Jay Parsons is a Vice President for MPF Research, the market intelligence arm of RealPage, Inc. Jay oversees the research, analysis and services teams. Jay has written commentary pieces for several publications, including GlobeSt, Multifamily Executive, the Mortgage Bankers Association, American Banker, Units and Multihousing Pro. He is a frequent speaker on various topics, including housing economics, multifamily market conditions and demographic trends, at industry conferences and events across the country. He is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the American Real Estate Society (ARES) and the Risk Management Association (RMA). Jay has been with MPF Research/RealPage since March 2009. He is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and a graduate of the University of Maryland, currently living in the Dallas area.