Student housing gains amenities in some locations

Student housing has earned a larger array of options in some areas.

The evolution of student housing has transformed it from a simple setup to a much more lavish offering, and it could be pushing a modernization of apartments that property management companies need to deal with, according to

Multiple amenities are coming to these student properties, and much of the push came from universities trying to outdo others for several reasons. Competition is high, and many institutions want to have attractive surroundings, the news source explained. However, much of the changes may have been pushed by past students.

"At one time, parents wanted to their children to have it a little better than when they were in school," P.J. Cusmano, director of the Tampa office for Integra Realty Resources, told the news source.

The news source added that many experts think this is only the beginning, and more younger people will ask for more. Technology and energy efficiency will be demanded, and this may put a further onus on property management companies in college areas to keep up with the times.

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