Saundra de Montaño can best be described as a serial real estate entrepreneur. A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in mathematics, de Montaño worked first as an actuary and then moved onto writing technical manuals for software and computer programming, but eventually gravitated to real estate as her one true passion.
Her 1996 marriage to husband, Jordi Montaño-Carrera, began the onset of her serious real estate ventures when the couple purchased a tri-plex in San Mateo, California, then later, a six-plex in San Francisco.Recognizing the inherent value of real estate, the two-income couple lived off one salary and saved the other for buying more properties - an investment in their future. This tactic allowed Saundra and Jordi to purchase with cash and no bank financing, their neighbor’s investment property, a ten-unit complex in San Francisco.
Together, they continued to grow their holdings, eventually buying homes in Las Vegas, Texas and Atlanta and ultimately amassing 34 homes in four states. To say that Saundra understands the intricacies and challenges of property management is an understatement.
In 2014, Saundra and Jordi put down roots in Las Vegas and Saundra opened her own real estate brokerage firm, a highly successful venture that allowed her to explore, learn and familiarize herself with real estate in Las Vegas from one end of the valley to the other. The couple eventually sold most of their holdings, allowing then to focus on their next adventure.
In 2017 as the short-term housing rental market flourished, fueled in part by new and innovative services like Airbnb, Saundra recognized the value and benefits of managed corporate housing – both from a property owners’ and tenants’ perspective. Guaranteed high quality homes, carefully screened residents and strong ROI for owners was a winning combination that Saundra knew AvenueWest could provide.
So after managing a variety of properties in multiple states, the idea of working solely in the highly controlled, structured and high quality world of managed corporate housing was a no-brainer.
On September 9, 2017, Saundra purchased the Las Vegas franchise of AvenueWest, a national leader in managed corporate housing. Las Vegas is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country and a place ripe for high quality managed corporate housing.
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All of our properties are all-inclusive and fully stocked with housewares, electronics, furnishings, and linens. All your executives will need to bring are their personal belongings to make it feel like home!
Whether you are in need of temporary furnished housing for business travel, relocation, displacement from your home, or a specialized medical treatment, our team can help you find the perfect solution to fit your specific needs.
AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing is in its 19th year as a network of locally owned and operated real-estate brokerages offering fully furnished and serviced residential properties.
AvenueWest combines quality residential properties in a true home-like community atmosphere with more space, comfort, conveniences and service. Live like a local in the quiet enjoyment of your home away from home. Discover you can retreat, after a busy day, to a place that meets all of your needs and you are glad to come ‘home’ to.
Since 1999 AvenueWest has been providing award winning service and exclusive furnished corporate housing properties. We have been consistently recognized locally and nationally for excellence and business achievement, including recognized three years in a row by Inc. Magazine's list of "5000 Fastest Growing US Companies" and have been recognized as the industry experts by The New York Times, CNBC, USA Today, NBC Today Show, SmartMoney.com, Forbes.com, CoBiz Magazine, US News & World Report, LA Times, and The Chicago Herald. See our other accolades below.
2018 - Indudustry Influencers, Think Realty
2010 - Company of the Year, CHPA/ Corporate Housing Providers Association
2009 - SBCA Best of Business Award, AvenueWest
2003 - Emerging Business of the Year, DMCC / Denver Metro Chamber of Comerce
Our properties are all Class A real estate with furnishings, housewares, utilities and expenses all included in one easy bill. The quality of our linens and towels is consistent in all our properties and regularly checked to make sure they are on par with our high standards. We have developed a standardized "kitchen kit" that is available to property owners to purchase to ensure the best quality products for our tenants. This provides a standard of housewares for all of our properties. See also our Standards of Quality in the right-hand sidebar on this page.
Our goal is to ensure that our clients are 100% satisfied with our properties. In order to maintain consistencies throughout our offices and the properties we offer, we have developed the AvenueWest Signature Property which provides the same minimum standards for all of these units.
Since our product is not the typical "cookie-cutter" corporate housing unit, all of our furnishings are going to be vastly different depending on the private property owner's style; however, all of the minimum required items will be the norm across all of our properties and follow all standard corporate housing inventory requirements.
We work with fully vetted linen and towel vendors to maintain consistency in the quality of all of our linens and towels. All of our linens and towels are checked after every tenant to ensure that they are still holding up to our standards. Any damaged linens and/or towels are taken out of our inventory and no additional costs will be billed to our clients for these items. All of our sheets have a minimum 200 threadcount. Pillows are replaced in between stays to ensure maximum hygiene. Mattress pads and mattresses are checked in between each tenant also. We have developed a standardized kitchen kit that can be purchased by our property owners to ensure the best quality products for our tenants, which can easily be replaced when needed. This provides a standard of housewares for all of our properties. Regardless if our property owners decide to purchase the kitchen kit, or decide to furnish the unit on their own, all of our housewares (i.e. kitchen items) will be matching.
For detailed information on what is included in our Signature Properties click here.
AvenueWest is a network of locally owned and operated licensed real estate property management brokerages offering fully furnished and serviced residential properties to meet your housing needs.
Each office has been staffed with a team of seasoned real estate professionals with the knowledge to find the best housing solution for you.
More information can be found on our Real Estate page. To connect with a qualified agent, call us at 800-928-1592 - we're exited to speak with you!
AvenueWest's primary objective is to provide high quality condominiums, lofts, homes and apartments to meet the furnished short-term housing demand. We serve our tenants and property owners best by improving the quality of everything we do, and are committed to being a continuously self-improving organization.
AvenueWest is committed to straightforward good business ethics and honest communication internally and throughout all of our business dealings. AvenueWest is committed to excellence, fairness and quality in everything we do.
AvenueWest works hard to support its local community, the Corporate Housing Providers Association and its initiatives, in addition to supporting the projects and passions of our employees.
Co-Founder Kimberly Smith has a passion for women, education and entrepreneurship that is evident throughout AWCH’s community involvement from donating housewares to a women’s homeless shelter, furnishing an entire kitchen for a new halfway house for teen mothers, sponsoring weekend mountain adventures for disadvantaged inner city teens and sponsoring an annual fundraiser for a women’s enterprise program in Nepal.
Kimberly serves as an elected Board Member for CHPA, the Corporate Housing Providers Association.
Great Service at a Reasonable Price
"AvenueWest helped make my relocation as seamless as possible through their assistance in finding corporate housing that fit all my requirements. I would recommend working with AvenueWest if you have corporate housing needs and want great service at a reasonable price."Jason
Delivered Great Temporary Housing Options in a Short Timeframe
"AvenueWest did a fantastic job listening to the needs of our companies request and delivering some great options for temporary housing. They were very detailed oriented and produced properties to look at in a very short timeframe. I would recommend their services and company if you are looking for property needs."Ben
Established Standards of Quality in every Property
In order to maintain consistencies throughout our offices, we have created the AvenueWest Signature Property Seal to guarantee consistent minimum standards for all of our properties, regardless of size, type or location.
Standard to every home are: