Are you a young professional seeking a vibrant and dynamic city to call home? Look no further than Valencia, Spain, and more specifically, the captivating Ayora neighborhood. With its unique blend of modernity, culture, and a thriving community, Ayora has emerged as a haven for young individuals looking to make their mark in this vibrant coastal city.

Nestled in the heart of Valencia, Ayora offers an irresistible mix of cosmopolitan charm and authentic Spanish living. Here, you’ll find a range of amenities, cultural landmarks, and recreational spaces that cater to the diverse interests of young professionals. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Ayora the perfect neighborhood for those seeking a fulfilling urban lifestyle.

Prime Location and Connectivity: Ayora enjoys an enviable location, offering easy access to Valencia’s city center, beaches, and major transportation hubs. With excellent public transportation options, including Valencia Metro and Valencia Bus Lines, navigating the city is a breeze, ensuring that you’re always connected to Valencia’s vibrant pulse.

Trendy Cafés and Eateries: Ayora is a gastronomic paradise, boasting a diverse range of trendy cafés, restaurants, and bars. Whether you’re seeking a cozy spot to work remotely, a place to socialize with friends, or an opportunity to indulge in the city’s culinary delights, Ayora has it all. From “La Tapadera de Ayora” for a Spanish ambiance and delicious coffee to “Restaurante Pinnea” for traditional Mediterranean cuisine, and “Pizzeria Restaurante Al Pomodoro” for mouthwatering Italian cuisine, you’ll never run out of options to satisfy your cravings.

Green Spaces and Outdoor Recreation: Despite being situated in an urban setting, Ayora offers ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The neighborhood is dotted with lush parks and green spaces, providing a breath of fresh air amidst the bustling cityscape. Take a leisurely stroll in the Turia Gardens (Jardines del Turia) or engage in outdoor activities at the nearby Ayora Garden (Jardín de Ayora) or Cabecera Park (Parque de Cabecera) , where you can go jogging, cycling, or simply relax and soak up the sun.

Cultural Gems: Immerse yourself in Valencia’s rich history and vibrant culture right in Ayora. The neighborhood is home to several museums, art galleries, and cultural centers, where you can explore contemporary art, delve into local history, or attend captivating exhibitions and performances. From the prestigious IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) to the renowned City of Arts and Sciences, Ayora offers a treasure trove of cultural experiences.

Thriving Community: Ayora’s charm lies not only in its physical attributes but also in its welcoming and inclusive community. The neighborhood attracts a diverse mix of young professionals from various backgrounds, creating a vibrant tapestry of cultures and experiences. Engage in community events, join local interest groups, or simply join our Ayora, Valencia Coliving Space to meet like-minded neighbors to foster connections and a sense of belonging.

As city experts, we at Urban Campus are passionate about promoting the best that Valencia has to offer, and Ayora is undoubtedly a gem worth exploring. Its unique blend of urban conveniences, cultural richness, and the strong sense of community that our Ayora, Valencia Coliving offers, make it an ideal destination for young professionals seeking a fulfilling and exciting lifestyle.

Make Ayora your new home and experience the dynamic energy and endless possibilities that this neighborhood and Valencia have to offer. Discover why so many young professionals are choosing Ayora as their base for success and happiness in this vibrant Spanish city.

Urban Campus is here to guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us today and let us help you find your perfect home in our Ayora, Valencia Coliving!

As more real estate investors turn their attention to the residential market it has become increasingly important to cater to the changing demographics of modern society. This is where Urban Campus comes in. We are a leading consultant and operator in the residential real estate market, offering data-driven solutions that match the right product to the right area and investors.

Our focus is on unlocking value and meeting the changing needs of society. One example of our work is a recent collaboration with a developer in France who was revitalizing a post-industrial neighborhood. By researching the area’s demographics and analyzing the surrounding projects, we were able to identify the ideal target market. We recommended creating Build-to-Rent buildings for families and coliving spaces for young professionals and digital nomads. We then spent the last year in the design phase, providing project management and optimization to ensure the best possible outcome. 

At Urban Campus, we not only design residential assets, but offer furnished and unfurnished accommodation with optimized layouts to create a comfortable living space for the tenants. Our focus on community building with the help of common spaces that include a gym, coworking area, extra shared kitchen, lounge to ensure that our residential assets are more than just a place to live; they are an opportunity for people to connect and thrive.

To guarantee the success of our projects, we pay close attention to the temporality of large developments. We arrive during the late phases of the projects, to make sure our tenants are not living around cranes and the neighborhood is ready for our BTR and coliving buildings to sell properly.

Our ultimate goal is to become the operator of the finished building. Our shared living approach has earned us recognition in the market. We have recently hired a specialist to industrialize our approach to analyzing target areas in Spain, Portugal, and France. This will help us identify opportunities for growth and continue to provide innovative solutions for our partners. 


Starting up a new business always involves a lot of innovation, creativity and let’s be honest…mental strength! Our Customer Support department at Urban Campus was no exception to this rule, especially when the company began. This start-up story is an interesting one to share with plenty of learnings. 

How Urban Campus Started 

When we first began the business, we had a single employee for each of our coliving buildings handling everything from Sales and Community Management to Customer Support and Property Management. This person was known as the “Community Developer,’ but we soon realized that this title did not fully align with the demands of the role. When you are starting a business, this idea can make sense, the company is new, still gaining traction and you cannot hire a big team all at once. However, as we grew, it became clear that this framework was not scalable and we all know, if you are in a startup and you cannot scale, you will fail.

Restructuring the Team

We recently reorganized our team and realigned job responsibilities based on each person’s area of expertise. This new structure allowed team members to become more focused and dedicated to their respective roles, while maintaining close collaboration with other departments.

I became the first Customer Support Manager. I started from scratch to build the strategy and the processes to get to a clear goal: answer all questions and solve customer problems fast and for good with a human touch, in a scalable way.

I understood quickly that Customer Support is a transversal subject meaning it would have an impact on every member of the team. By being in direct contact with our tenants, we knew more than anyone else on how to improve the product. This created the opportunity to improve every part of the product.

Initial Challenges

Like all great start-ups, there are challenges and opportunities, which you learn only by doing and by being in the heart of it. The first challenge was very prominent, at the time there was no clear channel for our colivers to contact Support. Some tenants would reach out via WhatsApp, while others would call, email anyone from the team, or wait to speak to one of us in person. This made it difficult to keep track of all customer inquiries and ensure that everything was being addressed in a timely manner.

We took a step back and decided to centralize all customer support questions, concerns, and recommendations to one email address. This email had two clear objectives: to create a single channel for our colivers to communicate with us, and to improve our efficiency in responding to their inquiries.

After considering different customer support communication options, we found that email was the best choice. Unlike chat-based formats, email is asynchronous, which means that clients do not have the expectation of an immediate response like they normally would a chat. Additionally, we found that our tenants were willing to take the time to explain their problems in more detail via email, which allowed us to understand their issues better and in turn provide faster and more accurate solutions.

Obviously, when it comes to the case of emergency situations, we know that an email is not enough. We set up one phone number for emergencies, which during work hours goes directly to our maintenance team. When outside of working hours or on weekends, it goes to a company specialized in space management emergencies. It is clear and to the point – perfect for these kinds of situations. 

Incorporating Technology

Once we had established the foundation for the department, we began to incorporate technology to further improve our processes. Specifically, we decided to implement Hubspot as our Customer Support tool, after seeing its effectiveness with our Sales team as a CRM.

Integrating Hubspot brought about significant changes. One very notable is the availability of metrics. Previously, we lacked the ability to track request frequency per coliving building, resolution times, or customer satisfaction. With Hubspot, we finally had a clear picture of our performance and could use these insights to identify areas for improvement. This allowed us to enhance our product offering and apply these improvements to our future colivings without having to learn from mistakes first.

For us, using technology doesn’t mean reducing the human touch. We found the right balance, so our team is still close and available. For that, good communication is the key…


In addition to the changes we have made to our customer support department, we recognize that effective communication is crucial. We strive to be proactive in communicating with our tenants, providing transparency throughout the issue resolution process. This approach has been well-received by our colivers, who appreciate being kept informed.

We provide ample information to our colivers via email, including regular updates on repairs, cleaning, and maintenance checks. We also utilize signage in our spaces and offer the Urban Campus Guide to ensure our colivers have access to the information they need.

We actively seek out opportunities to improve communication, based on feedback from our colivers. For example, when several people in Mellado Coliving asked how to use the BBQ on the terrace, we created an article on the Urban Campus Guide and placed stickers with a QR code on the BBQ for easy access. Another example is that on the third day of a tenant’s stay, we send an automatic email explaining how to recycle in the city they live in.

The Importance of Feedback

Feedback is essential to our company, as it helps us to improve our product and anticipate problems. We actively collect feedback from our colivers at various points throughout their stay, including just after booking, 25 days after move-in, 5 months after move-in, and after move-out. We also conduct random phone surveys to gauge satisfaction and identify areas for improvement.

When we receive feedback, we raise it with the relevant teams within the company, ensuring that we act on the input of our colivers. By doing so, we show our colivers that we are listening to their needs and are committed to providing the best possible experience.

We Continue

There is always a possibility to establish new processes and better the ways in which we are doing things and the truth is, we are already working on it. For example, in September 2022 the Urban Campus app was launched, designed to connect colivers to more community events, clubs and have a place for themselves. Our team has been working on also integrating a direct link for support, making the app a one-stop shop for our tenants. 

As you can see, these last years we have improved a lot and many changes have been made. Our customers are happy and that’s the best part of it! Another rewarding part is, we already see the good application of these processes, and as we grow in other cities and countries throughout the world, we are able to apply them correctly, no matter how many team members join us or how many colivings we open at once. We are ready to scale!


We are proud to announce that Urban Campus Ayora Valencia has been certified as a new BREEAM construction. This marks our second coliving to receive BREEAM certification during the design phase, with Urban Campus Mellado Madrid Coliving obtaining the first BREEAM in-use certification.

What is BREEAM and why is it important?

BREEAM, which stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, is a certification program that assesses the sustainability of buildings.
The BREEAM certification process evaluates a building’s performance in several categories: 

management, health and well-being, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, ecological land use, pollution, and innovation. The assessment is based on a set of criteria and standards that are regularly updated to reflect changes in best practices and technological advancements.

The BREEAM certification process is rigorous and involves several steps. First, a building is assessed against the BREEAM criteria and receives a score in each category. The scores are then used to determine the overall BREEAM rating of the building, which ranges from “Pass” to “Outstanding”. Buildings that receive a BREEAM rating of “Good” or above are considered sustainable and environmentally friendly.

There are several benefits to obtaining BREEAM certification. For one, it can help building owners and managers reduce their environmental impact resulting in saving money on operating costs. By improving energy efficiency, reducing water consumption, and using sustainable materials, buildings can become more efficient and cost-effective to operate.

Ayora Valencia Coliving Behind the BREEAM Certification 

Ayora Coliving has always been in mind to be the first sustainable coliving in the Valencian community, but receiving the official certification has made it a reality for our capital managers White Investing, our investors Batipart Immobilier Europe, and our team at Urban Campus as operators. 

Throughout the design phase, we prioritized building sustainability in all aspects of the project. Our collaborative effort involved several teams working together from construction to implementation to ensure that the building met our sustainability goals.

Prior to accepting new tenants into Ayora Coliving, we will be installing comprehensive technology as a method of measuring and monitoring the environmental performance of the building once operational. This is to ensure there is no overconsumption, and emissions are reduced with the help of power meters. 

We take pride in knowing that everything was thought through from the beginning of construction to ensure that Ayora Coliving met BREEAM standards. This certification not only validates our efforts but also encourages us to continue building environmentally-friendly spaces for the benefit of our occupants and the community.


Urban Campus, the European specialist in multi-format managed residential, officially opens the doors of its first French coliving residence – 38 studios and one-bedroom apartments – which marks its deployment in France. 

Paris le xx – Urban Campus has been welcoming its first tenants to the territory since February, in a completely renovated four-storey coliving residence, in the heart of Lille, Rue de Douai.

The Saint So’ coliving residence, based on its principle of living together, sharing, and flexibility, allows each tenant to have a private apartment (studios and one-bedroom apartments with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and large common areas (kitchen, living room, terrace, coworking spaces, gym, library, cinema room). The layout and decoration of each room were carried out with LA.M Studio , an interior and design studio so that each tenant feels at home.

A tailor-made rental experience for working people

People are at the heart of the commitments of Urban Campus, which offers a flexible rental offer adapted to workers in the region and elsewhere who wish to settle in Lille. In addition to their apartments, residents have access to various services according to their needs: cleaning services, supply of sheets or even a basket of seasonal vegetables.

In addition, the uniqueness of Urban Campus lies in the animation of its community, each resident benefits from the “Community Development” program. Thanks to the various activities and initiatives offered by the community developer, everyone has the opportunity to develop personal, associative and professional projects (such as collections for associations, speaking circles, tasting evenings, film and documentary screenings ,) with the aim of strengthening ties and creating synergies.

Responding to housing needs in a dynamic region

To make its arrival on the French market, Urban Campus has chosen to settle in the rue de Douai, in the center of Lille, near the Saint-Sauveur station. Due to its European dimension, the city of Lille is a real breeding ground for employment. This new co-living residence therefore provides a solution to the demographic pressure encountered by the city and promotes the residential and professional mobility of young workers.

This first opening will be reinforced, next year, by a second coliving residence of 121 apartments in La Maillerie , located 15 minutes from the center of Lille.

Already present in Spain since 2017 with 5 residences, Urban Campus continues to develop its coliving and multi-format managed residential offer. The company has already announced 4 coliving and Built-to-rent projects which will open by 2025 and aims to open around thirty other residences in Europe within 5 years.

More and more people are looking for flexibility in their daily lives, also in the apartments where they live. This has led to the takeoff of new housing formulas in Spain, halfway between residential rental and vacation homes. Thus, according to the real estate consulting firm CBRE, investment in flexible apartments will soar in Spain to almost 670 million euros in 2022.

According to the consultancy, at the close of 2022 there were less than 3,000 beds within this asset type in complete buildings in Spain, concentrated in Madrid (65%) and Barcelona (35%), to which another 8,500 will be added in development over the next three years.

This business is in an initial phase and in the process of professionalization, which is why during 2021 it accounted for only 7% of the total invested in residential assets, with around 200 million. During 2022, investment has shot up to €666 million (15% of total investment), multiplying by 3.5.

Types of Accommodation: Three Typologies

Within this type of accommodation there are three products. One of them is known as coliving, with complete residential buildings in city centers and few common areas. This is a community-centered product (in some cases with shared bathrooms and kitchen) with added services and for average stays of nine to twelve months.

Another category is the product developed in the outskirts of cities on tertiary land with an aparthotel license and for short and medium stays (weeks or even days). This type of property, which offers the greatest potential due to its size, has large shared areas with, among other services, parking, gym, coworking space, gym, social club, outdoor swimming pool and laundry. The price of the accommodation includes all utilities (electricity, water, heating, etc.), WiFi and cleaning.

The third product is more holiday-oriented, in coastal or rural areas, and is aimed mainly at digital or energy nomads (people looking to save costs in their countries of origin and move to warmer areas) with an average stay of between one and three months.

Noteworthy Operations

These include Be Casa Rivas, which opened its doors in early December last year to welcome the first tenants of its serviced apartments, as reported by idealista/news.

It is an asset located in Rivas-Vaciamadrid (Madrid), which has had an investment of 85 million euros, which have resulted in a property of 843 apartments with a multitude of amenities.

Momentum launched a second portfolio of serviced apartments in 2021 with Bain Capital, with 2,845 units under development in Alcobendas and Carabanchel, in Madrid, Sant Cugat (Barcelona) and Barakaldo (Bilbao). The management of these apartments will be entrusted to Node, a company specializing in temporary accommodation.

Argis, a Spanish fund manager of Israeli and Latin American origin, currently manages 800 flexible rental units through Flipco! and a month ago acquired a property on Cavanilles street to build 200 more units. The company’s goal is to add 5,000 flexible apartments in two years.

Other investors present are Round Hill Capital, which bought 230 apartments in Valdebebas for 30 million in 2021, or the real estate investment and asset management company Dazia Capital, with projects in Tetuán and Valdebebas.

Livensa Living (controlled by the Canadian fund Brookfield) has a line of flexible housing. Through Livensa Living Studios, it has projects in Madrid, San Sebastian, Malaga, Bilbao and Valencia.

As for operators, in addition to those already mentioned, Urban Campus, founded by John van Oost and Maxime Armand; Dovevivo, owned by Starwood Capital Group; the German company Habyt; Live It, a brand of the Spanish company SmartRental; ColivINN, founded by Alejandro Fernández Luengo, and the Spanish coliving company The Residential Club (TRC) are also operating in Spain. 

If you would like to read the original article in Spanish from Idealista please click here.

How to Create a Thriving Community

Maintaining a happy and healthy community is key to its success, but it’s easier said than done. Having a dedicated Head of Community who is committed to the betterment of the community can make all the difference. In this article, we will explore the steps that Urban Campus has taken to create a thriving community.

Understand the Nature of Communities

It’s important to understand that communities can be cyclical. Not every member will be equally driven or involved. As a community operator, you may experience down times, but it’s just part of the process. Our goal is to bring together a group of strangers who share similar values and lifestyles and help them build a home together. At Urban Campus, we strive for a self-sustaining community that relies on us for support and guidance.

Effective Onboarding

At Urban Campus, we believe in creating a strong and inclusive community from the very start. Before our tenants move into their new home, our sales team takes the time to introduce them to our community during their initial interview call. They will explain our values, events, community meals, and clubs that we offer. It’s important for us to carefully curate the people who join our community to ensure that everyone has an open mindset and is willing to get involved. We understand that a vibrant community requires a mix of personalities and perspectives, both extroverts and introverts alike.

Technology at Urban Campus

At Urban Campus, we have embraced technology to enhance our community experience. Three days before moving in, new residents receive emails asking them to register for our in-house app. A few weeks later, we send out feedback forms to gain a deeper understanding of their experience.

Our app serves as a vital tool for transparency and scalability, providing a platform for both Urban Campus staff and community members to create events. Tenants can join clubs that interest them and are automatically added to group chats, encouraging them to connect with others who share similar hobbies, regardless of which building they live in. This app has become a hub for members to connect and has greatly streamlined communication and event planning. Since its introduction in September 2022, we have seen a 60% increase in club interaction.

Urban Campus Community Co-Creation Sessions

Our co-creation sessions are designed to foster open communication and gather valuable insights from our community members, known as colivers. These quarterly gatherings provide a platform for our colivers to voice their concerns, share their experiences, and offer suggestions on how we can better serve their needs.

At Urban Campus, we believe that our community is the cornerstone of our success. That’s why we encourage active participation and value their opinions in shaping the future of their living experience. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone feels heard, supported, and empowered to make positive changes.

By gathering feedback, addressing any tensions or misunderstandings, and making necessary adjustments to our spaces and processes, we strive to continuously improve and provide the best possible living experience for our colivers. We acknowledge that frustrations may arise, but together, with open and honest communication, we can overcome any challenges and create a thriving community.

Fostering Community Interests through Events

We believe in supporting and promoting the passions and interests of our community members. That’s why we make an effort to bring these projects to life and showcase them within our spaces.

For instance, Albus Burger, a company started by one of our colivers in Mellado Madrid Coliving during the pandemic, offers a unique Uruguayan recipe and brings members together for delicious meals. As a testament to our commitment to supporting our community, we are proud to announce that Albus Burger is our official burger partner. Every quarter, we host a Welcome BBQ where current and new members can enjoy their offerings and learn more about their business.

We understand that our community members have unique interests and talents, and we strive to provide opportunities for them to showcase and share these with the rest of the community. If there is a way to support and bring attention to a community member’s passion, we will do everything in our power to make it happen.

Building Strong Community Partnerships

Creating a positive impact not only within our spaces, but also in the surrounding neighborhoods is extremely important to us. Which is why we form partnerships with local businesses to enhance the value of the area and bring added benefits to our colivers.

Our focus is on supporting sustainable and local businesses, and we continually seek new and innovative ways to collaborate with them. Whether it’s through formal agreements or tailored events, our goal is to strengthen the community and promote the growth of local businesses.

By forging strong partnerships with local businesses, we aim to create a vibrant and thriving community that benefits everyone involved.

Continuous Improvement through Community Learnings

As the Head of Community at Urban Campus, I have been committed to finding ways to enhance the community experience for our colivers. One initiative I launched was the community catalyst program, from which I have gained valuable insights and lessons.

Initially, the idea was to have a designated member from each space encourage and foster community spirit for a few months. However, I soon realized that our colivers preferred not to have additional responsibilities and felt that the program added unnecessary pressure. Despite this challenge, I have learned that finding the right framework for a community catalyst role remains a work in progress.

Our community is one of the three core pillars of the company, and we are dedicated to continuously improving and adapting to meet their needs and expectations. By actively seeking feedback, refining our processes, and making necessary changes, we strive to create a happy and thriving community.

We offer everything included in our colivings, but what does this really mean? At Urban Campus, we provide a complete and convenient living experience for our residents. This is why when we say “everything is included” we mean it. Our spaces are fully furnished and equipped ready for you to move in, all you would need to bring is your suitcase and toothbrush. Our goal is to make your transition to your new home as smooth and stress-free as possible, so we have taken care of all the essentials for you. You will not need to worry about buying plates, cutlery, or any other household items. Everything you need for a comfortable living experience is already available no matter which Urban Campus coliving you decide to move into. 

Who is this article for? Those who are about to move in, form part of our community and live the Urban Campus experience. Those who are nervous and asking questions, are curious and doubting our “all-inclusive” concept. This article is for you, take a look at everything we offer prior to moving in so you don’t waste your money on something you will have ready for you in your new home. 


The utilities that are included in your monthly bill are the following: 

  • Wifi 
  • Water 
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • A/C (in our Spanish colivings) 


From the moment you enter you will see : 

  • Electronic lock 
  • Doormat 
  • Unit door signage 
  • Shoe cabinet 

Cleaning Supplies 

When you enter your unit whether it be a shared apartment, one-bedroom apartment, or studio, it will be impeccable. However, it is important to try to keep it that way which is why we have provided: 

  • Micro-fiber cleaning cloths 
  • Cleaning gloves 
  • Broomstick & dustpan 
  • Telescopic mop 
  • Sponges 
  • Dishwasher soap (Fairy)
  • Window cleaner 
  • Folding clothing rack 


Essential for living, we have:

  • Dishwasher (in our Spanish colivings) 
  • Washing Machine
  • Oven/Microwave
  • Stove
  • Fridge 
  • Freezer 


To ensure you have everything you need to have your fellow colivers home for a meal, we have supplied the following: 

  • Full sized plates 
  • Small sized plates 
  • Bowls 
  • Cutlery 
  • Dishes drying rack 
  • Glasses 
  • Glass water bottle  
  • Wine glasses
  • Mugs 
  • Cooking knives 
  • Cutlery pot 
  • Cutting boards 
  • Saucepans 
  • Frying pans 
  • Different-sized salad bowls 
  • Oven dishes (small & large)
  • Cork table mat 
  • Fabric place mats 
  • Colander 
  • Bottle opener 
  • Cooking glove 
  • Cooking hot pad
  • Tea towels 
  • Scissors (small & large)
  • Cheese grater 
  • Knife peeler 
  • Sets of Tupperware 
  • Italian coffee maker 
  • Tea infuser ball inox 
  • Whisk 

Every apartment has a recycling waste bin and two bins!

Kitchen Appliances 

You won’t even have to worry about the kitchen appliances. We have got you covered with a:

  • Toaster 
  • Kettle 
  • Blender 

Living Room Furniture 

An empty living room, really makes you feel empty. So we have filled it with essentials that you need to turn it into a home: 

  • Dining table 
  • Chairs 
  • Floor lamp 
  • Decor pillows 
  • Sofa 
  • Center table 
  • Wall shelf 
  • Carpet 
  • Framed art illustration
  • Curtains
  • Window blinds
  • Bed with proper storage 
  • Cutlery & dishes 
  • Lamps with light bulbs 


A comfortable place to rest is essential which is why we have: 

  • A mattress
  • Mattress cover protector 
  • Headboard 
  • Bedside table 
  • Bedside lamp 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Wall shelf 
  • Frame with illustration 
  • Wall mirror 
  • Duvet 
  • Pillows 
  • Curtains 
  • Hangers 

Working area 

If your unit comes with a working area these are the pieces that are included:

  • Desk 
  • Chair 
  • Desk lamp 
  • Side panel (depending on unit)


Where your toothbrush will feel at home: 

  • Toothbrush pot 
  • Wall hook 
  • Hand soap dispenser 
  • Mirror 
  • Small bin 
  • Toilet paper holder 
  • Toilet brush 
  • Shower self

We hope these lists make you even more excited! However, we understand that there are some people out there, that are more visual learners, and if that is you, we recommend you take a look at our Youtube Channel where we have filmed tours of several of our different unit types per coliving.

We also have not mentioned everything that is included in our common spaces which can range from piano keyboards, guitars, board games, television, Netflix, patio furniture, gym weights, yoga mats, plants, supplies for the shared kitchen and more!

If you have any follow-up questions, remember that when you apply for a unit, the sales team will be able to assist you and clarify any doubts you may have. 

As you can see from the list, we are prepared for you – are you ready for this?

Urban Campus Mellado is the first coliving to achieve the BREEAM In-Use green building certification! This is just the beginning of our sustainable path. 

What is BREEAM In-Use?

The purpose of the certification is to provide building owners, facility managers, investment managers, and building occupiers with a consistent and credible means of determining the impact and performance of their buildings, and deciding the areas for improvement. Many factors are considered, such as: materials, energy, water and utility usage, and management processes put in place, among others.

Our building not only provides greater health and comfort for those who live in it, but it also means greater profitability for those who build, operate and maintain it.

Why Mellado?

Mellado was our first coliving building in Madrid. It was originally built in the 1960s and has been renovated to be more circular. Since 2018 it has been operated as an Urban Campus coliving. The building layout was optimized and the envelope was improved to reduce energy consumption which in turn has a direct effect not only on the environment but also on operational costs. It was during the refurbishment phase that the space was optimized to create common areas that added value, reduced loneliness, and promoted social moments between tenants. 

We have put in place policies and communication to promote a responsible community and encourage healthy spaces. Some examples include, waste management protocols (recycling and reducing), shared appliances in certain areas, and reduced water fixtures. 

Mellado is also a smart space that is digitally managed. By tracking and measuring consumption patterns, we have proactively solved overconsumption, and reduced emissions with the help of power meters like Wibeee.

All these factors were taken into account upon being rewarded with the BREAAM In-Use certification. Usability and comfort will always stand for all of our buildings.

So What’s Next?

We know this is just the very first step of the journey. In the next years, you will see many actions within this line from our partners and our company. Our objective is to reduce the carbon footprint and emissions of our present and future buildings. We strive for more efficient, modular, and responsible construction, and will continue digitalizing our operations further. The end goal is to provide our residents with healthy conscious spaces. 

Acting on behalf of one of its investment funds, Primonial REIM has signed the acquisition of two build-to-rent buildings, located in Massy and Marseille, with Nexity. This transaction is part of the partnership between the developer and Urban Campus, whose architects will design the spaces to optimize them for BTR use.

“After a first successful operation in Saint-Louis, we are proud to extend this partnership with Urban Campus and to have the confidence of Primonial REIM as an investor in this operation,” says Fabrice Aubert, Nexity’s Deputy Managing Director in charge of institutional clients. He adds: “The real estate market is undergoing a major change in usage, which is why we have chosen to make the managed real estate offer a strategic development axis; build-to-rent is one of the major vectors for us.

The Massy Atlantis residence (NF Habitat HQE level excellent, Biodiversity) will be built in co-promotion with Novaxia and will develop 100 units from one to five rooms in a landscaped “quality” block with a shared rooftop. The Marseille development (NF Habitat HQE level, BDM bronze level) will include 75 units from one to five rooms, all with balconies and terraces, both private and shared. They will also feature furnished common areas: game rooms, fitness areas, coworking spaces, etc.

“These two residences will provide all tenants with a quality living environment, in line with new lifestyles and work methods (telecommuting, sharing economy, local roots),” says Maxime Armand, Urban Campus’ COO.

In this transaction, Nexity was advised by 137 Notaires (Mathieu Simon) and Primonial REIM by Lexfair Notaires (Annamaria Brogna) and Ikory Project Services. The marketing was carried out by JLL (Florence Semelin) and Savills (Mathieu Guillebault).

To view the original article in French written by Business IMMO click here.