Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp, subsidiary Move, Inc. has hired Danielle Hale as its new chief economist. The position became vacant back in April, when Jonathan Smoke left the company to join the auto industry’s powerhouse, Cox Automotive.
Hale joins Realtor.com from the National Association of REALTORS®, where she worked as an economist and policy researcher during nearly a decade. While at NAR, Hale served as managing director of housing research.
“Danielle’s in-depth housing market knowledge and research experience will help us hone and grow our research capabilities so we can leverage realtor.com®’s vast housing database to provide even more insights to homebuyers, sellers and dreamers, and professionals,” said Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer for realtor.com®.
As chief economist, Hale is responsible for developing and translating real estate trend data into consumer and industry insights. She also is tasked with leading a team of the industry’s best analysts and economists with the goal of providing deeper and broader housing insights to people throughout the home journey.
“Realtor.com®’s economics and research operation has emerged as a leading resource for valuable, actionable, and reliable housing market information,” said Hale. “I look forward to working with the tremendously talented team to provide consumers and industry professionals with the tools and expertise they need to navigate the real estate world during this period of unprecedented competition and demand.”
Before joining NAR as an economist in 2008, Hale spent three years at the American Enterprise Institute, where she produced research and managed its executive office’s communications. Her work during that time included research contributions to Dr. Allan Meltzer’s A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume II (University of Chicago Press, 2010).
Hale earned a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Economics and a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Florida State University.