What do coffee and development have in common?
Think of the experience of walking into your favorite coffee shop. What stands out to you? The friendly baristas who know exactly what you want? The art on the walls? The smell? Through each of these touch points, your favorite coffee shop creates an experience – and keeps you coming back. In each property we manage, we strive to create an experience through finding solutions that respond to the building's specific needs. We love the process—part art, part science, and a little bit of magic— of creating an experience for the people who enjoy each property we manage.
Our team of over 100 property management professionals connects with renters each and every day. We ask questions to understand their wants and needs. Whether it is the arrangement of their kitchen, the type of flooring they prefer or the services they receive, we are aware and perceptive, actively listening to feedback from tenants. Our maintenance teams experience the plusses and minuses of building systems constantly and we incorporate their feedback into our body of knowledge. We bring that knowledge to the table as early as possible in the development and/or refurbishment process. From sustainable waste management practices to the flow of an open one bedroom, the Blanton Turner team provides advice that contributes to the long-term success of properties.
The built environment is a significant source of negative environmental and health impacts. While LEED & Built Green developments reduce the negative effects of buildings on the environment, true sustainability comes only through residents’ behavioral changes. Blanton Turner is constantly considering ways to make responsible living more convenient and second-nature.
Powered by Blanton Turner - Chloe Apartments
As one of Capitol Hill’s well-known properties, Blanton Turner sought to make it a more sustainable community by instituting sustainable landscape and waste management strategies. We greened up landscaping with a new service provider who uses all electric tools, reducing fuel and noise pollution. We made a plan to replace ornamental plantings with useful plants like basil and rosemary.
Although trash chutes are convenient, they tend to be seen as magic holes in the wall where tenants make all their waste disappear. By providing recycle, compost, CFL and battery containers on every floor, tenants have tools to manage waste responsibly. Educational and encouraging signage further encourages responsibility.
Powered by Blanton Turner - Madison Crossing
Developed by Val Thomas, Inc., in 1998, Madison Crossing sits at the apex of the Pike/Pine Triangle on Capitol Hill. After 13 years, the property had aged gracefully, but was not well situated to take advantage of the booming apartment market.
Blanton Turner created a 24-month plan to remodel every apartment and all common areas that would increase the value of the building by 33%. Within 18 months, the apartments featured wood floors and upgraded kitchens, and the common areas were refreshed with a new color scheme and new elevator interiors. A new brand and website introduced the updated building to the market.