Jed Smith, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of Quantitative Research for the National Association of Realtors®. He has worked on real estate issues for the past 20 years, providing input on a variety of housing, commercial real estate, tax, and planning issues. Recently he has been involved in several international studies.
Selma Hepp, Ph.D., Manager of Public Policy & Homeownership Studies, regularly monitors and writes columns on the latest academic research in housing and urban economics, foreclosures, international housing markets, and demographic trends. Selma also reports on federal and state metropolitan planning policy impacts.
Jessica Lautz is the Manager of Member & Consumer Survey Research. Jessica analyzes data and writes annual studies such as the Member Profile, the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and the Commercial Member Profile.
As the Manager of Tax Policy, Danielle studies tax issues, the wealth impact of home ownership, and different measures of home prices.
Stephanie Davis is the Staff Assistant. She provides administrative support and office management, as well as organizing and implementing meeting logistics for the Research Division.
Paul C. Bishop, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Research and leads the Research Division's survey and market research activities, including analysis of real estate business and policy issues.
Peter is the Director of the REALTOR® University Research Center. He is responsible for facilitating and disseminating the publications of sound research papers with relevance to REALTOR® members and the industry.
Caroline Van Hollen is the Senior Research & Strategic Planning Coordinator. Her responsibilities include writing and editing the NAR Strategic Plan on an annual basis and working on the Research Division's budget.
February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales were up in the Midwest and South, offset by declines in the Northeast and West.