News: Real estate is back. In a big way. Updated CHBO Property Portal

CHBO / Corporate Housing by Owner announces new updated CHBO / Corporate Housing Property Portal to serve growing demand for furnished residential rentals. Enter Kimberly Smith, co-owner and principal of Colorado-based CHBO / Corporate Housing by Owner, a corporate housing property rental portal and founder of AvenueWest Corporate Housing and Avenue West Global Franchise who’s not just cautiously dipping a toe back into the post-recession real estate market with her 15 year old, multi-million dollar corporate housing companies she’s leading the charge and taking growing numbers of real estate investors, property owners and business travelers with her.    “2014...

AvenueWest Corporate Housing Celebrates 15th Anniversary

This Colorado business shows staying power by finding solutions for customers in the economic and housing market’s ups and downs. DENVER, May 1st, 2014 – 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 month AvenueWest Corporate Housing is celebrating its 15th anniversary of doing business and providing solutions for property owners, corporate travelers and business owners alike. In 1999 Kimberly Smith...

Corporate Housing Reports and Data

ERC – Employee Relocation Council recently had a webinar on “Furnished Housing: The Mysteries and the Facts”  and as a followup the attendees were interested in more Corporate Housing Data here are few resources: CHBO Annual Report – $19.95 on Amazon. The Highland Group: Corporate Housing Annual Report – $495.00 Highland Group. The Corporate Housing Handbook – $26.96 on Amazon. Idiot’s Guide: Making Money with Rental Properties – $14.80 on Amazon. Corporate housing always has played a defined role in most corporate relocations. Smith reveals some of the misconceptions about this destination service. By Kimberly Smith With the trend...

Year of the Residential Real Estate Investor

Real estate investment tools are making it easier for individuals to succeed in residential real estate investments and all signs are pointing to 2014 as the start of mainstream acceptance of residential property investments. Kimberly Smith is a serial real estate entrepreneur who had spent the past few years trying to get a real estate investment book published with no success. Publishers just kept telling Kimberly “no one is buying real estate books.” Not a person to take no for an answer, Kimberly believed there was a huge need to support individuals understand that residential real estate is not...

Winner: iPad Air #189

Winner – Thank you to the hundreds of users who completed the Annual Survey – we had a record number of respondents this year! Selected at random, our iPad Air winner was survey #189, completed by Maja from Fayetteville, GA. Maja watch you mail box, your iPad should arrive shortly. We look forward to delivering the Annual Report on January 15th, 2014 and watch next year again in November for the next annual survey. NEWS: Did we mention that we will also be launching an updated CHBO site to make your property marketing even easier 🙂  We can’t wait!...

Milestone Achievement: CHBO surpasses 10,000 Property Listings

DENVER, October 16, 2013 – After a year of growth, increased mainstream awareness, and continued dedication to customer service and education, CorporateHousingbyOwner (CHBO), an online marketplace connecting corporate housing companies, private landlords and managers of furnished, short-term rentals with tenants in need of temporary housing, is excited to announce that CHBO has surpassed 10,000 furnished corporate housing property listings.  “We believe corporate housing should be in reach to anyone who desires a different kind of extended stay lodging experience beyond a transient hotel. The CHBO online marketplace connects individual property owners and professional providers with tenants and companies in need...

CHBO News: Real Estate Award

This month The Denver Business Journal recognized CHBO Founder, Kimberly Smith, with their annual Real Estate Outstanding Women in Business Award. Recognized for her accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the community, Kimberly was honored to be included with such an accomplished group of women. Kimberly says, “She is a work in progress and still has a lot more to grow as she supports the growth of CHBO and AvenueWest Global Franchise.” She is excited to see Corporate Housing become a mainstream extended stay lodging solution. This is the Denver Business Journal’s 15th annual Outstanding Women in Business special section....

NEW for you! The Corporate Housing Handbook by CHBO

What is Corporate Housing? How do I setup a Corporate Rental?  How to get started renting a property? How do I make money? Corporate Housing Success Stories! The Corporate Housing Handbook is now available in print from Amazon! Sneak Peak…. Welcome to the multi-billions dollar world of Corporate Housing or more simply put, furnished monthly residential rentals. Corporate Housing is part of the Extended Stay lodging segment offering an alternative to the transient environment of an Extended Stay hotel. Corporate Housing is also an option for the savvy real estate investor or property manager who is interested in maximizing the returns on their...

Oops I Sold my corporate house, Now What?

It is official, the era of the “Accidental Landlord,” is DEAD! There have been a lot of signs we were moving in that direction, but until today I wasn’t ready to declare the Accidental Landlord Era over. Now I am sure 🙂 Last fall my Mother-in-law moved into our corporate house for a month because oops she sold her townhouse. She was excited about moving into a new senior housing development and worried it might take a while for her townhouse to sell, she listed the corporate property for sale a few months prior to the construction on the...

Corporate Housing Gained Better than Hotels

A press release issued by the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) earlier this month found that the corporate housing industry remains strong despite a challenging business climate. In the US, industry revenue increased to $2.66 billion in 2012. CHPA CEO Mary Ann Passi says,“Corporate housing still made gains in revenue in 2012 even though companies faced apartment inventory shortages and increased competition from other lodging choices. With apartment communities having the lowest vacancies since 2002, finding favorable lease terms for corporate housing providers was and remains challenging.” The reports also found that while relocation and contract work remain the strongest uses for housing,...