Matt Cohen, Clareity's Chief Technologist, has twenty years of extensive real estate technology and business experience. Matt has consulted for many of the top Associations, regional MLSs, MLS software vendors, and large brokerages, as well as a wide variety of information and technology companies that service the real estate industry.

Clients look to Matt for assistance with:

  • System selection
  • Contract negotiation
  • MLS regionalization
  • Strategic planning
  • Market research and surveys
  • Product planning
  • Software design and usability
  • Security, risk and compliance assessments

Matt has helped establish Clareity as the most experienced real estate information security consulting company in the United States, and speaking at the SANS Security East conference. He is a public speaker capable of addressing member, executive and technical audiences, speaking at many conferences, workshops, and leadership retreats around the country, including various state association, MLS, NAR, Inman, and Council of MLS conferences. He has been published as an author in Stefan Swanepoel's "Trends" report and in a variety of Association magazines.

Matt was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in 2013 by Inman News.

Clareity's MLS Executive Workshop

Minneapolis, MN



Chief Technologist
Clareity Consulting

Management and technology consulting for associations, multiple listing services, brokerages, franchises, and technology companies within the real estate vertical.

Vice President of Technology

Produced e-commerce enabled online learning management software and content. Responsibilities included oversight of product development, architecture of web application, programming, code review and optimization, as well as building and managing internal development teams and contractor relationships. The system was used by companies such as Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Prudential, GMAC, and Century 21. The business was sold to Entreport Corporation.
July 1999 - August 2001

Director of Internet Services
Clareity Consulting

Internet application planning and creation as well as market research and strategy consulting for associations, multiple listing services, software and Internet companies within the real estate vertical.
March 1997- July 1999

Midwest SGML (ISO 8879) Forum

Leader in regional user group for parent ISO standard to XML/HTML.
January 1996 - March 1997

Internet Publishing Specialist
Copernican Solutions Incorporated

Designed standards-based web solutions and technology tools at an SGML/XML oriented document technology company. Primary client: Clareity Consulting.
November 1995 - March 1997

Support Staff / Webmaster
University of Minnesota

Developed one of first sites on Internet for a large University.
July 1993 - November 1995



Bachelor of Arts, 1992 - Carleton College - Northfield, MN

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