Dr. John Tuccillo, Florida Realtors’ Chief Economist

Meet Florida Realtors’ Chief Economist

Dr. John Tuccillo, Florida Realtors’ Chief Economist

ORLANDO, Fla. – – Dr. John Tuccillo, former chief economist for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and a highly respected business and planning consultant, is the chief economist for Florida Realtors® and head of its Industry Data and Analysis department.

Before joining Florida Realtors in 2011, his long-time Sarasota-based consulting practice – John Tuccillo and Associates Inc. or JTA – provided research, analysis, strategic planning and business planning services to clients ranging from national real estate franchise firms, Fortune 100 companies, mortgage banking firms, media companies and trade associations.

Tuccillo spent 10 years as NAR’s chief economist and senior vice president. His extensive resume also includes serving as the chief economist for the National Council of Savings Institutions; teaching graduate studies at the Catholic University of America; working as a senior research associate at The Urban Institute; teaching courses at Georgetown University as an assistant professor of economics; and working as a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

"When you move into a job, normally there’s already a set establishment, a structure and a staff, as well as projects that you’ve inherited,” he says. “The opportunity to start from scratch and apply 35 years of experience was extraordinarily attractive. I like the people and I like the organization – the opportunity was compelling."

— Dr. John Tuccillo

Tuccillo has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University; he earned his master’s degree and doctoral degree in economics from Cornell University. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), which means he has earned and maintains certification denoting the highest standards and knowledge for association management professionals.

What prompted Tuccillo to take on the Industry Data and Analysis department? “When you move into a job, normally there’s already a set establishment, a structure and a staff, as well as projects that you’ve inherited,” he says. “The opportunity to start from scratch and apply 35 years of experience was extraordinarily attractive. I like the people and I like the organization – the opportunity was compelling.”

Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 127,000 members in 61 boards/associations.