Marci Rossell named as LeadingRE chief economist

by Anna Sobrevinas18 Jan 2017
Former CNBC chief economist and financial journalist Marci Rossell was announced Tuesday as the first chief economist of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, according to a news release.

Rossell has served as at Oppenheimer Funds as a corporate economist and investment spokesperson. As a highly sought-after analyst, Rossell will give monthly updates to LeadingRE members, speak at the company’s yearly conferences and work as a contributor to the Luxury Portfolio magazine.

"I have long admired the leadership role that Leading Real Estate Companies of the World commands among many of the most respected independent real estate brokerages around the globe,” said Rossell.” I'm excited to meet more of the members at the upcoming global conference in March and look forward to sharing my thoughts on how the international economic picture will impact housing trends and market conditions around the world.”

LeadingRE is the “world's largest community of high-quality independent real estate companies,” according to the release. It includes 550 member companies and 128,000 sales associates in more than 60 member countries. It racked up more than a million transactions in 2015, with $351 billion in yearly home sales.

"It's critical for us to provide our members with in-depth economic analysis on a global basis," said Paul Boomsma, COO of LeadingRE and president of Luxury Portfolio. "Marci has the innate ability to explore complex economic issues and make them relevant to people's lives, families and their home buying and selling decisions."   


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