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Sep. 20, 2013

REGISTER TODAY! ‘What Renters Want’ Panel Discussion

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Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Interface Showroom, 330 Fifth Avenue, NY, for 
What Renters Want: Multifamily Development Trends that Drive Occupancy. Multi-Housing News Editorial Director Diana Mosher, Navid Maqami AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman and Rob Neiffer, Director of Asset Management, Invesco will discuss the most compelling trends driving successful multifamily development and marketing. REGISTER TODAY!

As apartment units shrink to micro proportions, exceptional amenity spaces have taken on a whole new importance. This information-packed session will explore the design and marketing decisions that can help multifamily developers and investors differentiate their apartment properties in a competitive market, attract the lucrative Gen Y demographic and ensure resident retention for long-term occupancy.

Our expert panel will share insights about a variety of trends shaping the apartment market including:

• Hospitality-inspired amenity spaces and outdoor lounge areas that create a sense of community
• What green materials and finishes matter most to today’s renters
• The wireless leasing office transitions to hip lounge
• How to satisfy Gen Y’s craving for customization
• Why you need to keep an eye on student housing trends.

Meet the panel:

Navid Maqami AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal at Perkins Eastman, the award-winning firm that won a 2013 MHN Excellence Award—Adaptive Reuse  Category—for the brilliant transformation of an 18th century shoe factory into 220 Water Street, a desirable DUMBO apartment asset developed by GDC Properties. Maqami has focused on multifamily, mixed-use and urban retail projects. Communication of brand, design quality, contextual responsiveness, and environmental compliance are central to his work.

Rob Neiffer is Director of Asset Management at Invesco whose new Instrata Lifestyle concept is bringing condominium-caliber design, finishes, amenities and services to rental developments in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Invesco’s portfolio of top-tier apartments includes the top portion of Mercedes House, designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos for developer Two Trees Management.

Diana Mosher, Editorial Director of MHN, has been covering the multifamily market since 2005

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