What’s New? Industry & Area Happenings
Did you make any New Years resolutions this year? How is that going so far? We are going into the second month of 2013 already and stats show that a third of you have already given up. I hope you are not part of the third. One of my News Year’s resolutions this year is to “Give Back”. I want to make efforts daily, weekly and monthly to give back to our Property Management industry and the people who give their hearts to this wonderful industry every day.
I have been blessed to be entering my 27th year in this industry. I have worked with so many wonderful people, management companies, and properties of all types and sizes. My heart and passion has always been with the marketing and advertising of apartments which is why my current position as publisher of the ApartmentShowcase.com was a natural progression for me.
This post is one of my first efforts to give back to the industry that I love so much. Please share and forward this to your friends who maybe interested. Monthly, you will find industry and area happenings. Starting with the February issue, I would like to celebrate, interview, highlight and give back to an industry star. Please leave a comment below if you would like to nominate a person from the industry to be highlighted and celebrated!
Industry & Area Happenings
Are New Apartment Communities Being Built in Your Neighborhood?
If someone asked you five years ago how many new apartment communities would start construction in the Washington DC area market in 2013, what number would you have guessed? Ten, twenty, maybe even thirty new projects?
Remarkably, there are a total of 119 new rental communities planned for our immediate area. I don’t think anyone could have possibly imagined that 61 rental communities would be planned for the Washington DC area, 20 rental communities for the Maryland area and 38 rental communities for the Virginia area.
Here is a list of these communities, so you can see if any are being built in your neighborhood.
A New Apartment Community in Merrifield Virginia
Prosperity Flats, a $50 million, 12-story, 327 unit apartment community with a parking garage, is slated for completion in September 2013. This community is one of many that are under construction and within walking distance of the Dunn Loring Metro. Many amenities are planned, including a fitness center, yoga studio, community room, pool and as we see with many new communities, a planned commercial retail space.
This new community will be managed by Gates Hudson and Associates and was designed to meet LEED Silver certification for new construction. Many programs will be available for the residents of Prosperity Flats to comply with Fairfax County’s Transportation Demand Management Plan including ride share programs and an onsite area for vehicles with lower carbon emissions.
Next month we will highlight another new developing area, H Street, Northwest DC.
Showcase Saturday Specials: Highlighting the Best Rental Specials of the Week
Nothing motivates an apartment shopper more to sign a lease than an amazing rental special. Since we’re already driving quality traffic to your property, we’ll help seal the deal even faster by promoting the week’s best rental specials as a Saturday post on the ApartmentShowcase.com Blog and via our social media channels.
If you’re running a special, make sure to let us know so we can add it to your property listing. Please contact your Account Executive with any questions!