George Ratiu explores trends in global economies, real estate markets, technology, consumer demographics and investments. His professional experience spans corporate, consulting,association and higher education environments in the United States and Europe. George is Senior Economist with realtor.com®, where he delivers information and insights to empower consumers and Realtors® on their real estate journeys. Prior to realtor.com®, George managed research programs at the National Association of Realtors®, focused on US housing statistics, international and commercial real estate market performance, investments and finance. In addition, he provided economic and industry insights as a regular columnist for leading real estate publications, and delivered keynote presentations across the US and Canada. His research and insights have been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, ABC News, CBS News, The New York Times and USA Today. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, and the National Economists Club.