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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?.
Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. He also participates in the Industrial Economists Discussion Group at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. He has appeared as a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal.
Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.
George Ratiu, Senior Economist & Manager of Economic Research, Realtor.com®
George Ratiu explores trends in global economies, real estate markets, technology, consumer demographics and investments. His professional experience spans across corporate, consulting, association and higher education organizations in the United States and Europe.
George leads a team of economic analysts at Realtor.com® and delivers information and insights to empower consumers and Realtors® on their real estate journeys. Prior to Realtor.com®, George managed research programs at the National Association of Realtors®, focused on US housing statistics, international and commercial real estate market performance, investments and finance. In addition, he provided economic and industry insights as a regular columnist for leading real estate publications, and delivered keynote presentations across the US and Canada. His research and insights have been featured in print and television by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times, among others.
He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics.
Brandi Snowden, Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, National Association of REALTORS®
Brandi is part of the Survey Research and Communications group. She assists with the production and dissemination of survey research reports, as well as focusing on digital/social media maintenance and content creation. She also serves as a liaison between internal Research Department staff and non-members/consumers. Brandi has a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
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