About this Speaker
Leslie Appleton‐Young is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Appleton‐Young directs the activities of the Association's Member Information Team. She oversees analysis of housing market and brokerage industry trends, broker relations, and membership development activities. She is also closely involved in the Association's strategic planning efforts and is a well‐known speaker in California’s real estate community. She has served on the State Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors and in 2017 was recognized as a Woman of Influence by HousingWire, a prestigious honor to high achieving women across the U.S. housing economy. Leslie is also co-founder along with C.A.R.Vice President Sara Sutachan of WomanUp!®, the national initiative to support woman in brokerage. Appleton‐Young earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California,Berkeley, and her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.