What Our Residents Are Saying

Just a few short months after welcoming our first move-ins, the 2M team is proud of the community developing before our eyes.  We’re honored to have such wonderful residents and thrilled to hear how much they enjoy living at 2M.  If you haven’t yet visited 2M, here’s what our residents are saying; if you’re already part of the 2M community, look for your thoughts below!

1. No Amenity Fees!

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We know how frustrating it can be to find your dream apartment, within your price range, only to find out there are a bunch of hidden costs involved.  Our community amenities are here for you to enjoy, free of charge.  In addition, thanks to our Smart Pricing, you’ll never have to worry about outrageous rent increases when you renew your lease!

 2. Home Sweet Home

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We’ve crafted our community to be a special place to live; we want you to return each night truly feeling like you’re coming home.  We appreciate all feedback and use it to guide our planning for the future of 2M and its residents.

 

3. Designed With You In Mind

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We’ve carefully designed our apartments with your needs in mind; between your own space and our numerous amenities (Zen Garden, Fitness Center, Club Room, Cyber Cafe…) there’s so much room for activities!!

 

4. A Work In Progress

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We are so proud of our brand new community but are fully aware of the growing pains that come with that.  Your open communication helps us to constantly improve, tackling issues head on, in a timely manner.

 

5. Join The Emmy Fan Club

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Not only is 2M a pet-friendly community, we are lucky enough to call this miniature English Bulldog a member of the 2M team.  Emmy keeps herself busy testing out the Bark Park equipment, sampling treats for her furry neighbors, and throwing yappy hours in style!  Keep an eye on what the @2MPup is up to on Instagram!

 

6. Take In Your Surroundings

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Unwind after a long day by taking in the sweeping capitol views  from our Rooftop Pool, Skyline Lounge, a stroll through the Zen Garden or even from your own balcony!

 

7. Location, Location, Location!

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In addition to enjoying close proximity to the Red Line Metro, living in our NoMa neighborhood makes running errands and enjoying a night out a breeze.

 

We’ve been reviewing your feedback and have noticed that the community could use and extra set of eyes and ears.  Our community is brand new, and for our residents and team alike, this means getting familiar with new electronics, gym equipment and scheduling.  To further improve the resident experience, we’ve added James to the team as our night time ambassador!  James will be on hand to help do everything from turning on the darn T.V. to helping carry your shopping bags.  Keep an eye out for our Q&A with James next week!

Introducing Smart Pricing

Are you tired of rent increases that manage to one-up your salary increase? Have you settled nicely into a shiny new apartment, only to be blindsided by an impossible price jump in your renewal letter? We know what you’re going through, and want to do better by you. You’re a smart cookie and you deserve an apartment experience that lives up to your standards.

Introducing Smart Pricing

Introducing Smart Pricing.

At 2M Street, we believe in building a true community of residents who love calling us their home. Our residents should feel free to stay as long as they like and live without life-altering surprises. While we can’t control all that life throws our way, we can guarantee you this: upon your first renewal, your rent will increase no more than 3%. That’s an absolute MAX.

What does this mean?

You can go ahead and budget for this year and next year (wow, you’re on top of things!) with no worries and no stress. The length of your lease will not be stretched beyond 12 months unless you’re into commitment, in which case we also offer up to 24-month leases. Heck, you can even sign for as short as 6 months, but let’s be honest: we’re going to treat you so good, you’ll never want to leave!

This promise is ours to keep. These terms are built into your lease, so you can take that promise to the bank along with your hefty savings.

So why are we doing this?

No, we haven’t gone crazy. We are renters too. We know how frustrating it can be to live in uncertainty. We want you to know that we are committed to making your stay with us something special!

Go ahead. Relax and stay a while.

Meet the 2M Street Concierge Kali Hardman

The doors of 2M Street will soon open and we are proud to say that 2M will be staffed with some of the friendliest, most helpful people in all of DC! The 2M Street team has been hard at work creating a community, but we asked them to take a few moments to introduce themselves and to give an insider perspective on what life at 2M Street will be like. Without further ado, we proudly introduce…

2M Street Concierge Kali Hardman

Meet the 2M Street Concierge Kali Hardman

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
The path that led me here to 2M was a mix of a creative educational background and a professional background in customer service and administrative assistance. I learned about 2M from a friend who is also an employee of WC Smith and the more I learned about this development the more I wanted to be involved.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I like to stay busy with community events going on in the area and by supporting local musicians and artists. The summer screenings at Union Market are what I’m looking forward to the most!

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
There are so many changes being applied to this area and it’s all happening very fast. If you would have asked me this 5 years ago I could have never predicted where this community is at now. It’s hard to say, but I have high hopes for this community building itself into one that applies plans for a better future for our environment and NoMa residents. In 5 years I’m confident the current changes are going to bring a very positive environment for everyone to live and grow here in NoMa.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
It depends on the day. DC always has some interesting events going on. If I only had one day in DC, I’m a foodie, so a personal must is trying some food you haven’t tried before. Todd Gray’s Watershed here in NoMa is a great place to start! Next, a personal favorite- The Botanical Gardens! It’s not far from all the museums and the monument and all the other ‘musts’ of this city, but it’s the most relaxing piece of DC I’ve found. Last but not least, read the paper and find out what is going on! You can almost always catch a free comedy open mic or a free show right around the corner.

If 2M were a super hero what would it be?
If 2M were a superhero, it would be Captain America. Doubted at first, but proves to be strong and full of hope and heart.

What do you think draws residents to 2M and NoMa now?
Location! We are a less than 5 minute walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro station. 2M is setting itself up to be a very accessible, relaxing and environmentally conscious piece of the NoMa community.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
Rain water harvesting is my favorite green feature here at 2M. You will see rooftop gardens all over DC, which is a really good start. However here at 2M, we are taking the extra step to get creative and push forward on reducing our footprint on the environment.  We’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
The rooftop pool! The view up there is breath taking and makes you take a step back and enjoy the possibilities of your life in the Nation’s Capital.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
A perfect day at 2M always starts when Emmy walks in the door! From there I’m looking forward to seeing future residents after they experience the tour of all our amenities and getting their feedback so we can continue to grow in the right direction.

Why would your pet love to live here?
Space! We have so much space for dogs to play and be social with other dogs. I think it’s important that we provide and environment for these animals where they will not feel confined. Here at 2M we provide a healthy, happy setting for pets and pet lovers alike.

If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
If only there was a unit on the rooftop next to the pool! I would like to live on one of the top floors facing the capital, you can’t beat the view you can catch from up there.

If you could sum up 2M in 3 words: 
Three words to describe 2M would be Conscious, Tranquil, and Elegant.

 

Stay tuned for more Meet the 2M Street Team posts!

Meet the 2M Street Team: Kaitlyn

The leasing office will soon be open, and we are proud to say that 2M is staffed with some of the friendliest, most helpful people in all of DC!  The 2M Street team has been hard at work creating a community, but we asked them to take a few moments to introduce themselves and to give an insider perspective on what life at 2M will be like.  Without further ado, we proudly introduce…

Kaitlyn Luper: Assistant Property Manager

Meet the 2M Street Team: Kaitlyn Luper

 

Kaitlyn, what was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
I worked with another management company for 3 years and was looking for more involvement and growth. I love working with people and helping them choose the perfect home. It is a chance to make a huge impact in people’s lives.

What made you want to come work for WC Smith and 2M Street?
WC Smith has a great reputation in the city for making a difference in people’s lives. Their outreach is amazing and I jumped at a chance to be part of such a great company. This will be my first experience with a brand new building, starting from the ground up. I wanted a chance to do something a little different then what I was used to within the industry, so 2M seemed like the perfect opportunity to branch out.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy reading, shopping, and playing with my dog.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
I think the growth in NoMa will be amazing. It will be the place people want to live when moving in the city!

What do you think draws residents to 2M Street and NoMa now?
NoMa is an up and coming neighborhood. Residents will get to experience and see the growth of the area, as well as be a part of it first-hand.  2M Street will have every amenity our residents need and want, whether it is here in the building or within walking distance of the property.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what would be your top 3 musts?
Visiting the monuments, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Archives.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
The rainwater harvesting system is impressive and unique.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
The Dog Park!

Describe your perfect day at 2M.
It would start with a workout in the Fitness Center, and then I would take my dog for his workout at the Dog Park.  Afterwards, I would take in a movie in the Theater Room, then head out to eat at one of the great NoMa restaurants.  Later in the evening, I would invite some friends to socialize in the Rooftop Skyline Cafe.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My dog would feel like a true resident here! The dog park would be his fitness center, Emmy (the resident puppy) would be his first friend and contact in the office, and he would have an endless amount of other pets to play with.

Which 3 words best describe 2M?
Modern, convenient, and affordable.

 

Stay tuned for more “Meet the 2M Street Team” posts!

 

Rooftop Virtual Tour

2M Rooftop Virtual Tour

Our luxury apartment community is almost complete, and we cannot wait to begin welcoming our first residents! While February 2014 will mark our official opening, our rooftop will still be undergoing some finishing touches. The 2M rooftop will be full of fantastic amenities, and we just can’t wait any longer to show them off!

Without further ado, we present a virtual tour featuring our Rooftop Pool, Zen Garden and Skyline Cafe:

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from 2M!

Ah, Halloween…a celebration of Fall, sugary sweets and all things spooky; but where did it all start?  According to the History Channel, to origin of Halloween may date back as far as 2,000 years:

[box] Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. [/box]

Today, we approach Halloween with lighter spirits, but take our festive activities and costumes almost as seriously!  So this year when our Marketing Director Holli got her hands on these little guys, we knew we had to do something special with them.  With Halloween right around the corner and some thrilling news to announce, we created this video:


But we didn’t stop there!  We wanted the fun to continue, so we asked our friends, family and followers to record themselves doing their best Thriller moves.  Whoever provided the moves that thrilled us the most would be rewarded with a $100 gift card!  You can check out some of the scary good submissions here.

To keep the treats coming, we are also releasing a spooky sneak peek of our Skyline Cafe.  This fabulous common space is located adjacent to our rooftop pool and is an ideal alternative to entertaining in your luxury apartment.


We hope you enjoy our treats; have a safe and happy Halloween!