NAR Chief Economist To Address Realtors And Home Builders In Chattanooga

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Dr. Lawrence Yun
Dr. Lawrence Yun

The Greater Chattanooga Association of REALTORS is co-hosting its annual joint luncheon with the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga. This year's guest speaker is Dr. Lawrence Yun, who will provide a national perspective of the trends impacting the housing market.

Dr. Lawrence Yun is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. He oversees 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 million REALTOR members.

Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them Blue Chip and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. USA Today in 2008 listed him among the top 10 economic forecasters in the country and he has been named among the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by INMAN News over the past several years.

Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. 

For those planning to attend, the luncheon will take place at the Chattanoogan Hotel on Tuesday, August 12, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost per ticket is $20 per person, and GCAR Members may register and pay online. Home Builders’ Association members and all other members of the public may pay via credit card by calling 698-8001 or in person at the REALTOR Association’s Office (2963 Amnicola Highway) via cash, check or credit card.

Reservations must be made no later than 5 p.m. this Friday.



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