December 2021 NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead

On December 15th, 2021, NAR held a virtual economic and real estate summit that provided a year-end review of 2021 and outlook on the real estate market and the economy for the year to come.

Summit Discussion Topics

  • Economic Outlook
  • Housing Market Outlook
  • Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
  • Home Buyer Preferences, Demographics, and Challenges
  • Commercial Market Outlook

Materials From the Forecast Summit


The summit featured a consensus forecast, a keynote, presentation of findings from NAR’s annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and three panel discussions:

  • Housing Market Outlook
  • Home Buyer Preferences, Demographics, and Challenges
  • Commercial Market Outlook


NAR Leaders

  • Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 President, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Bob Goldberg, CEO, National Association of REALTORS®

Keynote Speaker

  • Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research, HUD


  • James Breeze, Senior Director and Global Head of Logistics Research, CBRE
  • Matt Carrier, Vice President of Innovation Policy & Research, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Richard Fry, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
  • Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., CEO, Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Danielle Hale, Chief Economist,
  • Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jessica Lautz, Ph.D., Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Andre Perry, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Brookings-Metropolitan Policy Program
  • Vanessa Perry, Ph.D., Nonresident Fellow, Urban Institute and Professor of Marketing, GWU School of Business
  • Rebecca Rockey, Global Head of Analysis and Forecasting, Cushman and Wakefield
  • Issi Romem, Ph.D., Founder, MetroSight and Fellow, Terner Center, UC Berkeley
  • Caitlin Sugrue Walter, Ph.D., Vice-President, Research, National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Naa Awaa Tagoe, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Housing Mission and Goals
  • Lori Trawinski, Ph.D., Director, Finance and Employment, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder, Coresight Research
  • Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS®

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