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One of the nation’s largest corporate housing providers is among the first to adopt paperless, online lease processing, e-signatures & resident screening to enhance customer convenience and promote "green" business practices
Atlanta -– Signing a lease for a corporate apartment with Gables just became as easy as a few clicks.
Over the summer, the furnished housing division at Gables Residential, Gables Corporate Accommodations, launched an online resident qualification and document management platform built by On-Site.com, a leading provider of online leasing solutions in the apartment business. The move is part of the eco-friendly campaign "Taking Care of our Environment" and transforms the way Gables processes lease paperwork with its corporate residents.
"Before On-Site, we were sending long faxes to complete the leasing process with our clients," said Becky Barriault, administration manager at Gables Corporate Accommodations. "Our objective was to streamline the leasing process for our clients and eliminate paper use and storage."
Both On-Site and Gables have been recognized for pioneering environmentally friendly advances; both companies were named as finalists in the first annual Green Initiatives Awards by Multi-Housing News magazine. When it comes to "going green" in multifamily, apartment developers and operators most often think of sustainable materials and renewable energy while ignoring the operational opportunity that "green leasing" delivers.
Today at Gables Corporate Accommodations, the lease agreement process is convenient and integrated, enabling corporate residents to e-sign lease contracts securely, 24 hours a day.
"The process has been extremely well-received since it is a significant time-saver and eliminates the need for printing and storing so much paperwork," said Pam Wade, a vice president at Gables Corporate Accommodations. "In addition, it complements our "One Point of Contact" service for our clients – making the whole process of leasing a corporate apartment easy and convenient."
"This is a really great process to sign lease paperwork," said Terri Williams, an account manager at SIRVA Relocation. "This is the first corporate housing company I have known to do anything like this."
On-Site, with headquarters in Silicon Valley, has seen the popularity of its flagship online leasing product rise when e-signatures were added to the mix and the company broadened its audience. "Leaders like Gables have helped our product design become more specialized without losing usability," said Jake Harrington, On-Site’s Chief Revenue Officer. "In addition to conventional apartments, our solutions are personalized for student, military, single-family, affordable, and now corporate housing."
Founded in 1999, On-Site has grown to become the gold standard in the apartment business, with a proven record of delivering next-generation marketing and leasing technology in a solution that can be implemented today. On-Site’s lead generation, resident qualification, document management and e-signature tools provide powerful online leasing solutions, allowing clients to maximize occupancy, enhance quality control, maintain compliance and ensure consistent success at all levels of property operations. Learn more at www.on-site.com.
About Gables Corporate Accommodations
Gables Corporate Accommodations is a division of Gables Residential specializing in providing furnished corporate housing nationwide. Offering a range of housing solutions for one employee to an entire corporation, GCA specializes in delivering a comfortable and efficient solution for furnished housing. GCA combines cost-effective ideas, personal service and the simplicity of their "One Point of Contact" program. To discover more about GCA and living solutions that meet your needs, please visit www.gcarent.com or call (866) 422-7368.
About Gables Residential
With a mission of Taking Care of the Way People Live, Gables Residential has received national recognition for excellence in the management, development, acquisition and construction of luxury multi-family communities in high job growth markets. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages multi-family communities and mixed-use developments in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, South Florida, Southern California, and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, it has third-party management operations in the Chicago, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Central and North Florida, and Washington State markets. Gables Residential enjoys a healthy portfolio with approximately 38,000 apartment homes under management, including a corporate-owned portfolio of 60 stabilized communities comprising approximately 15,300 apartment homes. An additional 4 communities are under development/lease-up, comprising approximately 1,000 apartment homes. Gables also has the ability to develop another 4,000 apartment homes through its shadow pipeline of undeveloped land owned. For more information please visit www.gables.com.