Series: Market Update
U.S. Summer Apartment Market Outlook
The apartment market got off to a solid start in early 2021. The improving U.S. economy helped stimulate substantial demand for apartments, resulting in continued tight occupancy, rebounding rents and meaningful investment volumes. At the same time, however, some pockets of softness remain, and big blocks of new supply are creating a competitive leasing environment for some product sectors in select metros and neighborhoods.
Join RealPage experts for a lively conversation about the national apartment sector’s current status and near-term prospects.
Discussion topics include:
- The economy and near-term demand signals
- Metro-level performance leaders and laggards
- Performance segmentation by product class
- Construction activity
- Investor appetite and property transaction stats
Jay Parsons is RealPage’s Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Asset Optimization. Jay has been in the multifamily housing industry for more than a decade, and works across market research and forecasting, revenue management, business intelligence, as well as multi-dimensional optimization across pricing, marketing, leasing and risk management. He has provided commentary on CNBC and in the Wall Street Journal. His writings and research have been published by the Pension Real Estate Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Apartment Association, American Banker, GlobeSt and Multifamily Executive. Jay is also a frequent speaker at events and conference, including the National Multifamily Housing Council, NAIOP, NAA and ULI.
Adam CouchMarket Analyst, RealPage, Inc.
Adam Couch is a Market Analyst for RealPage, Inc. He is the co-host of RealPage’s weekly market webcasts that feature analysis and insights on macro and micro level trends shaping national and local apartment performance. Adam also has been a featured speaker at several multifamily housing industry conferences and regularly provides commentary for national and local business media. Prior to joining Realpage, Adam worked in the foreign exchange and futures industry where he focused specifically in capital markets.
He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Texas. Adam was also a part of the Student Investment Group and travelled extensively throughout China, where he studied international policy and its impact on macroeconomics.
Carl WhitakerMarket Analyst, RealPage, Inc.
Carl Whitaker is a market analyst with RealPage’s Data Analytics division. He brings a background in geography and demographics, analyzing the apartment sector and creating in-depth reports and presentations for clients. Carl has previously worked as an analyst for Axiometrics and for a commercial real estate consulting company whose clients included multifamily property owners where he conducted demographic analysis and analyzed demand for land uses. He holds a Master of Science in Geography.