The executive lifestyle is normally quite hectic. Non-stop meetings, endless travel, and unlimited hours take up the majority of an executive’s week with little time left over to relax and have some time for yourself.
When an executive chooses a place to live, the goal is to simplify one’s personal life as much as possible as their professional life is complicated enough as it is.
We have selected a few main things that you should take in consideration when choosing an apartment as an executive.
1.Location is Key
First, and most importantly, begin by searching for an apartment that is in a close proximity to your workplace. The goal is to find a place that is close to everything you frequent and need on a daily basis.
Every minute you save not commuting, or sitting in traffic is time you can use for yourself for things like catching up on sleep, exercise, spending time with friends and family, or getting ahead at work.
If you are one of the many executives that travel on a frequent basis, add to your MUST HAVE list to find a place to live with easy access to the roads that lead to the Tocumen International Airport.
2.Find a spectacular view
Panama City’s growth has been undeniable in the past few years, both in real estate and infrastructure. Nowadays, you will find tall skyscrapers in every corner you turn to towering 50 stories plus into the sky.
These giant buildings offer apartments with views of both the city and the ocean so there are many options available for both depending on which you prefer.
A good view does more than just increase the value of the property you live in. The calming view of the ocean and sound of waves hitting the shoreline help one relax and unwind after a long day of work.
Properties that look toward the city provide breathtaking views during the day and even more impressive views during the night when the city lights up. The right view in the right building can make all of the difference.
Apartments near the Cinta Costera, Punta Paitilla, and Punta Pacifica all offer tall buildings with amazing ocean and city views.
3.Don’t forget the balcony
Now that you have found a place with a marvelous view, make sure there is a balcony to enjoy it from. After a long day of work nothing is better than enjoying your view from the balcony with a glass of wine or cigar.
The balcony also doubles as a great home office should you ever find yourself working from home.
4.Good ventilation is a must
It’s no secret that Panama City has high levels of humidity during part of the year. It is important that you get an apartment with constant airflow Especially in your closet areas.
An apartment that is not well ventilated with a breeze from your balcony plus the use of your air conditioner could cause a buildup of mold in closed areas such as your closets, bathrooms, and storage spaces.
Over exposure to humidity could also lead to ruining your clothes and shoes.
5.Make sure you like the amenities
Pick a condo tower that offers amenities that can adapt to your lifestyle. If you like working-out, make sure you check out the gym and the pool prior to choosing that unit.
Many of the buildings in Panama offer a gym, pool, sauna, and social area as standard amenities. Some buildings even offer tennis, squash, and basketball courts located on the premises.
The majority of buildings allow barbequing in the social area however some may not so double-check this with the building administration.
6.Maintenance and staff availability
Most executives are used to a certain lifestyle where they are immersed in a clean and beautiful environment and expect the same from the place they live in.
When you start searching for an apartment, keep an eye on the condition of the common areas in the building and if you see maintenance and cleaning staff throughout the tower.
If the building seems to be well taken care of, that signifies administration has hired enough staff to take care of the building and keeping everything in tip top shape is a priority of theirs.
Being an executive means you have a lot of responsibilities at work so having a comfortable, low stress place to be after a busy day is a must. Giving your mind time to wind down free from distractions is essential in being productive at your place of work.
Do not settle when it comes to finding a place to live. In the end, what matters is that you can find a balance between your work life and your personal life and getting the right apartment, might just do that for you.