Leslie Appleton-Young

Leslie Appleton-Young

Leslie Appleton-Young is vice president and chief economist for the California Association of Realtors (CAR), a statewide trade organization with more than 175,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.

Appleton-Young directs the activities of the Association's Member Information Team. She oversees the 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.

Before joining CAR in 1984, Appleton-Young was a consultant with Telesis, Inc., in Rhode Island. She also spent several years working as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and her masters from the University of Pennsylvania.