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Freddie Mac Chief Economist Departs for CoreLogic

Freddie Mac CoreLogic Frank Nothaft [1]After more than a quarter of a century spent working for Freddie Mac [2], Dr. Frank Nothaft has moved on to serve as SVP and chief economist at CoreLogic [3], the property information firm announced.

Nothaft started at Freddie Mac in 1986, joining the GSE from his former position as an economist with the Federal Reserve. He was appointed to deputy chief economist for Freddie Mac in 1988 and named chief economist in December 2001.

As chief economist for CoreLogic, Nothaft will lead the company’s economics team as well as its research and insights strategy, according to a release [4] from the company. He will also be responsible for expanding CoreLogic’s economic policy unit and enhancing its research capabilities and tools which clients, industry professionals, the news media, and the public sector reference regularly.

"Frank is a terrific addition to our senior leadership team. He is a highly-respected expert on the global real estate economy and we are thrilled he has joined CoreLogic," said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "Frank's experience and thought leadership will help to ensure that our market-leading property data, analytics and insights continue to provide unique value for the benefit of our financial services clients and broader markets."

Nothaft has a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University as well as a degree in mathematics and computer science from New York University. He frequently appears on television and radio, and he is regularly quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal and New York Times as well as many mortgage industry trade publications.