AvenueWest Celebrates 20 Years in Business with Expansive Growth and Great Customer Service

The largest managed corporate housing company in the world demonstrates service, quality and choice translating into staying power, relevancy and keys to international growth.

This year marks the 20thanniversary of AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., an award winning Colorado based business that has shown staying power by finding real estate and lodging solutions for customers in the economic ups and downs of the last 20 years.  Founded on the principles of service, quality and choice, AvenueWest Global Franchise now has 13 local real estate franchise brokerages and just launched AvenueWest Canada to further its North American expansion.20th anniversary logo v4-06

In a world before AirBnB, AvenueWest saw the business potential for residential rentals, and today is the leader in the furnished residential monthly leasing and real estate business development. AvenueWest Corporate Housing started as a small real estatemanagement company but quickly grew to the largest provider of corporate housing rentals inColorado.  Driven by the development of new ideas, meaningful innovation and vision for corporate growth, in 2010 AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC was launched, enabling the national expansion of the AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing business model. In 2018, AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC,was nameda Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of AvenueWestas a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

A recognized leader in the industry, AvenueWest was awarded the Corporate Housing Providers Association’s (CHPA) prestigious Provider Company of the Year Award, in 2019 AvenueWest was short-listed for the international Serviced Apartment Provider of the Year Award, in 2018 Think Realty Magazine awarded them the Industry Influencer award and they have been listed for 3 consecutive years on Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000 list featuring the country’s fastest growing businesses. AvenueWest’s CEO, Angela Healy, states that there are two secrets to the company’s success. First, we work hard to run AvenueWest as a team and develop a place where our employees enjoy coming to work, take pride in what they do and create lasting solutions for the tasks at hand. Secondly, Healy adds, that we believe in doing business the old-fashioned way, person-to-person with high standards for customer service. “We are able to offer relocated or traveling professionals more than just a temporary place to call home; we also help them get to know and love their new city like we do. So many of our customers come back to us time and time again because they know they can depend on us for reliable information about the city they are relocating to.” Screen Shot 2019-04-24 at 9.21.10 AM

Mrs Healy stated, “The AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing business model works and there is proven national demand for the unique rental properties only offered through AvenueWest, but the real estate property management business model requires state specific real estate licenses to operate in each state.  With a strong focus on quality and consistency, the AvenueWest business model began the evolution to a franchise model that developed locally owned and operated real estate brokerage offering managed corporate housing as a business lodging solution.  Creating a franchise business varied significantly from the development of a real estate brokerage offering furnished monthly rentals.  The new model had to develop training and systems that could expand and replicate what had been primarily done just through the development of key employees.  Today there are 13 locally owned AvenueWest franchises located in 7 states.  Current AvenueWest offices are located in  Atlanta, GA – Boulder,CO – Colorado Springs, CO – Dallas, TX – Denver, CO – Denver South / DTC – Fort Collins, CO – Phoenix, AZ – Las Vegas, NV – San Francisco, CA – Scottsdale, AZ – St Louis, MO – Tucson, AZ.

Today, AvenueWest still has the same mission statement it started with in 1999.  “We can best serve our tenants and property owners by always improving the quality of everything we do as a team.  We are committed to the process of becoming a continuously self-improving organization.”The  AvenueWest  franchise business model is different than the standard McDonalds as we work together on innovation.  Part of the value of our franchise program is that innovation not only comes from the top down but also from the bottom up.  We believe, and have demonstrated, the value of working with each franchise to best understand the innovations they make everyday and the Global Team works hard to disseminate these ideas as best practices for the benefit of all offices.  Together we achieve more, together we grow more, and together we innovate more.  There are thousands of moving parts that come together to make a corporate housing rental and each little element of innovation can improve the entire process.Screen Shot 2019-01-07 at 10.54.29 AM

A simple view of what we do is to work with property owners who have or want to develop residential investment real estate.  Our systems work to make sure the properties meet and exceed industry and client expectations.  Our management teams work hard to maintain and improve the condition of the investment properties and ensure the property meets the needs and expectations of the tenant.  All of this is supported by accounting teams that understand state specific real estate and accounting laws, as well as leasing agents, who work to develop and manage business customers around the globe.

“We are now poised for strong growth,” believes Mrs Healy.”We have proven our original business model, we have now perfected and proven our franchise model.  We will start by getting to 25 offices by the end of 2020.”  In addition AvenueWest has identified over 230 North American cities where the AvenueWest business model will work and there is sufficient lodging demand.

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Define Today – Transcend the Hotel

Don’t let your city experience stop when you enter a hotel. Residential Lodging options allow your city experience to transcend the confines of a hotel. #AvenueWest #CorporateHousing

 

AvenueWest Global Franchise, Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC, a leader in the real estate corporate housing industry, announced today that it has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of AvenueWest as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.  Screen Shot 2018-06-27 at 2.23.57 PM

“We are pleased to recognize AvenueWest Global Franchise as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative 2nd stage companies,” says Rick Ninneman, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman. “These companies contribute significantly to the growth and economic independence of the state by developing new services and products, creating jobs, enriching communities and generating new industries.”  IMG_3769

This is great honor to have our hard work, passion for solutions and our dive for national growth recognized by CCTW and the State of Colorado. Since the founding of AvenueWest Corporate Housing in 1999, and the launch of AvenueWest Global Franchise in 2010, and AvenueWest Investment Fund in 2018, we have appreciated the support the Colorado business community has extended to our organization and we are proud to have our headquarters located in the great State of Colorado,” commented Angela Healy, CEO. Mrs. Healy continued, “I am humbled to be included with this group of amazing companies and we are appreciative of the support and opportunities provided through this program.”

According to a CCTW, “the 2018 finalists were selected because they significantly impact the state’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue while representing Colorado’s diverse economic landscape.”

Candidates were selected from nominations within the local community. This year, over a 1,000 companies were nominated, with 100 Finalists emerging, from which 50 Winners were chosen by the esteemed CCTW judging panel. Winners were announced at the 10th Annual Gala Awards Dinner on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Denver Marriott City Center. Colorado Companies to Watch, brought to you by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.

AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., started as a small real estate management company but quickly grew to the largest provider of corporate housing rentals in Colorado, added a spin-off of Corporate Housing by Owner and is now the foundation for the national expansion of AvenueWest Global Franchise and AvenueWest Investment Fund. A recognized leader in the industry, AvenueWest was awarded the Corporate Housing Providers Association’s (CHPA) prestigious Provider Company of the Year Award and listed for 3 consecutive years on Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000 list featuring the country’s fastest growing businesses.

About AvenueWest Global Franchise:

Established in 2010, AvenueWest Global Franchise grew from the desire to expand the business opportunity and corporate housing excellence achieved through the AvenueWest Corporate Housing Managed Corporate Housing program that was founded in 1999. Currently AvenueWest Global Franchise has 10 offices located in Atlanta GA, Colorado Springs CO, Dallas TX, Denver CO, Denver South / DTC CO, Fort Collins CO, Las Vegas NV, Phoenix AZ, San Francisco CA and St Louis MO. For franchise information and opportunities go to: www.AvenueWestFranchise.com .

About Colorado Companies to Watch

Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 500 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.

For more information on Colorado Companies to Watch, visit ColoradoCompaniestoWatch.org, facebook.com/ColoradoCompaniestoWatch and Twitter @ColoradoCTW.

 

Innovative real estate franchise, AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing, announces new ownership and a strategic vision for growth.

AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC the industry’s leader in managed corporate housing, announces new ownership and vision for growth through a management buyout.6 Floor Plan-Kitchen-_ADS0774

Founded in 1999, AvenueWest, had the mission to provide high quality condominiums, townhomes, lofts, single family homes and apartments to meet the extended-stay executive housing demand by professionally servicing a unique niche of business travelers with investment owners’ properties. AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing and now AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC were built to provide monthly lodging options and increased opportunities for individual real estate investors.

AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., started as a small real estate management company but quickly grew to the largest provider of corporate housing rentals in Colorado, added a spin-off of Corporate Housing by Owner and is now the foundation for the national expansion of AvenueWest Global Franchise. This year AvenueWest Corporate Housing is celebrating its 18th anniversary of doing business and providing solutions for property owners, corporate travelers and business owners alike.

As a result of the transaction, Angela Healy has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the new entity. “The buyout is a significant milestone in our continuing evolution and expansion,” said Healy. “Management is committed to growth and innovation, and our new structure will enable AvenueWest to expand its franchise services throughout the United States.” Company co-founder, Kimberly Smith, will stay on with the company in the role of business development.

“I am extremely excited about working with our new owners to realize our shared vision for AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing and our expansion into new markets. Though this denotes an important new chapter for AvenueWest, our customers should rest assured that the fundamental principles that have made the AvenueWest brand strong for almost 20 years will not be compromised,” promises Smith.

Unlike traditional corporate housing that only offers furnished apartments, AvenueWest offers fully furnished private residences for business travel with the customer service and quality traditionally only found in corporate housing apartments.

Angela Healy states that there are two secrets to the company’s success. First, they work hard to run AvenueWest as a team and develop a place where their employees enjoy coming to work, take pride in what they do and create lasting solutions for the tasks at hand.

Secondly, Healy adds, they believe in doing business the old-fashioned way, person-to-person with high standards for customer service. “We are able to offer relocated or traveling professionals more than just a temporary place to call home; we also help them get to know and love their new city like we do. So many of our customers come back to us time and time again because they know they can depend on us for reliable information about the city they are relocating to and they get to live like a local.”

 

AvenueWest Global Franchise is the largest and most active managed corporate housing provider in the United States with local brokerages throughout. An alternative to traditional furnished serviced apartments, real estate-based residential housing offers business travelers access to a variety of property locations, styles and amenities while preserving the service and quality standards expected by the professional traveler. Currently AvenueWest Global Franchise has 7 offices located in Atlanta GA, Colorado Springs CO, Dallas TX, Denver CO, Fort Collins CO, Phoenix AZ, and San Francisco CA. More information can be found at www.AvenueWest.com.

 

 

Business Travelers Today Demand Professional Corporate Housing Accommodations

In today’s confusing world of shared rentals and inflatable airbeds, business travelers should rely on professionally managed furnished monthly corporate housing

rentals and choose to work with providers who are certified to best meet their lodging needs. With all of the different on-line residential booking platforms, it is difficult for the professional traveler to trust the quality and service of their corporate housing rental. When you are traveling for business on a long-term assignment, being relocated with your family across the country, or needing an alternative home due to an insurance claim, you can’t afford taking the chance that your monthly rental may not work out. Business travelers need to be able to qualify in advance what they are actually getting.

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AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing was founded in 1999 to provide exclusive fully furnished and fully managed private residences available for the professional in need of monthly lodging. So it was no surprise that when CHPA, The Corporate Housing Providers Association, started offering an industry designation, AvenueWest supported this certification as a paramount tool for communicating industry standards. Kimberly Smith, the founding broker of AvenueWest Managed Corporate housing says, “The CCHP, Certified Corporate Housing Professional, is key to distinguishing the professionalism and quality provided by the industry and allows us as professionals to not be inadvertently lumped into the shared economy.”

Today, it is with great pride, that AvenueWest Global Franchise announces 3 AvenueWest offices now have key leaders with the CCHP certification. Meghan Vost, Deb Salek and Janine Low are all now a part of the 2017 group of CCHPs that were announced last week after successfully passing the long testing session offered this year at the CHPA Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, CA.

Meghan Vost, the owner of AvenueWest Phoenix, is a long term real estate executive who has built a successful corporate housing real estate management company in Phoenix, Arizona. After over 10 years in the real estate and real estate franchising business, Meghan saw the unique opportunity of developing her own real estate business around the AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing franchise model. Meghan, now a 3 year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was also a featured speaker at the recent CHPA Annual Conference.

Deb Salek, the Owner/Broker of AvenueWest Northern Colorado located in Fort Collins, CO, started as a RE/MAX Realtor focusing on the relocation industry but found the 24/7 demands of traditional real estate sales didn’t match her personal philosophy of spending quality time with her young children, and started looking for a new alternative.  Today, Deb and her husband Todd, have successfully grown AvenueWest Northern Colorado as a real estate brokerage specializing in managed corporate housing into the largest locally based corporate housing provider servicing Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley in Northern Colorado.

Janine Low, joined AvenueWest in 2008 just out of college and has worked through the ranks. Today, Janine works at AvenueWest Global Franchise supporting the operations, development and expansion of the AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing brand.

AvenueWest’s Founder, Kimberly Smith, also talks about the value of the CCHP designation in her book, Idiot’s Guide: Making Money with Rental Properties. She writes, “This designation from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) exemplifies competence and professionalism in the corporate housing industry and has practical application and operational knowledge in operations, financial management, and sales and marketing.”

In today’s sharing economy, business travelers need to check that the corporate housing provider is a true industry expert who will conduct themselves knowledgably and professionally. The CCHP designation truly sets the individual providing the corporate housing services apart from the rest, ensuring a seamless transaction between the business traveler and the corporate housing professional. Today’s business travelers can rest assured that they received the best end products and services from a vetted corporate housing company.

About AvenueWest Global Franchise:

Established in 2010, AvenueWest Global Franchise grew from the desire to expand the business opportunity and corporate housing excellence achieved through the AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing program that was founded in 1999. Currently AvenueWest Global Franchise has 8 offices located in Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Colorado Springs CO, Dallas TX, Denver CO, Fort Collins CO, Phoenix AZ, and San Francisco CA. For franchise information and opportunities go to: www.AvenueWest.com.

AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing Expands Years of Expertise into the Northwest: Seattle Office Now Open

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July 8, 2016: AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing’s newest locally owned and operated office, AvenueWest Seattle, LLP, officially opened its doors today. This partnership matches the years of experience that Angela and Tim Healy possess in property management and corporate housing with the local real estate knowledge and business development expertise of Rick Hoffman.

“When I initially met the Healy’s and could sense their integrity and passion for this business” Hoffman states, “I knew they were different from the countless other business owners that I have worked with previously. I was captivated when Angela was speaking about the different services they provide for their clients and how their systems work. We arranged another meeting and the rest is history – AvenueWest Seattle, LLP was born.”

With the Seattle real estate market at an all-time high and rental inventory at an all-time low, AvenueWest Seattle, LLP opens its doors at the perfect time. With their proven business model of working directly with private property owners and investors, AvenueWest Seattle isn’t having any issues finding exclusive properties to market for corporate housing like traditional providers. The new laws being passed in Seattle regarding short-term housing options have also created an influx of owners who still want to maximize their return on investment through furnished rentals and AvenueWest Seattle, LLP, can help them do this still.

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The city of Seattle is proposing regulations for short term rentals for stays less than 30 days to only be allowed 90 cumulative nights or fewer in a 12 month period. These regulations do not limit the amount of rentals for 30 days or longer; however, applicable taxes and a business license will now be required of any property owner wishing to rent their property(ies) as a short term rental, regardless if they are less than 30 day stays or not.

“We are finding that owners who have their property(ies) listed on AirBNB and other short term rental sites don’t wish to obtain a business license or pay the applicable taxes and don’t necessarily want to manage their rental properties any longer, but still want to maximize their ROI on their property investment(s).   We have already received a warm reception in Seattle with private owners wishing to utilize our services to achieve their ROI goals while reducing their time commitment in renting their property(ies). All property owners in our management program benefit from qualified renters who typically stay an average of 100 days in an AvenueWest property giving our owners peace of mind and stability,” states Angela.

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Kimberly Smith, the CEO of AvenueWest Global Franchise, has wanted to start an office in Seattle for years and the partnership between the Healy’s and Rick Hoffman couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

“Seattle is a booming city with a number of great corporate headquarters, unique industries, and a definite need for alternative housing solutions like temporary furnished housing. Companies and individuals relocating to Seattle for a variety of different reasons will have a strong preference for AvenueWest’s managed corporate rental properties over a transient hotel setting or other standard apartment rentals,” says Smith. “With Rick’s knowledge of the area, and the Healy’s knowledge of the industry, AvenueWest Seattle, LLP is now in league with the kinds of rental properties required by discerning executives and business travelers. Private landlords and investors also have the opportunity to earn greater rental income on their properties.”

About AvenueWest Seattle, LLP

 AvenueWest Seattle, LLP, a franchise of Denver-based AvenueWest Global Franchise, opened its doors on July 1, 2016 and is jointly owned by Angela and Tim Healy and Rick Hoffman who manages this office. AvenueWest Seattle, LLP fosters the connection between a private landlord of a rental property offered as a short-term, furnished rental with those in need of executive housing such as a traveling business executive, relocated family, traveling professor, athlete or actor, and even someone in need of temporary housing during a medical treatment. To offer your property for rent through AvenueWest Seattle, LLP, or to find a property during your temporary stay in the Seattle metropolitan area, contact Rick Hoffman or Angela and Tim Healy directly at 206.319.5459 or via email at: Seattle@avenuewest.com.

3 Essential Ways to Streamline Your Check-In Process

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Check-in is an inescapable part of renting lodging. It’s a pain for both the renter and the landlord, particularly if you’re locked into outdated ways of doing it. This is particularly true with corporate apartments and other corporate housing options. Business travelers often arrive late – flight delays, traffic snarls and other factors almost invariably lead to tardy check-ins. That means the traveler is exhausted, and that the landlord often has to be roused from sleep (or is equally as exhausted because he or she has been losing sleep waiting on the renter to arrive). There are better options. These three solutions can help you streamline your check-in process.

Provide a Digital Step-by-Step Check-In

Digital technology is everywhere today. It’s embodied in your PC and laptop, but chances are good you carry it around with you on your hip or in your pocket. Your smart phone is basically the…

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