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Stephen Hovland has a decade of experience as a senior research analyst in the real estate investment sector. At HomeUnion, Hovland is responsible for launching new research products to support the company’s clients when making investment decisions and portfolio reviews, aiding the marketing and solutions team, and generating media attention.
Hovland generated a proprietary list of the best investment markets based on criteria crucial to investors for HomeUnion and created a list of the worst metros for investing to ensure transparency in the company’s data. He also developed a proprietary system to identify cap rates for investment homes.
Prior to joining HomeUnion, Hovland worked for nine years in the research services department at Marcus & Millichap, where he created a ranking index covering 77 retail property markets across the country and presented his findings to the executive board of a major REIT.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
Plan your work; work your plan. I’m a morning person and I use that time to keep organized and focused on important objectives. In today’s digital world where constant communication can become a distraction, having both a plan and focus has contributed to my team’s success.