First American’s Data and Analytics Vice President of Product and Strategy Jim Portner Named 2020 HousingWire Tech Trendsetter

December 1, 2020, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American DataTree®, the leading national provider of property data and document images, announced today that Jim Portner, vice president of product and strategy for First American’s data and analytics division, has been named to the HousingWire 2020 Tech Trendsetter list, which recognizes the most impactful and innovative technology leaders serving the housing economy.

HousingWire’s 2020 Tech Trendsetters include product and technology leaders who have been indispensable in bringing innovative tech solutions to market for housing industry clients. This award recognizes the people that drive innovation for their mortgage and real estate clients.

Recognized as a leader with a deep understanding of customer needs and evolving market trends, Portner and his team consistently deliver differentiated, innovative solutions for today’s housing markets, including four major new products launched in 2020. Title IQ Enterprise by DataTrace provides the title and settlement services industry a new, automated way to produce title commitments unlike anything else available in the market. First American Tax Source is a new, fully automated, nationwide property tax information solution for lenders and title companies. First American MarketView provides those same lenders and title companies instant, actionable intelligence necessary to understand competitive positions, enhance strategic opportunities and ultimately win new business. DataTree Lists is a customer acquisition system targeted at mortgage and real estate marketing professionals.

“Jim’s recognition as a 2020 HousingWire Tech Trendsetter is well deserved and we’re excited to see him honored,” said Robert Karraa, president of First American’s data and analytics division. “The noteworthy number of new products launched in a single year underscores the commitment of Jim Portner and the division’s team to provide solutions that help housing industry professionals succeed.”

“Our Tech Trendsetters award recognizes a group of leaders who were critical to the outstanding performance of housing and real estate during this pandemic, finding innovative solutions when everything changed on a dime,” said HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Sarah Wheeler. “We’re very proud to celebrate their achievements and honor the impact they’ve had at such a crucial time.”

Recipients of the HousingWire Tech Trendsetters designation were peer-nominated and selected by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their accomplishments over the last 12 months. Profiles of the 2020 HW Tech Trendsetters honorees can be found in the December/January issue of HousingWire magazine or online

About First American DataTree

First American DataTree LLC, is a national provider of property data and document images to mortgage and real estate-related businesses. With a repository of nearly 7 billion document images, First American DataTree delivers the data, property reports and document images that help bring clarity and insight to business decisions, and is committed to be the most trusted source for nationwide real estate data. More information about the company can be found at