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Economic Forces Driving Real Estate Right Now and into 2021

We are bringing together another high-powered panel with Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research for the National Association of Realtors, Sherry Chris, President & CEO of Realogy Expansion Brands and Leslie Appleton‐Young, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist of the California Association of Realtors® to discuss the economic forces that will impact our industry in the short term and into 2021. This session will be moderated by philosopher & speaker Matthew Ferrara.

Featured Speakers

Lawrence Yun

Chief Economist
National Association of REALTORS®

Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and oversees the Research group at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He supervises and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1.4 million REALTORS®.

Sherry Chris

Chief Executive Officer
Realogy Holdings Corp.

Sherry Chris currently serves as president and CEO of the Realogy Expansion Brands portfolio, which include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and ERA®, focusing her efforts on guiding the strategic growth of the brands within the division. Sherry most recently served as president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Under her leadership, the brand grew significantly across more than 40 states and 6 countries and established a unique position as real estate’s lifestyle brand.

Leslie Appleton-Young

(Retired) VP Chief Economist
California Assn of REALTORS®

Leslie directs the strategic thinking for the California Association of Realtors, guiding the research and economics team as they collect primary data through survey research, multiple listing services, and other sources to analyze and interpret trends, and foster understanding of the economic and housing market landscape. Through her work with local state associations, Appleton-Young has conducted strategic planning for associations that represent nearly 22,000 Realtors over the last year.


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