Radar Logic has spent the last several years working for the market launch set for this Monday, September 17, 2007.
Its been a significant effort that has resulted in the development of the Residential Property Indexâ„¢, code-named RPXâ„¢. I became involved in this venture to provide commentary and research products to leverage the proprietary technology. The real estate market information covers 25 MSA’s plus a national composite . Its exciting stuff.
Here are a few snippets from the press release :
New York, NY – September 12, 2007 – Radar Logic Incorporated (www.radarlogic.com) announced that derivatives trading in the Residential Property Index (RPX) market will begin September 17, 2007. Trading will be based on the RPX Prices, single values representing price per square foot based on actual transactions in residential real estate in 25 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas as well as a 25-city composite.
Dealers licensed to offer products in the RPX market include Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated; Lehman Brothers Inc.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; Goldman Sachs & Co.; and Bear Stearns & Co.
Michael Feder, CEO and President of Radar Logic Incorporated said, “The launch of the RPX market provides both investors and participants in the real estate industry with sophisticated tools that have not been available to them before. The granular applications of the RPX-based derivatives should allow substantial utility for all interested participants. We are excited by the reaction that professionals have had thus far.”
More announcements to follow!