FirstService Residential Compiles 2015’s Top Condo Amenity Trends
Dania Beach, Fla. (August 11, 2015) --- Condominiums today have become more than just living spaces, with features like on-site day care centers, pet grooming stations and exclusive socializing and community areas quickly becoming the norm. In 2015, these emerging trends have given condominium buyers something new to consider beyond just location and square footage.
FirstService Residential, North America’s largest manager of residential communities, provides full-service management and five-star service for an extensive portfolio of luxury high-rise buildings in major cities across the U.S. These include such prestigious landmarks as LUMINA, home to San Francisco’s most expensive condo listing, The Plaza Residences, where residents can enjoy many of the services offered by New York City’s iconic Plaza Hotel, and the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, voted Best Residential High-rise during the Vancouver Sun Readers’ Choice Awards and presented by the Urban Development Institute.
Servicing amenity-rich properties requires a different skill set than traditional property management. With its deep experience and hands-on expertise in managing high-rise luxury buildings and their exclusive offerings, FirstService Residential has become an authority on sought-after lifestyle amenities, both current and emerging, as well as those that have fallen out of favor, like once-popular screening rooms. Its condo lifestyle experts have compiled a list of seven luxury amenities that have been gaining traction in the multifamily housing market this year – exclusive offerings that are transforming condominium living into resort-style experiences for their homeowners and residents.
2. High-end health clubs
3. The “living lobby”
4. Lifestyle, entertainment and concierge services
5. Kids’ playrooms
7. Exceptional service
Condo buildings are moving closer toward offering a full-service hotel experience, delivering services and amenities that create a sense of community and bring neighbors together. FirstService Residential is ahead of the curve, leveraging the expertise gained by managing its vast high-rise portfolio to deliver high-end lifestyles while ensuring efficient operations of complex multi-family communities. As a result, the company can add more value by sharing best practices, specialized resources and tailoring its property management services to meet the needs of clients throughout North America.
“The progression of urban-luxury development has led to a market where resort-style experiences are considered standard, and multifamily developments must follow suit and identify new and unique amenities for residents,” said Chuck Fallon, CEO of FirstService Residential. “At FirstService Residential, we work alongside the properties we represent to deliver desirable offerings to attract homebuyers and stay competitive in this booming real estate climate.”
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada. FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.
With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages. FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit www.fsresidential.com.