UNION DENVER by daydream
Union Denver is centrally located within walking distance of the very best of downtown living of Denver Colorado.The apartment community offer 579 residences ranging from studio to 2 bedroom units in three towers that top out at 13 stories.The train station is literally right down the block, offering direct access to Denver International Airport via the A Line. Coors Field, the Pepsi Center and Riverfront Park are just a few minutes away on foot. Not to mention hundreds of restaurants throughout LoDo, LoHi and beyond. With Whole Foods on the ground floor, a private, fully-loaded gym, and ample outdoor space on our rooftop patio, complete with a saltwater pool, hot tubs, fire pits and BBQ grills – living here is as fun, seamless and convenient as it gets. And with daydream's Professionally Managed Homesharing program, this building now literally has every amenity you can imagine.
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THE PERRY, SEATTLE
Located in the First Hill submarket, The Perry is a 17-story, 209-unit high-rise property located at 1001 Minor Avenue. The apartment community was completed during 2019 and offers state-of-the-art amenities and approximately 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
THE GRACE ON SPRING, LOS ANGELES
The Grace, a 24 story apartment building located at the intersection of Los Angeles’ historic core and fashion district at 8th and Spring Streets, occupies the intersection’s northeast corner and has 300 units and 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail space. The Grace was completed during 2018 and offers state-of-the-art amenities, as well as studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.The amenities include rooftop lounge areas, gyms, yoga studios, and pools.
THE GRIFFIN ON SPRING, LOS ANGELES
The Griffin, a 24 story apartment building located at the intersection of Los Angeles’ historic core and fashion district at 8th and Spring Streets on the northwest corner, has 275 units and 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The Griffin was completed during 2018 and offers state-of-the-art amenities, as well as studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.The amenities include rooftop lounge areas, gyms, yoga studios, and pools.
Managed Homesharing by daydream apartments
What is Managed Homesharing?
Professionally managed homesharing is an entirely new concept for the apartment market. It is similar to subletting or “Airbnb-ing” an apartment while a resident is away. Instead of the resident dealing with the hassles of bookings, key exchanges and cleanings, daydream apartments professionally manages the hosting on residents’ behalf. Homesharing is not allowed in most apartment communities and if it happens, it often does so in violation of a resident’s lease or city regulations. daydream’s program is designed to be in compliance with city requirements and has safeguards in place to make it more beneficial for all.
Managed Homesharing by daydream apartments
With daydream apartments, homesharing is a completely optional and hassle-free way to participate in homesharing Residents do not have to participate in the program and participating residents can offer their apartments as often as they would like.
A home must be leased to a resident to be eligible for homesharing. Apartments that are between leases will not be available to guests. This helps ensure that daydream apartments offer guests the authentic feel of real homes and helps maintain a community feel on property for the benefit of all.
Benefits to Residents
Managed homesharing provides residents the opportunity to earn income to help offset their rent. The homesharing program makes the cost of housing more affordable, which is helpful in any context but especially in vibrant neighborhoods of desirable cities. Homesharing at daydream is a way to earn extra income without doing any work. Resident homes are professionally cleaned before and after a guest stay. Residents also have peace of mind knowing that daydream pre-qualifies guests, staffs security on property, and has an on-site manager to interact with guests on the resident’s behalf. Residents also benefit with owners’ closets and safes to secure valuables, as well as new upgraded property access systems.
Benefits to Guests
Most guests cite the affordability and authenticity of homesharing as key reasons to book a homeshare. With daydream’s approach, homesharing retains these important benefits and adds certainty that the homes will be clean, the linens will be fresh, that getting in and out will be easy and that a customer service team will be highly responsive.
The daydream team handles unforeseen hassles that can come up when homesharing, from lost keys to a smoke alarm that needs its battery changed. Guests can also look forward to daydream’s city guides, on-site concierge services, unique programming and amazing property amenities unheard of in homesharing. At daydream, guests experience a more authentic environment compared to a hotel, especially if they participate in the on-site activities and take advantage of amenities daydream apartments provides.
Benefits to Neighbors
Most homeshares in apartments are done without permission from the apartment owner. And those hosts also frustrate other residents, especially if their guests behave badly. It is different at daydream. Neighbors enjoy a level of comfort and security unlike in any other homeshare environment. daydream’s on-site managers are deeply committed to maintaining an apartment’s community feel, so any bad guest (or resident) behavior is quickly addressed. daydream’s security and concierge teams are always available and daydream properties use technology to alert staff if residents or guests are being noisy. With the rules being followed, neighbors benefit from a safe, fun, dynamic social environment on property – one in which guests interested in learning about what’s local meet residents who love their city.
Benefits to Cities
daydream provides local residents real opportunities to lower their housing costs. Cities across the country are facing housing affordability crises, and daydream is one way to help address this problem. In addition, daydream takes exactly zero apartments out of the housing stock. That contrasts with many providers of short-term rentals who offer listings 24/7, making them unavailable for residents. That’s not us. And finally, daydream hosts are required to pay hotel taxes, which daydream assists them in doing.
Behind groundbreaking projects are great people and exceptional partners.
Founder & CEO
Before founding daydream Dan was in real estate private equity for more than 15 years. While at Amstar and later Ascentris, he was responsible for the cradle-to-grave performance of more than $1.0 billion of investments, including multifamily and hospitality properties. Prior to that, Dan was a journalist covering public real estate companies. Dan has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MBA from NYU.
Partner & Managing Director
Jake has more than nine years of real estate private equity experience. At Amstar and then Ascentris, he was involved in the sourcing, asset management and operations of more than $800 million of institutional real estate, including $600 million of residential and hospitality investments. Jake earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado with certificates of excellence in real estate and entrepreneurship.
Chief Technology Officer
Jason Cole has spent the last 20 years helping software and technology startups bring their products to market and achieve rapid, sustainable growth while creating excellent work environments. He is a lead mentor at Boomtown Startup Accelerator in Boulder, where he helped design and runs the product/CTO track in their 12-week program. He founded Da Primus Consulting in 2017 to help early-stage entrepreneurs get their products off the ground and to help mid-sized companies through the struggles of rapid growth.
Vice President Accounting, Finance
Bill spent more than 13 years with a Fortune 500 publicly traded REIT including serving as the financial officer for their investments platform and as head of the commercial, retail and mixed-use strategies. Prior, Bill was with Capmark Corp., and he began his career in public accounting working for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Bill graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder and became a CPA during 1998.
Sr. Vice President of Property Operations
Heather has more than 19 years of experience in multifamily, most recently as a senior director of real estate for Greystar Real Estate. Heather led a team of regional managers focused on new construction in the lease-up of more than 19,000 apartment homes. Heather is a licensed broker in Colorado and recently gained a certification in Commercial Real Estate and Financial Analysis from MIT.
Regional Property Manager
Julie joined daydream after more than 14 years of multifamily operations experience, most recently at US Residential. There Julie was responsible for a portfolio of 3,200 units in Colorado, Oregon, California and Arizona. Julie earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Newman University.
Ali has over 15 years of experience in the luxury travel and hospitality space. Starting with Hyatt Hotels and then with local Colorado startup companies Exclusive Resorts and InvitedHome, where she launched new markets and ran operations to tailor both owner and guest experiences. Alisha recently returned from living abroad in Bogotá, Colombia, where she worked with luxury homesharing and travel companies through Colombia.
Technical Operations Director
Before joining daydream, David spent eight years as an enterprise technology and analytics consultant working primarily with Fortune 500 clients. He was responsible for the delivery and sales of projects involving data systems design and integration, business intelligence reporting, and the data analytics lifecycle. David has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado with a certificate of excellence in Applied Business.
Director of Marketing
Stephanie has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of hospitality marketing. Prior to daydream, she worked with brands including 1 Hotels and Marriott. Stephanie studied communications and human rights at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Prior to joining daydream, Heidi began her career at Stonebridge Companies where she was heavily involved in the underwriting and financing of more than $500 million of hotel and mixed-use development projects. Heidi is a graduate of Cornell University where she earned a B.S. in Hotel Administration and minors in French and Real Estate.
Prior to joining daydream, Laree worked for more than seven years in private equity real estate in Key West, Florida and Nashville. She has experience with numerous residential platforms. Laree is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.