Downtown Phoenix Residential and Co-Working Community Opens


Kenect Phoenix, an all-new, hospitality-driven apartment platform and coworking community by Chicago-based Akara Partners, welcomed its first residences today. Just off the busiest stop along the light rail, across from Central Station, Kenect is located at 355 N. Central Ave., near Arizona State University’s downtown campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ASU Law School and ASU Medical School.

Kenect offers furnished and unfurnished apartments including junior studios, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom flex and 3 bed/3 bath coliving floor plans. Kenect conveniently offers individual leases and lease terms for residents in the three-bedroom units, leased by the bedroom – each resident has their own bedroom/bathroom and share the common area with roommates. For those who don’t have specific roommates in mind, Kenect offers a roommate matching program.

“Kenect is a disruptor in the industry, serving as a unique concept for residential living and coworking,” says Megan Billingsley, Executive Director of Kenect Phoenix. “It is a new way of living and working; our lives have changed this past year and Kenect has the solution – offering residents and members a combination of hospitality-driven residences, service, coworking and amenities, creating an overall elevated experience for busy professionals and students. At Kenect, it’s all within reach.”

Amenities at Kenect include a rooftop pool, dog park, curated social and networking events, concierge services, hoteling services, community perks which include discounts to local businesses, and 7,000 SF of coworking space, in which all residents have a complimentary membership. The expansive gym features state-of-the-art AKTIV Virtual Bays loaded with hundreds of personalized workouts and virtual coaches.

Kenect’s coworking spaces include floating desks, dedicated desks, private offices and more, all carefully designed to bring residents and members an immersive community experience, while also providing an environment to relax, entertain or work remotely. Members can dive into productivity, community, and collaboration instantly, while enjoying access to exclusive events that focus on personal growth, career progression, and enhancing skills, from workshops and seminars to professional headshot sessions. As an added value, Kenect members also receive nationwide access to Kenect coworking and amenities at additional Kenect locations.

Kenect Phoenix is second of five Kenect projects from Akara Partners, the first in Nashville with other locations under development in Cleveland, Denver and Miami.

Kenect is a hospitality-oriented apartment platform with coworking, offering an unmatched lifestyle for city dwellers, developed by Chicago-based Akara Partners. Strategically located at transit-oriented, urban sites, Kenect provides comfort and convenience to its residents – along with the highest quality living spaces, modern common areas, virtual events and cutting-edge technology. Kenect caters to the lifestyles of busy, social professionals, entrepreneurs and more broadly global citizens who want to take control of their lives, bringing the future of residential living to cities around the US. Kenect Phoenix is a modern high-rise community featuring junior studios, studios, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom flex and 3-bedroom co-living apartment units with approximately 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. Just off the busiest stop along the light rail, across from Central Station, Kenect Phoenix is located near Arizona State University’s downtown campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ASU Law School and Medical School, and steps away from Westward Ho. Kenect Phoenix is near many dining, entertainment, and employment options. Kenect is distinguished from other multi-family sites with its offering of carefully designed, state-of-the-art furniture with interactive controls that act as the catalyst for our residents to live spaciously in an efficient unit.

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