Computer science undergraduate student brings AI to the real estate industry

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Richard Xie
Richard Xie, an undergraduate student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, has created an artificial intelligence that has helped people buy and sell more than $100 million of real estate.

Xie’s company is called Manorlead, and its namesake app includes various features that serve as an asset management platform for real estate. It has an integrated mortgage and payment calculator that helps buyers determine how much money they need to save for a down payment and what their monthly mortgage payment will be.

In the coming weeks, Manorlead will have a new feature that lets buyers track the value of their preconstruction property. The app also has an upcoming recommender system, which will use AI to predict preferences.

“We’ve built the Manor AI platform and a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices,” Xie explains. “Once you’ve downloaded the app you can begin to search for new developments and residential listings, though we’ve focused mostly on new developments — preconstruction or unbuilt properties such as condos that are typically sold to buyers before or during their construction.”

Read more in the feature article on the computer science website.