MarketNsight Marietta, Georgia
John Hunt is the Chief Analyst and Principal of MarketNsight, providing market analysis for 35 markets across the Southeast. With over 30 years’ experience in the housing industry, his emphasis has been on both qualitative and quantitative analysis, which has led to extremely accurate modeling and forecasting. John was part of the team in September 2006 that predicted the Great Recession and housing crisis of 2008. His data was used by Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson on the Senate floor in 2009 to help pass the “First Time Homebuyer Credit Extension”. He also accurately predicted the dramatic loss of First Time Buyers after 2013 and tied it to the disappearance of distressed building lots. In June 2019, John was the first in the nation to call the bottom of the 2018/2019 housing collapse, tying it to rise and fall of interest rates. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MarketNsight began providing weekly updates to their customers. This cutting-edge reporting allowed John to be the first in the nation to call a bottom in housing on April 21, 2020. By the spring of 2021, John was the first in the country once again – this time identifying the bottom in supply amid the pandemic’s sales boom. John is also on the leading edge of Millennial and Active Adult buying trends and has advocated for the zoning of more dense housing, including options like the “Missing Middle”. John is a highly sought-after speaker on the economy and real estate and is regularly quoted and published in local and national outlets, including CNN, FOX, Money INC, Bloomberg, Builder Magazine, The AJC and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Density that Delivers: Solutions for Exceptional Small Lot Product & Neighborhood Design
Wednesday, February 9 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM EST
The Answer Is Missing Middle Housing
Wednesday, February 9 | 1:45 - 2:45 PM EST