Haus, a co-investment platform for home ownership, today announced it has added new executives to its management team that will play important roles in meeting the company’s overwhelming demand and steering them through a new phase of growth and expansion. Ralph McLaughlin has been named Chief Economist, and previously was Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic and Chief Economist at Trulia. Kevin Nerney, who was previously General Manager and Head of Product for Unison, is the new Vice President of Operations at Haus.
“The home ownership product we launched this summer really hit home with a lot of the millennial population that are struggling to break into home ownership,” said Jonathan McNulty, CEO of Haus. “With thousands on a waitlist, it became clear that we needed to quickly build a team to help us grow and scale, and Ralph and Kevin will be critically important in guiding Haus’s growth and our continued investment in both homes and people. Kevin’s expertise will help us build our team and product strategically while ensuring we are always maintaining a great consumer experience, and Ralph’s deep industry knowledge will ensure that our company and customers are buying the right homes at the right prices, in the right markets.”
As Chief Economist, McLaughlin will be responsible for applied research in the real estate and housing spaces that provides market insights and forward thinking crucial to Haus’s customers and investors. McLaughlin’s extensive real estate research background and proven insights will be critically important in helping guide customers in making the best investments possible while also helping the company identify the top markets and sectors for expansion.
McLaughlin joins Haus from CoreLogic, where he held the position of Deputy Chief Economist. Prior to CoreLogic, he worked with Trulia (Zillow Group) as Chief Economist, producing research that provided key insights into the economy, housing trends and public policy.
As the Vice President of Operations, Nerney will focus on streamlining internal and external processes to make Haus more scalable and meet the high level of demand the company has received since launching its new home ownership product this summer. His understanding of both the traditional and non-traditional home financing operations, along with his passion for the consumer experience, will allow Haus to optimize its products and structure deals at an even quicker pace.
Nerney joins Haus from Unison where he was responsible for commercial success and end-to-end customer experience of Unison HomeBuyer as the General Manager and Head of Product. Prior to Unison, he oversaw various operations and corporate programs with LendingHome, ServiceSource International, Inc. and more.
As Haus continues to offer relief to customers with its restructure product, the company is heads down working on a buy product that is launching soon to help home seekers get a foot in the door. These new hires will position the company for strategic and steady growth. Haus is available in select cities in California, Oregon and Washington. To learn more, visit haus.com.
Haus is a technology company providing an entirely new way to navigate the real estate process and make home ownership more affordable. Rather than borrowing money from a lender, consumers partner with Haus on a more fair and flexible path to home ownership. With Haus, monthly payments are 30% lower than traditional mortgages on average. Haus is headquartered in California. For more information on Haus, please visit haus.com.