Kiavi CEO Arvind Mohan Named a Tech Trendsetter by HousingWire

Mohan recognized for his critical role in leveraging technology, data, and artificial intelligence (AI) to help more real estate investors access competitively priced capital and efficient, transparent borrowing experiences

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 4, 2023 – Kiavi, a leading provider of financing to residential real estate investors, today announced Arvind Mohan, CEO, was named a 2023 Tech Trendsetter by HousingWire. The prestigious award honors the 50 most-innovative leaders to make a demonstrable impact on driving the housing industry forward through technology innovation.

“I’m humbled to be recognized as a leader in applying technology to help meet the complex and unique needs of real estate investors,” said Arvind Mohan, CEO, Kiavi. “Kiavi has changed the game by harnessing the power of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real estate investors around the nation with transparent, reliable, and timely capital to scale their businesses. That said, we are just getting started. I couldn’t be more excited to further advance our platform to give our customers the confidence to execute at the click of a button, and propel Kiavi’s next stage of growth.” 

During his more than seven years at Kiavi, Mohan played an instrumental role in the company becoming a top lender to real estate investors through its unique application of technology, data and AI. Using over 7.8 billion data points* from its nearly 70,000 transactions over the past decade to power its machine-learning models - such as determining a property’s expected after-repair value or assessing a property’s risk profile - Kiavi is able to provide more borrowers with access to scalable, competitively priced capital than the industry’s traditional players that rely solely on reviewing FICO scores. Kiavi’s digital-first technology platform also enables borrowers to close much faster than traditional financing options by automating processes and eliminating extraneous elements of the lending process. 

“At Kiavi, we appreciate that every customer, project, and property is unique. Being able to provide our customers instant, frictionless confidence in their real estate investment opportunity is what sets us apart in the marketplace,” Mohan added. 

A unique C-suite executive with a background in both engineering and real estate finance, Mohan was named CEO of Kiavi earlier this year. Prior to that, he served as Kiavi’s Chief Operating Officer charged with overseeing the company’s Software Engineering, Product, Data Science, Risk, Business Operations, Capital Markets, and Mortgage Operations functions. Mohan holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

“HousingWire's Tech Trendsetters award provides a unique platform for us to shine a spotlight on the visionaries steering the course of the tech organizations that are reshaping the housing landscape,” said HousingWire's Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler. “These trailblazers play a pivotal role in the success of their mortgage and real estate clientele. Once again, they have exceeded expectations, addressing some of the most pressing challenges within the housing sector with ingenuity and determination.”

The 2023 HousingWire Tech Trendsetters were selected by HousingWire’s selection committee based on their vital and dynamic contributions to their organizations and to the housing industry as a whole.

*Across structured, unstructured, and temporal data classifications from Kiavi’s loans

About Kiavi
With $17.5 billion in funded loans, Kiavi is one of the nation's largest private lenders to residential real estate investors (“REIs”). Kiavi harnesses the power of data & technology to offer REIs a simpler, more reliable, and faster way to access the capital they need to scale their businesses. Formerly known as LendingHome, Kiavi is committed to helping its customers revitalize the approximately $25 trillion worth of aged U.S. housing stock to provide move-in ready homes and rental housing for millions of Americans across the country. For more information, visit