OnDemand Webcast MPF Research Presents

Why the Apartment Industry Should Stop Worrying About Home Sales… Forever


This session will feature RealPage chief economist Greg Willett and MPF YieldStar’s Jay Parsons, along with special guest John Burns from John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Topics will include:

October Apartment Update

Apartment supply is rapidly escalating during a period when leasing velocity tends to slow down seasonally. How are fundamentals holding up?

Myth Busters: Single-Family vs. Multifamily

Should apartment owners, investors and managers worry about a healing single-family market? Conventional wisdom says yes. But what does history tell us?

A Q&A with John Burns

One of the nation’s leading voices on single-family, John Burns from John Burns Real Estate Consulting, will join us to discuss the latest trends in home buying, construction and single-family rentals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the experts the questions that will help you make better decisions.

About the Hosts

Greg Willett serves as chief economist of RealPage, Inc., facilitating the alignment of the firm's technology and analytics solutions with rental housing sector needs and opportunities that evolve alongside shifting economic conditions, demographics and market performance levels. Greg also heads the research and analysis team at MPF Research, the market intelligence division of RealPage.

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.

John founded the company to help executives make informed housing industry investment decisions. The team enables the profitable development and ownership of the best places to live in the world through great research for industry executives and their investors. The team’s consultants and analysts navigate their clients through housing cycles, helping them satisfy homebuyer and renter demand.

John co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, which will be available for purchase in October 2016. 400,000+ people follow John’s LinkedIn Influencer column, 30,000+ subscribe to his emails, and the media cited the firm 400+ times in 2015.

Before founding John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2001, John worked at a national consulting firm for 4 years and for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick – 2 as a CPA and 8 in their Real Estate Consulting practice.

John has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, and works in our Irvine, California office. He has attended home games for all 30 major league baseball teams, and regularly runs the hills in Southern California.

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