AMSI and Axsys Team Members attended the annual CHPA Conference in Austin, Texas. Several hundered industry members partners collaborated representing all aspects of Corporate Housing. Participates included housing providers, technology innovators, and furniture and houseware company resources.
AMSI is a provider of corporate & interim furnished housing, unfurnished housing, & property management throughout California. Aaxsys Technologies is highly recognized for their rental housing operating and marketing software.
The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is a professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers around the world.
AMSI and Aaxsys representatives included: Robb Fleischer, Sam Jassim, James Decker, Sylvia Sotomayor, Birsen Larson, Heather Upton, Marc Armstrong, Janine Low, & Royce Callowhill.
What a better way to start the week, than with a 4 lb. box of See’s Candies from this delightful tenant! John stayed in one of our beautiful furnished properties for almost a year when his home was damaged by fire & water, and he wanted to thank all of us for making his stay feel just like home. His words touched me more than the treats…
“Thank you for always being there Mo, I was a mess and you found me shelter. I will never forget you.”
Thank you John, and we wish you all the happiness in the world, and comfort in your home when you return!
Family House serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns.
Giving back to the community is a big part of the AMSI culture, mission. As part of our philanthropic programming, on August 20th, AMSI will be hosting a dinner event to bring good cheer and boost the spirits of the families and children during their stay at Family House.
The AMSI Team is organizing a Family Style Dinner, Games & Entertainment, and a Toy Drive. Anyone interested in participating may drop off toys to our offices at 2800 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA. M-F, 9-5, or contact our office at 415-447-2000.
Beautiful 3 bed/2.5 bath home in desirable West Petaluma. Built in 2010. Approx. 2500sf. Formal living and dining room. Large kitchen features granite counter, walnut cabinetry, butler’s pantry, and stainless steel appliances. Family room with fireplace, beverage bar directly off kitchen. Hardwood flooring, custom mantel, crown molding, dual-zone A/C & heat, solar power and shutters. Resort like setting with rear deck/garden. 3 car garage.
Recently The New York Timesreported that San Francisco has the lowest percentage of kids of any major U.S. city. There are many reasons as the high living costs. Yet, if a kid suddenly has a life threatening illness and has to undergo treatment in San Francisco, who is going to accommodate them, if their parents cannot afford it? Luckily there is Family House, a place where families can stay together and support one another while their sick child goes through treatment.
Maureen Couture, AMSI Realtor specializing in sales, furnished corporate interim housing, and Chris Todd AMSI Unfurnished Rental Specialist, volunteered at the “Give Back” day at Family House, which was hosted by the San Francisco Association of Realtors.
Family House is a not-for-profit organization and serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Maureen and Chris assisted with a buffet style morning breakfast, played with the children and talked with the parents and staff. Maureen says: “It felt wonderful, a total feeling of love and giving. I couldn’t have been happier to be there!”. What she enjoyed the most was spending time with the children, especially with a young girl named Tsentol who just turned 3 this week. She has brain cancer and lives along with her mother and father at Family House.
More than 3,000 families that Family House serves at their location over the course of a year, are not just being provided with temporary 100 cost-free housing, but comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF.
While children undergoing bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, and radiation are their most common guests, they also accommodate those facing other life-threatening childhood illness such as fetal surgery, transplants, and cardiac patients when space is available.
Besides getting supported by volunteers and organizations from the Bay Area, they are offered specialty rooms such as a workout, meditation and teen room at Family House. Moreover a private courtyard with BBQ, play areas with books for kids and adults and much more.
Maureen has been so touched by her first visit to Family House and being involved with the kids and their families that she most definitely will volunteer there more often from now on. Along with several AMSI staff members she already has plans for her next visit at Family House. They will sponsor a lunch or dinner for the kids to brighten up their day a bit, and give them the feeling of not being alone while going through these tough times.
Family House is more than just free, temporary housing – it’s a home away from home, and a supportive community of people who are dedicated to providing a caring environment for the entire family while their child is undergoing treatment.
If you want to get involved with Family House too, you can volunteer or donate. Please visit their website for more information at www.familyhouseinc.org
You can also contact Maureen or Chris directly, if you have any questions about their volunteering experience:
Jenine says “I am passionate about maximizing opportunities for all of my clients.” This surely reflects in her professionalism and wonderful personality. We congratulate her for the well-deserved recognition by the San Francisco Apartment Association.
The company’s industry standing has made AMSI the number one contact for renters seeking furnished and unfurnished rentals in many prime locations across the United States. Additionally, affiliations with property owner’s worldwide have expanded our available accommodations internationally.
AMSI has earned a respected reputation since the company’s inception in 1970 and has been honored for innovation and business achievements.
Jenine Atencio Caucutt AMSI Executive Leasing, Relocation, Real Estate Sales and Property Management Specialist Phone: 415-447-2022 Jenine’s staff website
His AMSI underpinnings, detail oriented training, and real estate background have allowed him to become a valuable asset to his clients.
“I focus on my clients needs and goals to produce a dialogue of a clear plan of action. My client-oriented service combined with open communication and transparency, and AMSI support staff have yielded extremely satisfied clients and long lasting relationships.” ~Danny Liu
If you are searching for a property leasing professional or property manager Danny will to help you to obtain your goals.
Upon the formation of AMSI, Grandma’s Housecleaning Service (San Franciso’s first organized housecleaning company), was a subsidiary of AMSI. Founded in 1970 by Michael Kocina as Grandma’s Helpers, created as a mechanism to provide apprenticeship training to thousands of individuals seeking social refuge in our wonderful city of San Francisco.
This practical training was later scholastically accredited by The Apollonian Academy, also co-founded by Michael Kocina. Michael was a well known character and fondly known and referred to as ‘Grandma’ through word of mouth by individuals flocking to San Francisco from all over the world and looking for a productive start during the post hippy-era. Maintain, A property Maintenance Service, an off-shoot of Grandma’s Helpers remains as one of AMSI’s vital services today. It was an honor to partner with Michael in 1981 and with Zoya Lee Smithton a few years later to become AMSI.
Today AMSI is a leader in all aspects of Real Estate, including representing Buyers and Sellers, Leasing, Extended Stay & Corporate Housing, Property Management, Relocation Services, Homefinding, Rental Management and Marketing Technology, Property Maintenance, Interior Design & Housing Cleaning Services. We are truly blessed to work with the best team of individuals who love what they do, and who do business professionally, and with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
Learn more about COPA: Community Opportunity to Purchase Act
Watch SFAR’s new video on what San Francisco’s Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA) — which went into effect on Tuesday, September 3 — means for your transactions as a REALTOR®. Thanks to SFAR’s Standard Forms Committee leads Dan Hershkowitz and Neal Corkery for participating!
If you want to get the big picture on the impact of technology to the serviced apartment and extended stay sector speak to Zoya Smithton of Aaxsys Technology. For operators it’s not too late to get onboard, but ignore the disruption and technological innovations at your peril – “they just have to get technical and get online”.
San Francisco home sales were at their lowest level in January since January 2009 when only 81 homes were sold. Last month 95 homes were sold, a drop of 39.5% from December. Year-over-year, home sales were off 42.1%. Read further for additional articles, stats, and market trends.
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With a passion for San Francisco real estate and commitment to generating superior results for her clients, Gina Ocampo brings over a decade of real estate experience to Novo.
A licensed agent since 2005, Gina represents buyers and sellers across San Francisco. For Gina, helping property owners and buyers navigate what is often the biggest investment of their lives gives her an overwhelming sense of fulfillment. Thrilled to share in her client’s real estate adventures, she loves meeting new people and developing lifelong friendships along the way.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Gina’s extensive travels promoting Philippine tourism around the globe at a young age gave her a greater understanding of diversity and appreciation for unique cultures of the world. Prior to real estate, Gina spent 16 years with Nordstrom in Sales, Customer Service Management, Human Resources and Recruiting, during which she learned the true meaning of “going above and beyond” for others. For Gina, the key to great customer service is treating everyone fairly and always putting her clients’ best interest first.
Gina holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Advertising from the College of the Holy Spirit in Manila. Bilingual and fluent in Tagalog, she is a member of San Francisco Association of Realtors, National and California Association of Realtors. When she is not serving her clients in real estate, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, traveling, reading and relaxing.
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