Invest in the Future…By Choosing the Right Housing Partner Today.

H-1B VisaEach year since the 1990’s over 65,000 H-1B visas are granted by the US government to highly skilled and specialty trade professionals to come work in the US. These individuals are highly sought after and come from countries all over the world. In recent years the imposed 65,000 visa cap has been exhausted within the first few days that applications were accepted. Clearly the need for these specialists as well as the applicant pool is in high demand, therefore increasing the competition in the market place among companies vying for these specialists.

Synergy understands the investment that companies are making in each of their employees including their foreign workers and the value that they give to your organization. Synergy feels the same about each guest we serve and the desire to provide, not just a place to sleep, but a place to live. Our goal is to become an extension of your organization, a part of your team, and to provide comfortable, convenient and welcoming accommodations for your most valuable assets – your people.

As all H-1B visa holders will begin work in the US in the beginning of October, reach out to Synergy now to secure housing for your incoming associates.  Our premier locations throughout the US are close to your offices and public transit. We offer flexible lease terms and an unmatched level of service. Have the peace of mind to entrust your extended stay or temporary housing program to a partner dedicated to deliver a quality experience every time.

Synergy has experience serving all types of temporary housing programs such as interns, relocation, travel, and more. Visit our website for more information on our corporate housing solutions.  

Resident Safety Tips for Security in your New Home

Realizing that you are probably in new and unfamiliar surroundings, we suggest that you become comfortably acquainted with your new living environment. The following suggestions will help you take an active role in providing your own safety and security.Safety First!

  1. If you have a life threatening Emergency, call 911 immediately as calling our office first will only delay response time. Also, for precautionary reasons, research the surrounding areas for nearby hospitals or police stations.
  2. Do not answer your front door without verifying who it is first.
  3. When returning to your apartment late in the evening, if possible, always use the main entrance of the property. While on the property and at all times, be observant of your surroundings and people in the area.
  4. Please remember to secure all windows and doors before leaving your apartment or going to bed at night; especially if you are in the ground floor apartment. If any of the locking devices in your apartment are inoperable, please contact the Synergy Corporate Housing Offices immediately at 1-800-600-1115.
  5. If at all possible never travel with, or leave, large amounts of jewelry or cash in your apartments.
  6. Following your move-in, please remover your apartment number from the key tag if it is present.
  7. Do not invite strangers into your apartment!
  8. Automobiles and auto accessories, such as cellular phones and stereos, are a prime target 0f thieves. Never leave valuable items in your car and lock your car at all times.

Vivacious San Diego: Become Apart of the Energy at ERC!

SDBuilt over numerous canyons and mesas, San Diego has become one of the great thriving cities of America. Nearly 3 million people have the pleasure of calling this urban getaway home, as it ranks third in size in California, after Los Angeles and San Francisco. With 70 miles of stunning beaches, major seaports, a world class zoo and aquarium, and one of the largest U.S. naval bases, San Diego’s charm stems from its eclectic mix of features to enhance any individual’s style of living. As if there isn’t enough activities to do within the many areas of San Diego, the Worldwide Mobility ERC event has taken roots this May 15th, bringing a strong and effective workforce mobility program to the west coast.

Who and What is the Worldwide ERC?

The Worldwide ERC was established in 1964 representing the authority on global workforce mobility. Headquartered in Washington D.C, it’s current membership includes more than 12,000 professionals who are involved in managing or servicing a mobile workforce. When global workforce mobility professionals, business communities, and media want to learn about current issues, trends, and best practices for the movement of employees all over the world,  the Worldwide ERC has positioned itself to be the best resource for its proven record of expertise. This exceptional group  has been conducting unbiased research, conferences and online training for more than 40 years. It has brought together the most innovative professionals to exchange information and to gain valuable knowledge within the workforce mobility field.

What is so special about the ERC Conference in San Diego?

Not to get off topic, but the conference is being held in sunny San Diego! Who wouldn’t want to attend? More importantly, the Worldwide ERC has planned social events from education sessions, to keynote speakers, and peer networking. Topics up for discussion and observation fall under the titles, “The Innovation Situation-Discovering What Corporations Really Wan in Innovation”, “Household Goods Industry Challenges vs. Corporate Client Needs: Tough Times, Smart Solutions” and “ Temporary Assignments: Don’t Let Your Policy Hang Loose”, to name a few. Also, our lovely sales team members, Susan Becker and Katie Bahr will be attending with partner Jack Jensky to absorb the information and best practices shared to continue our efforts in innovations and in setting the industry standard. Take a minute to wave or shake their hands if you happen to see them there! They won’t bite.

Catch a Wave!

It is in Synergy’s best interest to have boots on the ground because the Worldwide ERC creates extensive resources for their members that anticipate and benefit emerging trends, aid in making astute business decisions, and even have the potential to reduce costs for companies to ultimately position an organization strategically in the marketplace. To be innovative is an integral part of the Synergy culture, which is why we exude our passions with the members of the Worldwide ERC. The success of our culture begins with our people whether it is the internal parts of our organization or our fellow mobility industry peers. So if you happen to see our Synergy peeps at the conference, say hello! In the meantime, take advantage of your location and catch a wave in the glorious sun of San Diego!

If you didn’t get a chance to meet our lovely sales team ladies, check in with our blog next week for an exclusive inside look of the conference where Susan and Katie will be sharing the highlights of each event they attended. Until then, hang loose!

Spend your Summer in San Francisco

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If you’ve been relocated for a special project or you just landed your dream internship in the hustling and bustling city of San Francisco, prepare to fill up your calendar this summer! From a multitude of active events such as … Continue reading

Congrats! You’ve landed your dream internship…500 miles away. Where are you going to live?

lrg220_64177Israel JumpingReceiving an offer letter for an internship at your dream company calls for some celebration. But after the champagne (or Martinelli’s) shower fades, you are left to figure out how you are going to get there and where you are going to lay your head at night. Synergy can help with the latter, no matter if your internship is located in another city, state, or even country! For the former we suggest a taking a road trip. Who doesn’t love a road trip?

Synergy Corporate Housing has experience handling intern programs worldwide. We are also happy to work with the individual intern to find housing accommodations in close proximity to their company’s campus and in a location that is convenient to local restaurants, shopping and entertainment. After all, this internship is equally about the experience you have outside the office as it is about what you learn at that desk.

Whether you will be given a ‘lump sum’ to help with your housing costs or you are paying on your own, Synergy is here to guide you in the right direction, enabling you to stress less on where you will store your clothes and focus more on the amazing summer ahead.

11 REASONS YOU SHOULD CHOOSE SYNERGY FOR HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS DURING YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP

  1. We provide fully furnished and accessorized apartments.
  2. Apartment are located near many business campuses and public transportation.
  3. All utilities and furnishings are included in the rate.
  4. NO DEPOSITS OR FEES. If your stay is longer than 30 nights, NO TAXES either!
  5. All credit cards accepted.
  6. HDTV, DVR and domestic calls come standard in our apartments.
  7. Complimentary wireless internet provided.
  8. Access to luxury amenities such as fitness centers, swimming pools and business centers.
  9. In-suite washers & dryers included (in most locations).
  10. 24-hour customer service and maintenance line.
  11. The Synergy mobile app lets you check out your accommodations and the surrounding location before you arrive.

Synergy offers multiple apartment types so that you can choose if you want to stay by yourself or share the experience with other interns.

To find a Synergy apartment in the location of your internship, use the property search tool on our website: www.synergyhousing.com.

Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible, and make your stay a memorable experience.

Ready to make a move? Contact us today for current availability and pricing.

reservations@synergyhousing.com

(925) 807-1155

Universal was a Long Shot…Synergy Global Accommodations is now!

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I’m sure you were excited to see that Synergy’s capabilities had yet again raised your expectations, however, we will not be introducing you to the Man on the Moon or gearing you up in space suits just yet. Universal is on our future agenda, but we’d like to tell you more about what we can introduce you to through our global capabilities now!

The key to Synergy’s success in the international arena is by providing unique solutions tailored to each client’s needs. We realize that all clients are created differently and their housing needs will vary from client to client; country to country. Only by discovering each client’s unique identity can Synergy provide tailored solutions. These solutions will educate the client on the market conditions in addition to providing the best furnished housing options.

From Silicon Valley to Singapore, Los Angeles to London or Manhattan to Munich, Synergy is strategically positioned to deliver customized corporate housing solutions on a global scale. We understand the difficulties associated with locating and providing high quality furnished accommodations around the world. Synergy goes to great lengths to identify best-in-class providers to ensure we continually and consistently exceed expectations in quality, service and value.
We also recognize that each company’s needs are different and that’s why we spend time getting to know our clients. This allows us to tailor a solution that aligns with their culture, goals and objectives. Our mission is to be an extension of your organization, not just another vendor.
• Corporate housing program management
• Guaranteed best-in-class providers around the world
• Comprehensive needs analysis
• Dedicated account support team providing personalized service Synergy
•Customized reporting and metrics – billing, operations, guest satisfaction
• Web based client portal and online booking
• Market analysis, spend and cost savings tracking
• 24/7 accessibility
As an international traveler, what matters the most to you?

Synergy’s New Exclusive on the Moon!

Synergy on the Moon

Innovation is the future! As a leading industry provider, Synergy Corporate Housing has yet again raised the bar with our new exclusive property on the moon. Founders Jack Jensky and Henry Luebbert experienced the earth’s orbit in a 5 day mission to make peace with intergalactic space men at the new space station and Synergy Exclusive property, Starbright Comet. Featuring mind boggling amenities such as an earthly spa inspired shower that cleanses the guest with floating bubbles. Also available for Synergy guests is a James Bond-style space camp situated only 1 light year away on a tropical island –  a program which offers the equivalent to earth’s “State-of-the-Art Fitness Center”. Of course many questions have surfaced regarding the safety of our guests. However, rest assured that we’ve completed our due diligence to make sure each guest is safe and has an out of this world experience.  The S.S. Synergy space shuttle will remain stationed at the property at all times in case of an emergency and upon arrival, guests will be given a complimentary 8 week space training to adapt to the moon’s atmosphere.

In preparation for this new venture, Synergy has began designing new space packages such as the Comet Suite and the Galaxy Package, which will feature futuristic furnishings, automated technology, and a personal robot to cater to your every need. Our eco-conscious product developments will continue at this new property with Starbright Comet’s space-age waste management system. All waste is recycled and re-used at the on-site recycling plant located in close proximity on Crater Lake. The hope of Starbright Comet’s property manager, Zeop Uwoe, is that once guests have seen the view of Mother Earth from the moon, they will be awed by its majesty and realize the importance of protecting our planet and bring some of the practices they learn on the moon back to Earth.

Space suits available upon request. For more information on this new property, please contact the Man on the Moon or visit our website: www.synergyhousing.com

Synergy Spotlight

New Faces at Synergy!

Learn a bit about three new Synergy team members spotlighted here.

LauraWilliamson

Laura is a Las Vegas native with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, beginning her career in corporate housing in 1985. She  held escalating positions throughout her tenure with one of the nation’s largest corporate housing providers before joining Synergy this year. 28 years in this industry has taught her to listen to the customer, execute and deliver excellence in service by team collaboration and contribution.

A mother of one wonderful college-age son, currently residing in Los Angeles and will oversee the SoCal Operations. Laura is excited about her new role with Synergy and being a part of this dynamic family!

WinniVdPWinni joins Synergy with over 28 years of experience in the corporate housing industry, the later 15 of those years in Relocation. Winni also joins our Los Angeles team and will be focusing on building new relationships and fostering current ones with Synergy’s relocation partners.

Born in California, Winni is 1st generation Dutch and can speck Dutch fluently. Living in Long Beach, she spends her time with family, friends, gardening and decorating. She says she had always heard how great and wonderful Synergy is to work for and be a part of.

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Lawrence Olson debuts with Synergy as a Guest Service Representative in Synergy’s San Diego office.  A native San Diegan, Lawrence brings a wealth knowledge to the Synergy team with expertise in hospitality and operations. Lawrence’s extensive travel throughout the US  enables him to identify Synergy as Best-in-Class when it comes to service and guest experience. Lawrence joins his sister Christie who is already a part of the San Diego sales team and together they are a dynamic family.

In his spare time Lawrence is a car enthusiast and enjoys tinkering with his car. In the kitchen Lawrence takes on Emeril Lagasse with his secret sauce for homemade spaghetti.

Welcome to the Synergy Family!

Soaking up the Sun in San Diego!

Synergy Housing opened its doors to a San Diego office nearly one year ago. Since then, we have acquired some remarkable units in this beachy California city, and are please to accommodate guests there throughout the year. Our most recent unit in San Diego is a part of the revolutionary Circa 37, an eco-friendly complex dedicated to sustainability and healthy-living. During your next trip to San Diego, we hope you will take the time to fully appreciate the laid-back and life-loving attitude of the thousands of Californians that call this city home. Need some ideas of how to best do this? Let Synergy’s first blog travel-guide lead you from the can’t-miss attractions to the yummiest restaurants in San Diego!

Beaches

San Diego boasts over 30 public beaches, all sure to please if you have a day filled with sun and sand in mind. From Pacific Beach and Mission Beach to Carlsbad, the beaches in San Diego are the perfect place for sun-bathing, sand-castle building and watching the spectacular West Coast sunsets.

Aerial of Pacific Beach and Mission Valley

Balboa Park

Balboa Park – The Art of Practice & Mediation

Balbao Park is a true gem for culture and arts in San Diego. With a rich history, and a huge selection of museums, gardens, and family attractions, the 1,200 acres which make up this lush urban park will entertain you all day long. A variety of free and paid tours are available throughout the week, or you can stroll along the many trails at your own pace. Don’t miss the fascinating art-and-craft Mingei International Museum and stop to smell the flowers in the Rose Garden. While enjoying the scenery, try and find Balboa Park’s hidden garden. Here’s a hint: think tropical! Take your time in this beautiful park, as once you step foot into this green oasis, you won’t be in any rush to leave.

 Coronado

Visiting the island of Coronado is a must for first-time travelers to San Diego. It’s own city, Coronado is connected to the main land by a two mile long soaring bridge, and the scenery from the bridge is almost worth the trip alone. Coronado is home to the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, a Victorian-style masterpiece which is sure to please your inner architect. According to The Travel Channel, “Hotel Del” is the number-one wedding spot in the US, and the Coronado beach was recently named the #1 Best Beach in America by Florida International University professor and coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach”. For a local destination with some mediterranean flare, don’t skimp on a day-trip to Coronado.

Pizza Port

Pizza Port

If your day of sight-seeing has left you famished and looking for easy bite to eat, Pizza Port Carlsbad is the answer. With a huge selection of “grog”, the local beers and draft favorites won’t leave you dissappointed or thirsty, and a unique selection of pizzas from pesto chicken to black bean and veggie will satisfy every taste-bud. Pizza Port is an ultimate family experience, with tasty grub and a lively atmosphere. Order more than you’re hungry for because the left-overs are just as good as the originals.

K’nB Wine Cellars

Thirsty? K’nB Wine Cellars is a hidden gem tucked away in the Del Cerro shopping center off of College Ave. With 30 beers rotating on tap, a huge selection of local and global wine, and a great menu of appetizers or entrees, the service and price can’t be beat. The outdoor seating area delivers some of the divine San Diego air, and you will enjoy every minute of your experience, whether it’s for a quick cocktail, or a full night out.

Truluck’s in La Jolla

If being in San Diego has left you craving seafood, Truluck’s will satisfy your tastebuds and deliver an ultimate dining experience. Consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in San Diego, Truluck’s is known for its outstanding food and excellent ambiance and service. Trulucks guarantees the freshest seafood, serving it from boat to table in a 24 hour period. Leave the kids with a sitter, and spend a well-deserved dinner at Truluck’s.

Kayaking & Paddleboarding Lessons

Kayaking in San Diego

Spend some time on the water with a kayaking or paddleboarding lesson. Make sure and go through Aqua Adventures, a company that boasts great service, a fun experience, and friendly people. Plus, they’re dog friendly! The prices are unbeatable, with kayak rentals starting at $16.50/hour. Take in San Diego in a new way on a kayak or paddleboard!

Did you do something in San Diego that you really enjoyed and isn’t on this list? Share your own experiences in our comments section, and check back for more Travel Guides to your upcoming Synergy destinations!