IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm specializing in single-family rental (SFR) properties for the individual investor, announced today that Joe Barr, PhD, has joined the company as chief analytics officer.
Dr. Barr brings more than 25 years of experience building statistical and econometrics models to HomeUnion. He has successfully applied his modeling techniques in the mortgage, housing, healthcare, energy and banking/financial services industries and has held senior data positions at ID Analytics/Lifelock; Chi Analytics; ProLogic; Alanco Technologies and ABN-AMRO Bank. Dr. Barr, who has published several research articles in mathematics and computer science journals, is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Irvine and an adjunct professor at San Diego State University.
At HomeUnion, Dr. Barr will report to Ravi Renduchintala, president and co-founder of HomeUnion and will be responsible for building data-driven, predictive trends models that will be used to better identify markets and investment opportunities for HomeUnion's clients.
"Joe brings a wealth of experience in helping a company leverage its data and analytic resources through applying predictive, analytic models," said Renduchintala. "Adding this type of advanced trend and pattern recognition to our current operations, will better able us to isolate undervalued SFR properties."
Dr. Barr earned a PhD in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico, an MS in Mathematics from Florida State University and a BA in Mathematics from Haifa University.
HomeUnion is an online real estate investment management firm, specializing in single-family rental (SFR) properties. Based in Irvine, Calif., it provides all the services needed for individuals to invest remotely in SFR properties. HomeUnion's role spans the lifecycle of the investment transaction: from locating properties; advising on the purchase; finding renters; managing the property; and selling it when the time comes.