With our innovative approach, you will avoid paying for unused furnished apartments while guaranteeing the required housing capacity. Our approach has proven to save our corporate clients a great deal of time and money.
Packimpex always works in your best interest. First, we will source and furnish a core pool of long-term apartments to meet your needs and accommodate your relocating employees. We will maximise the occupancy rate without sourcing more apartments than you need. On top of that, we’ll source third-party short-term apartments that can accommodate your employees when your core pool is fully occupied.
Our core apartment pool is comprised of apartments that we source directly from real estate agents or property owners according to your budget, size and location requirements. You save money because we aim for a 100% occupancy, and you avoid paying the price premium that temporary accommodation providers usually charge. We constantly optimise this pool according to changing needs and forecasts. Because this pool belongs to you, the apartment rents are independent from market demand and the availability is guaranteed in the long run.
We then source furnished apartments for your extended apartment pool as necessary, when you are confronted with a short-term increase in the number of relocations. These apartments are all-inclusive rentals that include a markup to cover the servicing and the risk of vacancy that the providers bear. Due to this, short-term apartments are significantly higher priced than long-term apartments. However, as part of our two-category approach, the extended apartment pool is a critical component in helping avoid vacancies and therefore worth the extra cost. Packimpex has established relationships with the providers of furnished accommodation and knows their apartments. We will guide you and your employees to the options that give you the best value for money. We work with providers across the board and always remain neutral in our selection.
Packimpex ensures that you save money by continuously optimising your apartment pool and avoiding unnecessary rental costs. Many companies believe that they need to keep the apartment management in-house if they want to avoid renting the often highly priced all-inclusive furnished apartments. Packimpex allows you to focus on your core business while handling your apartments. You can benefit from our know-how, IT infrastructure, clearly defined processes and extensive experience while enjoying the savings month after month.
Source and furnish your apartments with Packimpex
Sound corporate apartment management can reduce the cost of extended hotel stays by up to 70%. Hotel solutions lack the comfort of a temporary home; a corporate apartment provides a win-win solution for the transferee and the employer.
From your company’s cost perspective, the aim is to reach the highest possible occupancy rate while keeping enough apartments to avoid the use of hotels. Using our extensive experience and know-how, Packimpex monitors the occupancy rate of your corporate housing pool and will help you maximise its potential.
It is our aim to keep your costs as low as possible while helping you offer your relocating employees a comfortable place to stay while they are on assignment in Germany. We do this by keeping services in-house and reviewing expenses to ensure you save money.
Consolidate bills and access transparent reports
A furnished apartment that is handed over four times a year generates approximately 100 invoices. As your corporate housing partner, Packimpex can process, control and re-bill these expenses according to your requirements at a competitive, transparent rate.
A large company with regularly relocating employees needed to establish an apartment pool to accommodate long- and short-term stays across Switzerland. With Packimpex’s support, the company now has 400 corporate apartments in different cities throughout the country; 300 are long-term apartments for local hires, expats and trainees, and 100 are short-term apartments available on the market depending on the customer’s needs. Packimpex operates a 24-hour emergency hotline for these apartments and manages field runners who carry out repairs. We constantly monitor the size of the apartment pool, source and furnish new apartments as needed, and terminate contracts for apartments that are no longer required or no longer fit into the customer’s strategy. Packimpex executes the reservation/apartment allocation based on the transferees’ needs and also serves as the company’s one-stop shop for relocations by providing moving and destination services. We handle the expense management, which includes tracking costs, compressed re-billing and submitting invoices to the company’s specified cost centres. Additionally, Packimpex provides the client with detailed cost tracking based on every relocation and booking in order to establish a transparent overview of rent, furniture, utilities and service subscription costs.
For a project, an international company needed to relocate 30-40 employees to one city on a recurring basis. The issues they faced had to do with the hotel stays: the hotel was too expensive and there weren’t enough rooms available to house all the transferees. Within two months, we established a housing pool of 57 rooms – furnished by Packimpex – in 22 apartments located in three different locations in the city. Packimpex managed the booking for approximately 10 tenant changes per week, including organising the cleaning and handover. We successfully handled short-notice arrivals and sourced additional apartments to meet the company’s short-term needs.
For an important long-term project, a large company was confronted with about 40 relocations to Switzerland. The transferees would stay in Switzerland for at least three years. Packimpex established corporate housing for this client with customised services that catered to the unique needs of the business and the transferees. Previously, the company housed its transferees in furnished apartments all over the city. With the new solution proposed by Packimpex, the company saved money and its employees were housed in the same building. We sourced 19 apartments with 40 rooms furnished with pieces from our in-house furniture collection. On behalf of the company, we managed approximately 40-50 tenant changes per month, including organising the cleaning and handover. We also successfully handled short-notice arrivals.
A global corporation planned to send 15 employees to a Swiss city for a six-month project. The business used Packimpex’s home search service to find 15 furnished apartments in the same building. Furthermore, they were able to rent the apartments at special rates. The corporation saved time and money and appreciated the added value of housing all employees in the same property.