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Me and Leanprop

Hello. My name is Scott. I've spent the past ~10 years working with proptech companies. For people new to real estate, proptech is just a business name made up for property and technology. I've never loved the term, but that's a different story. Real estate and the lending around it is often low volume and high transaction value. This means process is important, but scalability needs are more limited. Because of this, lean product/engineering methods are often effective in real estate. I also weigh 100 pounds less than I used to, so there's another meaning for lean here. Leanprop was an available two syllable domain combining these two concepts. I hope that this resource helps people build better products in proptech. Welcome to my site!

My experience

I was a Director of Product at Compass, the largest independent real estate brokerage in the US. I headed up product management for New Ventures. Before that, I was a Director of Operations focusing on regional markets. Prior to Compass, I co-founded an apartment marketplace called VeryApt. Think of VeryApt as Redfin for rentals. It started as TripAdvisor for rentals. After a lot of trial and error, we built out brokerage operations. This was necessary to generate an amazing customer experience. VeryApt remains profitable and operates in a handful of markets across the US. I have an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Johns Hopkins. I've spent some time in hedge funds covering consumer/retail. I've also been a management consultant focusing on mortgages. I have real estate licenses in NY, PA, DC, MD, and IL. I'm based out of NYC. I actively consult for large brokerages, lenders, hedge funds, developers, and various startups.
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How to contact me

Always feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I'm happy to help with any projects, especially if they're interesting. I ramble for free, but I charge a lot for work. Contact me using the contact button at the bottom of the page or directly via scott@leanprop.com.