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2018 Rising Stars: James Harp

Director of Real Estate Auction Service at Altisource

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James Harp has been promoted  five times since he began his career with Altisource in 2008 at 26 years old. Starting as REO asset manager, Harp now serves as the director of real estate auction services, where he is responsible for the development of Altisource’s auction products.

Harp helped spearhead the development and launch of Altisource Claims Without Conveyance of Title (CWCOT) business unit to deliver quality, compliant auction services for bank and servicer clients. For servicers, these offerings further serve as a key real estate disposition strategy by providing significant exposure to foreclosure properties and auction events.

Harp also works with his team to implement technology changes required for Hubzu, an online real estate marketing platform. This includes all CWCOT product enhancements and integrations on the Hubzu platform.

Earlier in his career, Harp led a number of Altisource innovation programs in response to the housing crisis. He developed and launched Altisource’s institutional short sale program for bank and servicer clients.

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