Bringing student housing to the forefront of technology
By Mariya Nesheva
Latititude 38 Group is excited to announce that our new location – 250 Kearny will be opening later this summer.
This project was designed to create a very student friendly environment and ensure safe, comfortable and quality living for young people coming to the city for short or long term stays. The building has been completely renovated, with a large lobby, 24-hour front desk, common area social rooms, community kitchen and laundry facilities. The rooms have hard wood floors, modern furniture and private bathrooms.
Latitude 38 is also going one step further and addressing a need that has been known for some time – technology. Students are the heaviest users of the Internet, today they often live at home with a Laptop, I-pad, TV, I-phone and a PlayStation. According to a NAA Student Housing study, 41 percent of students typically have three or more devices simultaneously connected to the Internet in their apartments. It is a fact that, many students would move out or tell others not to move in a property because the Internet is not fast enough! Surprisingly, other student housing providers have neglected tech services and amenities so far.
In order to address this issue, the whole electrical system in 250 Kearny has been changed and the high bandwidth speed will support 3-4 devices in every room at the same time. All rooms are wired with cable Internet and there is there is a Wi-Fi network throughout the building.
Moreover, we are partnering with a company that will install a 40” monitor screen with a community board in the lobby. Students will be able to search for events, read useful information about the city and share their own original content.
Realizing that young people spend a large proportion of their time on the Internet, our team has been very engaged in social media and digital marketing. We keep in touch with our clients and student community through Facebook, Twitter and our blog.
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