Funding the Future of Real Estate

At Parker89, we invest in and support entrepreneurs reimagining residential and commercial real estate. From tech-enabled brokerages to mortgage software to fractional home ownership, we believe that the future of real estate will be built upon new technologies and business models that make the transfer of property simpler and more seamless.

Real estate is in our DNA

As the venture capital arm of First American Financial, we’re in a unique position to leverage the balance sheet, network and assets of one of the most influential companies in real estate to accelerate our partners’ growth.

We believe first and foremost in the potential of great founders. Our name is testament: an homage to C.E. Parker, First American’s own founder, who in 1889 dreamed of a more certain and secure transaction.

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Paul Hurst

Managing Director

Paul Hurst
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Paul serves as both a Managing Director at Parker89 as well as the Chief Innovation Officer for First American. He was previously a member of the founding team at Endpoint, a mobile first Title and Escrow Company, and was a Partner at BCG Digital Ventures where he built and launched venture backed companies with the world's largest corporations. Acting as GM, Paul launched five companies, across three continents, spanning Insurance, Financial Services and Real Estate. Before that he advised Fortune 100 companies on Corporate Strategy, M&A and Digital Transformation for BCG.

Paul holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Cambridge and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Pharmacology and Economics. As an Englishman in LA, Paul maintains his status to work in the US courtesy of his wonderful wife, Emily. When not working, they spend the majority of their time looking after their two puppies, Poppy and Alfie.

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