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MARKET INSIGHTS Presents: How the Housing Market Could Impact the Industry in 2022


Nov 18, 2021 12:41 PM

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Lawrence Yun
Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and oversees the Research group at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. He supervises 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® Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them the Blue Chip Council and the Wall Street Journal Forecasting Survey. He also participates in the Industrial Economists Discussion Group at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. Dr. Yun has also appeared as a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal.
Robert Maricich
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer @International Market Centers
Robert Maricich is widely recognized as one of the home furnishings industry’s most Innovative leaders. The former president and chief executive officer of World Market Center Las Vegas and Hickory, N.C. based Century Furniture Industries has an established record of building companies into internationally respected brands. Maricich was instrumental in envisioning and developing the strategy for the creation of International Market Centers, L.P. In 2017, Maricich led the IMC migration to new ownership when Blackstone and Fireside Investments acquired IMC. Following that transition, he later directed the 2018 merger between IMC and AmericasMart in Atlanta and the subsequent acquisition of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, creating a compelling International Market Centers presence on the east and west coast that now encompasses more than 20 million square feet of world-class B2B exhibition space. Maricich was inducted into the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame in October 2021.