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January 20th, 2021 | London, UK | City Centers | Office | Residential

Brent Cross Town’s walkable neighborhood will offer urban conveniences and workspaces in a sustainable, communal setting

North London’s 180-acre Brent Cross Town is combining some of the most coveted features of city living within a spacious and active new neighborhood. From thousands of homes to offices to restaurants and recreation, Brent Cross Town will offer invaluable community benefits all within walking distance. Known as a “15-minute city,” walkable urban centers are becoming one of the most popular development trends in Europe, as an increasing number of people are looking for places to live that are only walking distance from where they work, shop and relax. Set amid 50 acres of parks and green space, the neighborhood will also support lifestyles geared towards sports and the outdoors, encouraging residents to gather in communal areas and get to know their neighbors.

New renderings of Brent Cross Town’s office buildings reveal an eye towards innovation, work-life balance and sustainability. Architecture firms Studio Egret West, HawkinsBrown and shedkm have released design plans that favor low-carbon construction using timber and zero carbon heating systems, with a community-wide goal to reach net zero carbon by 2030. One of the major draws for the estimated 25,000 future workers of Brent Cross Town will be the potential to achieve a higher quality of life than ever before, as they’ll have access to plenty of shared spaces for collaboration, training and events, as well as multiple dining, shopping and exercise options only steps away. Workers will also be close to the new rail station at Brent Cross West, which can reach central London in only 12 minutes, making the neighborhood even more convenient for commuters.

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January 13th, 2021 | Nationwide | Affordable, Community

Related Management Company partners with Esusu Rent to help residents take charge of their financial futures

In a move to help residents better understand and manage their financial health, Related Management Company has partnered with Esusu Rent to offer a free program available to residents at many affordable properties. Esusu is a Minority Business Enterprise with a mission to help more working families access and keep their housing and to use big data to reduce housing inequality across the country. Esusu’s program records residents’ rent payments and then sends their history to credit bureaus, which assists families in establishing and building their credit and can help improve their credit scores in as little as three months. Residents can learn more about Esusu and how the program works here.

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January 13th, 2021 | Nationwide | Affordable, Community

Related residents gain access to free Rainbow program library featuring enriching services for the whole family

Related Management Company and Rainbow have joined forces to provide a range of free services to enhance residents’ lives and support their families. Available at many affordable properties, Rainbow’s library of award-winning initiatives cover areas such as education, social engagement, career development and technology training. The programs range from offering vital services like emergency financial assistance to after-school programs to job training programs, connecting residents to services that have been designed to have a lasting impact and to strengthen ties to their local communities. Residents can learn more here when Rainbow launches their web portal or by speaking directly with a Resident Services Coordinator by calling (888) 299-8915.

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January 5th, 2021 | New York, NY | City Centers, Community

Sing for Hope Pianos and performances bring New Year's cheer to Hudson Yards

Pianos are bringing the sounds of joy to Hudson Yards this winter, filling its halls with music. Made possible by a partnership between SAP, Hudson Yards and non-profit Sing for Hope, each of the seven pianos has been uniquely decorated by local artists, including Annica Lydenberg of Dirty Bandits, a HYxOffTheWall artist alumna. The pianos are available for any visitor to play, as well as for surprise shows by Juilliard-trained musicians and Broadway performers. Learn more about Sing for Hope Pianos here or reserve your own socially-distanced play time here.

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January 1st, 2021 | New York, NY | City Centers, Office, Art & Culture

Moynihan Train Hall opens to the public and unveils best-in-class art exhibitions

Moynihan Train Hall, the long-awaited extension to Penn Station, has opened its doors to travelers and revealed three NYC-themed blue chip art installations to enliven daily commutes. Along one wall, Kehinde Wiley's Go (2020) presents a hand-painted glass triptych of young Black breakdancers, including visual references to Michelangelo's Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel. Then there is Stan Douglas' Penn Station’s Half Century (2020), a series of large photographic panels depicting recreations of notable and intimate moments at Penn Station through the ages. The third installation is The Hive by Elmgreen & Dragset, a gravity-defying block of 91 upside-down skyscrapers that collectively weigh 30,000 pounds and feature 72,000 tiny sparkling LED lights. We are proud to have been part of the re-development efforts of this great New York City landmark and a transformation that celebrates the legacy of the original Penn Station.

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December 15th, 2020 | Dayton, OH | Affordable, Construction

The Biltmore undergoes renovations to enhance residents' lives and preserve historic architecture

Once known as The Biltmore, the majestic hotel first opened in 1929 in Dayton, OH, and was converted to affordable senior housing in 1981. Today, Related is renovating The Biltmore to provide upgraded amenities for our senior residents, to make building improvements focused on environmental sustainability and to preserve historic details of its classic architectural style. Related has ensured that the renovation process won't displace any residents and that The Biltmore will be protected as a Beaux-Arts-style landmark for years to come.