The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many renters’ lifestyles, and multifamily developers and owners have responded through their amenity offerings—from connectivity and additional co-working space for the work-from-home crowd to enhanced fitness spaces for health and wellness.

Multifamily Executive caught up with several multifamily developers and owners—including Lissette Calderon, CEO of Neology Life Development Group; David Hovey Jr., AIA, president of Optima, Inc.; and Stuart Zook, principal and chief Investment officer at Monument Capital Managementan A-Rod Corp company—to see what’s new in their communities and how they are pivoting their amenities to meet renters’ needs and wants.

MFE: Are you planning to introduce any new indoor amenities at your properties in 2022?

Hovey: Our communities celebrate the fundamental connection between design and nature, and Optima Lakeview’s design will reflect that with a striking atrium that runs through the core of the seven-story building. The building’s two-story fitness center will feel especially spacious given that it will be flooded with natural light from the atrium. This design also allows us to spread out equipment and encourages good air flow, which will add to the wellness aspect for our residents.


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