Selma Hepp has been named chief economist at CoreLogic, the company announced in a press release.
“I am honored and thrilled to lead our team as we continue to generate industry-leading, data-driven insights and thought-provoking perspectives on all things housing. Given the challenges of today’s housing market, CoreLogic’s depth, wealth, and consistency of data position us to provide clear and actionable views of the property ecosystem, and bring value to our clients and broader markets,” Hepp said in a statement.
Hepp was named interim chief economist in July 2022 and has now cemented the title. In her role, Hepp oversees the economics team that analyzes and forecasts housing and economic trends in real estate, mortgage, and insurance.
Before her interim position, she worked for the Office of the Chief Economist as an executive of research and insights.
Her experience prior to CoreLogic includes Chief Economist and Vice President of Business Intelligence for Pacific Union International; Chief Economist for Trulia; Senior Economist for the California Association of Realtors; and Economist and Manager for Public Policy and Homeownership research for the National Association of Realtors.
She has also served as a special research assistant in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Hepp recently received the HousingWire Women of Influence Award for 2022.
“We are thrilled to have Selma as our newly appointed Chief Economist. She has a proven track record and deep housing knowledge and research experience,” Patrick Dodd, President & CEO of CoreLogic said.
“As a well-respected thought leader in the housing industry, Selma’s analytical expertise will produce insights to help our clients and other stakeholders better navigate today’s dynamic real estate environment.”