‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: Are Apartment Communities Trying to be Like Dorms?

Are resident parties and activities borrowed from student housing? And is this a good thing?

jfiur_infocusBy Jessica Fiur, Senior Editor

Many apartment buildings now host events such as parties or other mixers for residents. Though great ways for the residents to get to know each other and to build a sense of community, these parties do leave some with a sense of deja vu.

Are apartment communities trying to be more like dorms?

With all the parties and activities, it certainly seems like market-rate property managers are borrowing ideas from student housing.

So is this a good thing? Do you think these are great for resident retention, or do you think the residents would rather not participate?

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