Home / Resources / Must-Have Multifamily Amenities for the New Normal

Must-Have Multifamily Amenities for the New Normal

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Times have certainly changed, and some multifamily residents are shying away from shared amenities in favor of those that promote health, safety, and social distancing.  Here are a few of the most in-demand apartment amenities that are helping renters adjust to the new normal. Virtual amenities It could be a while before popular apartment amenities like pools, fitness centers, and … Read More

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Home / Resources / Multifamily Trends to Watch in 2020

Multifamily Trends to Watch in 2020

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Multifamily housing is in great demand. Occupancy rates were at a record high of 96% in 2019, and we could see as many as one million new renter households entering the market with each new year.  Several factors play into a person’s decision to rent rather than buy, including:   The desire for a flexible city lifestyle Need for community Lack … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

Smiota’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

in Commercial Building Development, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Package Theft, Retail

This past year, we’ve covered everything from package theft to buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) as we delved into why package lockers are a leading solution for retailers, businesses, and property managers. To help you catch up with the headlines, here are our ten most-read articles from 2019. #1. 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft E-commerce growth has resulted … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

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Student housing is often the birthplace of real estate trends inspired by the youngest generations. For many students, it’s their first time living on their own and a chance to figure out what they want from their living arrangements. As universities welcome Gen Z, student housing is shifting to meet the unique needs of its new tenants. These students (and … Read More

Home / Resources / The 5 Most Profitable Cities for Multifamily Investors

The 5 Most Profitable Cities for Multifamily Investors

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Now is the time to invest in multifamily housing. About 37% of American citizens rent their homes, and 42% of them live in properties with five or more units. So where can multifamily investors expect the greatest gains?  Out of the 40 most populous metro areas, the five cities below currently have the top performing residential markets. This lineup comes … Read More

Home / Resources / The Best Tips for Thwarting Package Theft

The Best Tips for Thwarting Package Theft

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Are your tenants among the 60% of Americans who worry about the safety of their packages? How about the nearly 20% who have already experienced package theft? (If you’re not sure, check out this article). In any case, there are a few steps you can take to keep packages out of the wrong hands — and give your tenants peace … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

in Commercial Building Development, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management

From package theft to apartment amenities and buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), we covered loads of topics in our posts last year. If you missed some of the headlines, don’t worry — we put together a quick highlight reel for you. Below are the five most-read articles from 2018. #1 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft The proof … Read More

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Home / Resources / Installing Smart Home Technology in Your Multifamily Building Could Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

Installing Smart Home Technology in Your Multifamily Building Could Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

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Turning the lights on with a voice command, setting the thermostat to a comfy temperature before your afternoon commute, and even remotely feeding Fido a treat midday sounds like something out of an episode of The Jetsons. But the truth is, smart home technology is penetrating the housing market at an extraordinary rate.   Smart home tech isn’t just for … Read More

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Home / Resources / Build an Irresistible Outdoor Oasis for Your Residents This Summer

Build an Irresistible Outdoor Oasis for Your Residents This Summer

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If you’re a reader of our blog, you know that multifamily renters love smart amenities that can be enjoyed year-round, like package lockers and keyless locks. However, the second Mother Nature lifts the blanket of winter, tenants start dreaming of lounging by the pool and barbeques under the sun. The arrival of summer is the perfect time to put the … Read More

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Home / Resources / 19 Ways to Create Buzz Around Your Multifamily Development

19 Ways to Create Buzz Around Your Multifamily Development

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When the conversation surrounding your new multifamily development is quiet enough to hear a pin drop, filling unit vacancies can become an uphill battle. To generate interest in your property, you need to get the public talking from the moment you decide to break ground. We scoured the internet and came up with some of the best tactics to ignite … Read More