What’s Next In Multifamily Innovation?
SAN DIEGO—From new sustainability features to rooftop urban gardens and more efficient use of space, the next wave of innovations for apartments will make living there cheaper and better for residents, say speakers at NMHC’s Annual Meeting.
JANUARY 27, 2017 | by CARRIE ROSSENFELD | GlobeSt.com
SAN DIEGO—From new sustainability features to rooftop urban gardens and more efficient use of space, the next wave of innovations for apartments will make living there cheaper and better for residents, said speakers at yesterday’s NMHC’s Annual Meeting here. The panel session “What’s the Next Generation of Innovation for Multifamily” revealed a continuation of the trend toward green practices and systems, amenities based on collaboration and better ways to build and maintain apartments.
The session preceded the concluding presentation, “A Conversation with Mitt Romney,” between the former Massachusetts governor and Sue Ansel, president and CEO of Gables Residential. GlobeSt.com attended the event, but was prohibited by NMHC from reporting on it, along with Wednesday’s conversation with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
In the innovation panel session, moderator Brenna Walraven, CEO of Corporate Sustainability Strategies Inc., said issues such as renewable energies, natural light and access to organic foods have formed the basis of current innovations in apartments. She asked the panelists which types of innovations they have been dealing with in their respective companies.
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