It’s no secret that apartment operators have boosted their levels of pet-friendliness in recent years in an effort to capture a significant subsection of renters—the pet-owning resident. But being genuinely pet-friendly goes beyond simply allowing pets.
In the pet policies of the past, breed and weight restrictions were just as common as collision insurance within an automobile policy. Essentially, all rental communities had them, and it was part of the landscape. Slowly, that mindset has begun to shift—and those eliminating these pet restrictions have reaped the benefits.
The top storylines in multifamily this week are pets, training and retention, flexible living, the “E” in ESG, the role of multifamily marketers, the brave new world for leasing consultants, developers sour on the Sunbelt, background checks and a record number of people are looking to move.
Amenities play a critical role in the success of a multifamily community. For current residents, they can make or break the decision to renew. Meanwhile, prospective residents will gravitate towards communities that offer amenities that cater to their varying lifestyles.
With wellness and sustainability at the forefront of many residents’ minds, it’s worth reexamining some of the best practices being implemented at apartment communities when it comes to keeping residents, associates and pets safe and healthy.
To attract and retain pet lovers, forward-thinking operators are taking a wide-ranging approach that includes the elimination of breed and weight restrictions, the installation of onsite pet amenities and the support of animal organizations in the community.
The top storylines in multifamily this week are raising the bar on apartment searches, development in historic neighborhoods, pet-friendly vs. pet-inclusive, college-town apartments flourish, helping minority developers scale up and increased interest in active-adult communities.
The top storylines in multifamily this week are revenue recovery, pet waste, vacancy rates, FCC broadband rule, community connectivity and ESG frameworks.
The top storylines in multifamily this week are eviction processes, resident retention, pets, rent growth, preventative maintenance and co-living.
Call it the hidden variable of an apartment community’s pet population—visiting pets. While community teams have steadily gravitated toward crafting pet policies more reflective of the modern resident, these policies oftentimes omit this crucial component.