America changed in 2016. Politics may never look the same, the Cubs won the World Series, and cultural icons passed away. But even among such tumult, certain trends persisted—like the continued growth of the multifamily housing market. Driven by a post-recession delay of Millennial household formation and a migration of empty-nest boomers from single-family to urban, shared environments, multifamily rentals are more popular than ever. But as times change, tastes change, and designers must keep current on tenant preferences to stay competitive as the field thickens.
With the help of Martin Langmead of A.P.T. Design Studios, we’ve gathered the information you need to keep your property on-trend and appealing to the demographics that matter to you most as 2017 kicks off.