By Peter Madrid
For more than 25 years, one name has been synonymous with AMA’s two major events, the annual Tribute Awards and the annual golf tournament: Cox Communications has been an AMA Patron for 26 years, a collaboration that has mutually benefited both entities.
“It’s really an invaluable relationship. It’s a true win-win. Our organizations have remained aligned on key community values like education and diversity,” says April Morris, Sales Manager for Cox’s Arizona MDU. “The partnership has helped support Arizona business owners and residents.
“It also allows Cox to have an open line of communication with the multihousing industry and customers so we can continue to stay ahead of the needs of Arizonans,” Morris adds.
Cox has made a direct impact on AMA’s members through its involvement with the Tribute Awards and the golf tournament. Last year’s event at Starfire Golf Club in Scottsdale was a success.
“These two events are amazing. We truly enjoy collaborating with the AMA each year on both the Tribute Awards and the golf tournament,” Morris says. “We’ve always seen it as a good fit. The members of my team really enjoy the opportunity to partner with the AMA and the apartment community on two events that create a lot of buzz in the industry.”
Morris says Cox also enjoys its role as an advisory group to the AMA. With technology becoming an integral amenity for residents who live in apartment communities, Cox is ready to meet those demands and provide cutting-edge service to those residents.
She noted that Cox is investing $10 billion in infrastructure over the next five years
to help create smarter properties and cities of the future.
“According to the latest National Multifamily Housing Council research on top amenities, high speed broadband is the No. 1 amenity out of the top 50 that attract residents,” Morris says. “To that end, Cox is continuing to aggressively invest in our network and roll out the latest technology. Gigabit speeds are now available to 90 percent of residents in our service footprint.”
What trends does she see affecting apartment community residents and how is Cox making an impact? Morris points out two of them.
“Residents want to be connected when they move in,” she says. “We are offering Quick Connect which enables movers to have a frictionless move-in experience. Quick Connect provides ‘always on’ Internet to new residents to remove a critical item from their moving to-do list. Cox Homelife offers advanced security and automation to round out the amenities for a smart property.”
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