CONWAY, S.C., June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR), will be the keynote speaker at Coastal Carolina University's Economic Summit scheduled for September 29.
Dr. Yun, who oversees the Economics Department of the NAR, is responsible for a wide range of research activity including 'Existing Home Sales Statistics', the 'Affordability Index', and the 'Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report'.
He provides commentary and forecasts on real estate market trends for more than 1 million NAR members and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council.
Dr. Yun appears regularly on financial news outlets and is often a guest on CSPAN's Washington Journal. He is a regular columnist on the Forbes' website and is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States. USA Today recently listed him as one of the top 10 economic forecasters in the country.
"We could not be more pleased to announce a speaker of this caliber," said Barbara Ritter, Dean of CCU's E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. "Lawrence Yun is world renowned. The insights he will bring will enlighten our entire region and will be of interest to everyone who has an interest in commercial or residential real estate or investments. We will be announcing our other speakers very soon," she continued.
The Summit, scheduled for September 29 at Pine Lakes Country Club, is administrated by CCU's Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. For more information, visit The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at CCU.
The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development serves students and professionals engaged in all facets of real estate and economic development and provides market analysis, study-based scholarships, networking opportunities, internships and technical study tours of international sites.
The Grant Center leverages the global ties of Coastal Carolina University and key partners, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members. It offers courses in commercial and investment real estate, publishes scholarly research and produces applied studies for stakeholders in the region. The center also hosts the annual real estate and economic summit and awards gala, provides seminar talks on a regular basis and consults for various private, government and nonprofit groups.
The key mission is to support the education of its students to the highest levels of competence and professionalism and to broaden the economic base of the region, serving as a bridge between Coastal Carolina University and the wider community.
Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR
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SOURCE The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at Coastal Carolina University