FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * WALTER W EDWARD 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES INC [ AVB ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC., 4040 WILSON BOULEVARD, STE. 1000
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/19/2020
(Street)
ARLINGTON, VA 22203
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share  5/19/2020    A    1099 (1) A $0.00  14437.203 (2) D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Reflects grant of Deferred Stock Units ("Units") under the issuer's Second Amended and Restated 2009 Equity Incentive Plan, which Units are subject to vesting requirements. The Units will convert into common stock on a one to one basis when the reporting person ceases to be an employee or director of the issuer.
(2)  The amount of securities owned following the reported transaction reflects direct ownership of all shares of common stock, including deferred stock units convertible into common stock, some of which may be subject to vesting requirements.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
WALTER W EDWARD
C/O AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC.
4040 WILSON BOULEVARD, STE. 1000
ARLINGTON, VA 22203
X



Signatures
By Catherine T. White, as attorney-in-fact under Power of Attorney dated as of January 21, 2009. 5/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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