Germs are everywhere, but they’re especially abundant in restrooms and breakrooms. Door handles, faucets, toilets, light switches and other high-touch surfaces in restrooms and breakrooms can quickly spread viruses from one person to another, reducing staff productivity and endangering the health and wellness of others.
Whether continuing to shelter in place or starting to return to work, Americans are spending an average of 90% of their time indoors. Because of this, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.1
No matter the size of your facility, you understand the importance of providing people with a healthy environment. Indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a significant role in reducing health risks and improving productivity for your team, and can positively affect the perception of your property. Follow the tips below to help create a clean, pollution-free environment.
You weren’t alone in dealing with the effects of COVID-19, and you won’t be alone when it comes to restoring your facility, resuming operations and recovering your business. Our tips on implementing new practices not only help you reopen for business, they also are intended to protect the well-being of those in and around your facility.
Spring has sprung, which means warmer weather and a lot of potential residents looking at your property. In fact, rents increase during spring and summer because more renters are looking to move while vacant units are filled by those moving.1
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can ensure pets and pet owners of all ages fall in love with your property with the right amenities. Baby boomers to millennials love their pets and think of them as part of their family. In fact, 2018 saw pet owners spend $72.56 billion on their furry loved ones!3
Good things come in small packages, and the same is true for small upgrades inside your units. Whether it’s increasing your property’s appeal to potential residents, raising rents for current residents or just making everyday living less hectic and more convenient for families, small upgrades provide various benefits for you and those living on your property.
The chill of winter will soon be gone, but is your property ready for the thaw? You need to have a property that turns the heads of current and potential residents when the weather warms. Focus on updated landscaping, sustainable and stylish kitchen and bath improvements and on-trend interior and exterior paint to attract and retain renters this spring.
“No more basic bath and kitchen amenities. We want modern functionality and updated designs!” That is the rallying cry of renters today. Cost-cutting faucets, sinks and other amenities may have helped your bottom line in the past, but today’s renters are looking for updated amenities that conserve energy, take up less space and add a unique look to their living space.
If you haven't made any New Year's resolutions for your property, consider adding modern service amenities in place of social amenities. The traditional multifamily model was always split into community-wide social amenities and unit-specific features. However, renters in 2020 are looking for a third option: service amenities that offer convenience, control, choice and a sense of community.
Happy New Year! After the confetti and fun, be sure you’re current with the new local, state and federal legislation affecting your property in 2020. From California to Texas to New York, every area of the U.S. should expect new multifamily legislation that will impact them in one way or another. If your property is not in an area being affected by new legislation, you can be sure that it will be in the next few years.