Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates Honored as Nomad Elite Member for Exceptional Service in 2023

Published on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 by Lynn Ripley

Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates (MCHA), a leader in the corporate housing industry, is thrilled to announce its prestigious recognition as a member of Nomad Elite for the outstanding service provided throughout the year 2023. This exclusive designation is a tribute to the exceptional commitment and unwavering dedication of our team to excellence.

Nomad Elite is a distinguished acknowledgment granted only to partners who surpass a minimum volume threshold and consistently deliver flawless apartments, achieving zero Major Arrival Defects (MADs) for the entire year. This accolade signifies the highest standard of service within the Nomad Direct network.

“The recognition goes beyond a mere acknowledgment of Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates’ efforts. It is a testament to the seamless experiences our guests have enjoyed, which is a direct result of your unwavering dedication to quality. With zero Major Arrival Defects (MADs), your performance has truly set a new standard within our network,” said Gavan James, CEO at Nomad Temporary Housing.

In response to this esteemed award announcement, Diane Berry, CEO at Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates, expresses her enthusiasm: “We are absolutely thrilled that MCHA has received Nomad’s prestigious award. This is not an easy accomplishment, and I am beyond proud of our team. Without their dedication and expertise, we would not have been able to deliver the level of quality worthy of Nomad’s award. I am confident we will continue this trajectory and surpass expectations in the future.”

About Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates

For more than 50 years, Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates has offered custom-tailored corporate housing solutions across 100+ countries and 20,000 communities. Our thorough research and vetting process enables us to negotiate on behalf of our clients, ensuring a smooth transition. We hold certifications from WOSB, WBENC-WBEA, WOB, GSA, and TX HUB. Our carefully chosen communities provide guests with fully furnished apartments, furniture and housewares, high-speed internet, streaming TV, and 24/7 emergency customer support. For more information, visit

About Nomad

Nomad employs a unique model of technology and personalized customer care that utilizes the proprietary, industry-leading Nomad Direct sourcing platform to access more than 3,000 vetted partners worldwide. Offering a single point of contact and end to end management of a client’s worldwide housing needs, Nomad utilizes its vast array of partners to offer thousands of apartments and suite hotel rooms to clients in the locations they need, with the selection of choice they demand. Top clients report Nomad’s service delivery is a step above any other global serviced accommodation brand, and the industry awards and accolades received reinforce this. Nomad operates in 93 countries via our regional offices in San Diego, Phoenix, London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

OWL Wins Tower of Excellence 2024 for Company of the Year (Provider/Agency) from CHPA

Published on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 by Maria Valls

San Diego, February 12th, 2024 – OWL, a collaborative global marketplace for the sourcing and procurement of temporary housing, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the Tower of Excellence 2024 for Company of the Year (Provider/Agency) from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA).

“We are incredibly grateful for this honor of being named Company of the Year,” says Alex Shahabe, President of OWL. “Thank you for trusting us and being part of creating a global marketplace to bring efficiency to our industry. The collaboration between sourcing, supplier companies, and OWL has been unique and impactful for all users.”

The “Company of the Year” category from the CHPA Tower of Excellence Awards 2024 recognizes CHPA members that have proven activity exceeding provider/client expectations in their business, achieving sound financial results, and have contributed locally, nationally, and internationally to the corporate housing industry.

Since its founding in 2020, OWL has provided a global marketplace for providers to source and be sourced for long and short-term temporary housing. The company has experienced incredible growth and has incorporated innovations that have revolutionized collaboration within the global temporary housing industry.

Highlights of OWL’s achievements include:

  • Connecting over 700 organizations globally in 83 countries, offering 650,000+ temporary homes for seamless bookings.
  • Embraced and adopted by over 40 leading RMCs and DSPs in 10 countries, acknowledging its revolutionary influence on industry dynamics.
  • Achieving near 100% performance and stability, guaranteeing a rock-solid technology foundation.
  • Incorporating improved capabilities such as automated supplier & city matching, an interactive map for property selections and Private Label options.
  • Providing major user experience enhancements, making the platform even more user-friendly and efficient.
  • Offering efficient features that allow buyers and suppliers to review, edit, and finalize bookings with just a few clicks.
  • Providing 99% quote accuracy, ensuring customized information and algorithm-based matching.

“We are committed to bringing the most robust and efficient technology to change the way the temporary industry sources and procures temporary housing globally,” added Alex Shahabe. “Our main objective is to bring trusted technology that provides efficiency while optimizing labor costs and reducing layering costs.”

The OWL team is honored to receive this award and would like to thank the CHPA team for this renowned recognition and for organizing this relevant annual event and awards that recognize the best of the temporary industry.

For more information or a demo of the OWL technology, email or visit

About OWL

Founded in 2020 by Alex Shahabe, San Diego-headquartered OWL provides a global marketplace for providers to source and be sourced for long and short-term temporary housing. OWL launched to facilitate a new level of convenience by offering all temporary housing providers complimentary access to fill vacancies and bid on housing requests that best fit their companies’ inventory style.

About CHPA

The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is a professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers around the world. CHPA is the only trade association dedicated to the corporate housing industry, providing networking, educational, and informational opportunities to corporate housing providers globally.

Exciting Office Relocation for Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates and Five Star Real Estate Services

Published on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 by Lynn Ripley

Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates and Five Star Real Estate Services have recently relocated their offices within The Woodlands to better cater to our client’s needs and foster additional growth.

As of October 1, 2023, we have moved to the modern and convenient Parkwood One Building, situated at 10077 Grogan’s Mill Road, Suite 466, The Woodlands. Our former offices were located at 26411 Interstate 45 North.

Our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional corporate housing and real estate services remains steadfast. These office relocations have been carefully planned to elevate our capabilities and provide an even more conducive environment for our valued clients and dedicated team members.

Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates

Specializing in corporate housing globally, Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates is dedicated to delivering high-quality services. Established in 1972, we take pride in our five decades of service to Montgomery County and neighboring areas. The new location presents exciting opportunities for us, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence.

Please update your records with our new contact details:

Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates

10077 Grogan’s Mill Road, Suite 466

The Woodlands, Texas 77380


Five Star Real Estate Services

Strategically relocating to a new space with additional capacity, Five Star Real Estate Services is gearing up for expanded real estate and destination service recruitment efforts. Our team is enthusiastic about the opportunities this move brings and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of service in the real estate industry.

Please update your records with our new contact details:

Five Star Real Estate Services

10077 Grogan’s Mill Road, Suite 466

The Woodlands, Texas 77380


Korman Communities, RXR purchased Ave Phoenix Terra in Phoenix market

Ave Phoenix Terra is a brand new, 348-unit, seven-story, professionally managed, Class A property boasting 60,000 square feet of amenity space. The property offers a unique flexible-stay living solution in downtown Phoenix.

Published on Monday, March 14th, 2022 by Ashley Cerasaro

Phoenix, AZ [March 8, 2022] – Korman Communities, in partnership with RXR, has completed the purchase of its first property in the Phoenix market. The brand new, 348-unit, seven-story, professionally managed, Class A property boasting 60,000 square feet of amenity space, AVE Phoenix Terra, offers a unique flexible-stay living solution in Downtown Phoenix.

“We are focused on growing our AVE portfolio of first-class residential properties in key growth markets across the U.S. This acquisition represents the first of many new ventures in Phoenix,” says Bradley Korman, co-CEO of the Philadelphia-area-based Korman Communities. “We are proud to have RXR as our partner on this venture, as our organizations are aligned on values and visions for the future.”

“We’re proud to partner with the Korman organization in providing our residents with a world-class living experience filled with amenity-rich programming, state-of-the-art technology, and ‘five-star’ service,” says Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO of RXR.

AVE will be introducing its furnished apartment service, offering flexible month-to-month leases to the Phoenix market. All furnished apartments include a custom furniture package, a fully accessorized kitchen, a washer and dryer in residence, a linen package, and all utilities.

“We are a solution for individuals who need a comfortable, flexible place to stay for 30 days or more. The Phoenix housing market has never been hotter in recent history, with inventory at new lows,” says Lea Anne Welsh, COO of Korman Communities and president of the AVE. “We can be a place for them to hang their hat until they find their next home. They just need to bring their suitcase – we’ll take care of the rest!”

AVE also will bring its best-in-class multifamily apartment living experience, which is designed to deliver the ultimate carefree lifestyle and a strong sense of community.

AVE Phoenix Terra features a variety of apartment floorplans ranging from studio to three-bedroom featuring contemporary amenities including chef-inspired kitchens in two color palettes, speckled quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel GE appliances, abundant closet space featuring walk-ins with custom shelving, hardwood-inspired flooring, large, walk-in showers with glass doors, garden-style soaking tubs, and a Smart washer/dryer in residence. Select apartments feature built-in wine refrigerators and private patios/balconies.

All residents enjoy complimentary access to unprecedented, on-demand amenities featuring a resort, palm-tree lined sundeck with a sparkling pool, loungers, and relaxing hot tub, two large courtyards featuring grilling stations, a tranquility fountain, lounge seating, a putting green, and outdoor gaming, an expansive, wraparound patio offering indoor-outdoor bar seating, a fire pit lounge, and spectacular city, valley, and mountain views, a 24/7 multi-zone fitness center featuring cardio, strength, and spin with indoor/outdoor access, a business center with flex workspace and reservable conference room and private work suites, secure, personal, Gigabit WiFi that travels with residents throughout the community, a fully equipped dog wash station, a beverage bar with freshly brewed, bean-to-cup coffee machine and Kombucha station, a resident social lounge with fully equipped, chef-inspired kitchen and dining area, and a mixology lounge with Speakeasy. AVE’s professional Resident Services team is on site seven days a week to assist with day-to-day living needs.

“We want to ensure our residents are comfortable and feel taken care of,” says Welsh. “Our experienced, friendly team is on site every day to provide a quality living experience and a sense of community through concierge support, events, and partnerships.”

AVE Phoenix Terra also boasts 7,000-square-feet of retail space, with the goal to bring two exciting dining concepts to the neighborhood and ultimately offer more convenience amenities for residents.

AVE Phoenix Terra is centrally located in Downtown Phoenix, walking distance to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. It’s also convenient to everything in the region – just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, 5 minutes from the Light Rail with stops in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa, and less than 5 minutes to I-17 and I-10, which connects with Loop 101, offering an easy commute to Peoria and Paradise Valley.

About AVE and Korman Communities

AVE specializes in luxury apartments for the discerning renter and fully furnished apartments for individuals who need a flexible living option. The hospitality-driven brand professionally manages state-of-the-art residential communities in New Jersey, the Greater Philadelphia Area, the East Bay of San Francisco, Texas, and Arizona featuring unprecedented resort and business amenities and award-winning service teams.

Korman Communities is a fully integrated, fifth-generation, 100-year-old real estate company with development, management, asset, marketing, and financial capabilities operating throughout the United States and in London. The portfolio is comprised of two brands – AVE ( best-in-class, multi-family residential communities and AKA ( luxury hotel accommodations. For more information, visit

About RXR

RXR an innovative investor, developer, and place-maker committed to applying a customer and community-centered approach to building properties, services, and products that create enduring value for all stakeholders. Headquartered in New York with a national platform strategy, RXR is a 500+ person, vertically integrated operating and development company with expertise in a wide array of value creation activities, including ground-up real estate, infrastructure, and industrial development, uncovering value in underperforming properties, repurposing well-located iconic properties, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and value-added lending. The RXR platform manages 84 commercial real estate properties and investments with an aggregate gross asset value of $22.4 billion, comprising approximately 30.3 million square feet of commercial properties, a multi-family residential portfolio of approximately 6,900 units under operation or development, and control of development rights for an additional approximately 2,900 multi-family and for-sale units.

New Dublin Property Adds to Synergy’s Growing EMEA Portfolio

Located in Dublin’s Ballsbridge Neighbourhood, Synergy @ The Pines Marks the fifth new EMEA offering in the last 14 months

Published on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 by Synergy Global Housing

Dublin, IE, February 25, 2022 — Today, Synergy Global Housing (Synergy), a leader in serviced accommodation programme management, announced the launch of Synergy @ The Pines, the latest EMEA offering in a string of recent property openings specifically designed to accommodate the travelling, remote workforce. Located at The Pines, Ballsbridge D4, directly across from Dublin’s embassy belt, Synergy @ The Pines features one-bedroom apartments, all of which offer with customisable ergonomic workstations to support a comfortable and productive in-apartment work environment.

“Synergy @ The Pines combines purposeful apartment design with an ideal location to deliver an extended-stay hospitality experience catered to the modern business traveller”, said Stephen Hanton, President International. “We want these apartments to contribute a sense of ease and familiarity to life away from home and thereby reduce the friction business travel has on one’s productivity”.

Fresh off from the opening of Synergy The Strand, Synergy’s latest London apartment community located in the highly sought-after Strand district, this new offering in the heart of Dublin adds to Synergy’s rapidly growing UK and Ireland portfolio. Next up for the global extended-stay accommodation programme manager is a bloc of apartments in Munich, three additional properties in Dublin, and two more in London.

“Property offerings like Synergy @ The Pines are ideal additions to Synergy’s ever-growing portfolio across EMEA”, said Claire Barrie, VP of Sales, EMEA & APAC. “As we begin to see less frequent but longer stays, we’re prioritising taking on apartments that provide our guests with a superior experience— one that promotes wellness and productivity in a world where the concept of “work from anywhere” has become the norm. Synergy @ The Pines does just that”.

Synergy @ The Pines is also a plastic-free property, completely void of single-use plastics and micro-bead toiletries. Guests are provided with sustainable alternatives such as glass water carafes and microbead-free toiletries.

Apartment Amenities:

  • Ergonomic desk/workspaces
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Flat-screen Smart TV
  • Generous balconies
  • Views of Herbert Park
  • Lift access
  • Secure underground parking

Location Details:

  • Located in Ballsbridge
  • Sandymount and Landsdown Road train stations are a 10-minute walk
  • A range of food markets, restaurants, pubs, entertainment venues and public transport hubs are within less than a five-minute walk
  • Dublin’s Embassy Belt—10 minutes (walking)
  • St Stephen’s Green—20 minutes (public transport)
  • Dublin Docklands—20 minutes (walking/public transport)

About Synergy Global Housing:

Founded in 1999, Synergy is an international serviced accommodation provider headquartered in San Ramon, CA, delivering a superior hospitality-driven extended-stay experience to the business travel and mobility industries. Providing best-in-class housing and services in over 2,000 cities in more than 85 countries, the company has offices in China, Singapore, India, England, Ireland and multiple locations throughout the United States.

Recognized globally, Synergy’s recent awards include 2021 Corporate Housing Provider of the Year from the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) U.S. and EMEA regions; 2021 and 2020 Corporate Housing Provider of the Year from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA); 2020 Corporate Business of the Year from the Association of Services Apartment Providers (ASAP), and the 2020 Best Service Apartment Provider – Regional/Global award from Relocate Magazine.

Synergy is a member of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a leading international lodging owner-operator based in Singapore. Spanning more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, Ascott’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello, Fox Lite and POP!. Ascott is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Investment (CLI), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups headquartered and listed in Singapore and Malaysia. Today, Ascott boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

CWS Corporate Housing Acquires Apartment & Relocation Center

CWS Housing Acquired Apartment & Relocation Center. Together, they will maintain a team of dedicated individuals who are committed to every relocating client.

Published on Friday, February 25th, 2022 by Lindsey Roberts

(ROUND ROCK, Texas) – CWS Corporate Housing is honored to have acquired Apartment & Relocation Center effective February 25.

Apartment & Relocation Center, a Women-Owned Small Business, was founded in 1983 by Marietta Alba, a leader within the Corporate Housing and Rental Assistance industry.

According to Travis Kessler, President/CEO of Texas REALTORS, Marietta started this successful business venture almost 40 years ago with the vision of partnering with the REALTOR community to meet the business need for corporate housing and rental assistance services in the San Antonio market.

Both CWS Corporate Housing and Apartment & Relocation Center maintain a team of dedicated individuals who are committed to providing lasting impressions for our relocating clients. “The combination of our two teams and companies allows for a heightened guest experience that furthers CWS’ commitment to excellence,” says Tracy Hayes, President of CWS Corporate Housing.

Their team’s extensive knowledge and experience within our industry paves the way for growth within CWS and allows for CWS’ further expansion into the San Antonio market. While CWS will have big shoes to fill in the absence of Marietta Alba, we are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.

CWS Corporate Housing, founded in 1995, is an award-winning industry leader specializing in short-term furnished apartment rentals in over 240 cities nationwide. We continue to expand our portfolio through the acquisition of Gables Corporate Accommodations in late 2019 and our exclusivity with Mid-America Apartment Communities in 2020. We have received national recognition for excellent customer service, innovation, and philanthropic efforts which reflects the impact of our dedicated team members, superior industry knowledge, and expertise in providing temporary living solutions that create lasting impressions.

Visit the CWS website for more information.