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From our popular Bradyl Bins™ and parking unit storage to custom closet and wire storage cages, Bradyl provides expert storage solutions to increase resident satisfaction and property values.

Hepburn Case Study


The Challenge:

The Hepburn Apartments is a Class A, new construction building centrally located in Washington DC. Bozzuto management recognized that the wire-mesh storage provided in the original specs was subpar to the rest of the property’s premium amenities. Moreover, the standard square design of fully-enclosed storage units wouldn’t fit within the curved walls of The Hepburn’s unique circular structure.

The Bradyl Solution:

Alongside The Hepburn’s owner and builder, the Bradyl team changed the spec design to include Bradyl’s fully-enclosed storage units. The new designs maximized every inch of space, even with the curved walls. The Hepburn Apartments could offer the premium storage solutions that the target resident desired.

The Outcome:

Bradyl installed 24 units, which rent for an average of $100 each and generate approximately $28,800 per year. By adding storage units that are both secure and aesthetically-pleasing, Bozzuto management has been able to improve the property’s NOI and marketability.

 

Del Ray Towers Case Study


The Challenge:

The Del Ray Towers is a Class A property in Alexandria, Virginia. When the new construction was completed, management hired Bradyl to install 17 Bradyl Bins™ in the property’s designated storage room. These units rented out immediately, and management knew they had to add more. But with limited space and without another designated storage room, they had no idea if additional storage was feasible.

The Bradyl Solution:

Management decided to consult with Bradyl again. The Bradyl team assessed the property and uncovered some unused space in the garage that management had overlooked. Bradyl determined that there was enough square footage to install 20 additional Bradyl Bins™, without compromising space for parking.

The Outcome:

With 37 Bradyl Bins™, the Del Ray Towers generate $31,260 per year in additional income. In the garage,  Bradyl Bins™ rent for $75 per month. The garage space which was once totally unused now makes generous contributions to monthly NOI.

 

The response from residents was so positive, that management at Del Ray has asked Bradyl to install another 21 units in the garage. When these new units are complete, the property will generate a total of $50,160 per year of top-line income.

In Their Words:

Wanted to let you know how pleased UDR is with the new storage compartments Bradyl recently installed for us at our new Delray Tower luxury apartments in Alexandria, VA.

As you know, we were in a hurry to get these quoted, designed, fabricated and installed as quickly as possible. You and your team jumped on the project quickly in all aspects, particularly with the expediting of the fabrication and delivery. Installation went exceptionally well and the units look great with the great color scheme.UDR really appreciates your “fast track” approach to our project and helping us maintain our budget. We look forward to adding additional compartments at the property as those areas become available.

Jules D. Roberts

Construction Project Manager, UDR, Inc. and its affiliated companies

Escher Apartments

Rockville, MD


 

The Challenge:

How do you add enough in-demand storage for tenants when space is limited?

When the Escher Apartments were constructed, Bradyl maximized the designated storage area and installed 16 units that rented for up to $110 per unit. However, these existing storage units were always rented out, and management had to deal with an ever-growing waitlist. With so much demand for on-site storage, Escher was leaving money on the table. Seemingly, the only way to provide more storage would be to add another room – which would involve major construction, and there was simply no room to spare.

The Bradyl Solution:

Although it appeared there was no other space for storage, Escher management reached out to Bradyl to visit the property to see if they could devise a solution. The Bradyl team proposed the installation of Bradyl Boxes, which would add over 80 cubic feet of storage space to each parking space. By making use of empty over-the-hood air space in the parking garage, Escher can provide secure storage solutions to residents without renovation.

The Outcome:

Bradyl installed 18 Bradyl Boxes in the Escher apartment parking garage, which all rented immediately. Tenants pay $80 per month for regular, unassigned parking spaces. With assigned parking spaces with Bradyl Boxes renting for $150, Escher expects to see an ROI in as little as 20 months. The owner loves the Bradyl Boxes and plans to install more in other properties. Better yet, residents can finally get the storage they’ve been waiting for.

Odyssey Condominium

Arlington, VA


Residential Storage Alternative

Managed By: Monument Realty
Owner: Capital Residential Properties, LLC

The Challenge:

Multifamily owners and managers are increasingly turning to ancillary revenue opportunities to increase the value of their properties. Residents’ need for storage space often outstrips closet space available. The Odyssey Condominium’s Board sought to add storage spaces for its residents as the lockers in the storage room were sold out. There were no obvious available spaces to add storage on the property.

The Bradyl Solution:

Bradyl completes an on-site assessment and makes recommendations to better utilize untapped space in the building to create enclosed storage units. In spite of significant space limitations, Bradyl was able to carve out space for 15 Bradyl Bins™ in the underground garage. Ancillary revenue earned from fees charged to residents adds significantly to the NOI of the property.

The Outcome:

Bradyl’s storage solutions improve revenue and ROI, while better meeting the needs of the residents. And, at an average CAP rate of 5%, adding just $20,000 in ancillary revenue from 15 Bradyl Bins™ increases the asset’s worth by $400,000.

Sedona|Slate

Arlington, VA


Managed By: JBG Companies
Owner: ASB Capital Management

The Challenge:

How do you best utilize space that was intended for retail use to create on-site storage for residents?

The building’s owner wanted to utilize space originally intended for retail use. Resident storage cages were proposed as a potential use for the space but the awkwardly shaped space was not best utilized with standard wire mesh partitions, and the owners desired a more attractive option for their Class A property.

The Bradyl Solution:

Bradyl completed an on-site assessment of the space and consulted with the property’s ADA consultant to ensure that the storage unit layout/ design incorporated all desired ADA accessibility features. Bradyl was tasked to design and install twenty-five new storage units of various sizes in the allocated space. The property manager pre-advertised the incoming apartment storage units and generated a waiting list for the planned storage units.

The Outcome

In addition to new adding a new amenity, the buzz generated by the pre-advertising resulted in all of the storage units being rented out immediately upon completion of the installation. Not only are residents able to take advantage of this on-site storage option, the property is also renting the storage units for up to $4.73per square foot. The management company, JBG, and the owners of the property, ASB Capital Management, are thrilled with the results.

Lindsay and her team did a great job for us at a large multi-family project we own in Northern Virginia. Her team was very effective in designing and implementing a strategy for previously unutilized space, which led to immediate increases in income.

I enjoyed working with her on this project and would recommend her services to anyone looking to add new sources of storage income across their portfolio.

Nicolas Franzetti
Senior Vice President at ASB Capital Management

Eleven55 Ripley Street

Silver Spring, MD


Silver Spring, MD
Owned and Managed by: UDR

The Challenge:

Home Properties, the developer of this new Class A apartment complex, desired a more private storage cage system than the standard wire mesh partitions typically used in new construction.

The Bradyl Solution:

Bradyl professionals introduced the developer’s representatives to an alternative enclosed product. After seeing the storage system in use, the developer modified the architect’s specifications for wire mesh partitions and opted to install enclosed storage units instead. We then met with the team for pre-construction planning and ordered and installed materials per the required timeline. After seeing the results, Bradyl was contracted to complete additional work at the property.

Bradyl introduced the developer’s representatives to an alternative enclosed product. After seeing the storage system in use, the developer modified the architect’s specifications for wire mesh partitions and opted to install enclosed storage units instead. We then met with the team for pre-construction planning and ordered and installed materials per the required timeline. After seeing the results, Bradyl was contracted to complete additional work at the property.

The Outcome

Storage units are renting quickly. Prospective residents regularly ask about the availability of extra storage when inquiring about apartment rental and appreciate the large storage unit sizes.

The Sedgewick

NW Washington, DC


The Challenge:

Is it possible to create a storage solution in limited or obstructed spaces?

Limited pre-configured sizes of standard storage products proved unable to accommodate the basic storage needs of The Sedgewick’s low ceilings and oddly shaped available space.

For the same cost as standard wire mesh storage units, which were not a feasible option because of low ceiling height, Bradyl designed and implemented a custom enclosed storage unit solution that maximized The Sedgewick’s available space, taking all challenges into consideration.

The Outcome:

The Sedgewick now has an innovative, secure, cost-effective storage solution that offers residents an added amenity.

In Their Words:

“Bradyl provided superior service from design support through actual installation and completion. Their turnkey service was impeccable and exceeded the owner’s expectations. I would definitely look for Bradyl in the future for storage solutions projects.”

– Project Manager at Sigal Construction

The Evergreens at Laurel

Laurel, MD


Bea
Remodel Storage for apartments

Managed by: Alan & Rocks, Inc.

The Challenge:

How do you make apartments with limited storage space more attractive to prospective residents?

The Evergreens at Laurel faced an excess of two-bedroom apartment vacancies. Property management identified limited closet space as undesirable to prospective residents.

The Bradyl Solution:

Bradyl built custom storage units specifically intended for use by residents of the 91 two-bedroom apartments.

The Outcome:

With a more attractive storage option, two-bedroom apartments in The Evergreens at Laurel became significantly more desirable to residents.

In Their Words:

“Bradyl was very understanding of our needs to provide our residents with quality storage lockers. Their product was custom tailored to fit the space available. The installation and product is top notch.”

– Senior Manager at Allen & Rocks, Inc.

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