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COVID-19: Impact on Capital Markets and New Development

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Will investors take a “wait-and-see” approach in the wake of COVID-19? The last decade has seen record levels of apartment sales and new construction. How quickly will the spigot turn off?

Join RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett, VP/Deputy Chief Economist Jay Parsons and special guest Jim Costello, Senior Vice President at Real Capital Analytics for the live webcast, COVID-19: Impact on Capital Markets and New Development, where they’ll address what lies ahead and discuss:

  • Do our fundamentals make us an attractive area for investment even during this crisis?
  • What can we expect from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Will they fill the gap, and should other lenders step back?
  • What happens with all that new construction in various stages of the pipeline?
  • What types of deals are most likely to succeed, and what won’t work as well going forward?

No one has all the answers in these unprecedented circumstances, but in this engaging webcast, we will do our best to address your questions.

Jim Costello

Senior Vice President, MSCI Inc.

Jim is chief economist on the MSCI Real Assets team and is based in New York. He is the principal author of the US Capital Trends report series and a frequent speaker at commercial real estate conferences. At Real Capital Analytics, which MSCI acquired in 2021, Jim was a leader for analysis across the commercial property universe. He also spent two decades at Torto Wheaton Research working on issues of real estate risk and forecasting. Jim is a member of the Commercial Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association and a member of The Counselors of Real Estate.

Greg Willett

Chief Economist, RealPage, Inc.

Greg facilitates the alignment of the firm’s technology and analytics solutions with rental housing sector needs and opportunities. He is well versed on rental housing market fundamentals and activity nationally, by metro and in individual neighborhoods. Greg is active in industry organizations such as the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute and the National Apartment Association. He provides commentary for national and local business media.

Jay Parsons

SVP & Chief Economist, RealPage, Inc.

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 industry 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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COVID-19: Impact on Capital Markets and New Development

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