AvalonBay Launches Tech-Forward Apartment Concept in Rockville
Equity REIT AvalonBay Communities, along with architect Dwell Design Studio have launched a new concept in apartment living with the introduction of Kanso Twinbrook, a 238-unit apartment community in Rockville, MD.
Located at 12503 Ardennes Ave., the community is designed with self-serve technology and large apartment homes with modern finishes. AvalonBay has teamed up with brands such as Google, Latch, Amazon and Boingo to provide residents at the community with best-in-class features. Kanso Twinbrook is one of the first apartment communities to implement the recently announced Works with Latch partner program between Latch and Google. Other amenities such as package delivery, internet access and service requests are also automated. There is no full-time staff onsite at the property, which translates to lower rent for residents due to the cost savings.
“Kanso Twinbrook is our company’s first fully-automated concept community that offers a digital resident experience with limited staff onsite,” said Karen Hollinger, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at AvalonBay. “We understand that apartment communities must evolve as trends and demographics shift, and recognize that, even pre-COVID-19, there was a missing supply of more value-priced new apartment stock. The thoughtful and deliberate deployment of technology is what makes our first-ever Kanso community possible.”
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