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Recent Posts by Paul Hurst

Assessing the State of Real Estate Innovation in a Rising Mortgage Rate Era

By Paul Hurst on August 31, 2023
Alongside a panel of venture capital investors at Inman Connect Las Vegas in August, First American Chief Innovation Officer Paul Hurst discussed proptech funding and the state of innovation in the real estate economy. He shares his key takeaways from the discussion below, and how First American continues to push the innovation envelope during the ...
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Five Areas Real Estate Innovation Undeterred by Rising Mortgage Rates

By Paul Hurst on June 8, 2022
With mortgage rates on the rise, the U.S. residential real estate market has entered a period of transition after some of its best years on record. Will this transition lead to reduced investment in the innovation that has transformed mortgage finance and spawned a variety of new business models in recent years?
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How will Shifting Proptech Valuations Impact the Pace of Real Estate Innovation in 2022?

By Paul Hurst on May 10, 2022
In April, First American Chief Innovation Officer Paul Hurst participated in a panel discussion at Inman Connect in New York, discussing the shifting capital environment for public and private proptech companies. Hurst offers some highlights from the panel discussion, discusses what the re-rating of proptech valuations means for the pace of real ...
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