the “go-to” agent for hard to find trophy properties. His excellent relationships with home owners and developers alike, along with his knowledge of inventory allows him access to properties that are not available to most agents and gives him the ability to easily connect buyers with the best property for them. After his proven success through video marketing, Ben started Roofshoot, an easy to use app that allows real estate agents to shoot professional looking videos right from their smart phone and share with the world.DLU August 18th, 2017
Mark Bessett has executed in many roles in software engineering for over 20 years, and has worked in environments ranging from “dot com” startups to spacecraft for Lockheed Martin and NASA. While working over 5 years for Microsoft, Mark consulted for several Fortune 100 firms in software architecture. After working the last 4 years at Arizona Regional MLS, Mark recently moved over to California Regional MLS primarily because their benefits included an ocean.
Mark has been attending RESO since 2013 and currently serves as the workgroup chair for the Property Unique ID group.DLU August 21st, 2017
Eric Bryn is a strategic management consultant advising businesses on convergent and digital media strategies, SaaS product development, and data privacy/security issues. With nearly 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, Eric has held executive positions at Baird & Warner and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Most recently he’s directed product development teams at BoomTown, a top predictive CRM, marketing, and lead generation platform serving the real estate industry. Additionally, Eric was an inaugural member of the Strategic Technology Advisory Group with The Realty Alliance. He is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Adjunct Professor at Loyola University, Chicago, School of Communications where he teaches media law, mass communications, and digital marketing courses.DLU August 18th, 2017
Art Carter is Chief Executive Officer of California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CRMLS), the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Service, providing products and services to over 71,000 subscribers from 35 REALTOR® Associations. He serves on the Boards of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and currently serves as President Elect for the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS). Art is dedicated to making a REAL Difference in the day-to-day business of Real Estate Professionals and is best known for leading the data share revolution in Southern California. As the founding chair of the California Real Estate Technology Services (CARETS) Steering Committee, since its inception in 2006, Art has been the driving force in uniting MLSs across California to create a single shared database. Since 2008, California Regional MLS has successfully merged with three MLSs with over 40,000 new members. Art has also been named as one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in both 2010 and 2011, and in 2012 he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. “Bud” Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in recognition of dedicated service and commitment to advancing the REALTOR® organization and the association management profession. California Regional MLS provides access to listing data throughout the State of California and is dedicated to delivering phenomenal services and technology at a competitive price, including powerful MLS Tools, superior customer support, flexible training options, and consistent communication all within a statewide platform.DLU August 15th, 2017
Matt Casey, CEO/President of CRS Data, one of the nation’s leading property data services, has garnered extensive technical and management experience in the property records space, including involvement in data acquisition, data analysis and the delivery of data and mapping solutions. Casey’s time at CRS Data has been focused on working with an expert team to design and deliver one of the nation’s most reliable property data services. The company doubled its MLS client base since Casey took the helm as President/CEO in 2011.
Prior to joining CRS Data, Casey worked with a GIS group, providing data and mapping services to local governments and utilities. Today, Casey’s work with CRS Data encompasses a range of opportunities, from collaborating closely with MLSs of all sizes to bring value to their membership through thoughtful, customizable data services, to refining and expanding CRS Data’s extensive feature offerings.DLU August 15th, 2017
As an R&D Engineer for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology & CRT Labs, Dave Conroy investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and develops products for use by members. He’s presented to REALTORS® on the national, state and local levels.DLU August 15th, 2017
Jeremy Crawford posses an uncommon combination of talents rarely found in the real estate industry: an experienced technologist, skilled communicator and accomplished business leader. As the Executive Director of the non-profit Real Estate Standards Organization, Crawford sits at the helm of one of the real estate industry’s most exciting organizations responsible for the creation, promotion and adoption of standards that is fueling innovation and helping to streamline the real estate transaction.
Crawford has more than 20 years of information technology experience in real estate, financial services, legal, insurance and education sectors. He knows RESO well. He has served on its Board of Directors, and his leadership role has included taking the reins as its Vice-Chair of the Education and Outreach Workgroup in 2010, which he co-led for two years.
Born and raised in the small town of Johnson City, Tennessee, Crawford proudly embraces his youth as a bona fide Geek. He consistently gravitated towards math and science fields, which lead to his attending high school at University School on the campus of East Tennessee State University. There, he participated in math competitions throughout the state. Crawford was also the catcher for University’s baseball team that competed in Tennessee State’s championship series multiple years in their division.
Crawford embraced multi-tasking early on. He worked his way through college in the computer labs at East Tennessee State University, and credits his mentor Rob Whelan, who oversaw all of the computer labs on campus, for igniting his interest in Computer Science. It became his major at ETSU, as its core curriculum complemented his math and physics coursework. His new passion also led to a secondary job in 1996 while attending ETSU with the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference that is responsible for overseeing the states 31 judicial districts. Crawford networked all of the judicial districts’ satellite offices across the state of Tennessee and provided courtroom technology support for major cases. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University, and while enrolled in graduate school there, he also taught undergraduate information technology courses at ETSU, instructing more than 180 students enrolled in his six classes.
Crawford’s STEM degree would lead to working for SAFECO, one of the largest insurance firms in the U.S., as a Systems Support Administrator. In 1999, he would join BB&T Corporation, one of the nation’s largest financial services corporations, as a Network Manager and Administrator and Bank Officer. At BB&T Crawford managed networking and helpdesk personnel as well as server and network level information systems for a region that comprised more than 40 locations and 450 employees.
His foray into real estate began in the summer of 2001 when he became Director of Network Operations and the 16th employee at Marketlinx Solutions, now known as CoreLogic, one of the largest real estate technology and information service companies in the world.
Under the tutelage of Thad Shows at Marketlinx, Crawford would enjoy extensive leadership training that would manifest into a C-level career that began when in 2006, he joined San Diego-based Sandicor, a leading MLS products and services provider, as its Chief Information Officer and was subsequently elected Secretary to the Corporation by the Sandicor Board of Directors, becoming a Corporate Officer. It was there he also served for two years as Vice-Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Standards Organization Education and Outreach Workgroup, and won the 2010 San Diego’s Information Technology of the Year Award.
After five years with Sandicor, in 2011 Crawford was named Chief Information Officer for MLSListings Inc., which serves 16,000 real estate professionals and more than 6,000 firms throughout Northern California. At MLSListings he was responsible for all aspects of Enterprise Information Technology, including infrastructure, design, development, implementation, and management. Shortly thereafter, Crawford was promoted to Chief Operations Officer and added to his CIO responsibilities managing customer support, Rules & Regulations, Compliance, Data Licensing, and Software Engineering. He also was elected Secretary to the Corporation, becoming a Corporate Officer in 2013. While COO at MLSListings, Crawford was the lead for the Council of MLS Technology Sub-Council. He left MLSListings to head up RESO in April 2015.
A Council of MLS CMLX Level 2 Certified Executive, today Crawford also serves on the DocuSign Executive Advisory Council, the Interop Advisory Board, and serves as President of his local homeowners association in Corinth Forest, his newest home about 40 miles north of Dallas, Texas.
Crawford attributes his hard-driving work ethic to his dad, who for the last 45 years gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to start his day. Described by his peers as charismatic and energetic, Crawford tires to engage every real estate professional he meets into a conversation that leads to talking about RESO, as he genuinely embraces his nonprofit organization’s mission to positively change the future of real estate.
His community activities have ranged from remaining an active supporter of his church in Knoxville, Tennessee, to undertaking local fundraising efforts for a variety of causes over the years. He continues to support Sigma Phi Epsilon, Paralyzed Veterans of America and RPAC (the Realtors Political Action Fund).
In his free time, Crawford is likely to be found spending time surrounded by his family: his wife of 10 years and their two young children. Crawford is a foodie who enjoys cooking to relieve stress, often with a glass of Rochioli Pinot Noir in hand, whipping up a meal that will also feed neighbors stopping by for a visit. He remains an avid sports participant in golf, tennis, basketball, football and baseball, and is a tireless fan of Tennessee football.DLU August 15th, 2017
Matt’s primary responsibility is CEO of Solid Earth. The company builds marketing systems for MLSs and Real Estate Associations from New York to California. Solid Earth made the Inc500 in the mid-2000s with the rapid growth of its MLS product called LIST-IT. In 2011 Solid Earth released a new RESO-inspired REST-API and a consumer portal UX to match. That system, called Spring, is now an alternative MLS UX for over 90,000 Realtors and has a new partnership with FBS.
Matt has a BA in Economics and Foreign Policy from Birmingham-Southern College and attended the London School of Economics. Matt was also certified as a General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Alabama and practiced from 1994 until 2004 and was certified as a GIS programmer. Matt is active in the community and serves on the Boards of two anti-poverty nonprofits in the Huntsville Alabama area, and past chair of The Nature Conservancy of Alabama and the Land Trust of North Alabama.DLU August 21st, 2017
David directs all aspects of the Michael Saunders & Company’s Information Technology department. This includes desktop support, application development, network infrastructure and technology training to MS&C divisions.
Since 1989, David has worked in various information system roles to provide technology direction and leadership in supporting business goals and objectives. David continues his leadership and knowledge of technology ensure MS&C implements quality enterprise systems and methodology in supporting real estate business objectives.DLU August 22nd, 2017
Technology Executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate technology industry. Experience in organizational management, managing the software development processes and building strong customer service and support processes. Experienced in building revenue and driving sales using collaborative and innovative techniques to identify customer needs. I enjoy building new products and helping companies grow.DLU August 15th, 2017
Dr Umesh Harigopal is a technology strategist with over 23 years of experience spanning entrepreneurship, research, consulting, and delivery in many industry verticals – Financial Services, Telecom, Healthcare, and Manufacturing. Focused on developing business and technology strategies that help grow companies from ideas to revenue. He has extensive experience in advising and investing in real estate and technology startups in healthcare and financial services. His successful businesses include a mid-90s Internet community portal, pharmacy claim adjudication company, and healthcare billing software-as-a-service.
Umesh has published extensively in IEEE journals, offers courses, and organizes sessions/tutorials at conferences. He has also served as a guest editor and often reviews journal publications for IEEE. His research and publications are in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, KM, neural networks, graph theory, and natural language processing. In 2003, the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics society nominated and elected him to Senior Membership in recognition of his contributions.DLU August 15th, 2017
An award-winning software architect, a customer service activist, an IT mongrel, an accomplished musician (in his own mind), a baseball enthusiast and daddy of two (the most challenging task of all).
Fascinated with real estate technology and the powerful role it plays in the everyday lives of many different people. Currently the CIO of Metro MLS.
Focusing on internal/external projects that better benefit the user experience while constantly scouting for areas to innovate or re-energize.DLU August 16th, 2017
Rob Larson is the Chief Information Officer for California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS). He has 14 years with CRMLS; graduated from the Grove School of Music, majoring in Composition and Arranging; and has over 25 years in Information Technology.
Rob is an original architect of CARETS (California Real Estate Technology Services), www.ca-rets.com; an author of NAR’s Green the MLS Toolkit, www.greenthemls.org; the Treasurer for Build it Green, www.builditgreen.org; on the Board of Trustees at Carden Arbor View School; a partner in the US Department of Energy’s Home Energy Accelerator Program, https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/accelerators/home-energy-information; and he is the Chair and Editor of the Real Estate Standards Organization’s (RESO) Data Dictionary.DLU August 16th, 2017
Mike Mauseth’s professional experience has two anchors: predictive analytics and real estate technology.
Mauseth has held senior leadership and product development positions for risk and data analytic providers to the multifamily and mortgage industries, including his current tenure as Co-CEO of MapVida – a marketing intelligence platform for multifamily and single family managers.
Prior to launching MapVida, Mauseth served as president of TransUnion’s real estate division and senior vice president of Kroll’s mortgage analytics group (Factual Data).
Mauseth is an inventor with multiple issued patents focused on predictive analytics, risk assessment and e-commerce. Most notably, Mauseth was co-inventor of TransUnion’s SmartMove product and KikScore’s e-commerce analytics platform (now part of Google’s Trust Score).
In his free time, Mauseth enjoys watching Minnesota professional sports teams lose in heart-breaking fashion.DLU August 15th, 2017
Welcome to Web 3.0! Adrienne Meisels, CEO and Founder of myPlanit, is keen on taking the digital world to the next level by building the “Internet of You,” which, with your permission, will deliver highly personalized, predictive services catered just to you. myPlanit is starting with a mobile app for private use that introduces the world’s first visual search of your life. The app connects data and functionality from your calendar, contacts, photos and places into one service allowing you to find what you can’t remember and discover what you need to know.
Creating the future today, Adrienne is the inventor on nine granted patents. Prior to starting myPlanit, she was the Vice President of AOL’s innovation team, which was tasked with creating large profit generating digital businesses in nascent spaces. She previously worked at Shearman & Sterling, as a corporate attorney, and at Lotus Development Corp. and Accenture, as a software developer. Adrienne has a J.D. with honors from the Fordham University School of Law, a B.S.Ec with honors from the Wharton School and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.DLU August 15th, 2017
Scott Petronis is an experienced product management professional that is devoted to uncovering market needs, defining product strategy to meet market demands and creating compelling product offerings that solve problems and generate a return on investment. Scott’s motivation comes from seeing customers’ problems solved and needs met beyond their expectations. Over the past 20+ years he has worked to bring dozens of new products to market and enhance products to meet market needs and expectations. Scott has specific expertise in defining and driving API offerings and all that goes along with them. He loves to think big picture, long-term strategy and plot a course to get there, but doesn’t shy away from the day-to-day tactics needed to ensure schedules are met. As much as he loves product management, he loves to design and build highly effective product teams that effectively drive profitable products that delight their users.DLU August 15th, 2017
L.D. Salmanson was born in Providence RI, and has extensive experience founding, advising, and investing in leading private technology companies. Prior to founding Cherre, L.D. served as Executive Director of Oppenheimer’s Private Shares Group, after Oppenheimer acquired GreenCrest Capital, a firm he co-founded to enable late-stage pre-IPO transactions in some of the largest private technology companies in the world, including Facebook, twitter, and Uber. Prior to that L.D. served as the Principal of Knight Capital Group’s Private Equity Fund, and previously as a captain in the Israeli Army. L.D. earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and is a Joseph Wharton Merit Scholar. L.D. also holds a B.A., LL.B., and LL.M. in finance and International Law from IDC Herzliya.DLU August 21st, 2017
Antony Satyadas is the CEO, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Innovation Incubator Inc, a fast growing startup serving investors and entrepreneurs to create and grow large market cap portfolio of companies in real estate, smart cities, automotive, healthcare & life science, energy & petroleum and shipping & ports.
He has 30 years of IT solution advisory, software business management and marketing leadership experience in Fortune 100 and startups. Antony is a change agent with proven track record in helping companies innovate and bridge the Business-IT gap using CAMS, gaming and Big Data cognitive computing at IBM, Perot Systems (Dell), BellSouth (AT&T), DoE as well as in two startups he co-founded – an artificial intelligence solutions company and a healthcare claim adjudication business in USA.
Antony has 50+ publications, conducted courses (IEEE, AIAA, NATO, KM World), keynotes, workshops worldwide and is active with IT Analysts and Press. He has served in the editorial board of several reputed international journals and 50+ international scientific committees. He is a senior member of IEEE.DLU August 15th, 2017
Debra is the CEO and founder of RocketUrBiz, Inc and a top producing Realtor with Keller Williams Realty – Silicon Valley. She keeps up with her strenuous schedule by keeping fit through hiking, running marathons, and weight training.
When Debra left her 10-year career in 1995 at a Fortune 500 Savings and Loan to become a real estate agent, she quickly learned that this career required an agent to be a consummate multitasker. Agents are marketing gurus, salespeople, negotiators, bookkeepers, administrative assistants, fix their own computers, run errands, provide concierge services and more. They are the emotional support system and the voice of reality for their clients. And they are on the “clock” when most people are enjoying their friends and families.
As new technology for agents hit the market, tools for marketing, multi-tasking and evaluating information seem to have made the agents job more burdensome, not easier. There is so much to choose from that agents have the added burden of having to keep up with technology in a quickly shifting landscape. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Debra is passionate about partnering with the industry to bring new technology that empowers agents. By centralizing data from numerous resources, and providing insights about that data we can provide greater value to consumers, agents and brokers. Together we can build a foundation that empowers agents and brokers to have better information, greater efficiencies, and the means to offer immense value to clients at lower costs, while staying ahead their competition.DLU August 18th, 2017
Don Thibeau is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit, technology agnostic, organization of global leaders from the private and public sectors. OIX is a test bed for business, legal and governance best practices and policies and operates the OIXnet registry. Don is Chairman of OIX UK/Europe and the Co-Chair of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee.
Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. The foundation’s membership includes leaders from across industry sectors and governments that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. Don blogs at donthibeau.com .DLU August 15th, 2017
Rick Trevino has been in the MLS industry for over 25 years – with 17+ years at MetroList Services as IT Director. MetroList is the largest MLSs in Northern California servicing more than 18,000 real estate professionals within seven counties. Rick is an active participant in RESO workgroups and RESO conferences. Rick is currently the Chair of RESO newest Payloads workgroup. He has been instrumental in MetroList becoming the first MLS in the country to be certified on RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 Platinum and 1.4 Platinum. Recently, Rick has earned his CMLX2 designation from the Council of Multiple Listing Services. Rick has earned his B.S degree in Business with concentrations in Management and Business Computers Information Systems.DLU August 16th, 2017
Tavi Truman is a seasoned Software Architect and Developer with more than 25 years of world-class software architecture and development skills and experience. Tavi has previously filled roles of Chief Software and Business Architect, CTO, both Lead and Principle Software Development roles, Relational Database Architecture, Desktop UI/UX Architect Leads, Web UI/UX and Multi-Touch UI/UX Architect roles in large Enterprises.
Tavi has an extensive and proven performance history in designing, implementing award winning enterprise-class commercial software across dozens of industries and product lines including Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Loral Space and Range Systems, Borland International, IBM, Milliken, and Autodesk, to name a few.
Tavi has successfully managed and lead multi-million-dollar software development business budgets and IP portfolios while growing profit margins; he holds “Records of Inventions” and patents in the areas of Ontology-based Software Design, Ontology-driven Workflow Automation, Meta-programming and High Performance Parallel Processing Parsers and Parallel Large-Scale distributed processing.
Today, Tavi leads the RocketUrBiz technical vision and all software development which includes Azure Cloud Microservices design and implementation, In-memory RDF-graph Knowledge base design and implementation, Advanced Self-generating UI/UX Frameworks, SDK and API designs, Ontology-driven Business Process Modeling, Workflow Engine design and implementation.
Tavi works on the Microsoft Trinity and Graph Engine Team in GitHub Opensource Repository designing and developing next generation RDF-Graph Engine, OWL/2 SDK, APIs for the .NET platform and for general Cloud-based Semantic Web Microservices computing environments.
When Tavi is not coding you can find him in the gym working out or in garden tending to a wide variety of plants from around the world. He enjoys cats and cooking yummy healthy meals.DLU August 18th, 2017
Founder of August Partners, Tracy provides technology companies, MLSs, associations, and top-tier brokers with strategy and communications counsel that help build their businesses. Formerly CMO at Inman News, vice president of marketing at California Closets, and principal/creative director of ad agency Speeding Bullet, Tracy champions start-ups and growth companies, providing new ideas, effective communication, and smart growth positioning. Tracy is also an advisor and investor in several real estate technology startups and serves on the board of directors of ShortSave.DLU August 17th, 2017
I have over 15 years of experience building solutions in Information Technology. Currently, I work as Homes.com’s Executive Director of Technology where I oversee a team of Software Engineers, Product Managers, Project Managers, Data Analysts, and QA personnel striving to over deliver value in the products we build and service for our customers.DLU August 16th, 2017