Kimberly Smith, Owner and CEO of AvenueWest Global Franchise 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. Kimberly is a visionary leader and loves connecting people. It is a true pleasure getting to work with a caring, successful business woman who enjoys finding solutions for people on a daily basis!
Guiding Principles: “I love the quote, ‘if it’s not fun, it’s not sustainable.’ With my staff and my team here we try to bring that back every day. Are we making a difference in people’s lives? Those are the qualities that are important to me.”
Why AvenueWest: “I love creating solutions to problems. I love going to the office and figuring out ‘How can we do this better? How can we make this work?’ I’m not an ADD person, but I can’t do repetitive tasks.”
When She’s Not Working: “I love to travel. I love sailing, people, anything outside, and skiing. With two small boys, I spend a lot of time at baseball games.”
Eric Smith, Owner and President of AvenueWest Global Franchise Eric also has more than 17 years experience in the real estate, property management and corporate housing industries and currently works a lot with the private property owners on Corporate Housing by Owner. He is a phenomenal leasing agent and sales person and we are privileged to have him on our Management team!
Guiding Principles: “In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity.” -Sun Tzu
When He’s Not Working: “I enjoy bike riding, coaching baseball, snow boarding, hiking, boating, and water skiing.”
Janine Low, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for AvenueWest Global Franchise Janine has been working for AvenueWest since August of 2008. She currently wears many hats at AvenueWest Global including marketing, training, operations, website development, etc. and does everything with efficiency, accuracy, and positive energy.
Guiding Principles: “Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” Hitch
Why AvenueWest: “I have a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Development Management and I always wanted to work in the accommodations sector. When I graduated in 2008, I literally made it my job to find a job. When I found AvenueWest, I loved that it was a small, family owned company with potential to grow with the business. Also, since we offer residential fully furnished units, I really am working in the accommodations sector, we just have properties all over.”
When She’s Not Working: “I love to travel, spend time outdoors, read, hike, watch full TV series on Netflix, swim, and spending time with my son, family and friends.”
Lori Just, Accounting Associate for AvenueWest Global Franchise Lori joined our team in December of 2013 and has taken on lots of different responsibilities in our accounting department aiding our franchisees in utility bill processing, work order processing, payment processing, lease processing, etc. She is a wonderful addition to the team and always has a smile on her face!
Guiding Principles: “I live by the Golden Rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated, with respect and kindness.”
Why Avenuewest: “This job came up just when my former job was ending…I love it here! The people are fantastic!! And I am learning a new field.”
When She’s Not Working: “I enjoy reading, dancing, crafting and most of all, camping and hiking all over beautiful Colorado!!”
Diane Lassiter, Accounting Associate for AvenueWest Global Franchise Diane joined our team in the middle of 2014 and we are so happy to have her on board! She is an integral part of our team and does a great job with all facets of the job including lease processing, applying payments, revenue processing, updating payment spreadsheets, etc. so that our franchisees’ accounting is up to date for both property owners and tenants. She has a positive, can do attitude!
Guiding Principles: “I like several quotes: ‘Your smile is the most beautiful thing you can put on your face;’ ‘Don’t treat people as bad as they are…treat them as good as you are;’ ‘Strive for progress…not perfection.'”
Why AvenueWest: “I like the work at AvenueWest. I like the many, many details to challenge my mind.” 🙂
When She’s Not Working: “I enjoy my yard during the spring/summer and I love crafts when I get time, but most of all, I enjoy my family and my grand-puppies.”