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Realtor.com chief economist resigns

 

CHICAGO – April 20, 2017 – Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com's first chief economist, has stepped down after nearly three years at one of the leading real estate ad websites in the industry. Realtor.com says it's now actively on the hunt for a new chief economist.

After 21 years in the housing industry, Smoke left the real estate industry last month to take a position in the automotive business. He's now serving as chief economist for Cox Automotive, an auto industry firm that houses the brands Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Dealer.com, among others.

Smoke served as chief economist of Hanley Wood, a media and market intelligence company, prior to joining realtor.com. He also served in several roles at Beazer Homes, including senior vice president of strategy and innovation.

"I've spent my career working with data to improve the understanding of market trends and how demand and supply come together in purchases that represent the largest investors most consumers make," Smoke says.

Source: "Realtor.com® Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke Leaves Housing for Auto Industry," HousingWire (April 18, 2017)

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