AvenueWest Northern Colorado * 4025 Automation Way #C1, Fort Collins, CO 80525 P: 970.818.9310 F: 720.465.6550 E: FortCollins@AvenueWest.com W: http://FortCollins.AvenueWest.com
Guiding Principles: “‘Life is too short to sit on the sidelines.’ –I’m sure that is a quote from somebody but I’m not sure who. If I can have a positive impact on the people whose lives I touch, and the community that I live in, that’s a good day!”
Why AvenueWest: “…it seems to fit quite a few pieces that we’ve been trying to put together for both our business and personal life. The brand is strong, and has a good value proposition for all of the stakeholders. We are excited about the prospect of building a successful business that offers a greater potential income while adhering to a more traditional work schedule. And quite frankly, we think it’s a business we’ll be good at and really enjoy along the way!”
When They Aren’t Working: “Spare time? Is there such a thing? Outside of juggling our kids’ sports and school activities, we try to take full advantage of the “Colorado lifestyle” with outdoor fun of the current season (skiing, hiking, camping, biking, etc.). Travel is a huge passion, and enjoying a glass of wine and dinner with friends is always good! Deb dabbles with cooking (and Todd graciously eats her mistakes), love reading, and have fantasies about painting a picture for our dining room wall, and writing a children’s book too someday.”
Corporate Housing Provider Expands to Fort Collins, CO
Denver & Fort Collins, CO – November 1st, 2013 – AvenueWest Global Franchise today announces the opening of its latest franchise location, AvenueWest Northern Colorado located in Fort Collins, CO at 1136 E. Stuart St., #4201. AvenueWest Northern Colorado connects private landlords with business travelers in need of full service corporate housing. Corporate housing is defined as fully furnished rental apartments, homes or condominiums offered for rent on a short-term basis, usually for one month or more.
AvenueWest Global Franchise has been tapping into the emerging trend of departing business executives who are finding both financial freedom and life balance through franchise ownership. Deb Salek, a former senior level analyst with Qwest Communications is now the owner of the AvenueWest Northern Colorado office. Deb’s exit from corporate America is a developing national trend. Her first step was to decide to leave her office job. She built a successful residential real estate business as a broker associate with RE/MAX, which provided the flexibility she needed with her two young children. Then Deb and her husband, Todd, chose to relocate to Fort Collins, CO a city they found as the best compliment to their quality of life vision. When looking to target the relocation market more specifically, Deb found AvenueWest Corporate Housing to be an exciting opportunity which taps into both her corporate and real estate experience as she looks to build a long term sustainable business. Deb say Fort Collins is the perfect place to set up a corporate housing shop.
“Fort Collins offers this amazing quality of life and energy that is fueling growth and causing a positive relocation trend for the city. With a diverse blend of corporations, Colorado State University, state of the art hospitals, government entities and a burgeoning craft beer industry, fort Collins economy continues to strengthen. Fort Collins is also in the midst of a hot housing market with property inventory at a premium so it may take people several months to find a new home, and short-term housing presents the best solution during that transition.
Salek continues: “The people that stay in our AvenueWest properties prefer to have the amenities of home and appreciate that it is a less transient environment than what they would find in a hotel. The cost to stay in an AvenueWest property is also typically less expensive per night than staying in a hotel.”
Salek will officially open the AvenueWest Northern Colorado office on November 1, 2013. Salek adds: the interest in Managed Corporate Housing from corporations, investors and real estate professionals alike is exceeding her expectations. While Fort Collins will be her home base, she is assessing nearby Loveland, Windsor and Greeley, all of which are in growth patterns as well.
“There seems to be demand from every corner: corporations, visiting professors, medical personnel, the oil and gas industry, tourists and so forth. I see the real opportunity as being with the individual homeowners who want to work with us to capitalize on and profit from the growing need for temporary housing solutions in the area. It’s exciting to be able to help owners develop their investment properties,” Salek says.
Kimberly Smith, the CEO of AvenueWest Global Franchise, says that opening an office in Fort Collins has been on her wish list since the day she started her managed corporate housing business in the LODO area of Denver some 14 years ago and a priority since launching AvenueWest Global Franchise in 2010.
“An executive who wants a furnished property with all the creature comforts of home and high-end furnishings will have a strong preference for AvenueWest’s corporate rental properties over a transient hotel setting or other generic apartment rentals,” say Smith. “With Deb’s knowledge of the area and industry, AvenueWest Northern Colorado now offers the kinds of rental properties required by discerning executives. It also offer the opportunity for private landlords to earn greatly increased rental income on their properties.”
About AvenueWest Northern Colorado
AvenueWest Northern Colorado, a franchise of Denver-based AvenueWest Global Franchise, opens its doors on November 1, 2013 and is owned and managed by Deb Salek, a long-time real estate executive. AvenueWest Northern Colorado 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 Northern Colorado, or to find a property during your temporary stay in the area, contact Deb Salek at 970-797-3099 or via email at: DSalek@AvenueWest.com.