On December 18, 2014, AvenueWest Northern Colorado hosted a Fort Collins Chamber Red Carpet reception to celebrate their one-year anniversary in business serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor and other Northern Colorado communities.
During their first year, AvenueWest Northern Colorado experienced significant growth in properties managed, regular business clients, staff and office space, as they saw their vision of providing high quality corporate and transitional rentals to this area come to fruition.
“It’s been an exciting ride. There’s growth in this market for sure,” said Todd Salek, COO, Head of Business Development, and Co-Owner.
“We took a leap of faith in opening the business and have had a tremendous response. It’s been very validating,” said Deb Salek, CEO, Broker, and Co-Owner. “We’ve been more successful than what we thought we would. We exceeded the business plan goals by the third quarter.”
Not only is AvenueWest Northern Colorado providing a needed service and product to area businesses, but they are also offering an option to families in transition. Both Deb and Todd noted that helping these families has been very gratifying.
“We work with all walks of life and people in different situations. To be able to provide them a landing pad for relocation is really fulfilling. To walk into a property and see kids’ toys everywhere is great because we helped make that family’s transition easier,” said Todd.
Deb added, “There are a lot of people in transition and it’s hard for them to function without a home base. We help make it easier for them.”
Because of the success they experienced in their first year, Todd and Deb were able to bring on three additional staff members, all of whom share their vision of providing high quality corporate housing and unparalleled customer service.
As the Guest Experience Manager, Mariah Crook has enjoyed the opportunity to work directly with clients as well as crews that assist in cleaning and preparing the properties for clients.
“Maintaining our high quality product is so important for our clients’ experiences,” said Crook. “We have a good team and everyone is willing to pitch in for the benefit of our guests.”
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Deb and Todd. They have a real drive for success and make sure that each guest is really taken care of. It’s exciting to be involved in something that is new and headed for success,” said Lyndsy Doyle, Property Coordinator, who started with AvenueWest in September.
“Deb and Todd and the whole staff are wonderful and service oriented. We have a great product and high standards. I see (AvenueWest) growing in the future.” Said Debbie Norwood, PT Bookkeeper, who started with AvenueWest in December.
Among Deb and Todd’s goals for 2015 are having more managed properties in their inventory and continuing to build relationships with Northern Colorado businesses.
Deb added, “We expect (2015) to be a phenomenal year.”