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Innovator Award Presented to Bob White, Real Capital Analytics

Posted By David A. Walsh, Monday, February 12, 2018

Bob White with RE Club Presidents

 


Thursday night, February 9, the Wisconsin Real Estate Club and Walker and Dunlop presented the 2018 Innovator Award to Bob White, Founder and President of Real Capital Analytics, Inc. Mr. White spent 14 years in real estate investment banking and brokerage before making the decision to bring quantitative information to the markets through increased transaction transparency.

 

Real Capital Analytics currently reports on transactions in 172 countries around the world and produces a Capital Trends report for global as well as specific markets. When the latest recession occurred, and transactions slowed, Mr. White pivoted his company’s focus to report on troubled assets. Mr. White and his company are continuing to innovate by aggregating new data for use by industry professionals. For example, Mr. White showed students a visual depiction of the development cycle in Madison, Wisconsin. Through this style of reporting, users of Real Capital Analytics can see transactional history in the area as well as new development being planned and constructed.

 

Attendees also enjoyed insight to what Mr. White has been extracting from his data, which lead to discussions about the booming industrial sector and growth in the Chinese real estate market. Mr. White reminded students that commercial real estate is a global industry, and we will all be influenced by markets of cities around the world. To illustrate this, Mr. White showed a graph charting price changes in the hottest markets of the world relative to each other.

 

To paraphrase Professor Stephen Malpezzi, we have tradition today because we had innovation in the past. This was a well-attended and enjoyed event to recognize innovation in the real estate industry. Congratulations to Bob White on receiving this award and many thanks to him for his willingness to share his knowledge with University of Wisconsin real estate students. 

 

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