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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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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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