Multifamily residents are seeking more space for pets, working from home and leisure activities since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, highlighting the need for more property maintenance.

That was a key discussion topic among developers at the GlobeSt. SPRING MULTIFAMILY Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

The number of pet owners increased during the pandemic, said Juan Fernandez, director of real estate development at AHS Residential, a developer in Three Lakes, Florida. As a result, developers and designers are rethinking designs at their properties and clubhouses to analyze which amenities will best serve which renters.

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Melea VanOstrand

Melea VanOstrand oversees the Daily Business Review as ALM's Florida Bureau Chief. Email Melea at [email protected] or follow her on her Twitter or Facebook pages.