On Friday afternoon, I met with a project manager and associate project manager from a developer who is involved with a project or two in downtown San Jose. The projects that this developer is involved with are very much still in the design phase and likely a few years away.
The meeting was essentially a brainstorming session for the developer to see what amenities and features buyers in the local market are looking for as the developer embarks on designing the next new high rise luxury condos for downtown San Jose.
What defines a “luxury” unit? Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops? Walk-in closets? Do buyers want a private balcony or are they ok with common area outdoor space? How much square footage are buyers looking for? Would they buy a three-bedroom condo?
And what about the community that they are buying into? What do buyers look for in a “luxury” complex? What common area amenities are important to buyers today? Do buyers want a complex pool and spa? Theater room perhaps?
This was the second such meeting that I’ve had with a developer who is working on a project in downtown San Jose. I would love to hear what you, as potential buyers and residents of downtown San Jose, are looking for in a new condo. I’m sure the developers would love to hear your input as well. Tell us what you are looking for and maybe you’ll be able to “help” design the next new luxury high rise in downtown San Jose.