Posts Tagged ‘Awards’

PCH wins ‘Transforming Perspectives’ Award from ARC Relocation

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

ARC Relocation, an industry leader for global employee relocation management services, hosted its first annual client and supplier forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This conference, a first of its kind, sought to ‘Transform Perspectives’ of the attendees in many different ways.

Bill Mulholland, Director of ARC Relocation explained the conference theme this way. “Our Mission Statement and theme of this event of ‘Transforming Perspectives’ can mean many different things. Our goal for this event was to transform the perspective people have about Puerto Rico, about ARC Relocation and about how relocation conferences should be” said Mulholland.

The three-day learning and collaboration event concluded with the ARC Relocation Supplier Awards black-tie gala, where suppliers were honored in the following ARC Core Value categories: Innovation, Inspiration, Accountability, Team Work and Transforming Perspectives.

Preferred Corporate Housing was honored as the winner of the Transforming Perspectives award. “Our highest award is our Mission Statement Award – Transforming Perspectives,” said Bill Mulholland. “PCH received an overwhelming amount of votes for this award from the ARC Team because they consistently transform our perspectives about temporary housing and personalized service for our clients,” said Mulholland.

“The ARC Team have always been fantastic partners with PCH because they see client relationships and service from the same lens we do,” said Samantha Elliott, President of Preferred Corporate Housing. “In today’s experience-based culture, transferees are looking for personalized service with solutions that are custom-designed for their specific needs. The ARC Team always helps us provide those solutions in the way they communicate their clients’ needs and expectations throughout the relocation process,” said Elliott.

“The thing I appreciate most about working with the ARC Team is the genuine value they place on partnerships with their suppliers,” said Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services for PCH. “The standards for success are clearly outlined by the ARC Team, and there is a true collaboration for the best ways to achieve that success together. We are so honored to receive this award from their team,” said Velasquez.

About Preferred Corporate Housing:

Preferred Corporate Housing has been providing furnished temporary housing services for relocating employees, corporate travel programs and Relocation Management Companies for more than 20 years. With service to more than 75,000 destinations, PCH has become a go-to employee lodging resource for more than 8,000 local, national and global clients including 413 companies on the Fortune 500 list.

About ARC Relocation:

At ARC we pride ourselves on our VIP customer service to both the relocating employee and the employer. Through both our extensive in-house employee-training program and our performance with the industry’s top service providers, ARC has raised the bar on customer satisfaction. ARC is the recipient of numerous awards and is known in the relocation industry as the “best of the best!”

Preferred Corporate Housing Shortlisted for Two ARC Relocation Partner Awards

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

ARC Relocation, an industry leader for Employee Relocation Management Services, released the shortlist of finalists for their annual ARC Awards. The ARC Awards include finalists in five categories including Innovation, Inspiration, Accountability, Team Work and Transforming Perspectives.

Bill Mulholland, Director of ARC Relocation described the ARC Awards with the following statement: “Like most Relocation Management Companies, ARC Relocation tracks a number of metrics in an effort to measure “performance”. However at ARC we realize that we are only able to offer our clients and transferee’s the best pricing and the best service in the relocation industry if we are able to partner with the best service providers in each market. These metrics are important but the intangibles are what separates a good service provider from an amazing service provider. The intangibles cannot be measured through metrics. As with all things that we do at ARC we have a commitment to take the examination of service providers deeper than the industry norm. As such, the categories for awards at ARC are not just based on statistics but rather the very core values and mission that ARC embraces.”

Preferred Corporate Housing has been named as a finalist in two award categories; Team Work and Transforming Perspectives. The Team Work category finalists include companies who embrace a positive culture and are here to support one another both personally and professionally. The Transforming Perspectives category is extra special because it is also the theme for the upcoming ARC Client Forum taking place in Puerto Rico on November 12 – 15.

Preferred Corporate Housing is honored to be included in this shortlist of finalists with other amazing service providers representing all facets of the relocation industry. “Much of the success of our partnership with ARC can be attributed back to the amazing people on their team,” said Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services with PCH. “The ARC Team keeps the human side of what we do on the forefront of every interaction, and they ensure their partners are set up for success with their clients. We all win together,” said Velasquez.

Award winners from all categories will be announced at the black tie Gala Event and Awards Ceremony on November 14th at the close their Transforming Perspectives Client Forum event.

About Preferred Corporate Housing:

Preferred Corporate Housing has been providing furnished temporary housing services across North America for more than 20 years. With service to more than 75,000 destinations, PCH has become a go-to resource for more than 8,000 local, national and global clients including 413 companies on the Fortune 500 list.

About ARC Relocation:

At ARC we pride ourselves on our VIP customer service to both the relocating employee and the employer. Through both our extensive in-house employee-training program and our performance with the industry’s top service providers, ARC has raised the bar on customer satisfaction. ARC is the recipient of numerous awards and is known in the relocation industry as the “best of the best!”

PCH Wins Partner of the Year Award

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

On Tuesday, February 4th, the Preferred Corporate Housing team attended Synergy Global Housing’s 2019 Partner Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This event brought together housing suppliers from all over the world to discuss industry best practices, Synergy’s aggressive growth projections and how Synergy’s supply partners play an integral role in serving its guests to facilitate that growth.

The Symposium wrapped with Synergy recognizing its supply partners of the year, both domestic and international. The executive leadership team at Synergy along with its client-facing counselor team identified the top four suppliers in both the domestic and international markets.Preferred Corporate Housing was proud to be named as a 2019 Domestic Winner of Synergy’s Partner of the Year Award.

“Synergy is an amazing partner,” said Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services with PCH. “Our company cultures align perfectly, and this facilitates a partnership that allows PCH to support Synergy’s global clients, provide personalized, top notch service, and continue to create innovative housing solutions.”

Synergy’s 2019 Partner of the Year winners were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Is partner centric
  • Goes above and beyond for clients
  • Provides a personalized guest experience
  • Is responsive to guest’s needs, providing 24-7 support
  • Offers transparent business processes
  • Serves both major and remote markets.

Other Partner of the Year winners include CWS, Suite Home Corporate Housing, Nika Corporate Housing, Clarendon Serviced Apartments, Supercity, Pan Pacific and P.Martinez. Preferred Corporate Housing is proud to be included in the company of these great partners.

PCH Director wins CHPA Tower of Excellence Award

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Preferred Corporate Housing is excited to announce that Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services, has been named “Individual Member of the Year” at this year’s Corporate Housing Providers Association Tower of Excellence Awards.

CHPA held its Tower of Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 6th, in conjunction with the CHPA Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This ceremony included awards given in 7 different categories, including Best Philanthropic/Community Program, Company of the Year and Individual of the Year. This year’s ‘Individual of the Year’ honor was awarded to Michelle Velasquez.

“Michelle has dedicated the last 10 years of her career to the expansion of the Corporate Housing industry and exponential growth of Preferred Corporate Housing,” said Samantha Elliott, PCH President. “We see her commitment to excellence every day in the ways she leads our team and her unwaivering support of our global clients. She deserves this honor,” said Elliott.

The CHPA Individual of the Year Tower of Excellence Award is given to an outstanding employee, executive or owner who has demonstrated commitment and excellence within their company and the corporate housing industry as a whole. This person has proven financial growth year over year, exceeded guest expectations measured by survey results or testimonials, served CHPA through committee leadership or other volunteerism, developed strong partnerships with other corporate housing providers and supplier partners, served in leadership roles with other associations (ERC, NAA, etc.), and created new programs to enhance their business and the corporate housing industry as a whole. This award recognizes their support and acknowledges their diligence, service dedication and industry involvement.

About Michelle Velasquez, GMS, CCHP:

As the Director of Client Services for Preferred Corporate Housing, Michelle oversees all day-to-day tasks relating to sales, new client development, existing client retention, onboarding and industry training initiatives. Michelle is the current Chair of Worldwide ERC’s YP40 Committee, is a regular contributor for Mobility Magazine and was a 2018 recipient of WERC’s Meritorious Service Award.

About Preferred Corporate Housing:

Preferred Corporate Housing, a 20+ year industry leader for furnished temporary housing, provides service to more than 42,000 global destinations. PCH has become a go-to resource for more than 8,000 local, national and global clients including 413 Fortune 100/500 companies.

About CHPA:

CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry. The association advances the highest standards in business and professionalism; provides valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increases visibility among related industries. Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners.

Preferred Corporate Housing Honored at FEM Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs)

Monday, May 15th, 2017

FEM Runner UPOn Thursday May 4 2017, the winners of this year’s FEM EMMAs were announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Denver City Center Marriott, Denver, CO.

The FEM EMMAs are the premier awards for the global mobility and HR industry and on Thursday night, following a highly successful two-day Summit key figures, leaders and companies gathered to celebrate the brightest and best in the Americas.

Preferred Corporate Housing was honored to be recognized as Runner Up for “Corporate Housing Provider of the Year,” a category with eight other shortlisted companies competing for the title. “This award has grown in popularity over recent years, and is highly competitive because of the high bar set by all entered nominees,” said Michelle Velasquez, Director of Client Services for Preferred Corporate Housing. “We are proud of our accomplishments over the past years that have led to awards and recognition such as this,” said Velasquez.

Earlier this year, Preferred Corporate Housing received the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from the global relocation management company, MoveCenter. “Being recognized at such a high level by the Forum for Expatriate Management and the panel of Human Resource and Mobility Professionals is another testament to the dedication of our team,” said Jon Lanclos, PCH Founder. “The team’s commitment to exceptional service, along with their ability to personalize each transferee’s relocation experience are the keys that continue to drive Preferred Corporate Housing’s success,” said Lanclos.

About Preferred Corporate Housing: Preferred Corporate Housing recently celebrated its 20th year servicing temporary housing needs in more than 42,000 global destinations. PCH’s unique low-overhead model provides flexibility in location, budget and customization. With the ability to service remote locations along with the major cities, and dedication to creating the perfect solution for each unique need, PCH is the go-to choice of more than twenty-five relocation management companies and corporate-direct clients.

Preferred Corporate Housing Director wins Tower of Excellence Award at Corporate Housing Provider’s Association Annual Conference

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Michelle Velasquez, CCHP
Director of Client Services – Preferred Corporate Housing

The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), the professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing professionals around the world, held its annual Tower of Excellence Awards luncheon in conjunction with its National Conference in New Orleans last week. The Tower of Excellence Awards recognize success and achievement from within the corporate housing industry, and members from around the world come together to honor their peers and industry leaders.

Preferred Corporate Housing’s Director of Client Services, Michelle Velasquez, CCHP, was honored to receive the Tower of Excellence Award for ‘Volunteer of the Year.’ This award recognizes outstanding members who lend themselves to service and expansion of CHPA and the corporate housing industry, and it acknowledges diligence and service dedication. Velasquez’s active involvement with the National and Regional Conference Planning Committees, Program Task Force and NextGen Task Force led to her win for Volunteer of the Year.

“CHPA is a great organization with such amazing people. It is so easy to get involved, and it is very fulfilling to see the work we all put in result in industry-wide success,” said Velasquez. “I am very honored to win this award, and I am grateful to work for a company like Preferred Corporate Housing that allows me to get involved with organizations like CHPA.”

About Preferred Corporate Housing:
Preferred Corporate Housing is the premier, North American temporary lodging provider for corporate/government relocation programs, extended travel assignments and other corporate travel needs. Since 1996, Preferred Corporate Housing has built a unique model for providing housing solutions in more than 42,000 locations across the US and Canada, specializing in remote destinations and third-tier cities. PCH takes pride in its ability to provide furnished lodging solutions exactly where clients need them, when they need them. Multiple options are available at every budgetary level, making PCH a great partner for any relocation program.

About CHPA:
The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is the only trade association dedicated to the corporate housing industry. As the industry continually evolves, members gain insight and resources on how to stay competitive through their involvement with CHPA. CHPA, as the voice of the corporate housing industry, offers networking, educational and informational opportunities to corporate housing providers around the world.