2020 NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Post-Election Outlook

Bringing the Best Real Estate Perspectives

On December 10th, 2020, NAR held a virtual Economic and Real Estate Summit that provided a year-end review and outlook on the post-election real estate market and the economy.

Summit Discussion Topics

  • 2020 year-end review of real estate market performance
  • 2021 and beyond real estate market expectations
  • Challenges and risks facing the real estate industry
  • Residential and commercial real estate markets
  • Topical public policy measures

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The summit featured a consensus forecast, a keynote, and four panels:

  • Economic Outlook
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Demographics


NAR Leaders

  • Bob Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Charlie Oppler, 2021 President, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Leslie Rouda Smith, 2021 President-elect, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Kenny Parcell, 2021 First Vice President, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Nancy Lane, 2021 Treasurer, National Association of REALTORS®


  • David Berson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Nationwide Mutual
  • John Burns, Chief Executive Officer, John Burns Real Estate Consulting
  • Richard Fry, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
  • Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com®
  • Rodney Harrell, Ph.D., Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP
  • Jessica Lautz, Ph.D., Vice President, Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute, and Co-owner of Parrott Ryan Advisors
  • Dana Peterson, Chief Economist, The Conference Board
  • Igor Popov, Ph.D., Chief Economist, ApartmentList.com
  • Jeanette Rice, Head of Multifamily Research, CBRE
  • Nela Richardson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, ADP
  • Timothy H. Savage, Ph.D., Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and Distinguished Fellow, NAIOP Research Foundation
  • Ali Wolf, Chief Economist, Meyers Research
  • Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS®


  • Lisa Brown, The Marketing Lab, and Contributing Writer for GlobeSt.com and other publications
  • Natalie Campisi, Senior Housing and Mortgage Reporter, Forbes Advisor
  • Nicole Friedman, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Sarah Paynter, Yahoo Finance

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