Leslie Appleton-Young serves as senior vice president and chief economist for the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), a statewide trade organization with more than 195,000 members.
Appleton-Young, who joined C.A.R. in 1984, directs the strategic thinking for the association, guiding the research and economics team as they collect primary data through survey research, multiple listing services and other sources to analyze and interpret trends, and foster understanding of the economic and housing market landscape.
Appleton-Young has overseen the development of key programs, such as the Diversity Initiative, designed to increase Black and Latino homeownership and build relationships with cultural groups in the state.
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