Method Co., JBG Smith Announce Opening of Short-Term Rental Community in D.C.
Real estate management, development and design company Method Co. and owner and developer JBG Smith has announced the opening of Whyle at 900 W. Street NW, a new short-term rental concept in D.C. The property includes 95 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The community provides an alternative to traditional rental living and consists of high-styled furnished apartments that can be booked for as little as 30 days or as long as a year. Located in the U-Street Corridor of the Shaw neighborhood, Whyle is situated within an industrial-style development featuring two towers designed by New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by JBG Smith. Amenities at the community will include a rooftop lounge and pool, fitness center and a yoga studio as well as onsite parking.
“Whyle is reimagining the way that people view and experience furnished rental apartments,” said Randall Cook, CEO and Co-Founder at Method Co. “We chose D.C. as our first location to launch because it’s a city that attracts people from all over the world for varying lengths of time. In the past, short-term residents only had two housing options: either lease at a rental building or book short-term accommodations that might not feel so welcoming. We are filling a need in the market for high-design residences, customized to feel like home, that offer flexibility for different stay lengths with as little as a 30-day commitment.”
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.