Jillian White

CEO and Founder, Appraisal Insights

Jillian White, SRA is a highly accomplished executive and entrepreneur in the real estate appraisal industry, with an impressive track record spanning over two decades. She has held various leadership roles and made significant contributions to the field. Notably, Jillian successfully managed an 800-person department at a large bank, overseeing the processing of 20,000 appraisals per month. Her exceptional organizational skills and strategic acumen ensured the smooth and efficient operation of the department.

Jillian’s expertise and insights have garnered recognition and respect within the industry. She collaborated closely with Freddie Mac, lending her knowledge and expertise to assist in their research paper on appraisal bias. Her valuable contributions have helped shape the understanding and mitigation of bias in appraisal practices.

Jillian’s dedication to addressing appraisal bias extends beyond her professional endeavors. Her personal experience as one of the industry’s few black female appraisers, coupled with the need to “whitewash” her own family’s home to facilitate its sale, fueled her determination to educate and empower homeowners from all backgrounds. She has been actively involved in raising awareness about appraisal bias, and her work has been prominently featured in esteemed media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC, and NBC. Additionally, Jillian’s expertise and advocacy on the subject have been highlighted in an Emmy award winning Hulu documentary, further amplifying her impact and reach.

Jillian’s academic background further enriches her extensive experience in the field. She holds a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, combining her passion for understanding human behavior with her expertise in real estate appraisal.

With her multifaceted expertise, leadership acumen, and commitment to fairness in real estate appraisals, Jillian White continues to make a significant impact in the industry, championing equitable practices and empowering homeowners and regulators alike.

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