NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit: Residential Update — July 22, 2024

On July 22, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET, NAR held a virtual economic and real estate summit that provided an outlook on the changing residential real estate market.

Meet the Speakers


Nate Johnson

Nate K. Johnson

2024 Vice President of Advocacy
National Association of REALTORS®

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Nate K. Johnson (AHWD®, ABR, C2EX, CIPS, CRS, GRI, PSA, SRES®) is 2024 Vice President of Advocacy for the National Association of REALTORS®.

Johnson has been helping people achieve their real estate goals for over two dozen years. He is President of The Real Estate Solutions Group at Redkey Realty Leaders, a full-service residential group in St. Louis. Besides representing buyers and sellers, he also leads a sales staff while overseeing daily operations for Real Estate Solutions.

An expert instructor and public speaker, Nate helps people become the best version of themselves. He’s certified to teach NAR’s “Smart Growth for the 21st Century” and “Bias Override” classes. He also teaches the Accredited Buyer Representative and the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation courses, and instructs for the Residential Real Estate Council. Additionally, Nate teaches and speaks on a variety of other topics, including fair housing, Code of Ethics, business planning, and leadership.

At the national level, Nate has served on the NAR Board of Directors and held dozens of governance positions, including Chair for both the Sustainability Advisory Group and Smart Growth Advisory Board; and Committee Liaison for the Business Issues Policy, Conventional Financing and Policy, and Fair Housing Policy committees. In 2020, he served as Public & Federal Issues Liaison under President Vince Malta.

In 2018, Nate served as President of the Missouri Association of REALTORS®, with nearly 25,000 members. He was the REALTOR® of the Year for Missouri in 2021.

As a proud member of the 8,000-member St. Louis Association of REALTORS®, Nate served as the association’s 2011 President.

He also served as President of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers from 2009 to 2014.

Additionally, Nate serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, which is working to end illegal housing discrimination in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Nate served as a Commissioner on the Preservation Board for the city of St. Louis. He is also a member of the Regional Business Council’s Young Professional Leadership 100 group, and serves on the Board of Directors for Trailnet, whose mission is to foster healthy, active, and vibrant communities.

Nate serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Bi-State Development Agency, whose largest enterprise is Metro, the region's public transportation system. He also serves on the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

NAR Deputy Chief Economist Dr. Jessica Lautz

Jessica Lautz, PhD

Deputy Chief Economist
Vice President of Research
National Association of REALTORS®

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Dr. Jessica Lautz is the Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. She has been with NAR since 2007.

The core of her research focuses on analyzing trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. She is in demand as a speaker and by major media outlets to provide commentary on the real estate market. She has testified before Congress on behalf of NAR.

She also volunteers at Nottingham Trent University as an industry fellow mentoring real estate graduate students, is a committee chair at the National Association of Business Economics, bakes birthday cakes for underserved youth with Cake4Kids, and sits on the board of the Food Recovery Network.

Dr. Lautz has been recognized by Housing Wire's Women of Influence and RISMedia's Newsmaker award.

Jessica received her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Master's in Public Policy from American University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Law and Justice from Central Washington University.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

Lawrence Yun, PhD

Chief Economist
Senior Vice President, Research
National Association of REALTORS®

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Lawrence Yun is 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 1.4 million REALTORS®.