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Home / Resources / The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

The Top Student Housing Trends of 2019

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Student housing is often the birthplace of real estate trends inspired by the youngest generations. For many students, it’s their first time living on their own and a chance to figure out what they want from their living arrangements. As universities welcome Gen Z, student housing is shifting to meet the unique needs of its new tenants. These students (and … Read More

Home / Resources / How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

How Gen Z is Transforming Student Housing

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Generation Z is officially college-bound, and they could soon become the generation with the most college graduates. By 2020, this highly-educated cohort will make up 40% of American consumers. So, starting with education and housing, their influence is changing the world as we know it. And property managers may have to overcome some challenges to support them.    Born between the … Read More

Home / Resources / Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

Originally published December 20, 2017. When’s the last time you were able to give your student workers an immediate raise? That’s exactly what happened at the University of Nevada Las Vegas after they installed Smiota’s package delivery system in their residence halls. Streamlining their package management system doesn’t just save UNLV money. It saves their residence hall staff time, too, … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

in Commercial Building Development, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management

From package theft to apartment amenities and buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), we covered loads of topics in our posts last year. If you missed some of the headlines, don’t worry — we put together a quick highlight reel for you. Below are the five most-read articles from 2018. #1 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft The proof … Read More

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Home / Resources / Today’s Biggest Challenges With Managing Off-Campus Student Housing (and How to Overcome Them)

Today’s Biggest Challenges With Managing Off-Campus Student Housing (and How to Overcome Them)

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Wrangling students by day and party animals by night can make any off-campus property manager feel more like a zookeeper than a real estate professional. And all cat-herding aside, you need to keep a strong focus on building a healthy community while keeping an operations-oriented perspective. The nonstop balancing act is something every property manager tries to master — and … Read More

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Home / Resources / Savings Solutions for University Residence Hall Managers

Savings Solutions for University Residence Hall Managers

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Every year, it can seem like your residence hall expenses go up while your budget remains stagnant — or even worse — shrinks. It’s a bit of a conundrum since, as a leader at the university, you’re expected to continuously improve student living while saving money. Working that kind of magic may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. With some … Read More

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Home / Resources / Deliver an Unmatched Student Experience with an Updated Package Management System

Deliver an Unmatched Student Experience with an Updated Package Management System

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Back to school is right around the corner, and thousands of coming-of-age students are about to flock to college campuses around the country to learn to become responsible adults. As a leader of one of the most complex ecosystems in the modern world — the dorms — you’re expected to be an educator, director, counselor, designer, strategist, and architect. When … Read More

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Home / Resources / Student Housing Upgrades Guaranteed to Impress (Without Breaking the Bank)

Student Housing Upgrades Guaranteed to Impress (Without Breaking the Bank)

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Your incoming freshmen might be dreaming of living in luxury. But unless you have a bottomless pocketbook, chances are installing a swimming pool in the courtyard or supplying Tempur-Pedic mattresses for all isn’t high on the priority list. Room and board can cost students upwards of $9,000 per year at a public university. And often the amenities just don’t match … Read More

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Home / Resources / Why Choose Smiota Package Management System?

Why Choose Smiota Package Management System?

in Installations, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

So, you’ve decided to automate the package management process at your building. Excellent decision — your staff and your residents will thank you for it! Package management systems are relatively new, so there aren’t a large number of options, but there are a few. Here, we identify some of the features (and red flags) to look for when assessing package … Read More

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Home / Resources / UNLV Student Residence Halls Integrates Smiota’s Package Lockers

UNLV Student Residence Halls Integrates Smiota’s Package Lockers

in Installations, Student Housing Management

UNLV has chosen Smiota to manage thousands of packages received by student residence halls. Smiota, a leading provider of cloud based package management solutions is the first to offer a fully integrated Mailroom app with Smiota PoD smart lockers to efficiently receive thousands of packages daily. Smiota PoD smart lockers offer students 24×7 convenience and secure access to their packages.While … Read More