Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, will lead off the 2013 NAMB National conference on Sunday, Oct. 20. Dr. Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at NAR. He directs research activity for the association and regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million Realtor® members. Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, including Blue Chip and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. USA Today in 2008 listed him among the top 10 economic forecasters in the country, and he has been named among the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News.