Press Release Archive


HUD Secretary Julián Castro stresses need for expanding credit and reforming housing finance system at C.A.R.’s inaugural Real Estate Summit
An audience of nearly 300 real estate executives and practitioners, industry stakeholders, economists, and policymakers gathered this month in Los Angeles for the inaugural Real Estate Summit: Partnering for Change in California, which featured a keynote speech from U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.
November 2014

 HUD Secretary Julian Castro to keynote C.A.R. Summit
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will be the keynote speaker for “The Real Estate Summit: Partnering for Change in California,” a day-long conference hosted by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and its partners from California’s top university-based real estate research centers.
November 2014

 C.A.R. Convenes State’s First Real Estate Summit
C.A.R. and leading real estate research centers at California’s top universities will convene thought leaders from a variety of disciplines for a day-long conference to examine real estate’s role in driving the state’s economic future, as well as other issues beyond residential real estate.
October 2014

C.A.R. launches new Center for California Real Estate and website
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced the launch of its new Center for California Real Estate (CCRE), a new institute dedicated to intellectual engagement in the field of real estate.
September 2014

C.A.R. Featured in Milken Institute’s New Report to Shape National Conversation on Housing Finance Reform
Panelists were convened to influence the national conversation, present the perspective of key California stakeholders, and build on areas of consensus at the California Summit, which C.A.R. sponsored. The event brought together the state’s foremost leaders in industry and finance, government, academia, and philanthropy to build relationships and brainstorm ideas for heightening California’s impact and advancing its interests.
January 2014

President's Forum: Thought Leadership and You
C.A.R. President Kevin Brown on the strategic initiatives associated with the Thought Leadership initiative.
January 2014

California Real Estate Magazine Article: Why You Should Care About Demographic Trends
Three thought leaders share tips from their research at a special Thought Leadership panel session at EXPO.
January 2014


C.A.R. Releases Executive Report, “The Future of Housing Finance: Economic and Policy Insights,” Featuring Analysis from Top Economists and Finance Experts
A high-level roundtable featuring experts at the top of their field in economics and finance were convened to discuss real estate market conditions, mortgage finance, housing policy, and the financial recovery. Analysis of the substantive conversation held by these academics is featured in the executive report.
November 2013

C.A.R. 2014 Forecast: California Home Sales and Prices to Rise in 2014 as Market Transitions Toward Primary Home Buyers
C.A.R.’s forecast projects growth in the U.S. Gross Domestic Product of 2.8 percent in 2014, after a projected gain of 1.8 percent in 2013.  With non-farm job growth of 1.9 percent in California, the state’s unemployment rate should decrease to 8.3 percent in 2014 from 9 percent in 2013 and 10.5 percent in 2012.
October 2013


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