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Fitness centers for multifamily housing: Advice from 'Dr. Fitness,' Karl Smith

Multifamily Housing

Fitness centers for multifamily housing: Advice from 'Dr. Fitness,' Karl Smith

Cortland's Karl Smith shares best practices for designing, siting, and operating fitness centers in apartment communities.


April 26, 2022

Karl Smith, Director of Resident Experience for multifamily developer Cortland, offer his advice on designing, siting, and operating fitness centers in apartment communities. Smith speaks with Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor, Building Design+Construction.

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