Core Realty Announces Smart Apartment Technology With Amazon Alexa to Pittsburgh

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Kaufmann’s Grand is the first multi-family, residential complex in Pittsburgh to offer Amazon Alexa technology.

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This is an iconic and historic building with amenities that have never been seen before in Pittsburgh’s residential market. Making Amazon Alexa and our Savant operating system available in our apartments introduces the next level of modern living.

At a press event today, Core Realty, owners of the new Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth Avenue, announced with technology giant Amazon, a voice-first experience with Amazon Alexa, the first fully automated, integrated voice command lifestyle technology in Pittsburgh. Michael Samschick, President of Core Realty announced the news unveiling that Pittsburgh will be one of the first cities in the country to offer this type of technology in a multi-family residential community.

Residents can use Amazon Alexa to control each unit’s surround sound, room temperature, lighting, televisions, window shades, starting morning coffee and more in all 311 apartments at Kaufmann’s Grand.

Core Realty purchased Pittsburgh’s treasured Kaufmann’s building in 2015 and has been working on transforming the 1.2 million square foot, landmark building to now feature luxury apartments, retail and office space, restaurants, parking and the new Pittsburgh EVEN Hotel. With an outdoor park inside the center of the building, Kaufmann’s Grand is a mini city under one roof with a variety of unique amenities. Residents will have access to an automated spa room, movie media center, state-of-the-art gym, rooftop tennis courts, infinity pool and running track, as well as a virtual reality game room, dog grooming station and breakfast and dinner room service through our on-site hotel.

“This is an iconic and historic building with amenities that have never been seen before in Pittsburgh’s residential market,” said Michael Samschick, President and CEO of Core Realty. “Making Amazon Alexa and our Savant operating system available in our apartments introduces the next level of modern living. We are excited to be bringing this new culture to Pittsburgh that will offer Kaufmann’s Grand residents not just a new lifestyle, but a technology-based living experience.”

New residents will move into Kaufmann’s Grand to start their new ultra-savvy, high-tech lifestyles beginning in the first quarter of 2018. Studio, one and two bedroom apartments are available for lease.

ABOUT KAUFMANN’S GRAND ON FIFTH AVENUE
Kaufmann's Grand on Fifth Avenue brings a new spin to modern living in downtown Pittsburgh. The 13-story high rise located in the iconic Kaufmann’s building is revolutionizing the residential market by offering tech-savvy apartments with open concept floor plans and unbeatable amenities. Kaufmann's Grand is located on Fifth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh within steps of popular restaurants, nightlife and entertainment venues. For more information on Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth Avenue visit http://www.kaufmannsgrand.com.

CORE REALTY INC.
For nearly 20 years, Core Realty, Inc. has been at the vanguard of urban project development and redevelopment. Founded by Michael Samschick in 1998 and headquartered in Philadelphia, Core specializes in a wide spectrum of real estate development expertise including retail, entertainment, residential, office and hospitality. Core is a full service development, construction, property management and investment management firm.

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