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Technology: Students Want It, Developers/Owners Must Offer It

05.15.12Technology: Students Want It, Developers/Owners Must Offer It: “I expect to have the same technology at my apartment that I have at my home.” — Andrew Bates, Student, University of North Texas

During this year’s RealShare Student Housing conference, technology was keyed as an important amenity in this growing sector. “If we have a property with the best Internet in town, we promote it,” said Luca Finocchiaro, Greystar’s Director of Real Estate Student Living. “It really helps leasing velocity.”

(One correction of the information in the article: Providing better cellular connectivity can be pricey, but it’s not $12/sq ft … it’s closer to $1-2/sq ft. And students definitely expect a high level of coverage.)

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