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Short term/Flexible Rentals – Benefits and Challenges

With the incredible growth of Airbnb, and resident demand for alternative living situations, our clients have been finding new ways to manage and lease their apartment communities.  While short-term rentals, or “STR’s” have been around for many years, RealtyCom has recently been working with some of our Developer-clients to find ways to provide secure and ubiquitous broadband solutions for non-traditional rentals that allow both flexibility and ease of use.

Some of our clients already operate highly successful programs aimed at corporate and student populations, but transient housing for hospitality and workforce housing are largely new concepts.

Having limited knowledge on this subject personally, but lots of interest, I asked Dennis Cogbill from the new Flexible Rentals Investment Conference (“FLEX”) for his thoughts and how the landscape for traditional leasing is changing.

Cogbill points out that implementing STR’s in existing communities can present some challenges.  Lender covenants or municipality restrictions could apply (lenders traditionally have a cap of 5% of the units to be allocated to corporate/alternative housing and each municipality has different rules and re-permitting can be costly). There is also the question of what strategy an Owner-Operator should adopt. Should you build it yourself? Use […]

By |2020-01-29T08:11:30-07:00January 10th, 2020|

Hunt Heroes Event

RealtyCom was honored to be a VIP sponsor and attend the Hunt Heroes Foundation Gala a little over a week ago in Charleston, SC. Our CEO and COO, Annie Manfredi and Cristy Boucher had the opportunity to discuss issues facing military families with our clients Jeff Dodig and Karen Plesh from Hunt Military Communities. We are proud to be a part of such a rewarding organization whose focus is to improve the quality of life for Military Families who sacrifice so much for us day-in and day-out. To learn more about their efforts and how you can help, please visit https://lnkd.in/g–22AJ.

By |2019-03-08T20:03:30-07:00March 8th, 2019|

Why Developers Need a Telecom Consultant On-site      

RealtyCom represents over 200 active construction projects across the country. We understand our developer-partners have so many considerations when building a new project, and are tasked with creating a Basis of Design and reviewing engineering plans that will ensure our clients meet important objectives and deadlines for crucial milestones in regard to telecommunications.

It’s important to have a thoughtful approach on how many providers and what infrastructure you may want to install now and have a contingency plan for the future. Important deadlines for life-safety, MPOE readiness, and service activation are critical to opening your project on-time.

The most common question we receive from our clients is, “When is the right time to get RealtyCom involved?” We discussed this and other important questions with our Senior Vice President of New Construction, Phil Veletzos….

  1. What is the process with a client when discussing a new project?

Typically, we get engaged with clients 2-3 years before the anticipated first resident move-in date and host a kick-off call with Owner representatives.  This usually takes place after entitlements and provides us with an opportunity to gather basic project information including timing, structures involved, number of units, retail/commercial spaces, common area amenity list, and any other project information that […]

By |2019-03-06T19:43:08-07:00March 6th, 2019|