Smart Apartments will be a Hot Topic at FAA Conference 2021

Smart Apartments will be a Hot Topic at FAA Conference 2021

PropTech offerings that solve operational problems and create added value for residents will be among the hot topics for apartment owners attending the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) Conference on Oct. 13-15 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Smart apartment technology is a hot topic in the apartment management industry. Smart devices have shown to help protect assets, improve operating efficiencies, and create new long lasting revenue streams.

iApartments combines its next-gen automation technology with a disruptive approach that removes the upfront challenges for new and retrofit communities so they can leverage the power of an enterprise-level smart apartment platform, with the simplicity they need.

iApartments will attend and exhibit at the FAA Conference Booth 629.

PropTech offerings that solve operational problems and create added value for residents will be among the hot topics for apartment owners attending the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) Conference on Oct. 13-15 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Intelligent apartment technology is one that is leading the way in these efforts. It has shown to help protect assets, reduce expenses, and create new long lasting revenue streams.

iApartments (Intelligent Apartments), an innovative amenities company that offers a best-in-class, smart home platform, providing enterprise-level asset protection, energy management, and access and comfort control features to multifamily properties, will attend and exhibit at the FAA Conference Booth 629.

Apartment innovation products and services continue to get the headlines in multifamily news.

“PropTech is no longer just a renter preference, it has become the expectation,” Yetta Tropper, head of multifamily asset management at New York–based PGIM Real Estate, says in a recent article from MFE.

PGIM operates 54,000 units in the U.S. and has implemented virtual and self-guided tours enabled by smart locks as well as online screening, fraud detection, and leasing.

“It’s evolving so quickly, it’s important to embrace these changes and stay at the forefront,” Tropper says.

Rachel Davidson, executive vice president at Austin, Texas-based RPM, which counts 84,000 units in its portfolio, tells MFE, “Everyone is talking about tours, which are certainly huge. But online payment solutions, smart home technology, and the complete virtual leasing and move-in experience beyond the tour have become critically important over the past year.”

The FAA event is part of its ambitious fall meetings attendance schedule that later includes the National Multihousing Council (NMHC) OpTech Conference & Expo – Nov. 8-10 National Harbor, Md.

Its highly experienced multifamily team will discuss how self-guided tours are becoming a key channel to capture leads and drive powerful leasing data. It also will focus on the booming growth in smart apartments as an amenity and how it is creating “the easy life” for residents while providing strong NOI from Day 1 for owners.

iApartments has cracked the code to bring a new approach to the “smart community” experience and better serve owners, managers, and residents’ needs. Their intelligent apartment solution employs CAT-M1 cellular technology to deliver a more accessible and more affordable connection to the cloud without a dedicated network.

iApartments has been quietly growing its business in 2021, adding clients such as UBS, Mark Taylor, Merion Realty Partners, Weller Management, Wire Development, and Greystar.

“Many apartment operators do not have the capital or the budget to invest in an [expensive] intelligent apartment program,” said iApartments CEO Dave Magrisso. “We’ve created an intriguing option that works well right out of the box. And, it has allowed our customers to begin generating ancillary income at launch, charging very modest fees for the added convenience the system offers their residents.”

The iApartments team will also attend NMHC’s Annual Meeting Sept. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

There, it will be onhand to discuss how their next-gen intelligent apartment solution has brought innovation and disruption to the nearly $2 billion (June 2020 Reportlinker) industry of multifamily smart home solution providers. Through a holistic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, sensors, and predictive analytics, they have built a product and service line to compete with current industry notables.

“With smart home adoption sitting at less than 2% in the [multifamily smart home] industry, I am more thrilled than ever about our timing and position in the market,” said Magrisso. “Both our regional and institutional clients have expressed they are ready to move forward with our platform that fills the voids that they are missing. This opens the door for endless opportunities. Our combination of world-class service and a robust platform built to scale to millions of units will serve us well as we strive to be a household name synonymous with quality and a leader in the smart home or intelligent apartments market.”

Apartmentalize Conference. Let’s talk in Chicago.

Apartmentalize Conference. Let’s talk in Chicago.

iApartments is headed to Chicago to debut our tradeshow booth at NAA Apartmentalize 2021!

The iApartments all-star team is excited to be meeting with customers in-person again at booth #2359. The event is Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at McCormick Place. This is the first stop on our ambitious industry meetings schedule this fall.

So much has happened in the past year as we continue to rollout our premier smart-home technology platform. We can’t wait to tell you about it.

iApartments smart apartment platform has cracked the code to bring a new approach to the “smart community” experience and better serve owners, managers, and residents’ needs. We have been quietly growing our business in 2021, adding clients such as Greystar, UBS, Mark Taylor, Merion Realty Partners, Weller Management, and Wire Development.

iApartments enhances the living experience for residents, maximizes operational efficiencies for property managers, and increases NOI for property owners, while delivering on ESG goals.

What makes us better? iApartments employs CAT-M1 cellular technology to deliver a more accessible and more affordable connection to the cloud without a dedicated network. This is saving apartment companies and developers millions.

Come meet our new Chief Revenue Officer, Scott Stamillio, and Gina Johnson, Vice President of Institutional Sales. Both are ready to share in-depth knowledge on how to get the most out of a robust smart home solution, including an introduction to self-guided tours as a powerful lead-generation tool for your leasing staff.

Dave Magrisso, iApartments CEO and pioneer of multifamily “Amenity-as-a-Service,” will be on hand to speak with multifamily owners on creating a property-to-property competitive advantage and using automation to increase operating efficiencies and reducing unit energy costs.

iApartments’ platform provides enterprise-level asset protection, energy management, and access and comfort control features to multifamily properties. Our company serves conventional apartments, student housing and senior living.

“Many apartment operators do not have the capital or the budget to invest in an [expensive] intelligent apartment program,” said iApartments CEO Dave Magrisso. “We’ve created an intriguing option that works well right out of the box. And, it has allowed our customers to begin generating ancillary income at launch, charging very modest fees for the added convenience the system offers their residents.”

iApartments has brought innovation and disruption to the nearly $2 billion (June 2020 Reportlinker) industry of multifamily smart home solution providers. Through a holistic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, sensors, and predictive analytics, the iApartments team has built a product and service line to compete with current industry notables.

“With smart home adoption sitting at less than 2% in the [multifamily smart home] industry, I am more thrilled than ever about our timing and position in the market,” Magrisso said. “Both our regional and institutional clients have expressed they are ready to move forward with our platform that fills the voids that they are missing. This opens the door for endless opportunities for iApartments. Our combination of world-class service and a robust platform built to scale to millions of units will serve us well as we strive to be a household name synonymous with quality and a leader in the smart home or intelligent apartments market.”

iApartments will also attend and exhibit at these three major events:

Florida Apartment Association (FAA) Annual Conference – Oct. 13-15 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

National Multihousing Council (NMHC) OpTech Conference & Expo – Nov. 8-10 National Harbor, Md.

And it will attend NMHC’s Annual Meeting Sept. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

See you there!

iApartments Brings Simplicity to Self-Guided-Tours

iApartments Brings Simplicity to Self-Guided-Tours

Let your prospects see themselves in your community by giving them the opportunity to tour your property on their terms. Self-guided Tours provide the convenience and security that turns prospects into residents while freeing staff time for resident care and retention.

Leasing teams are juggling many tasks while reaching new prospects and trying to fill vacancies. A single source of information and top-tier service and support make what can be a complicated situation (scheduling) more enjoyable for everyone.

Prospects wanting to take a self-guided tour signals that they are truly interested in your community and are not just window shopping.

In today’s on-demand world, self-guided tours give prospective residents the convenience they are looking for and the freedom to tour your community on their time while allowing your staff to provide the best possible resident experience.

It’s a win-win that everyone is looking for. iApartments makes it easy, starting with a contact-free method to schedule a convenient time.

Select and Schedule Available Units

Manage inventory so your prospects have the best choices from your available units.

Verify Renter Prospect Identity

Have the confidence and assurance that any site guest has been verified for safety and security. Maintaining a safe living environment for your residents and staff is crucial. With iApartments’ identity verification process, including a valid government ID and biometric selfie scan, you can have the confidence that welcomed visitors are here for the right reasons.

Give Your Prospects Options

Be sure you are presenting prospects with a variety of dates and times so they can come when it makes the most sense for them.

Communities can ensure that they showcase the best features of their properties and provide prospects a complete picture of their new community. While your prospects can enjoy their personal walk-through, the onsite staff can manage tours with a customized dashboard.

Profile information for prospective residents about their preferences for apartment living are invaluable to the marketing team.

Once the prospect sees the apartment home in person, they will fall in love with it. Your onsite team will know just what to do to make them happy with their new lease.

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iApartments to Exhibit at the 3 Major Apartment Conferences this Fall

iApartments to Exhibit at the 3 Major Apartment Conferences this Fall

Tampa, Fla. – iApartments smart apartment solution offers a best-in-class, smart technology platform. The technology offers asset protection, energy management, access control, and comfort control.

iApartments enhances living experience for residents through the use of smart home technology, including smart hub thermostats, smart sensors, and smart locks.

They will exhibit at these three major events:

National Apartment Association (NAA) Apartmentalize Booth# 2358 – Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in Chicago

Florida Apartment Association (FAA) Annual Conference Booth# 629– Oct. 13-15 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

National Multihousing Council (NMHC) OpTech Conference & Expo Booth# 805 – Nov. 8-10 National Harbor, Md.

And it will attend NMHC’s Annual Meeting Sept. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

iApartments has cracked the code to bring a new approach to the “smart community” experience and better serve owners, managers, and residents’ needs. iApartments employs CAT-M1 cellular technology to deliver a more accessible and more affordable connection to the cloud without a dedicated network.

iApartments has been quietly growing its business in 2021, adding clients such as UBS, Mark Taylor, Merion Realty Partners, Weller Management, Wire Development, and Greystar.

“Many apartment operators do not have the capital or the budget to invest in an [expensive] intelligent apartment program,” said iApartments CEO Dave Magrisso. “We’ve created an intriguing option that works well right out of the box. And, it has allowed our customers to begin generating ancillary income at launch, charging very modest fees for the added convenience the system offers their residents.”

iApartments has brought innovation and disruption to the nearly $2 billion (June 2020 Reportlinker) industry of multifamily smart home solution providers. Through a holistic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, sensors, and predictive analytics, the iApartments team has built a product and service line to compete with current industry notables.

“With smart home adoption sitting at less than 2% in the [multifamily smart home] industry, I am more thrilled than ever about our timing and position in the market,” said Magrisso. “Both our regional and institutional clients have expressed they are ready to move forward with our platform that fills the voids that they are missing. This opens the door for endless opportunities for iApartments. Our combination of world-class service and a robust platform built to scale to millions of units will serve us well as we strive to be a household name synonymous with quality and a leader in the smart home or intelligent apartments market.”

About iApartments

iApartments offers a best-in-class, smart home platform providing enterprise-level asset protection, energy management, and access and comfort control features to multifamily properties. From conventional apartments to student housing and senior living, iApartments employs CAT-M1 cellular technology to deliver a more accessible and more affordable connection to the cloud without a dedicated network. iApartments has cracked the code to bring a new approach to the “smart community” experience and better serve owners, managers, and residents’ needs. Founded in 2018, iApartments is currently deploying nationwide driven by its leadership team that includes multifamily, smart home/IoT, and tech industry veterans with 100+ years of combined experience.

Smart locks | Why apartment managers and leasing teams love them

Smart locks | Why apartment managers and leasing teams love them

Unlock that door and definitely throw away the key fobs. Apartment residents and property maintenance teams love smart locks. This keyless system allows property personnel to quickly access resident units to maintain them. Residents enjoy improved security because there is no need for physical keys, which can be duplicated.

Convenience and Cost Savings

Perhaps the top convenience is that smart access eliminates apartment lock change-outs and off-hours lock-outs. Changing out locks each time a new resident moves in is very time consuming.

A smart locks to not require a key tracking system which are very expensive.

When Smart locks are pared with a smart apartment system it allows for easy access and customizable permissions for management staff and third-party vendors. Maintenance technicians can complete their repairs faster and the 500+ hours’ labor saved annually adds up. This access for site inspections also results in a 33% faster rate.

Surveys show that residents love smart locks so much that they are willing to pay a bit extra in rent to have them.

Young Renters’ Preferences

A recent survey showed that Millennials, especially, are interested in home technology and are willing to pay more for smart upgrades – 86% of that group says it will pay about one-fifth more for a smart apartment – defined as one that includes automated or remotely controlled devices, such as a smart lock, automated thermostat, or lighting controls. The survey of 1,000 renters was conducted by Wakefield Research and Schlage.

And Gen Y wants apartments with increased security—61% are likely to rent an apartment specifically because of its electronic-access features, including keyless entry doors; and 55% are likely to pay more for an apartment that has “high-tech” door locks, the survey revealed.

Smart access control give residents access to community amenities like gyms and pools as well as the ability to share apartment access with family, cleaning services, and dog walkers alike.

Self-Guided Tours

Smart locks are also making self-guided tours possible. This new, booming trend means renter prospects can tour the apartment home whenever they like and property managers no longer have to plan their day around touring.

It also speeds up booking appointment time by providing the self-serve feature that consumers crave. Renters simply sign up, provide a copy of ID, then select the units they want to visit. Before the scheduled viewing, the prospect receives a unique access code to tour the property. No more worry about leasing hovering over your shoulder.

Improved Security

Once moved in, the residents enjoy improved security. Residents often want to share access with others when they are away: dog walkers, house cleaners, friends, and family. Guest codes provide a secure way of providing resident unit access. And only persons with the right credentials get access to resident units and property amenities. And even better, smart locks provide an audit trail. Always know who entered a unit and when they entered.

Smart Locks are in-demand, renters will pay more, and they make your property more competitive in the market. The increased retention rates and NOI drives up the value for your assets.

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