|Leslie Appleton-Young, Chief Economist
Leslie Appleton-Young is Vice President and Chief Economist for the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.).
Leslie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthermore, Leslie earned a Masters degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
However, before joining C.A.R. in 1984, Leslie was a consultant with Telesis Inc. in Rhode Island. She also spent several years working as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Since joining C.A.R., a statewide trade organization with nearly 100,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate, Leslie has been directing the activities of the Association's Member Information Group. She oversees the analysis of housing market and brokerage industry trends, member communications, and membership development activities. Leslie is also involved in the Association's strategic planning efforts and is a speaker in California's real estate community.