Austin Board of REALTORS® names first housing economist

Austin Board of REALTORS® names first housing economist

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Board of REALTORS® has named Clare Losey, Ph.D., as its first housing economist. In her role, she will provide analysis and commentary on the Austin economy and housing market using econometric and statistical models. Previously, Losey served as an assistant research economist at the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University.

“Clare’s passion for and deep knowledge of our region’s ever-evolving housing market undoubtedly makes her the right choice as ABoR’s housing economist,” Emily Chenevert, chief executive officer of ABoR, said. “REALTORS® play a vital role in the sustainability of our region’s housing market. By bringing an economic expert in-house, our 20,000-plus members can provide deeper and more timely market intelligence for the homebuyers, sellers and renters they serve.”

During her time at the Texas Real Estate Research Center, Losey designed and conducted research projects on housing affordability and homeownership. She evaluated, analyzed and developed statistical models to utilize in special case studies on housing affordability for cities, communities and nonprofit organizations across Texas.

“I am honored to join this top-tier organization and deliver economic insights that help Central Texans navigate the housing market with confidence,” Clare Losey, housing economist at ABoR, said. “I’m ready to hit the ground running and look forward to expanding the industry research, market statistics and economic reports that ABoR provides as the voice for Central Texas real estate.”

ABoR produces multiple housing market research reports annually and plans to expand its economic reporting and research arm going forward. In addition to the monthly Central Texas Housing Market Reports, ABoR produces an annual Central Texas International Homebuyers Report and released a landmark study on housing development fees last year.

Losey holds a doctoral degree in philosophy and urban and regional science and a master’s degree in real estate finance from Texas A&M University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the needs of Central Texas REALTORS® and homebuyers, sellers and renters for nearly a century. Through professional development, grassroots advocacy, and community, we give our 20,000+ members the power they need to ensure people have homes. Our multiple listing service (MLS) connects both agents and consumers with the most accurate and robust real estate marketplace in the region. For more information, contact the ABoR public relations team at For the latest local housing market listings, visit