Introducing: The 2M Phone Application

Apartment living can be hard to keep up with sometimes; from keeping track of package notifications from your Amazon orders, processing maintenance requests, staying updated on community events, or even having a smooth path to pay your rent every month. We understand that it can be very exhausting. What if there was a place you that could go on your phone to make everything a little simpler? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Welcome to The 2M phone application! This application is a helpful way to improve how you, the resident interacts with the property. With this service, you will be provided with instant access to manage all of your apartment needs. At last! One central place where everything is at your fingertips.

Here are some features you will benefit from while using The 2M phone app:

1. Streamlined Communication

Improved communication with you, and 2M. Community messages will be pushed straight to your phone.

2. Rent Payments

A streamlined terminal to access all of your rent payments from the interactive rent dashboard.

3. Authorized Entrants

You can now register your apartment guests and deliveries {dog walkers, cleaners, etc. } straight from your mobile device.

4. Maintenance Requests

Maintenance request made easier! Submit, comment, and view the status of your work orders.

5. Events and Reservations

Don’t miss out on the next Yoga class because you missed an email! RSVP for building events or reserve spaces for your personal gatherings.

6. Virtual Bulletin Board

You will have access to a controlled platform where you can keep track of upcoming events and services.

7. Package Notifications

Your new package tracking hub! Get up to date notifications of inbound packages.

How do I access The 2M App?

You can easily download The Collective phone application through the App Store or Google Play by searching, “The 2M Apartments” in the search column.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to enter the cell phone number associated with your resident account when you initially open the application so an authorization can be sent to you. Once the authorization code is submitted, you will have full access to all of the application features. 

When is The 2M app going live?

We will implement The Collective phone application on January 15th, 2019. We are very excited to be introducing something that we know is going to make life easier for our residents. Before the application goes live, take a look around the application to familiarize yourself.

If you have any other questions about The 2M app, feel free to go to: The 2M App FAQ

What 2M Means 2Me: Shauna T, Craig H, and Scott G’s Story

Earlier this year, we asked you, our residents, what does living at 2M mean to you? Is is the luxurious amenity spaces throughout the building, or your eco-friendly apartment? Our weekly fitness classes, or monthly resident events? While a beautiful apartment and glamorous amenities are nice to have, a strong sense of community is what truly makes a place feel like home. Your stories tell us that 2M is more than just a place to rest your head, and they deserve to be told.

Here, three of our contest winners and residents, Shauna, Craig, and Scott, share their story: 

“After getting engaged while dating long-distance, Shauna and Craig searched for their first home together in D.C. An avid basketball fan, Craig had admired the basketball court of 2M while walking by.  He was pleased when Shauna, who had been on the swimming team at her Southern California high school, loved the rooftop lap pool and also wanted to move in. After touring the apartment, they decided that they needed to look no further and moved in June 2017.

While helping the couple move in, Scott admired the amenities and quality of the apartment — as well as its close proximity to a metro stop and grocery store. Having just started a new job, Scott chose to take a leap and move into the same building. Craig and Scott had lived on the same dorm room floor in college, and were now living in the same building once again! When Shauna is away on (frequent) work travel, Scott keeps Craig company by rooting for The Ohio State University Buckeyes together with him and competing with him at the gym.

Together, the three of them have helped shift the center of gravity of their friend group toward NoMA — encouraging their friends to join them at fun nearby events and bars such as NoMa Summer Screen and Wunder Garten, as well as inviting them to ample get-togethers at their respective apartments.

2M will always have a place in their hearts as the spot where they all reunited.

What 2M Means 2Me: Catalina’s Story

Earlier this year, we asked you, our residents, what does living at 2M mean to you? Is is the luxurious amenity spaces throughout the building, or your eco-friendly apartment? Our weekly fitness classes, or monthly resident events? While a beautiful apartment and glamorous amenities are nice to have, a strong sense of community is what truly makes a place feel like home. Your stories tell us that 2M is more than just a place to rest your head, and they deserve to be told.

Here, one of our contest winners and residents, Catalina, shares her story: 

There’s no place like home. There’s nothing like sharing a meal with your family, watching a movie with your siblings and a warm cup of tea, having your mom bring breakfast in bed on a lazy Sunday, or cozying up under a blanket on the living room couch on a rainy day, just like you did when you were a kid. That feeling of belonging, of absolute comfort, is to be cherished, for it is hard to come across.

But what if that’s all the way in Argentina?

I moved to 2M a little over a year ago now, and I’ve never felt more welcomed and part of a close community than I have here. Not only is the building itself and its amenities very warm and welcoming, but there are also plenty of opportunities to meet fellow residents and connect with them. Wine tasting events, rooftop and even elevator encounters, and Sunday brunches in the lobby are some of the many instances where I have met other residents, and I’m excited to continue to do so over the coming months here at 2M. Not only that, but all of the 2M staff is incredibly friendly, and always go out of their way to make me feel welcome and at home. It’s heartwarming and reassuring to enter the building and see a warm, friendly face, not to mention after a long day!

Just a couple of weeks ago, my mother was visiting for a couple days from Argentina. Upon her arrival, the 2M staff immediately recognized and welcomed her back, and gave her the spare keys I had left for her at the front desk. My mother later told me about this and emphasized how 2M staff made her feel welcome and at home, which was heightened by the fact that she was exhausted from a 15-hour trip.

It’s refreshing and heartwarming to live in a building and form part of a community that cares so much about its residents and peers, that goes the extra mile to ensure its residents are happy and content and will make a tremendous effort to meet their needs.

I am more than happy and proud to be a 2M resident, and hope to continue to be one for a while! Thank you 2M for everything you do!”

What 2M Means 2Me: Lisa’s Story

Earlier this year, we asked you, our residents, what does living at 2M mean to you? Is is the luxurious amenity spaces throughout the building, or your eco-friendly apartment? Our weekly fitness classes, or monthly resident events? While a beautiful apartment and glamorous amenities are nice to have, a strong sense of community is what truly makes a place feel like home. Your stories tell us that 2M is more than just a place to rest your head, and they deserve to be told.

In the video below, Lisa, a three-year resident of 2M, shares her story:

“I am one of many low-income families that have been dreaming of living in a safe, loving, and peaceful building like 2M. See for me, living at 2M is not about the luxurious amenity spaces or the pool, and all of the other beautiful amenities that 2M has to offer. For me, it’s about having a peace of mind, a safe haven.”

“2M is my home. I love living here. I take pride in living here.”

What 2M Means 2Me: Resident Stories Contest Winners

Earlier this year, we asked you, our residents, what does living at 2M mean to you? Is is the luxurious amenity spaces throughout the building, or your eco-friendly apartment? Our weekly fitness classes, or monthly resident events? Stories poured in about what makes 2M home to our residents, and there was a common denominator to each and every story: 2M is a close-knit and welcoming community. 

While a beautiful apartment and glamorous amenities are nice to have, a strong sense of community is what truly makes a place feel like home. Your stories tell us that 2M is more than just a place to rest your head, and they deserve to be told.  Here, we present a roundup of the contest winners. Keep an eye out for full posts of each of the winners’ stories to come over the next few months. Thanks again to everyone who shared their experiences with us!

Lisa N.

Shauna T., Craig H., and Scott G.

Catalina G.

Sommer F.

Courtney N.

Rooftop Pool Season at 2M

Your Pool Policy Questions Answered

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable rooftop pool environment for all of our residents and guests, it is imperative that the following Pool Admission Policies and Pool Rules are followed. We know some of these rules may trigger questions, and we’d like to answer these for you! Below, you will find the reasoning behind some of the essential 2M rooftop pool rules. For a full list of our policies, see the official Pool Admission Policies and Pool Rules page here.

“Why can’t I have glass by the pool or on the roof?” 

Glass presents a safety issue for anyone in the surrounding area. In order to prevent breakage and injury, it is prohibited. Broken glass in or near the pool could force us to close and drain the pool, a process that could take 72 hours or more to complete – you don’t want to be the person responsible for this!

“Why can’t I have food by the pool?” 

If any food were to get into the pool, the entire pool would need to be drained. Again, this is a process that could take 72 hours or more to complete. We know our residents enjoy having everyday access to the pool, so preventing this process is critical!

“I live here, why do I have to sign in and who is signing me in?” 

In order to monitor the crowd at the 2M pool, we want to ensure that only our residents and their guests are checking in at the pool. Each leaseholder is limited to 2 guests at any one time, and by signing in, we can make sure that this is the case. Our pool attendant is an extension of management and is present to keep everyone happy and safe.

“Why Can’t I smoke on the roof deck?” 

In order to maintain our LEED Gold Certification, 2M is an entirely non-smoking building. Smoking is prohibited in and on the property, and within 25 feet of the building. This rule applies to all tenants, occupants, and guests of tenants.

“Why do I have to listen to my music on a low volume?” 

The rooftop pool is for everyone to enjoy. Loud music of any kind may disrupt other residents or residents of neighboring buildings. Maintaining a low volume will ensure that all residents can enjoy their own music if they wish to do so.

“Why can’t I dunk, dive, or partake in horseplay inside the pool?” 

Any of these activities are subject to causing injury to yourself or anyone in the vicinity. Preventing these activities will keep everyone safe without a lifeguard on duty.

Should you have any questions on the above, or any other Pool Policies and Rules, please contact the 2M Management Team at 2M@wcsmith.com.