Adapting to Renters’ Latest Needs

Are developers building larger floorplans? If so, where? United Properties’ Brenda Studt answers these questions and more in the latest MHN podcast.

Brenda Studt, Development Manager, United Properties Austin. Image courtesy of United Properties

She dreamed of working in law enforcement and the FBI, but ended up falling in line after an aunt who had a successful career in real estate. And now she couldn’t be happier about her choice! Brenda Studt started off in commercial real estate, worked in marketing for a while and shifted toward multifamily development a few years ago. As the development manager of United Properties in Austin, Texas, she works closely with multifamily market leaders, developers, analysts, construction managers and executive teams to ensure tasks are completed timely.

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“We’re creating someone’s home and that’s such a special and emotional place for them, so being able to watch it come out of the ground and then actually see others enjoying it is pretty special,” Studt told Multi-Housing News Senior Editor Laura Calugar in the latest podcast of the Mission Success: Women in Multifamily series.

The United Properties Austin office officially opened in April 2020, at the peak of the health crisis, but the team already has four multifamily sites under contract, with plans calling for the development of 12,000 units over the next couple of years. What type of units is United Properties working on? What trends is Studt seeing across the multifamily market? Are developers building larger floorplans to accommodate residents’ pandemic-induced space needs? Tune in now to find out!

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