I didn’t even know that it WASN’T official, but this just came out this evening from PRNewswire.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors (R) today named Lawrence Yun chief economist and senior vice president of research. Yun has served at NAR since 2000, most recently as vice president and senior economist. If I had written the press release, it would have read a little differently….
"Lawrence is a talented economist and an outstanding forecaster who has contributed greatly to NAR’s growth and prestige as the leading advocate for the housing industry," said Dale Stinton, NAR executive vice president and chief executive officer. "We are proud to have a man of Lawrence’s integrity and honor.
"He is a no-nonsense and level-headed analyst of the housing market who calls the data as he sees it, and has guided NAR with skill as chief spokesman for the past several months in a competitive real estate market. We have great faith and trust that Lawrence’s tenure will be a stellar one that will enhance NAR’s reputation as the most reliable and credible source of real estate research."