Jennifer Atkinson

Partner | Principal Analyst

Jennifer Atkinson is a Principal Market Analyst and responsible for the business management and operations of MMA, Inc. She co-founded Mitchell Market Analysts in 2010 after running operations for a commercial real estate appraisal company. Jennifer became a certified market analyst with the National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA) in 2015. She has served on the Standards Committee with NCHMA since 2016.

Jennifer is the principal author on a white paper published by NCHMA on the emerging affordable assisted living product, which uses LIHTC tax credits and Medicaid Waivers. As an expert in senior housing, Jennifer is the lead investigator | senior analyst and co-author for the Analysis of Age-Restricted Housing Supply and Demand for the State of Indiana (2023-2024).

Prior to joining the commercial real estate industry in 2006, Jennifer was a FORTRAN programmer for a solid-fuel rocket propulsion company, a technical writer for FORTRAN compilers, and a manager for a multi-location technical communication services company. She also worked as an information management manager for IBM and several other software companies.


Lead Investigator | Senior Analyst | Co-Author: Analysis of Age-Restricted Housing Supply and Demand for the State of Indiana (2023-2024)

NCHMA Moderator | Panel Lead: Navigating the Great Resignation: Preparing Your Business for Opportunity & Change, National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA) Annual Meeting, December 2021

Presenter: Real Estate Development Academy, Market Studies 101, 2020

National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA), Standards Committee Member, 2015-present

Published Tax Credit Advisor, January 2015: Affordable Assisted Living: Innovative Funding for Aging in PlacePublished Tax Credit Advisor, 2014: Affordable Assisted Living

Member, Housing Growth Committee, Hamilton Area Neighborhood Development (HAND)

Hospitality Chair for the United Church of Christ General Synod, Indianapolis 2023.

Active Volunteer with various missions of St. Peter's United Church of Christ (Carmel, IN), Family Promise of Greather Indianapolis, Indy PRIDE, and Carmel Pride.