What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: Should Your Apartment Community Have a Guest Suite?

Would your community benefit by having a guest suite as an amenity?

jfiur_infocusBy Jessica Fiur, Senior Editor

Have you considered having a guest suite as an amenity in your apartment community? It’s certainly not for every community, but maybe it’s something for you to consider. Here are some pros and cons about guest suites.

It might work: It’s an unusual amenity. How many apartments do you know of that offer guest suites? This unusual amenity might be a big draw for renters who know they’re going to have guests from time to time and might make your amenity stand out in a sea of conference rooms, bike storage and free cookies and coffee in the leasing office.

It might not work: We’re not a hotel! If you don’t live somewhere, but rather, are just visiting, you don’t have the same respect for the space. Residents don’t want strange people showing up and hogging their amenities and eating their cookies! Plus, these people might be loud or messy since they’re only going to be there for a short amount of time.

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