Join us on Thursday, March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Interface Showroom, 1010 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 710 in Washington, DC for What Renters Want: Multifamily Development Trends that Drive Occupancy. Multi-Housing News Editorial Director Diana Mosher; Laurence Caudle, AIA, Principal and Director of Housing at Hickok Cole Architects; and Rebecca D. Jones, IIDA, Founder + Principal, RD Jones & Associates will discuss the most compelling trends driving successful multifamily development and marketing.
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:
Laurence Caudle, AIA, is Principal and Director of Housing at Hickok Cole Architects. He has many years’ experience of custom residential projects (both small and large in size), mixed-use projects and
commercial base building design. His projects have been featured in many publications including Multi-Housing News, Architectural Record and Architectural Digest. Prior to joining Hickok Cole in 1997, Caudle worked for several award-winning firms, including Weinstein Associates Architects and Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA of Washington, DC. At Weinstein Associates, he was project architect and designer for the Ellen Wilson Neighborhood Redevelopment, the first Hope VI funded project in Washington, D.C.
Rebecca D. Jones, IIDA, founder + principal of R.D. Jones & Associates, has spent 30 years in design. Her work encompasses completed renovations, new construction, and capital projects. She started R.D. Jones & Associates, Inc., 17 years ago with one office and four employees—and since then the firm has grown to 30 employees. In addition to multifamily projects, Jones has also completed design work for a vast number of hospitality brands throughout the United States. She graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, majored in Interior Design and completed additional studies at Parsons School of Design in New York.
Diana Mosher, Editorial Director of MHN, has been covering the multifamily market since 2005.