March 05, 2010 // Franchising.com // MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., – Weichert Corporate Housing recently strengthened and expanded its corporate housing offerings with the acquisition of Premier Relocation Solutions. With the acquisition, Weichert Corporate Housing enhances its inventory of furnished apartments in New York City while continuing to provide world-class service at competitive rates nationwide.
Premier Relocation Solutions, which had been in operation for more than 11 years, was one of the leading providers of furnished apartments in Manhattan. Founded by Carla Conti and Paola Garzoni in 1998, Premier Relocation Solutions built an inventory of quality corporate apartments throughout Manhattan and Hudson County New Jersey.
As part of Weichert Corporate Housing, Premier Relocation Solutions will continue to operate under the same name to reinforce the trusted reputation it has earned for providing exemplary service, and stylish apartments. Through its affiliation with the Weichert Family of Companies, Weichert Corporate Housing has access to a roster of Fortune 500 companies and international corporate clients.
"We are excited to welcome Premier Relocation Solutions," said Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing. "From the beginning there was mutual interest in bringing our two companies together. The cultures, capabilities and infrastructure all compliment each other extremely well."
In addition to being recognized as a leader within the corporate housing industry, Premier Relocation Solutions earned a great reputation in New York City for its work within the community. Over the years, Premier Relocation Solutions was a leading supporter of The Partnership for the Homeless, helping to furnish apartments and provide housewares and other essential items for underprivileged families.
"For the past 11 years, we have proudly established local brand recognition that stands for quality service and flexibility to our clients' needs. Joining Weichert Corporate Housing now enables us to move to the next level as an elite provider of temporary furnished accommodations on a national scale," said Conti.
Premier Relocation Solutions will continue to operate from its Columbus Circle office location as part of Weichert Corporate Housing. Ms. Conti will direct the current staff as Vice President of New York Operations.
Weichert Corporate Housing emerged in 2001 as a unique temporary housing solution offered to corporate clients relocating to New York City and across the country with the goal of delivering greater cost while providing best in class level of service. In 2009, Weichert Corporate Housing ranked first among the top five most utilized national providers for "Overall Satisfaction" in the seventh annual Relocation Manager's Survey on temporary housing conducted by Trippel Survey and Research.
Weichert Realtors has nearly 18,000 sales associates in approximately 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.