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COVID-19: Impact on July Rent Payments, Leasing Traffic & Rents

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Apartment demand and pricing showed signs of big improvement from late May through much of June. Is that momentum carrying through into July, and is it sustainable? Will rent collections drop off in July’s Rent Week given the looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits? What’s the latest on leasing traffic, rents, retention and construction?

Join RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett and Deputy Chief Economist/VP Jay Parsons for this live webcast, COVID-19: Impact on July Rent Payments, Leasing Traffic & Rents. Additional topics include:

  • What percent of apartment households paid rent during July Rent Week and how did results vary by class and market?
  • What markets are seeing sharp rebounds in demand and pricing … and what markets are being left behind?
  • With cities and states reopening, is apartment retention dropping now that renters can move around more freely again?
  • What are the implications of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in the Sun Belt?
  • Will Congress extend federal unemployment pay in some form when benefits included in the CARES Act expire in late July? What happens if they don’t?

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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