Smoke-Free Apartments Trend Continues with Related Companies Nationwide Initiative


In a sure sign that the property management trend of smoke-free apartments is gaining serious momentum, Related Companies announced this week the launch of a portfolio-wide smoke free initiative for its more than 40,000 luxury, workforce, and affordable rental residences.

Smoke-Free Apartments Initiative Supports Community Wellness & More

The initiative, beginning this month, prohibits new residents and their guests from smoking in their apartments or in any common areas of the buildings. And going forward, all renewals, where legally permissible, will include a smoke-free lease rider. The smoke-free policy will also apply to all of Related’s future rental developments.

“In concert with Related’s commitment to sustainability and the wellness of its residents, we are proud to have proactively instituted a smoke-free commitment nationally,” said Jeff Brodsky, President of Related Management. “As a company, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve our residents’ quality-of-life. Since 2009, Related has initiated a smoke-free plan enhancing the indoor air quality in over 100 buildings representing approximately 20,000 residences. We are excited to be able to now make a firm commitment to include our entire residential portfolio in our smoke-free efforts.”

Related Companies Makes ACS ‘Healthy High Rises’ List

Additionally, several of Related Companies’ New York City buildings have already been recognized as Healthy High Rises by the American Cancer Society. “A nationwide commitment is a great next move by Related and illustrates their commitment to public health, said Donald Distasio, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society’s Eastern Division. “This policy should serve as an example to other residential building owners across the country. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and the American Cancer Society applauds this action.”

Related Companies is a premier brand of luxury rental residences and multifamily housing that owns and operates buildings across the country in 17 states.



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Michael Cunningham is Content Marketing Manager at ProofHQ, and the former Managing Editor of He worked as a social media manager for RealPage, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions that integrate and streamline single-family and a wide variety of multifamily rental property management business functions. He is responsible for promoting the company through various media channels, including editorial, print and online advertising, and social media. Michael received his education at Indiana University where he majored in English.

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