Homestead U Gives University Village a Makeover

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–How OSU’s landmark apartment complex is upgrading the resident and leasing experience –

 Columbus, OH (February 8, 2013) University Village has undergone a major renovation of their office headquarters at 505 Harley Drive.  The leasing office, models, entryways and hallways, fitness center, computer lab and tanning room all have a fresh new look.

“We wanted something new and modern, to reflect the energetic, dynamic personalities of not only our onsite team, but of our residents as well,” says Laura Formica, Director of Marketing for Homestead U.  Today’s students are much more aesthetically inclined, and we wanted our décor to reflect that in a really fun, cool way.”

The leasing office received a complete overhaul, with new vinyl-wood plank flooring, white and gray paint with red accents, and crisp all-white and silver office furniture.  The classic mural of the Big Red Bus is one of the few original elements in the new design.  Both models received new paint and carpeting, sleek new furniture and accents with bold pops of color to really “wow” prospective residents.  The activities center in the downstairs section of the leasing center has also received upgraded paint and carpeting, transforming the fitness facility, computer lab, and tanning room into a clean and cozy environment.

Along with the changes, management company Homestead U is implementing new technology to match the modern look at UV.  “We’re using Sharp Interactive Panels, Wolf Blitzer-style” says Dave Anderson, President of Homestead America and Homestead U.  This will add a dynamic touch to the standard apartment tour; prospective residents will be able to browse the property website on a 60” Interactive TV, and view all the property features and amenities without stepping foot from the leasing office.

“All of these exciting changes and upgrades keep us relevant,” says Formica.  “We may be a 53-year old community, but University Village has never been a more fresh choice for off-campus student housing.”


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