Lecture by Jay Brinkmann on Short Term Rentals

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

The City Planning Commission finalized their Short-Term Rentals recommendations, which are now in the hands of the City Council. An ordinance will be introduced and voted on in the coming weeks. Short-term rentals will soon be legal. What does this mean for you and for neighborhoods throughout the city? How do short-term rentals influence the housing market? How will they affect the future of our community? These and many other topics will be discussed.


Join us, 6 p.m., Monday, August 22, at First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal Street (Corner of Jefferson Davis Parkway), with parking off the Clark Street side of the building. Free and open to the public.


Jay Brinkmann is retired Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington. For many years he ran a research group dedicated to housing and housing finances issues. He is the U.S. representative on the executive committee of the International Union of Housing Finance, a 100-year old organization dedicated to housing issues around the world. 



Jay Brinkmann is the retired Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Education at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) where he worked on a wide range of issues impacting single-family, commercial and multifamily real estate finance.  His team handled economic forecasting, responding to regulatory and legislative issues impacting the mortgage industry, and benchmarking the operational efficiency and profitability of the mortgage divisions of commercial banks and independent mortgage companies.


Jay is a native of New Orleans, but began his career on Capitol Hill as the press secretary to U.S. Rep. David C. Treen.  He then served as Treen’s deputy chief of staff when Treen was elected governor.  He worked in commercial banking at what was then Louisiana National Bank/Premier National Bank in Baton Rouge, and was on the business school faculty at the University of Houston where he specialized in financial institution regulation and energy markets.  Immediately prior to joining MBA, he worked in the portfolio strategy group at Fannie Mae.

He has published articles on bank regulation and housing finance in various academic journals and on the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal and the American Banker.  He was frequently quoted in print and electronic news outlets on real estate finance topics, has appeared on the news shows of all of the major broadcast and cable networks, and has testified before the US House and Senate banking committees.  Jay holds a Ph.D. in finance from Purdue University, an MBA from Tulane University and a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University.  He currently serves at the US representative on the executive committee of the International Union of Housing Finance, a 100-year old organization dedicated to housing issues around the world.


He returned home to New Orleans in 2014 after a 40-year absence as a full-time resident, intending to spend his time being a grandfather, renovating an old home, and eating his way through the city’s restaurants.  He has instead found his time increasingly occupied by being a volunteer for various public policy and community service projects.

Location of event: 

First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal Street (at the Corner of Jefferson Davis Pkwy)
New Orleans, LA 70119