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.

Keepin’ it Fresh: Food Revolution Week Re-Cap

Food RevolutionOn May 13, 2013 Capital M’s Jamie-Oliver-inspired organic-fest kicked off to bring together foodies all over the world. Few restaurants can wave the organic banner as credibly, or as enthusiastically, as Capital M. They’ve been seeking local, organic food since 1992 and remain a strong figure in a now burgeoning flock of organic/vegan/wholefoods cafes and restaurants across the city. Now, paying homage to food warrior Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, they are dedicating an entire week to all things organic.

In spirit of Jamie’ Oliver’s Food revolution Day, our employees decided to get creative and host a cooking demo for some of our guests. While the food prepared was not quite organic, we did cover important tips of how to eat healthy while you are on the go. Everyone can relate that when you are traveling, it is SO much easier to go out to eat or order take out, but what happened to that healthy kick you’ve been keeping up lately?  Check out our Traveling Nutrition Tips below and tap into the cooking gallery to see what it’s like to cook with Synergy!

Traveling Nutrition Tips: Smart Travel Reminders

  1. Don’t skip meals! Aim to eat roughly every 3 hours.Pre-Demo 5
  2. Stay hydrated. Drink .5-1.0 oz. per pound of body weight per day. This is especially important with air travel. Aim to drink about 8 ounces of fluid every hour on the plane.
  3. Bring bars. Granola and protein bars are great for snacks and pre- and post-workout nutrition.
  4. Include lean protein at each meal. Choose foods like grilled chicken, fish, and pork (white meat), beef, beans, and legumes. Opt for sandwiches made with turkey, ham, or roast beef.
  5. Eat healthy carbohydrates. Add a baked potato (be careful of toppings), brown rice, whole wheat pasta and bread, beans/legumes, etc.
  6. Add color. Include fresh fruit or vegetable at every meal.\
  7. Search for healthy foods. You can build a great sandwich or salad and find trail mix, nuts, bars, and water at any kiosk or airport store.

Sample Meals and Snacks

  • Turkey Breast and avocado sandwich on whole wheat bread with veggies like tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and sprouts, and onions. Hold the mayo to save 100 or more calories.
  • Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce, grilled chicken, and a side of vegetable. No whole wheat pasta? Swap extra veggies for half of the regular pasta.
  • A piece of fresh fruit (wash it with water) and nuts – half or whole pack, depending on size.

Build a Super Smoothie

  1. Start with 5-10 cubes of ice.

Smoothie pic

Tips for Creating a Delicious Smoothie

Smoothie Sweets

For more delicious smoothies, visit Core Performance to access tasty recipes!

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!

Synergy Corporate Housing partners with Emerald Fund for environmentally-friendly living in the heart of San Francisco

RINCONSan Francisco, CA, March 26 — San Francisco is home to a wide array of environmentally conscious landmarks from its municipal buildings to popular attractions like the Academy of Sciences and Davies Symphony Hall. As San Francisco has progressed into one of the nation’s leaders in sustainability, so has its apartment living. With a careful eye on the future, Synergy Corporate Housing has partnered with SF-based Emerald Fund developers to offer its clients the perfect San Francisco blend of luxury and green living with Synergy’s newest exclusive property, Rincon Green, located at 333 Harrison Street on Rincon Hill.

“Synergy demonstrates its commitment to the environment through our passion for modern design, inspired by our awareness of nature and the importance of global conservation,” says Jack Jensky, founding partner of Synergy Corporate Housing. “We have found time and again that the needs and wishes of our Bay Area guests echo this same commitment to sustainability. Synergy has already partnered with many property management groups that carry with them the same philosophical pledge to integrate sustainability into their apartments. We continue that tradition at Rincon Green.”

Synergy Corporate Housing was the recent recipient of the Corporate Housing Providers Association award in the category of Green Progress for their ongoing sustainable initiatives. Synergy will feature many of the amenities at the new Rincon Green property that helped them win this honor. All Synergy apartments feature elements from Synergy’s “Sustainable Space” line which includes the Synergy Eco-Beds and furniture made from environmentally-friendly materials. Synergy has also made a commitment at this property to provide refillable toiletry sets, replacing the tired industry standard travel size and decreasing the amount of plastic its guests are forced to consume.

Tenants stay cozy with hydronic heating systems installed beneath the floors that rely on hot water instead of electricity. This system is ideal for those that enjoy consistent heat year round, as it operates very efficiently and keeps the space at a consistent, comfortable temperature. High efficiency air filtration systems remove unwanted airborne material from Rincon Green apartments, including any potential pollutants and particulate matter ensuring the apartment remains a constant breath of fresh air. All Rincon Green apartments are equipped with energy efficient washer dryers and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Guests will also find recycling services throughout the property.

Synergy Corporate Housing’s partnership with Emerald Fund offers more than just sustainable peace of mind though. Rincon Green Property Manager Karl Wagner sees “green living” as an integral part of the success of Rincon Green.

“Today’s San Francisco renter is smart and sophisticated,” he says. “The lifestyle here—combining the best of state-of-the-art technology with eco-friendly products and features—has vast appeal to our renters. We are already more than 80% leased up, which is a testament to how strongly San Franciscans value a residential offering that is both sustainable and sophisticated.”

In this vein, the slogan of Rincon Green is “Live here; Be everywhere.” The complex offers an expansive outdoor space including a sundeck and whirlpool that overlooks the city skyline. From this sought after locale, residents have views of downtown San Francisco, The Bay Bridge, and the beautiful Embarcadero. A short walk or transit ride gives residents access to local restaurants, shopping, and entertainment including AT&T Park, home of the two-time World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants.

“Our partnership at Rincon Green with Emerald Fund presents our clients with a new state-of-the-art apartment community located in the heart of San Francisco,” remarks Jensky. “The combination of this property’s amenities with the outstanding location provides our guests an expanded choice of lifestyle apartment offerings unique to San Francisco.”

 

For more information, visit www.synergyhousing.com.

 

Put a Little Mustard on your Curve Ball!

Early Morning Set Up

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Hey batter, batter, batter, batter, suhwing, batter! For the past 5 years Synergy has been a dedicated sponsor to the San Ramon Valley Little League. It is an event we look forward to each year, because who doesn’t love starting off their spring season with … Continue reading