In an effort to benefit both tenants and property values, Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., one of New York City’s most prominent real estate businesses, will be converting its entire New York City portfolio of luxury rental apartments to non-smoking.
The change will take effect within both private units and common areas.
“Smoke-free living is a win for everyone,” said Laurie Zucker, Vice Chairwoman of Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. “We’ve noticed a tremendous increase in the request for non-smoking living environments, and combined with the compelling issues at hand in terms of health repercussions, it just makes sense. We’re excited this is something that will both support our tenants’ health and preserve the high quality of our properties that our residents have come to know.”
The move comes amid increasingly negative public sentiment toward smoking in general, and high demand among renters and buyers for amenities that emphasize health and wellness.
The new policy will be enacted through a lease rider that will be inserted into both new leases and lease-renewals beginning in October 2016, and with signage in all public and common areas.
Manhattan Skyline will also be communicating closely with current tenants through its concierge service, “Sky’s the Limit,” and tenant portal Mybuilding.org.
Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. will also provide additional training for all building staff.
The company currently manages a residential portfolio that includes over 2,500 luxury apartments located through some of the most desirable locations in NYC.
Its portfolio include 34 East 22nd Street in Gramercy, the boutique rental 55 Thompson in SoHo, Chelsea Place at 363 West 30th Street and Claridgeʼs, near Central Park at 101 West 55th Street.