Economic Summit

18th Annual Economic Summit

Join DAAR for our 18th Annual Economic Summit!

Economic experts will highlight the 2024 housing market and economic trends in Northern Virginia and beyond.  Join other real estate professionals, attorneys, affiliate partners, and county officials.

March 6, 2024
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Lodge at Hanson Park, Aldie VA

2024 Economic Summit

Economic Summit Presentation

Dr. 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.

Dr. Yun received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park.


Dr. Lisa Sturtevant

Dr. Sturtevant has been involved in research on economic, demographic, and housing market issues for more than 20 years. She currently serves as Chief Economist with Bright MLS, one of the largest multiple listing services in the country, serving over 100,000 subscribers across 6 states and the District of Columbia. In her role, she leads research and forecast activities for Bright, serving as a thought leader on the housing market.

Prior to her position at Bright MLS, Dr. Sturtevant was Chief Economist with Virginia REALTORS®. She was founder and president of LSA Planning, a housing consulting firm, and has served in other research capacities at non-profit organizations and universities.

Dr. Sturtevant completed her PhD in public policy from George Mason University, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, and a BS in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University


Buddy Rizer

Buddy Rizer serves as the Executive Director for economic development in Loudoun County, Virginia, which was named the 2021 Economic Development Organization of the Year by the International Economic Development Council. He leads the agency responsible for encouraging growth and developing relationships with Loudoun’s business community in both the commercial and agricultural-based business sectors.  During his tenure, Rizer and his team have attracted more than $35 billion in new investment and tens of thousands of new jobs.

Rizer has been named a Tech Titan 5 times by Washingtonian Magazine, has been named one of the 50 most influential Virginians four times by Virginia Business Magazine, and was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 as one of the most influential businesspeople in Washington, DC.

Rizer serves as the Chair of the Northern Virginia Community College Foundation Board and is the Secretary of the Go Virginia Region 7 Council.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.

Rizer is a certified economic developer and a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Local Government Management Graduate Certificate Program.


Thank You Sponsors

Atlantic Coast Mortgage
Event Sponsor
Laurie MacNaughton, Atlantic Coast Mortgage