NowLeasing is a family-owned business, and it’s this spirit of family and camaraderie, of looking out for each other and for our customers, that influences the culture and tone inside our offices.
Each of our employees is an important member of our team, valued for his or her unique strengths and years of experience. It’s our hope that, by sharing a bit about each one with you, you’ll understand just what makes the NowLeasing family so unique within the corporate housing and relocation industry.
First up…meet Laura Rendon!
Laura is a relocation specialist at our Memphis branch. Talking with Laura is like standing in a warm ray of sunshine! She is relatable and professional, and her genuine concern for the well-being of others comes through loud and clear.
Laura has been an integral part of NowLeasing Memphis for five and a half years, coming to us after a decade of working as a relocation consultant all over the country. This experience makes her an expert in several fields, including real estate, hospitality and customer service.
Laura’s main job is to assist corporations and individuals in need of Now Leasing’s temporary housing. She works closely with HR reps, executives who are hiring and recruiting people into the city and corporations who are relocating employees.
One of her finest moments as a Now Leasing specialist came when she, along with others on her team, pulled off an executive move for someone who had moved several times all over the country with multiple relocation services. Laura worked hard to offer personalized service, understanding how much-individualized attention matters in the midst of the stress and discomfort that come with a big move.
Once settled, this executive reached out to let the Now Leasing team know what an exceptional job they had done. “He said his experience with us was the best of the many companies he had worked with,” Laura remembers. “For a smaller firm, this was a very telling experience. Being family-owned makes a big difference. We’re not a huge, impersonal corporation. The people who work here care about the business that we’re in. This experience reminded us that we’re really doing it right.”
4 more things you should know about Laura…
1. She’s a native Memphian
Laura was born and raised in Memphis and her hometown-love runs deep. Her favorite part of her job is bringing people into the Memphis area and helping them feel that same sense of pride. She knows that for families coming into an unfamiliar city, much is required to help them feel comfortable and at home. Laura understands the importance of providing these families more than just a temporary place to live – she works hard to help them feel a sense of belonging.
2. She lives in a house full of boys.
With five boys (yes, that’s 5!) and a husband at home, Laura doesn’t find much spare time when she’s away from the office. When she does grab a moment for herself, though, you can bet she’ll do something she describes as “girly.” Laura likes to shop, and when she’s feeling creative and crafty she loves to paint.
3. She loves Memphis for its small-town feel, even in the midst of recent growth.
Laura has seen a lot of changes in the city since her childhood growing up in Memphis. Even with the recent surge of growth, however, she appreciates that it’s retained its hometown sense of friendliness and hospitality. She describes Memphis as a very philanthropic place where you’ll find a great deal of charitable giving and where businesses make a point to invest back into their communities.
4. If you really want to make her day, take her to play some outdoor games. (Don’t forget the MacDaddy cocktail!)
As someone who’s lived there all her life, Laura has many favorite spots to go for fun in Memphis, including Mud Island and the South Main Arts District. Recently, Laura has been enjoying Memphis’ new outdoor gathering places, including Carolina Watershed (an outdoor “playground” for all ages that also serves up some delicious food and drinks) and Railgarten (a 1.5 acre spot in Midtown with plenty of space for outside games, a ping pong bar, gourmet ice cream and mouth-watering diner fare).
She appreciates these places for giving friends a place to gather and build community, resulting in an even stronger sense of that hometown feeling she loves so much.
If you’re looking for a short-term, corporate suite in Memphis, Laura will take good care of you. Give her a call today!
Memphis – the home of rock ‘n’ roll music, BBQ and Graceland, right?
Well, yes, but even a quick visit to the area will demonstrate that there’s so much more in the city to be discovered and enjoyed. Are you moving to Memphis or considering a move? With an excellent cost of living, exciting teams to cheer for, a lively food scene, lots of diverse opportunities to enjoy live music, beautiful open spaces for playing, hiking and exploring, and award-winning healthcare, Memphis truly has something for everyone.
It’s a rapidly evolving city where locals and transplants alike welcome newcomers. If it looks like you might be one of those newcomers, here are 10 things you need to know before moving to Memphis.
1. Living in Memphis makes great financial sense.
Moving to Memphis could result in a heavier pocketbook as you save money on several fronts. The cost of living in the city is 17% lower than the national average and there is no state income tax. Its economy has recently experienced rapid growth and looks to continue the trend. And as home to several major employers and corporations (such as AutoZone, FedEx, ServiceMaster and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), there are plenty of opportunities for employment.
2. It’s a sports lover’s paradise.
If you love having a local sports team to fanatically support, Memphis has got you covered. Memphian’s love cheering for their pro basketball team and have plenty of spirit to lend to their Minor League baseball team and their college basketball team. And if NASCAR is your thing, check out the Memphis International Raceway (Where the Racing Rocks).
3. The food is amazing.
With over 100 Memphis BBQ places to visit, you could stay busy simply trying each one. But the Memphis food scene goes far beyond BBQ. With spots like Catherine & Mary’s, Restaurant Iris and McEwen’s, Memphis is a foodie’s paradise, and new restaurants are popping up all the time. Moving to Memphis with a sweet tooth? Don’t miss Muddy’s Bake Shop and Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies.
4. So is the craft beer.
Memphis is home to a thriving craft brewery scene. High Cotton Brewing Company, Memphis Made Brewing Company, Wiseacre Brewing Company and Ghost River Brewing are all delicious local destinations. If you prefer craft cocktails over beer, you’ll find your happy place at Old Dominick Distillery.
5. It’s a beautiful place to be outdoors.
Memphis offers a temperate spring with flowers in riotous bloom, a long and warm summer, an incredible fall with trees in brightly hued splendor and a relatively mild winter. It receives plenty of rain throughout the year and all of that water contributes to its extensive green spaces and natural beauty.
A premier destination for cyclists who are moving to Memphis, the city offers over 400 miles of bike-friendly lanes. Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country with 4500 acres of hiking and horseback riding trails. Beautiful green spaces like the Memphis Botanic Garden and Mud Island River Park, right in the heart of the Mississippi River, provide plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors.
6. You’ll love its thriving art scene.
The arts are a huge part of Memphis’ character and its continued growth. The UrbanArt Commission has been hard at work creating opportunities for public art and a walk through the city will turn up striking murals and paintings created by local artists.
Broad Avenue Arts District is a hub of boutiques, galleries and studios, and South Main Historic Arts District offers a monthly Trolley Night with live music in the streets, extended hours at galleries and shops, and food and drink specials in restaurants. The city is also a great place to enjoy the performing arts at the Orpheum Theatre and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
7. There’s something for everyone in its diverse neighborhoods.
From hip Midtown in the city core to the quiet communities of East Memphis, from bustling Downtown to the suburbs of Cordova, there is a neighborhood that can fit anyone moving to Memphis. Memphians take extreme pride in their little corner of the city and often display their neighborhood pride on bumper stickers and t-shirts.
8. Memphis is teeming with great music.
Memphis boasts a phenomenal music scene. It’s the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and soul music, after all. Many music legends, including Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, were discovered at the famed Sun Studio.
You can still hear the blues live each night in several spots downtown, and there are some pretty fantastic outdoor concert venues, including Levitt Shell, the location of Elvis’ 1954 performance that is widely regarded as the first-ever rock ‘n’ roll concert. Lafayette’s Music Room boasts live bands seven nights a week, but if you’re more interested in music’s storied past, Memphis has got you covered with several top-notch museums.
9. It’s known for its world-class healthcare.
10. You will never, ever run out of things to do.
From the Science of Beer festival to the Indie Memphis Film Festival, the city has a wide array of festivals year-round, many of them free. Highlights include the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest and more than one crawfish festival.
Moving to Memphis with kids? There are also loads of kid-friendly activities, including visiting the giant pandas at the Memphis Zoo and exploring the Children’s Museum of Memphis, which features a Grand Carousel. Still looking for things to do? The list goes on.
It’s no wonder that Memphis is thriving. And while all of these things are great, it’s the intangibles that really make the city shine – the Southern hospitality, the funk and soul, and the connection to a long and noteworthy history.
We can help you with moving to Memphis by providing elevated temporary and corporate housing while you take some time to look for or build your Memphis dream home!
Get in touch with us for more information!
Does a corporate relocation have you feeling like you’re stuck in limbo, trying to find the perfect home in Nashville while managing all of the other details and stresses that moving brings? Is it time for you to downsize, or does your growing family require more space, but you’re struggling to find a new home in the midst of the housing inventory shortage in Tennessee’s major cities? Are you building your dream house – and is it taking forever?
Nashville’s reputation as an “It City” continues to grow.
The city’s affordable cost of living, quality of life, arts and cultural scene, and beautiful parks and lakes make it an attractive destination for relocation. With each month that passes, more companies – and their employees – are moving to town. AllianceBernstein, a New York-based global investment management firm, just recently announced that it is bringing 1,050 jobs to Nashville. Nashville expects to see an increase in population of a million people over the next five years! All of these moves to the city add to its low housing inventory.
Memphis finds itself in a similar situation.
With a shortage of houses on the market, even buyers who are prepared to act find themselves without many options. New listings typically generate multiple offers and sell quickly, and it can end up taking much longer than anticipated to find that perfect, or even close-to-perfect, home.
This high demand often leaves builders with a problem – a shortage of skilled laborers.
For every five tradesmen currently retiring, only one apprentice is in training to fill their position. Contractors often have to wait long periods of time for various brick-layers, foundation experts, and framing and flooring crews to be available. It’s estimated that the time it takes to build a home has increased by 20 to 30 percent because of this worker shortage. Having a house built can be stressful, particularly if you find yourself in a time crunch. Where do you go while you wait the extra time it takes to finish your new home?
If you find yourself in any of these situations, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.
NowLeasing is ready to help you today. We specialize in temporary luxury furnished housing in Nashville and Memphis. Whether you want easy access to nightlife, entertainment and fine dining, or a quiet, comfortable place to call home while you wait for your permanent home, we’ve got you covered. With executive suites in the nicest and trendiest apartment and condo buildings in and around Nashville and Memphis, as well as luxury suites in the more quaint parts of town, Now Leasing offers everything you need and more:
Experience – We’ve been serving major employers, entrepreneurs, and individuals city to city across the US since 1969. With over 150 combined years of experience in Memphis and Nashville in the corporate housing, relocation and service industry, we understand the importance of high quality, superior customer service. We offer excellent customer support 24/7 – we are there for whatever our clients need.
Simple and all-inclusive – relocating to a new city, building a house, or searching for a new home can be stressful, exasperating, even maddening. At NowLeasing, we allow you to breathe easy by offering a simple process and taking care of all of the details from move-in to move-out. Take that deep breath – we’ll help you with your meals, your ride, and your pet care.
Flexible lease terms – Sometimes you just don’t know how long it will take to get into your permanent home. Sometimes (yes, even most of the time) it takes longer than you anticipate. We offer flexible lease terms ranging from 30 days to 1 year, so you don’t need to worry.
Luxury and comfort – You don’t have to feel like you’re in limbo while you’re waiting for the pieces of your housing puzzle to come together. NowLeasing can offer you the peace and luxury of the most comfortable home. We provide 1, 2, and 3 bedroom residences, each with designer furnishings, housewares, home décor, utilities, cable, internet, and community activities. You can have the comfort of a home-cooked meal in our full-size chef’s kitchens. Relax by the pool, relieve stress at the gym, and take advantage of beautiful gardens and hiking trails. With amenities ranging from our classic package to our super luxury accommodations, we can give the lifestyle experience you want.
We are able to provide:
o Laundry services
o Accessories above and beyond your expectations – from spa robes to live plants to sleep/sound machines
o Grocery services, restaurant reservations, and even a private chef
o Pet services
o Car services
o Salon services
o Concierge and referral services
Everyone wants a place they can call home. And while you’re searching for or building your dream home, contact us for a beautiful, comfortable, luxurious temporary home – we’re here for as long as you need us.
Memphis brings to mind images of barbeque, Elvis, and the blues. And while the city boasts a multitude of great places to enjoy each of these things, it has even more to offer. Whether you’re staying for weeks or months, there is plenty to discover in Memphis that will surprise, woo, and delight you. Come with us as we explore a few Memphis classics, peek into the windows of several luxury boutiques, and sample the delicious offerings at some of the city’s best restaurants and nightclubs. It\’s our Luxury Destination Guide – Memphis Edition.
20twelve: Located in the Broad Avenue Arts District – one of the most interesting and innovative places in the city – 20twelve is an ultra-modern, well-curated boutique filled with the latest fashionable pieces. From clothing to accessories, bags to beauty products, you’ll find new designers to love at this fashion-forward destination shopping experience.
Mednikow Jewelry: Offering fine jewelry with a distinctly Southern appeal, this boutique provides the discerning shopper with pieces of unmatched quality and design. Their diamonds, stones, and precious metals are hand-selected and display impeccable craftsmanship and detail. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful gemstone piece, a luxury watch, a unique antique piece or a stunning diamond ring, Mednikow has the perfect item.
Stock & Belle: A fun and funky spot carrying multiple local and small indie brands, Stock & Belle also houses Low Fi Coffee shop inside their location in the heart of the South Main Arts District. Women’s and men’s clothing, furniture and home goods, art and curiosities, and excellent coffee? We’re sold. In town on the last Friday of the month? Check out South Main\’s Trolley Night event – a street festival with live music in the streets, extended hours at galleries and shops, and food and drink specials in the restaurants. Stock & Belle features an artist at each month’s event as well as in-store shopping specials and fun drinks.
T Clifton Art: Contemporary art is the primary focus at this art gallery featuring original work from more than 60 local, regional and national artists. Their expertly curated collection features art glass, ceramics, and sculpture; paintings and wall sculpture; and unique jewelry and gift ideas.
The Rendezvous: Memphis is known for its barbeque, and you can’t go far without stumbling across a restaurant smelling of smoke and offering up ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and tender brisket. There are countless places to try, but we suggest starting at Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous. Operating out of a basement off an alley in downtown Memphis since 1948, Rendezvous serves their signature dry rub ribs to locals, tourists, and celebrities alike.
Paulette’s: Paulette’s has been a Memphis favorite for 40 years, and for good reason. Located near the river in the scenic community of Harbor Town, it’s the perfect place for business meetings, romantic dinners, and gatherings with family and friends. The food is delicious – don’t miss the hot popovers with strawberry butter – the wine menu is fabulous, and the service is unparalleled.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar: Flight offers small plates of beautifully prepared food served in flights of 3 as well as wine flights specially designed to pair perfectly with the food. Try a flight of steak (filet, elk, and bison), a flight of soup (lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and a soup of the day) and end with a flight of dessert (too many amazing options to list). An innovative approach and a memorable experience.
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen: An elegant setting with multiple rooms, a cozy bar, and open-air eating near the herb and vegetable gardens, Andrew Michael features innovative Italian cooking rooted in Southern tradition. Their housemade pastas and locally sourced meats shine, and their staff makes excellent suggestions to appease multiple palates. Try their special “no-menu” tasting dinner on the last Monday of each month for a special treat.
Beale Street : No guide to Memphis would be complete without mention of this iconic home of the Blues. With live music venues, famous soul food diners, and funky shops, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Finish your night at King’s Palace Cafe’s Absinthe Room for a potent, colorful drink or 2 complete with a small, flaming sugar cube.
Mollie Fontaine Lounge: Located in a beautiful historic home in the heart of the Victorian Village, Mollie Fontaine offers a chic, edgy lounge with a full-service bar upstairs and down as well as the option to sit on their delightful patio. Small plates are big on flavor and the music offerings are on point.
Memphis Grizzlies: Basketball fans can take in a game at FedExForum and cheer the Grizzlies on!
Earnestine and Hazel’s: Dive bar. Soul Burger. Greatest jukebox in the country. And rumored to be haunted. Need we say more?
At Now Leasing, we choose our spaces carefully, thinking about your time and your experience. Our luxurious properties are convenient to all of these fabulous destinations. Call us today to book your temporary corporate or personal housing in the perfect spot.
Are you one of the lucky US corporate executives and remote workers who can take care of business ANYWHERE? Are you tired of the same bland cities and the same dull extended stay hotels and furnished apartments?
In a recent post, we made the case that your remote work should be done from Music City USA! And in a Now Leasing fully furnished suite, of course. We shared how working from home is becoming a popular choice for professionals. Home-based workers are starting to not only look beyond their office buildings but also the cities in which they live!
Now we re asking why not work from Memphis?
Memphis is quickly moving up on the lists of places to live. Don t believe us? Check out this Time article: The 25 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving.
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So why work from Memphis?
For starters since 2009, the unemployment rate has plummeted to one if its records lows. And take a look at this graph showing the boom in population!
Memphis Residential Population Growth
…It s Perfect for busy professionals
Memphis is not your average boring city with stuffy offices, extended stay hotels, and downtown experiences. Instead, Memphis offers RICH history, culture, diversity, incredible music and entertainment.
Memphis is For Millennials
Millennials are often tech-savvy young professionals, allowing them to work anywhere in the country. They started working from Starbucks and now occupy coworking spaces. Millenials are pioneering the remote working trend and showing us all just where it can go. There are distinct advantages for millennials who work from home in Memphis.
Great choices of places to work from (from BBQ joints to cafes)
Hundreds networking and connection groups
A wide range of industry-specific jobs.
…A Win For Working Parents!
A recent study found 72% of women in leadership roles were parents or caregivers. Parents can WOW their kids with trips to Graceland, the Memphis Zoo and Beale Street! With activities ranging from historical to musical, there is no shortage of things to do or memories to make with your kids.
Here are some great Memphis attractions for working parents:
- Children’s Museum of Memphis Kids are invited to explore and interact with a variety of exhibits. There is a splash park during the summer!
- Memphis Zoo Over 3,500 animals housed on its 70 acres! The Zoo offers hours of entertainment and education for kids and adults alike.
- Peabody Ducks At 11 a.m., in the Peabody Hotel, the Duckmaster leads the ducks down from Penthouse in the elevator, to a red carpet into a fountain, where they spend the day splashing away.
- Graceland Of all the attractions in Memphis, the home of Elvis Presley is the most popular and it s the most famous house in the history of rock n roll.
Make Memphis Your Destination!
Memphis is filled with rich traditions, stunning architectural achievements, an active nightlife and some of the best food this side of the Mason-Dixon. Let Now Leasing help you find the perfect short-term residential suite for your Memphis experience.
Call today to book your suite or visit us online at www.NowLeasing.com.
Did you know Now Leasing offers luxury short-term housing rentals in Nashville AND in Memphis? Yep, we are THE luxury housing rental experts in these 2 great Tennessee cities! Last week, we shared some the best spas in Nashville with you. This week it s all about the best luxury spa experiences in Memphis!
Memphis is becoming an ‘it’ city for so many reasons. Because of the growing Memphis economy, new businesses and corporate executives are finding it the perfect home- temporary or permanent.
Being a Memphis executive can be a fun but stressful experience. More financial opportunities often lead to more stress! In addition to day-to-day work stress, most corporate executives who stay in our suites are also frequent travelers. Just traveling alone can cause additional stress. This article from PsychCentral shows the dangerous discovery of higher levels of depression coinciding with more frequent business travel.
Your Now Leasing luxury suite is designed to hide you away from the stress of corporate life and give you quick and easy access to the best that Memphis has to offer. Now Leasing clients will enjoy a sampling of Memphis’ finest experiences including some hidden gems only the locals know about. One of these treasured secrets is Memphis’ collection of fine spas. Nothing will relieve your stress more than venturing to one of these healing hide-aways.
Because You Deserve To Be Spoiled, We’ve Selected Some of the Best Spa Experiences in Memphis.
1. Rachel s Salon and Day Spa– Dual Exfoliation Peel
The Dual Exfoliation Peel is Aveda s latest advancement in non-invasive, skin-renewing treatments. Using innovative techniques, this treatment combines Aveda s naturally derived* mechanical and biochemical exfoliation methods into one powerful service that transforms and rejuvenates the skin through the process of dual exfoliation. The treatment delivers immediate, visible results in improved skin texture and radiance; smoothed appearance of fine, dry lines; and refined pores, revealing fresher, younger-looking skin.
All the beauty you need under one roof! Board certified plastic surgeon on site. Offering unmatched spa treatments to their Memphis clients. Allow us to select a custom SkinCeutical facial to address problems you may have with your skin. The use of specific cleansing, toning, masque, and protective products will help to leave a healthier, firmer appearance to your skin.
3. The Spa Midtown– The Herbal Fusion Massage
A luxurious massage incorporating the highest grade therapeutic essential oils, warm stones and hot towels. No tension can defy this potent combination which promotes inner calm and peace.
4. Gould’s Salon and Spa– Gentleman’s Afternoon Escape
The spa experience for men! It begins with a one-hour facial designed for the special skincare needs of a man. A thorough cleansing, toning and herbal exfoliation are combined with a calming and nourishing mask to help relieve razor burns, skin dryness and irritation. This is an excellent introduction to healthy skin and is a part of a regular maintenance skin care program. This is followed by a one-hour relaxation massage and a Pure Fiji manicure.
Offering full salon and spa services renewing mind, body, and spirit. An exfoliating body treatment featuring customized Aveda body care products and aromas. The treatment includes an exfoliation and full-body massage, including scalp and foot reflexology techniques.
6. Renew Wellness Spa– Infrared Salt Sauna
Exclusive only to Renew, the far-infrared radiant (FIR) sauna utilizes the light science of chromotherapy. Deep penetrating lights help heal many chronic skin conditions and regenerate skin through cellular renewal. The lights also help stimulate the natural production of Vitamin D on the skin, improving overall well being.
7. Living Health Day Spa– DragonFire Cupping
Serene environment to recharge your batteries and pamper yourself the way you deserve!
A session can address the following:
*Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions.
*Relieve deep muscular issues and reduces muscle spasms.
*Release and soften scar tissue and loosen post-surgery adhesions.
*Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions.
*Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints.
At Now Leasing, we know that professional travel can make you feel tired and beat down. When you come to one of our properties, we will direct to you all the things that will make you have a great time and will relax you. There is no need to settle for discomfort in your travel, just call us at 901-624-3466. Now Leasing will have you enjoying your stay with us in Tennessee so much you may not want to go back home! Visit us online at www.NowLeasing.com.