IOTAS, an innovator in premier smart apartment technology, announced today that smart apartment community, Oaks Union Depot in St. Paul, has went live. Multifamily owner/operator Oaks Properties based out of Minneapolis, MN has integrated the IOTAS smart apartment technology platform which allows property managers and developers to bring a cohesive, connected Internet of Things (IoT) experience to residents.
In partnership with IOTAS – a Portland-based technology company – Oaks Properties is already leasing a total Smart Home Technology Package and represent the first community in the Twin Cities to contain IOTAS’s distinctive technology. Each apartment boasts smart lights, thermostats, outlets, and sensors that can all be controlled from a simple smart phone app, and through Smart Stories automation, as well as voice control.
“Partnering with IOTAS has allowed us to provide the residents of Oaks Union Depot with an experience that was once only available to single family homeowners. The residents at Oaks Union Depot can control their environment with an app, create their own stories or by voice control. It’s an honor to be the first to market with this technology in the MPLS, Saint Paul market!” says Kevin Sheets of Oaks Properties.
Oaks Union Depot is touting their brand new, extraordinary apartment homes as smart homes meet urban walkability, historic setting, dynamic views, and trendsetting design. There are a wide variety of 1 & 2 bedroom single level apartments, or 2-story Mezzanine level lofts. Oaks Union Depot blends big style and amenity-rich living in a new boutique style building in the historic Lowertown neighborhood, just down the block from CHS Field, the home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team.
“With Oaks Union Depot offering the first Smart Apartments in the Twin Cities, it has created the WOW factor! Prospects love the in-person tour demonstrations and we are able to offer a unique feature that our competition doesn’t have,” said Paula Larsen, Marketing Director of Oaks Properties.
“We’re excited to take our partnership with Oaks Properties to the next level for smart and connected communities,” said Sce Pike, CEO of IOTAS. “The team of Oaks Properties is fantastic to work with, very forward-thinking, and they also have a vast array of properties across the country. We are happy to continue to assist in adding substantial benefits for their residents as well as their property management teams.”
IOTAS delivers a fully-connected, smart home experience for residents and property managers that integrates IoT technology directly into multifamily units. IOTAS-enabled apartments support a wide variety of connected devices, including popular products like the Honeywell and Amazon’s Echo. The IOTAS platform can currently be found in multifamily housing buildings across 35 national markets and is entering Canada in the fall of 2018. For more information, please visit: www.iotashome.com
IOTAS, which stands for IoT as a Service, is a Portland, Ore.-based developer of a smart home platform for the rental market. The company enables property developers to easily and quickly install smart outlets, switches, thermostats, door locks, sensors and more by streamlining the set-up and deployment process. With this premium offering, building owners and operators can attract new tenants and premium rents, while lowering utility and management costs. For more information, visit www.iotashome.com.
About Oaks Properties
Oaks Properties LLC, founded in 1970, is a family owned developer, re-developer, and operator of residential rental communities in Minnesota and Texas. As a family company, they focus on developing and acquiring high-quality apartment communities in great neighborhoods.
Oaks Properties owns apartment homes in 17 communities. Ten communities are located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Edina, and Minnetonka. Seven communities are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: Coppell, Dallas (White Rock Lake), Garland, and Irving (Las Colinas).
Since 1999, Oaks Properties associates and communities have earned 22 prestigious MADACS Awards for property excellence, landscaping, floor plans, and management achievement. Notably and uniquely, three leaders of Oaks have served as chair of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, the voice of the rental housing industry in Minnesota.
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