By the Numbers: Making Sense of the Economy and Housing Market - Q2 Webinar / Recorded May 27, 2021
Join us every quarter for an exciting and informative webinar hosted by Virginia REALTORS® Chief Economist Lisa Sturtevant, PhD where she reports the most recent economic and housing market data. Moving beyond simply the headlines, Dr. Sturtevant provides insights into what these trends mean for REALTORS® in Virginia. Having a clear understanding of what is going on in the economy and the housing market can help REALTORS® be a resource for their clients and colleagues, and be better positioned to capitalize on business opportunities.
Lisa Sturtevant, PhD
Dr. Sturtevant has been involved in research on economic, demographic, and housing market issues and local housing solutions for more than 20 years. She currently serves as a Research Consultant with Virginia REALTORS®, leading the association’s research on housing market and economic conditions throughout the Commonwealth. In her role, she prepares regular reports on the residential and commercial real estate markets in Virginia. She also conducts research and analysis to support the real estate industry in the commonwealth.
Prior to coming on staff with Virginia REALTORS®, Lisa founded and served as president of LSA Planning, an Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm that partners with local communities to provide comprehensive analyses and strategic planning to promote and support housing and planning policy and development decisions.
Between 2013 and 2016, Lisa served as Vice President for Research for the National Housing Conference (NHC), a national non-profit organization focusing on promoting safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities. Prior to NHC, Lisa served as Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis and Associate Research Professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy.
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. She lives in the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County, Virginia with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a gecko.