Greg Leisch

WASHINGTON, DC–It is clear that apartments — and offices for that matter — are increasingly being defined by the type of amenities they offer. Developers know this and have been incorporating such features as pools, fitness centers, rooftop lounges and firepits — even pet spas — into their designs. Service amenities are also part of the mix, such as packaging handling and valet. Such efforts have paid off: in general we can say that the more amenities that are part of an apartment building, the higher the rent that building can command and the faster the place will lease.