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The Birth of the Smart Building

The Birth of the Smart Building

 The shift from high-touch to high-tech in multifamily housing is the result of development innovations in real estate. It wasn’t until the smartphone, however, that the first truly smart residential building came into existence. Improvements in design and...

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High-Touch to High-Tech in Multifamily

High-Touch to High-Tech in Multifamily

 For nearly a century, the secret to generating market rents in multifamily real estate was by offering high-touch amenities. These included 24/7 concierge and on-premises services such as house cleaning and maintenance, often requiring staff and investment. However,...

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Five Pro Tips When Investing in Residential PropTech

Five Pro Tips When Investing in Residential PropTech

 Designed for modern living, PropTech is a financially sound investment for any property owner desiring to stay one step ahead of the competition in a renter’s market. And, while choosing the amenities to integrate into your property may seem pretty straightforward,...

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Four PropTech Amenities for Modern Residents

Four PropTech Amenities for Modern Residents

 In the last post in this series on proptech amenities, we highlighted three essential amenities millennials can't live without. But the world is filled with all different types of renters, so in this post we'll review four additional PropTech amenities that every...

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Sidewalk-to-Sofa with PropTech

Sidewalk-to-Sofa with PropTech

 The right PropTech amenities touch three primary areas: the property itself, each unit, and a smartphone to interact with them.When conceived, integrated, and properly operated, a magical thing happens: Residents, visitors, and property managers experience a secure...

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PropTech – For Property Owners

PropTech – For Property Owners

 It’s a renter’s market in cities across the United States. The pressure is on property managers not only to compete for residents but also to retain the ones they have. Below are some telling statistics about the urgency surrounding tenant turnover in today’s...

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Zoned Elevator Controls

Zoned Elevator Controls

We have recently rolled out a major update to our elevator control system (ECS), which allows the Butterfly system to assign zones to elevators. This allows for selective control of different elevators within a building. Please note that you can still wire in parallel...

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Seven PropTech Amenities Every Property Should Have

Seven PropTech Amenities Every Property Should Have

1. Access controlWhen it comes to designing a smart building, it starts with the front door. A smart building consistently denies access to certain people while seamlessly allowing access to others. Intelligent access control requires a modern system, one that offers...

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Five New Trends in Real Estate Technology

Five New Trends in Real Estate Technology

It used to be that owning and managing a property simply meant washing the windows, tending to the facade, and keeping the lobby clean. Not anymore— with new real estate technology, you can now do more with your property than ever before. New devices make it possible...

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