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Our GOAL with this blog is to give you something helpful about what to do with your real estate or when you need to rent a property  – please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about renting a corporate housing property.  Yes believe it or not, anyone can rent a corporate housing rental even an individual.

If you read nothing else on this blog PLEASE NEVER EVER wire $10,000 to someone who claims to have the perfect rental for you, they are a fraud!  use PayPal or any real corporate housing company will be happy to take your credit card – you can also check at http://www.CHPAonline.org to see if the company is a member of The Corporate Housing Providers Association.

Kimberly Smith is an accomplished entrepreneur and businesswoman with more than 17 years experience in the real estate, property management and corporate housing industries and is currently a licensed real estate broker in both California and Colorado.

In 1999 Kimberly and her husband, Eric started AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., today a multi-million dollar company that provides furnished corporate housing and property management services to upscale business travelers. AvenueWest was ranked #94 on Inc. Magazine’s top 5,000 real estate companies nationwide listing, was named the “Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in Colorado” by Colorado Biz magazine, Awarded the CHPA 2010 Company of the Year award and the 2003 Emerging Business of the Year award from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and reigns as the largest corporate housing property management company in Colorado.  In 2010 they expanded their business to AvenueWest Global Franchise a company that offers local property management companies the opportunity to learn and profit from the AvenueWest business model.

Inspired to help people find corporate housing and real estate solutions on a national basis, Kimberly and Eric came up with a business idea to create a national Web directory dedicated to connecting owners and managers of fully furnished rental properties with corporate renters. In 2006 the couple launched CorporateHousingbyOwner.com (CHBO), the first-of-its-kind online portal that connects private individuals offering fully furnished rentals with corporate housing seekers. CHBO has received national acclaim and credibility after being featured in USA Today, The New York Times,  US News & World Report and on The Today Show on NBC and CNBC.

Kimberly continues to lead in the corporate housing industry and recently became the elected President of the Board of Directors for the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), the primary trade organization for the multi billion corporate housing industry. She also was named on of 5 top finalist for Colorado Biz Magazines Generation XYZ leaders to watch, one of three finalists in the real estate and construction category of the Denver Business Journal’s prestigious Outstanding Women in Business award in 2007 and 2010, featured as a top ten in the annual Denver Business Journal “Power Book” and was featured in Denver Woman magazine as an outstanding business woman and mother and in 2009 was selected to join the Denver Business Journal’s elite class of 40 under 40.


Real Estate, Property Management, Corporate Housing, Managed Corporate Housing, Internet Marketing

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