Jay Parsons

Running Scared: The Affordability 'Issue' and Industry Messaging
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Running Scared: The Affordability 'Issue' and Industry Messaging

When we parse the affordability debate for political reasons, we do ourselves, and... More

Cap Rates Fall in Secondary and Tertiary Markets
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Cap Rates Fall in Secondary and Tertiary Markets

The spreads are now more in line with those in the six major metros. More

U.S. Apartment Rent Growth Hits a New High
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U.S. Apartment Rent Growth Hits a New High

Despite widespread expectations of slowing rent growth in 2015, the opposite has... More

Renter Retention, Renewals Rise in August
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Renter Retention, Renewals Rise in August

Retention continues its 20-month run above 50%, as renewal rates rise 5.4%. MFE's... More

Renewal Rates Hit New Highs in February
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Renewal Rates Hit New Highs in February

Despite rising rents and new supply, residents seem to be staying in place in... More

6 Ways to Find Winning Suburbs
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6 Ways to Find Winning Suburbs

Sure, it's not all that sexy to talk about the 'burbs, but nothing's sexier than... More

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MFE Question: What is the Biggest Myth About Gen Y?

The Gen Y crowd may be a bit more nuanced than many owners, managers and developers believe, according to MPF Research's Jay Parsons, Campus Apartments' David Adelman, Fannie Mae's Kim Betancourt, and MetLife's Melissa Reagen. More

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Economists See Bifurcated Markets All Around

The idea of the bifurcated market came up a lot at the Apartment Finance Today Conference in Las Vegas this week. Despite a robust national recovery, from an equity and debt perspective the apartment industry is still a market of “haves” (the “sexy six” markets) and have nots (many smaller locales around the country). That also happens to be the case for the economy in general. More

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