Articles by Saumi Shokraee

Professional, Research and Content Strategy at CoreLogic. Saumi joined CoreLogic at the start of 2020 and is primarily focused on researching, analyzing, and communicating trends in natural catastrophe and construction as they relate to the real estate and insurance industries. Saumi holds a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Insurance Industry Predictions for 2022

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. As if 2020 didn’t test the insurance industry enough, 2021 has proved to be yet another challenging year for property & casualty insurers. We saw significant variations in reconstruction costs, …

Wrapping up Hurricane Season: Ida, Katrina, and the Importance of Adequate Loss Modeling

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. With the 2021 hurricane season coming to an end, insurers and government agencies are beginning to take stock of what occurred and how damages stacked up compared to previous years. …

How Insurers Can Better Prepare for Wildfire

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Nine of the 20 largest wildfires in California have occurred since 2020, including four so far in 2021. Five of the 19 largest wildfires in Oregon and three of Colorado’s …

Climate Risk is Shaping Insurance – Here’s How

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. The New Paradigm of Climate-Conscious Insurance As climate change alters the atmosphere and increases the frequency and severity of natural catastrophes, insurers must adapt to a shifting environment and industry …

Modernizing the Housing Economy: A 20/20 View of 2020

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. In the blink of an eye, COVID-19 reshaped our world. As the critical functions of the real estate, lending, and insurance economies began to adapt to the new circumstances of …

2020: A Year of Natural Hazard in Review

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic What happened in 2020? 2020, without a doubt, has been a shock for everyone. Despite dealing with the ramifications of a global pandemic, the nation was hit with one natural …

Using Building Codes and Property Characteristics to Keep up With 2020 Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is occupying most of our attention at the moment, hurricane season has begun and natural catastrophes never take a holiday. Forecasts for 2020 have projected higher …

Critical Values in a Property’s Lifecycle

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Accurate valuation is critical to the primary functions of the real estate economy. From the listing of a property all the way through acquiring insurance, there are 3 critical moments …

Six Things to Know About the Recent Impasse Between Regulators and Insurers in the Aftermath of California’s Devastating Wildfires

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. California’s 2017 and 2018 catastrophic wildfire events hit state insurers historically hard, with record-breaking losses of over $25 billion.1 2 Three years later, state regulators, utility companies, and insurers are …