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Dry cleaning services, lofts with office space, and private elevators are only some of the more esoteric amenities finding their way into multifamily dwellings. Rooftop decks and terraces are now must-haves for mid- and high-rise buildings, says Wermers. The trappings of these terraces include comfy seating, sonic sound systems, big-screen TVs, kitchens with barbecue grilles and pizza ovens, and even cabanas.
No longer just a place to exercise, the fitness center has become the place where tenants gather and socialize.
Classes for yoga, aerobics, cardio and strength training, and wellness in general are very much in vogue. While some apartment building owners have chosen to sidestep the issue by simply offering tenants passes or discounts to nearby gyms, others have gone nuclear with their on-site fitness centers.
A Wermers Companies project has a 12,sf gym with a rock-climbing wall. In Philadelphia, the story Museum Towers II development incorporates a freestanding storage area for 90 bikes.
The quality and number of amenities that a multifamily building offers can often determine its rentability. There can even be regulatory concerns. A recent zoning change in bike-centric Washington, D.
Pet-friendly buildings are also becoming de rigueur. At minimum, they expect their residential communities to offer animal grooming services and exclusive recreational areas for pets.
Louis, adding a pet salon. He concedes that this would not be easy, since most tenants view amenities as entitlements. Other discussions at that event reflected an ongoing debate about the efficacy of technology as an amenity and a tool to help tenants and property managers lower their respective operational costs.
Because technology can change so rapidly, Building Teams and building owners are struggling with how to deal with the next wave of innovations.
The industry is slowly moving toward giving tenants greater command over their environments—from entry doors to HVAC systems.
Technology might also provide an answer to a problem that is vexing many property managers: Owners and property managers are investigating options that include installing on-premises package lockers. When a package is delivered, it is placed in a locker; the tenant is sent a text message and email with a unique six-digit access code to open the locker.
The property manager would decide how long to hold a package, and how much, if anything, the tenant would be charged for the service. It has a white-painted, highly reflective roof with solar panels, floor-to-ceiling windows, electric-car charging stations, on-premise Zipcars, and bike storage.
Its envelope was designed with a thermal barrier, high-performance glazing, soy-based insulation, and an energy-efficient mechanical system with high-performance monitoring and controls.
The developer, The Mount Vernon Company, attributes the accelerated leasing these buildings have enjoyed to sustainable marketing.
By signing that lease, tenants agree to follow sustainable lifestyle routines, such as recycling, composting, and using nearby public transportation. Each tenant is issued a water bottle to use at those stations to reduce the need to dispose of plastic bottles.
Each unit also has its own HVAC system, which gives tenants more control over their energy use. The zinc cladding materials were also specified for their longevity. Every new unit was preleased before it was completed, says Perceley. Meanwhile, the rental apartment vacancy rate that quarter stood at 7.
While multifamily construction has been increasing at a much faster clip than single-family construction, the New York Times, quoting Census Bureau and Haver Analytics estimates, reported recently that multifamily starts in were only about equal to where they were in Still, there is concern in some quarters that multifamily demand might be approaching its apex.
NAHB forecasts that multifamily starts will increase by only 3. Last September, Yahoo Finance and Multifamily Quarterly openly speculated about whether multifamily construction might be overheating. Both concluded that it was not, at least not yet.Many newcomers to the art of the game assume that only skinny beta males and obese agoraphobic nerds suffer the consequences of taking the blue pill, but these are merely the most obvious and easily-ridiculed of the emasculated.
These hot issues are the trends in the pet industry that will drive consumer spending. How can you incorporate these topics into your content plan? approximately 46 percent of cat owners and 45 percent of dog owners have a senior pet.
Likewise, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of the dogs and cats. Support New America — We are dedicated to renewing America by continuing the quest to realize our nation's highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create.
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