In 2012 Mike Orr was appointed Director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Orr left the computer industry and California to focus on Arizona real estate in 2002. He obtained an Arizona real estate license in 2005 and started studying real estate statistics the same year. Orr partnered with ARMLS and the Information Market LLC in 2008 to create the Cromford Report (www.cromfordreport.com), which provides daily real estate market insight for realtors and investors covering the Greater Phoenix residential market.
Orr holds a masters degree in mathematics from the University of Oxford in England and spent 31 years in the computer industry, working for IBM, Amdahl, Splash Technology and the Santa Cruz Operation.
Orr is married with three children. When not working with computers and real estate, his main interests are music and canals.