Ralph McLaughlin new chief economist at Trulia by Brian Blum in Insiders, Real Estate 20 Jan 2016 Trulia has named Ralph McLaughlin to the post of chief economist. He replaces Selma Heck who stepped down in October 2015 after just a few months on the job. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share truliazillow Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.