Sheridan Hitchens Hitchens: “If we can provide relevant, verified data at the exact moment someone is looking to transact, we will remove risk and add liquidity to the market.”

IRVINE, CA—Big data is not, by itself, inherently useful; information is only as valuable as its fusion with industry experience, Ten-X’s VP of data products Sheridan Hitchens tells We spoke exclusively with Hitchens, along with Morgan Stewart, an attorney with Manly, Stewart & Finaldi; Elliot Vermes, CEO of ResiModel; Joe Derhake, CEO of Partner Engineering & Science; Norm Miller, Hahn Chair of real estate finance at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, within the School of Business at the University of San Diego; and David Tobin, founder of Mission Capital Advisors, about their overall assessment of big data in the real estate industry. Stay tuned for a more in-depth feature on the subject in the July/August issue of Real Estate Forum. What should our readers know about big data and real estate?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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