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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

Here’s the Most Unexpected Twist of the Apartment Sector in 2023

Apartment Demand is Normalizing, But Soaring Supply Flattens Rents

Flip the Script: Wage Growth Is Outpacing Rent Growth Again

Apartment Rent Growth Continues its Rapid Descent in August

Excluding Lagged Shelter Data, Inflation Has Nearly Disappeared

As Annual Rent Growth Slips Below 1%, How Much Further Could Rents Cool?

YTD Apartment Demand Strongest in Sun Belt and Mountains Region

Apartment Demand Rebounds as Rent Growth Further Cools

Did Multifamily Starts Really Hit a 36-Year High in May? Probably Not.