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Property Refresh - Get smart with smart technology! 2020 is already off and running and multifamily construction wave is not slowing down. More than 381,000 multifamily homes broke ground across the country in 2019 and that figure is expected to swell to 400,000 units/per year in 2020. How do existing communities refresh their look and feel to compete with new builds? It starts with being smart. And by smart, we mean smart technology. The largest current share of renters are currently Millennials, the generation known for being both technologically savvy and passionate about having a custom experience. Smart technology checks both boxes allowing customization of apartment climate, lighting, and security from a resident’s smartphone. 1. Smart Door Locks – Residents unlock units using their smartphone. Clean design of hardware upgrades apartment entry. 2. Doorbell/Security Camera – Allows enhanced visual of visitors and notification on resident's smartphone. 3. Smart Thermostats – Residents control unit climate and schedules to suit their needs. 4. Smart Lightswitch – Enables lighting in unit on-demand or schedule, so residents feel safe when they walk into their unit. 5. Smart Outlets - Provides multiple recurring timers to automate humidifiers, appliances or lamps and keep energy costs low. Wondering how to integrate these products into your multifamily property? Gage can help! Give us a call: 512-368-8376 #gagemultifamily #multifamily #multifamilyrenovation #multifamilytrends

Owner Spotlight: Rich Trepanier is one half of the ownership team at Gage Multifamily Services. Rich’s experience in renovation began after college, in St. Louis where he, along with his twin brother, Rob, invested in and renovated several historic buildings in St. Louis. Rich relocated to the Texas multifamily market and founded Gage with Rob in 2014to serve multifamily properties with the same expertise, passion, and quality they would provide their own family. While Rich oversees sales and business development for Gage, he is active and passionate about all aspects of the company. Rich received his B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baylor University. Rich is above all a proud father, husband, and Spartan.

Get ready for another round of our top renovation products for 2020: The Best Bang for Your Buck! The following items are easy to install and add VALUE to units. What tops our expert list? Pre-fab granite and quartz that is easy to install along with drop-in sink adapters to ensure a perfect fit with an existing sink. LED downlights add an energy-efficient appeal to a unit, while fresh outlet covers and cabinet doors modernize the overall look. #gagemultifamily #multifamily #multifamilyrenovation #multifamilyinvesting

Owner Spotlight: We would like to take the time to introduce you to Rob Trepanier, Vice President of Gage Multifamily Services. Rob Trepanier is one half of the ownership team at Gage. His experience in renovation began after college, in St. Louis where he, along with his twin brother, Rich, invested in and renovated several historic buildings in St. Louis. Rob relocated to the Texas multifamily market and founded Gage with Rich in 2014 to serve multifamily properties with the same expertise, passion, and quality they would provide their own family. Rob oversees production for Gage and is very active in managing all aspects of our many renovation and reconstruction projects - from initial estimate to the final walk-through with customers. Rob received his B.A. in Marketing from Central Michigan University. Rob is a very proud husband and father. He is happiest spending time with his family, preferably in Hawaii.

Looking to go green in 2020? Here are the Gage Multifamily Services approved top five list of budget-friendly and energy-efficient upgrades for 2020. #multifamily #gagemultifamily #renovation #multifamilyrenovation #energyefficient

Did you know? Gage Multifamily Services is the leading Multifamily General Contractor in the South? We are also conveniently located on Interstate Highway 35, known for being one of the busiest streets in America, right in the heart of the booming Central Texas multifamily market. Photo: Brian Hackworth #gagemultifamily #multifamily #multifamilyrenovation #multifamilyreconstruction

A big thank you to the Austin Apartment Association for hosting another amazing Holiday Gala! Our wonderful Gage sales team poses in front of the beautiful Christmas tree at the Hyatt. Pictured from left to right: Kris Burleson, Brian Hackworth, and Justin Richard. Happy Holidays!!!

Gage is proud to donate to Austin Smiles, a charity organization that provides medical services to children born with craniofacial differences. Tonight Gage will be in attendance at the Austin Smiles Annual Gala! For more information visit: www.austinsmiles.org Photo: @austin_smiles

Gage around the globe: Guatemala edition!!! One of our fearless leaders, Rich Trepanier enjoys the view in Antigua, Guatemala. This gorgeous city is surrounded by volcanoes and was the capital of Guatemala for 200 years until a massive earthquake in 1773 destroyed the town. Parts of the city since been restored to its historic glory.