In her April 2009 Mobility article, Corporate Housing Myths Debunked, Kimberly Smith discusses some of the most important aspects of the corporate housing market and debunks some of the most famous myths associated with the industry.
True or False – Corporate Housing Is Just an Extended Stay Hotel in Disguise
Compared to Hotels, Corporate Housing Offers:
- Cheaper temporary housing
- Apartments and townhouses with more square footage
- A like-home feel in a residential environment
- Many more amenities, such as housekeeping and full-kitchens
- Safety provided by on-site 24-hour security
True or False – A Company Can Easily Do Corporate Housing for Less
Companies who try to offer their own corporate housing most often end up handing over the corporate relocation to corporate providers who have it down to a science. Factoring in the set-up costs, delivery fees, and the money that goes into furnishing the apartment and keeping up the utilities, as well as the time involved in setting up corporate housing, most companies cannot afford to handle corporate housing themselves.
True or False – Corporate Housing Is For People Other Than Just the Business Traveler
Although the corporate housing industry is known for catering to business executives and relocating professionals, corporate housing is also widely used by:
-Students attending college
-Families in between homes
True or False – Not All Corporate Housing Companies and Leasing Agents are the Same
There are several different companies who provide temporary housing. They differ by several factors:
Churchill Corporate Services is an industry leader with affordable rates and a wide-selection of temporary housing locations. Some of Churchill’s other services include furniture rental, disaster housing, and apartment management.