The Inevitability of the Smart Apartment

The Inevitability of the Smart Apartment

With so much technology at our disposal today, why have we not raised our expectations for the type of lifestyle that an apartment can provide its residents? Smart locks, learning thermostats, voice-controlled lighting and other recent improvements have been readily accessible to homeowners, but are rarely seen in even the most modern apartment properties.

The truth here is simple: Smart apartments are inevitable. This technology provides an ultimately convenient living experience for residents that they can’t help but want for themselves. As such, it presents an incredibly powerful opportunity for...

Smart Apartments' Return On Investment

Smart Apartments' Return On Investment

When considering any major project for your property, both you and your property owners likely have the same question in mind: “What’s the expected return on investment (ROI)?”

The most proactive property management companies are constantly hunting for new ways to either decrease costs, or differentiate their properties. This being the case, the question of a smart apartment’s potential ROI is...

Do Residents Want Smarter Apartments?

Do Residents Want Smarter Apartments?

With smart apartments still being relatively new to the multifamily industry, I naturally get a lot of questions from Property Managers and Supervisors. Personally I love answering these questions, because it gives me an excuse to talk more about my passion for home automation. But there’s one question that I undoubtedly receive the most: ”A smart apartment sounds amazing, but how do you know residents actually want it?