Frank Nothaft, the Chief Economist for CoreLogic, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly over the weekend. He was 66.
Nothaft, who previously worked as the Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, was a top economist, known for his insightful analysis of the housing market, the mortgage industry and the economy.
Nothaft earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and he worked as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
“Dr. Nothaft’s absence will be felt profoundly throughout the (CoreLogic) organization and beyond. Please join us in keeping Frank’s family and co-workers in your thoughts as they process this unbearable loss,” the CoreLogic firm said in a statement.
Nothaft was known by many journalists covering real estate and the economy. On a number of occasions he served on the economic forecast panel assembled at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conferences.
“He was the best housing market analyst in the business.” – – MBA
“MBA is shocked and saddened by this news,” said Mike Fratantoni, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association.“For decades, Frank has been a key voice for the mortgage industry – at Freddie Mac and then at CoreLogic. He was the best housing market analyst in the business, able to clearly and concisely convey information that helped our industry understand the current market and make decisions to prepare for the future. Frank had an inimitable style, both in terms of his presentations and his ever-present bow tie.”
Nothaft was active in his local community through his volunteer commitments. He served on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Falls Church Housing Corporation, which owns Section 8 housing in northern Virginia, received the Freddie Mac Community Service Award and was also the recipient of the 2020 HousingWire Vanguard Award.
In 2015, Nothaft joined CoreLogic, a data and analytics firm focused on real estate and consumers.
June 6, 2022 Realty News Report