Emerging Issues Forum

The Power of People

Emerging Issues Forum

Join us for the always engaging Emerging Issues Forum as we tackle “what’s keeping you up at night.” You’ll hear from NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson on the DOJ Agreement regarding MLS Rules, pending lawsuits and other VERY important information for your business. You will be enlightened by Jessica Lautz who will fill us in on emerging economic and demographic trends in real estate. You can help complete the agenda by letting us know “What is the #1 thing that you believe will have the greatest impact on your business in 2021?.” 

Event Details:

  • Thursday, January 21 | 3:15 - 4:45 PM


Registration is not required for this event.


Portrait of Jessica Lautz

Jessica Lautz

Dr. Jessica Lautz is Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at the National Association of REALTORS®. The core of her research focuses on analyzing trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. Through management of surveys, focus groups and data analysis, she presents new and innovative ways to showcase results. Jessica discusses research findings in major media outlets and international presentations.

Jessica received her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. She also has a Master’s in Public Policy from American University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Law and Justice from Central Washington University.

Portrait of Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson is the General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer, National Association of REALTORS®, the nation’s largest trade association representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

Katie joined NAR in 2007 and was appointed as General Counsel in 2014. As General Counsel, she is responsible for assuring that the programs, policies, and activities of NAR are in compliance with the law. She also is responsible for defending the association against legal challenges and initiating litigation to protect and preserve association assets and policies. As NAR’s Chief Member Experience Officer, she leads initiatives to enhance member engagement and satisfaction through delivery of trusted knowledge, resources and experiences that elevate member success and professionalism.

Katie has earned a juris doctorate and a master’s degree for Information Technology and Privacy Law. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.