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American business data company

CoreLogic’s Irvine CA headquarters

CoreLogic, Inc. is an Irvine, CA-based corporation providing financial, property, and consumer information, analytics, and business intelligence. The company analyzes information assets and data to provide clients with analytics and customized data services. The company also develops proprietary research, and tracks current and historical trends in a number of categories, including consumer credit, capital markets, real estate, fraud, regulatory compliance, natural hazards, and disaster projections.[2][3][4][5][6] The company reported 2018 revenue of $1.79 billion.[1]


CoreLogic dates back to September 1991, when TRW Real Estate Information Services entered into a partnership with three real estate information service units from Elsevier, the Dutch Publishing company now known as Reed Elsevier.[7]

In September 1996, the group, by then known as TRW Information Systems & Services, was spun off and renamed Experian.[8]

In September 1997, majority ownership of Experian’s real estate information business was acquired by The First American Corporation, in a partnership with Experian.[9] The partnership was called FARES LLC, and the new entity began operating under the name First American Real Estate Solutions (RES).[10]

Also in 1997, Kraig Clark and Steve Schroeder co-founded C&S Marketing in Sacramento, CA.[11] Created to provide fraud prevention and collateral risk management solutions to the mortgage banking industry, the company was later renamed as CoreLogic Systems.

In October 2003, First American RES acquired Transamerica’s property information business, combining their real estate information and analytics businesses.[12]

In March 2007, First American Corporation merged its First American RES subsidiary with CoreLogic Systems, under the FARES LLC subsidiary.[13] The division began operating under the name First American CoreLogic.[14]

In June 2010, CoreLogic, Inc. was established as a standalone business when The First American Corporation split its businesses to create two separate legal entities, CoreLogic, Inc and First American Corporation which provides title and financial services.[15]

In January 2011, the company acquired Australia-RP Data, a provider of residential and commercial property information in Australia and New Zealand, for $194 million.[16]

In March 2011, CoreLogic acquired Dorado Network Systems Corp, a San Mateo-CA based cloud application and architecture development company servicing the financial services industry.[17]

In July 2011, the company sold its CoreLogic India operations to US IT company Cognizant, for $50 million. AS part of the transaction, the companies also announced five year, $324 million services agreement.[18]

In January 2013 CoreLogic bought Middletown, CT-based CDS Business mapping, a provider of geospatial hazard reports including distance to coast, flood zones, rating territories, proximity to brush, wind pool eligibility and earthquake information. CoreLogic reported it would integrate the business into its existing Spatial Solutions business.[19]

In April 2013, CoreLogic bought Case-Schiller, the producers of the Case-Shiller home price index, known as one of the most important measures of the health of the housing market.[20]

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In December 2013, CoreLogic acquired catastrophic modeling firm Eqecat from Texas-based ABS Group.[21]

In March 2014, CoreLogic acquired Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, a Milwaukee, WI-based provider of building cost information, residential and commercial analytics and business management services, San Diego, CA-based DataQuick Information Systems, a property data and analytics information company, and the credit and flood services operations of DataQuick Lending Solutions. The three acquired units were part of TPG Capital’s Decision Insight Information Group.[22]

In June 2014, CoreLogic expanded its hail, wind and lightning weather risk-management capabilities by acquiring Weather Fusion,[23] formerly known as[24]

In August 2015, the company purchased LandSafe Appraisal Services, an appraisal management company, from Bank of America for $122 million.[25]

In October 2015, CoreLogic acquired Australian construction data business Cordell from Europe media group RELX, formerly known as Reed Elsevier.[26]

In December 2015, the company acquired FNC, Inc., another provider of real estate appraisal services, for $475 million.[25]

In January 2016, CoreLogic announced it was paying $65M to acquire total ownership of RELS, LLC, a provider of property valuation and appraisal services it owned in partnership with Wells Fargo.[25]

In March 2017, its CEO Nallathambi died shortly after taking medical leave from the company.[27] Shortly thereafter, the company announced Frank Martell as its new President and CEO.[28]

In May 2018, CoreLogic launched a non-weather-related fire and water risk solution.[29]

In June 2020, Cannae Holdings and Senator Investment Group launched a hostile takeover of CoreLogic.[30] In response to CoreLogic raising quarterly guidance five days before the end of Q2[31] and following up on “nine months performing extensive “outside-in” due diligence”,[30] Cannae Holdings and Senaro Investment Group submitted their proposal to acquire CoreLogic. CoreLogic replied on June 26th that, despite not having previous knowledge of the offer, they will “carefully review the proposal” and “determine the course of action it believes is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders” and insisting that “shareholders need take no action at this time”.[32] Cannae and Senator Investment secured financing with Bank of America and announced in a regulatory filling, on June 30th, they own enough of CoreLogic to call for a special meeting.[33]

Business segments[edit]

CoreLogic’s operations are divided into two segments: Data and Analytics, and Technology and Processing Solutions.[34]

Data and analytics[edit]

The D&A group acquires and links property, mortgage, and financial data using models and algorithms to produce analytics for clients. Services include advisory services, automated valuations, location intelligence, multiple listing technology and platforms, mortgage fraud management, property information and analytics, and rental screening and analytics.[34]

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Technology processing solutions[edit]

The TPS group provides mortgage-related data services for mortgage lenders and servicers. Services and technology include flood data services, property tax services, credit verification services, underbanked credit services, compliance and management services, mortgage origination technology, and business process outsourcing and cloud computing-based mortgage servicing solutions.[34]


CoreLogic releases reports to the real estate and mortgage industries:

  • Equity Report: showing the distribution of equity across all single-family homes in the US with a mortgage.[35] This report initially debuted as a “Negative Equity Report”, highlighting how many homeowners were underwater on their mortgage.[36]
  • National Foreclosure Report: showing the foreclosure inventory and the number of completed foreclosures, which is an indication of the total number of homes actually lost to foreclosure.[37]
  • The MarketPulse: offering insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with particular focus on housing and mortgage metrics.[38]

Data sources[edit]

Data is the core of many of CoreLogic’s products, analytics and services. The data includes real property information, mortgage information and consumer information. Data sources include public sources, data contributed by company clients, and data obtained from data aggregators.[39]

Public data sources include data and documents from federal, state and local governments. This information is augmented by data from other public and non-public sources, allowing the identification of physical property characteristics, boundaries and tax values, current and historical ownership, voluntary and involuntary liens, tax assessments and delinquencies, replacement cost, property risk including environmental, flood and hazard information, criminal data, building permits, local trends, summary statistics, and household demographics.

Client contributed data includes loan performance information (from loan servicers, trustees, securitizers, issuers and others), mortgage, auto, property rental, and under-banked loan applications from various loan originators, landlords, and property owners.

Data acquired from aggregators includes property listing and tenant/landlord rental information from Boards of Realtors, real estate agents, brokers, landlords, and owners of multi-tenant properties. The company also collects appraisals and property valuations from appraisers, and licenses consumer credit history information from credit reporting agencies, lenders, and auto dealers.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l “Corelogic, Inc. (CLGX) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, December 31, 2019”. United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  2. ^ “CoreLogic Natural Hazard Risk Summary Covers 2014 Disasters”. 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  3. ^ “A Credit Score That Tracks You More Closely”. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  4. ^ “Mortgage Fraud Risk Increases 3.2%: CoreLogic”. 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  5. ^ “Analytics service launches wind verification technology”. 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  6. ^ “Foreclosures Are Way Down From 2014—but Still Double Prerecession Rates”. 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-05-07.
  7. ^ “TRW, Elsevier Merge Real Estate Information Operations : Information: Joint venture will be headquartered in Riverside. Companies cite high costs of developing new business”. 1991-09-04. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  8. ^ “Leading the Way at a Company Called Experian”. 1996-09-22. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  9. ^ “First American and Experian in Venture”. 1997-09-11. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  10. ^ “First American RES, CoreLogic in merger”. 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  11. ^ “CoreLogic vets’ new firm, Auqeo, provides sales support for tech startups”. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  12. ^ “First American buys Transamerica units for $375M”. 2003-10-02. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  13. ^ “First American RES Merges with CoreLogic”. Questia Online Library. 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  14. ^ “Title company First American to spin off CoreLogic in June”. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  15. ^ “First American Completes CoreLogic Spin-Off”. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  16. ^ “CoreLogic snaps up property information provider RP Data for $194m”. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  17. ^ “CoreLogic buys Dorado for $32M”. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  18. ^ “Cognizant acquires CoreLogic’s India services operations”. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  19. ^ “CoreLogic Buys CDS Business Mapping in Connecticut”. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  20. ^ “Housing Data Dance: CoreLogic Buys Case-Shiller”. 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  21. ^ “CoreLogic Acquires Catastrophe Modeling Firm Eqecat”. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  22. ^ “CoreLogic in California Acquires Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and DataQuick”. 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  23. ^ “CoreLogic Expands Insurance Offerings with Hail, Wind and Lightning Weather Forensics”. 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  24. ^ “ is Now Weather Fusion”. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  25. ^ a b c “CoreLogic buys rest of RELS from Wells Fargo”. 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  26. ^ “RELX agrees to sell Australian construction data unit-source”. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  27. ^ “CoreLogic CEO Nallathambi, on medical leave, has died”. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  28. ^ “CoreLogic Names Martell CEO”. 2017-03-06. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  29. ^ Ojha, Radhika. “CoreLogic Launches First Non-Weather-Related Risk Solution – DSNews”. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  30. ^ a b “Cannae Holdings and Senator Investment Group Submit Proposal to Acquire CoreLogic”. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  31. ^ “CoreLogic Raises Second Quarter 2020 Financial Guidance”. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  32. ^ “CoreLogic Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Acquisition Proposal from Cannae Holdings and Senator Investment Group”. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  33. ^ “Cannae, Senator can call special meeting at CoreLogic, financing set”. Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  34. ^ a b c “About CoreLogic”. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  35. ^ “CoreLogic Releases Equity Report”. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  36. ^ “First American CoreLogic’s Negative Equity Data Report”. 2008-09-30. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  37. ^ “CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory drops 33.2% over last January”. 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  38. ^ “5 brilliant insights in the CoreLogic April MarketPulse”. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  39. ^ “CoreLogic 2015 Annual Report Form (10-K)”. United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-07-18.

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