April Events at 2M

Yoga – Monday’s at 6:30pm

Zumba – Saturday’s 10:15am

All fitness classes are located in the Basketball Court

Healthy Smoothie Happy Hour – Wednesday, April 27th from 5 – 8pm located in the 2M Lobby.

NCAA Basketball Tournament – Monday, April 4th at 9pm in the Club Room. We will be serving light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

The Book Club – Tuesday, April 5th at 8pm in the Sky Lounge – “The Help,” by Kathryn Sockett.

Enterprise Car Share Happy Hour – Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5 – 8pm. They will be serving complimentary food and drinks located at the 2M Lobby.

Game Night – Thursday’s 7:00pm (located near the coffee machine)

Classic Board Game Night – Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm (located near the coffee machine)

RuPaul’s Drag Queen Race Viewing Party – every Monday, from 8pm – 10:00pm in the Theater Room.

Trivia Night – Tuesdays at 6:30pm.  Meet in the Lobby and walk to the Old Engine 12th Bar. Trivia starts at 7:30pm.

Scandal Viewing Party – Every Thursday’s from 9:00 – 10:00pm Theater Room

2M Happy Hour – Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Located in the Club Room

April Birthday Cupcakes – Saturday, April 30th at the front desk – Any resident that has a birthday in the month of April to please pick up your free cupcake courtesy of 2M. Please bring your ID!

Meet The 2M Team: Nick Beaver

 

Say hello to 2M leasing consultant Nick Beaver!  As part of the 2M team, we asked Nick to tell us a little about himself, how he ended up here and what he loves about NoMa and DC.  

 

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
I have always been interested in urban-development and WC Smith is a leader for the DC area. With every new development WC Smith has built, they have also built entire communities along the way.

What made you want to come work with WC Smith?
WC Smith has been around for 46 years and they continue to expand. As I type this there are hundreds of apartment units being constructed/planned by WC Smith.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Explore DC and the surrounding area. You literally have everything you can want within a short drive: beach, mountains, other big cities, great shopping, etc…

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
NoMa is already growing rapidly, and in five years I imagine the neighborhood being even more dense and livable than it already is. There are plans for a movie theatre, more restaurants, nightlife options, and shops. I would love to see a Target nearby!

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
I’ll be honest, it wouldn’t be the monuments or museums. Although DC is known world-wide for the Washington Monument, countless free museums, and other historic places, to me there is so much more to DC. I would stop at least one place (restaurant, bar, park, etc.) in a few of DC’s vibrant neighborhoods. Must visit neighborhoods are: DuPont/Logan Circles, U Street, H Street, Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Chinatown, and Eastern Market.

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
2M has more amenities than I’ve seen anywhere else, and there is no extra charge! NoMa is a growing area that has so much of what you could want including free neighborhood wifi, outdoor movies, access to public transit, and proximity to the H Street Corridor and other nightlife areas.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
The roof-top courtyard.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
For sure the pool.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
Heading up to the pool with some friends to enjoy a few drinks, get some sun, and cook out on the grills. Later in the afternoon I would hang out in the skyline lounge with some friends before going out to some nearby bars.

Why would your pet love to live here?
My dog (he’s a long-haired Chihuahua) would have so many friends.

If you could chose a floor to live on at 2M, what would it be?
Eleventh floor. I like to be high up, and I prefer odd numbers.

What is your favorite place to grab lunch in the neighborhood?
Shake Shack

3 words to describe 2M/NoMa:
Upscale, urban, and unique.

Meet the 2M Team: Brandon McCarthy

 

What was the path that led you here, either personally or professionally?
The path that led me professionally to property management was curiosity on how property management is ran and learning all I can about the commercial real estate business and personally I just like committing myself to helping others.

What made you want to come work for WC Smith/2M?
What made me want to work for WCSmith is that I heard great things about this company through a friend of mine. I stumbled on to 2M after working at another WC Smith property for a couple months and I saw an opportunity to come over to 2M and I had to take it because it was such a gorgeous building.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I am not working I like to enjoy time with my son and mingle with friends and family.

Where do you see NoMa in 5 years?
In 5 years I see NOMA booming into a highly professional and beautiful area somewhat like the NW region.

If you only had 1 day in DC, what are your top 3 musts?
If I had one day in DC, my top 3 things to do will be of course take in the sights, meet the President of U.S. and eat and drink at every bar and restaurant.

If 2M were a song, movie, super hero what would it be?
If 2M was a song it would be We Are Young by F.U.N.

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
I think the location and amenities is what draws people.

What is your favorite green feature at 2M?
My favorite green feature here at 2M is the garden area on the rooftop.

What is your favorite 2M amenity?
My favorite amenity at 2M is the entire rooftop because of its scenery.

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
My perfect day at 2M will just be me relaxing by the poolside with friends.

Why would your pet love to live here?
A pet would love 2M because of other pets and the dog park area.

If you could choose a floor to live on at 2M?
I would live on the 10th floor.

3 words to describe 2M/NoMa?
Fun, Lively and Professional.

2M Street Achieves LEED Gold Designation

We are so excited to announce that 2M has achieved LEED Gold Designation! What does that mean for you? Let us explain:

  • Green label certified paints and finishes
  • Energy Star appliances
  • 182 Rooftop solar panels
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Two water cisterns for rainwater harvesting
  • Two electric car charging stations
  • Just blocks away from the nearby Metro stations

Read more about this exciting achievement and what it means for our residents…

We are so proud to announce that our apartment community has succeeded in achieving LEED Gold designation from the US Green Building Council! LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. The US Green Building Council set up the LEED system to measure the environmental sustainability of buildings. To receive certification, the building must go through a rigorous application and review process.

There is a wide range of sustainable features that contributed toward this achievement, including a green roof, a rainwater harvesting system, a rooftop solar array, Energy Star appliances, energy efficient lighting, and green label-certified paints and finishes. Being located just two blocks from the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station, three blocks from Union Station, our easy access to transit and resident’s ability to take advantage of reserved bike parking and electric car charging stations adds to the eco-friendly nature of our community.

Thank you to all of our residents for choosing 2M and contributing to a more eco-friendly future for all.

Click here to read more about the green features at 2M.

2M Resident Profile: Chelsea Floyd

2M Apartments Resident Profile | Howard University Student Chelsea Floyd

As we approach the anniversary of our first move-ins, we’re taking some time to appreciate the community our amazing residents have begun to create.  You, our residents, are the ones who truly make our community a home.  In honor of that, we’re turning the spotlight on some of our own to hear all about how they live their #2MLife.  This week, we’re catching up with Chelsea Floyd.  Chelsea is a student at Howard University working towards a major in Broadcast News and a minor in Psychology.  She moved to DC from the west coast and has fallen in love with 2M and the NoMa area ever since.

What were your first thoughts of 2M? 
I can remember the first time I visited 2M and toured my soon to be apartment. As soon as I walked in I told myself “Now this is where I am supposed to be!” I immediately fell in love with the lobby décor, amenities and floor plan of my future apartment.

What attracted you to NoMa?
NoMa is an evolving area. I lived in Northwest DC prior to moving to 2M this year. During that time I noticed the drastic developments. The NoMa area made me feel right at home! Modern and conveniently located near the Metro and grocery store.

What does living the 2M Life mean for you?
Living the 2M Life to me means truly being comfortable at home. Whether it’s me being in my apartment relaxing and playing music, studying downstairs in the computer lab or chatting it up with other residents around the pool. 2M is where I am proud to call home.

In your apartment what do you love the most?
The view! The window in my living room is easily my staple piece. Every visitor I’ve had has been blown away by the incredible view!

What is your favorite 2M amenity? 
The gym. The equipment is new and always kept nice and clean. Not to mention it’s conveniently located right in the apartment. So there’s no need to commute!

Describe your perfect day exploring DC:
My perfect day exploring DC would be taking a jog to visit the White House. Then going shopping in Georgetown and ending the night with a candle lit dinner on one of the cruise ships near the Harbor!

Describe your perfect day at 2M:
Grabbing a cup of hot chocolate from the lobby and heading up to the penthouse or to the screening room for a picture perfect movie night!

What do you think draws residents to 2M/NoMa now?
The feeling of getting the absolute best quality for your buck!

3 words to describe 2M? 
Modern. Stylish. Welcoming.

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Construction Update

As we head into the weekend, we wanted to share a construction update and some photos of the progress here at 2M Street!

Construction Update 2M Street Apartments Lobby StairsOur team has put the finishing touches (and installed the railings) on the Grand Lobby feature stairs.

 

Construction Update 2M Street Leasing OfficeThe Leasing Office is almost complete, and we are loving the textured wall details!

 

Construction Update 2M Street MailboxesMailboxes are in and ready to hold your mail…

 

Construction-Update-2M-Street-Apartments-Washington-DCApartment doors and numbers are up and ready to welcome you home!

 

Construction Update 2M Street Apartments

Gourmet kitchens are shiny and new with stainless steel appliances and tiled backsplash.

 

Construction Update 2M Street KitchenClose-up shot of the tile detail.

 

Construction Update 2M Street Fitness CenterHow fun is the accent wall in the Fitness Center?  Before long, this space will be filled with state of the art equipment.

 

Construction Update 2M Street Spiral StaircaseThese spiral stairs lead from the Fitness Center down to the indoor basketball half-court.

 

Construction-Update-2Emmy-2M-Street-Dog-HouseFinally, Emmy did her final hard hat tour of 2Emmy Street, and final approvals have been made; she can’t wait to move in!