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Jay Parsons

SVP & Chief Economist

Jay Parsons serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Economist for RealPage, leading the Economist and Industry Principal teams to provide deep insights on market trends and consumer behaviors. He is a frequent author and speaker on topics affecting multifamily apartments and single-family rentals, including rental housing investment and asset management strategy, rental housing policy issues, risk mitigation and property management.

Jay has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, The Economist, and The New York Times, and he has appeared on CNBC and BloombergTV. His commentaries have been published by Barron's, the Pension Real Estate Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Apartment Association, American Banker and GlobeSt.

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Jay Parsons

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Apartment Rents Remain Flat, and Could Be for a While

The Four Types of Multifamily Development Projects That Can Still Work in 2024

Census is Likely Overstating Multifamily Starts in 2023

The One Proven Solution for Rental Affordability

After Rapid Cooldown, Apartment Rents Plateau (For Now)

Which Markets Could be Most – and Least – Impacted by Apartment Construction?