Corporate Rentals and Destination Services conducts over 500 tours every year; a combination of rental relocation tours, area tours and settling in services. Being that active in the market and utilizing our over 18 years of experience, Corporate Rentals and Destination Services (CRDS) is Portland’s premier rental relocation and destination services company: the go-to source for those relocating and looking to rent instead of buy. Corporate Rentals and Destination Services offers Rental Home Tours, Area Overview Tours, Site-Unseen Home Rental Tours, School Tours and more. Whether you are a single person or a large family, leaving behind what you know and attempting to navigate a new market while shifting into a new role with a new company is stressful. And when you couple that with a high demand, low vacancy rental markets, any person is bound to feel overwhelmed, distracted and discouraged.
That’s why we’re here. Partnering with local relocation departments, corporations, property management companies and private parties, CRDS is well-known for helping new employees and transferees of all types and with varying budgets find a great short or long term rental to call home. By combining our market expertise and connections in the market with an unwavering dedication to efficiency, quality and professionalism, the result is a smoother relocation and more successful transition. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best rental finding and settling-in service in the industry.
Time is valuable and you need someone who can make the most of it. At Corporate Rentals & Destination services, our experience coupled with dedication to efficiency makes us unique in our field. CRDS will thoroughly review objectives and then match those needs to the market. Extensive research combined with our vast professional network results in a customized tour for every client, every time. Tours are designed for efficiency so that we can make the best use of your time. We provide the following for the Portland/Vancouver Metro area, Bend and Central Oregon and beyond, including Salem/Eugene and the coast for corporations transferring employees or new hires, relocation companies, and private parties.
Corporate Rentals & Destination Services is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and exceed your expectations. Customer service is our highest priority…others say it, but we know our business is built on it!
Her resume, as she’ll say, may “read like the yellow pages”, but ultimately it was her 20+ years of real estate experience and investments in Portland’s real estate market and her years in Sales, and customer service that spawned her true passion: a top-notch, highly efficient, customer-service oriented rental and destination services company. Always entrepreneurial and having established the professional relationships, experience and equivocal love of the industry and the city, Kris has set herself apart as a true professional in the field. Kris’ love of the business is apparent and her research and negotiation skills, coupled with her sincere concern for each and every client, has built a strong reputation for working hard on behalf of each and every client. The result: a highly efficient and successful experience for CRDS clients and also why it’s best to start with Kris when you don’t know Jack. Kris has 2 adult kids, 2 dogs and a passion for all things travel. Mountains or beach or anywhere else–she loves a good road trip too.
Business Development Manager Lili has the ability to work on several complex projects simultaneously and she possesses a deep entrepreneurial background which lends itself to the ability to effectively communicate our clients needs. Lili has called Portland home for over 20 years. Favorite activities for her include skiing, enjoying the outdoors, long walks at the coast and she loves all those Farmer’s Markets, of which there are many! Lili enjoys volunteer work in her free time and more than anything, she loves spending time with her 8 children and attending volleyball tournaments with her future Olympic Volleyball hopeful youngest daughter Chloe and 4 grandchildren…yes, grandchildren! With all her experience, Lili is a great resource and an enthusiastic fan of all things Oregon!Read More...
Christine has lived in Portland for 20 years and loves all things Oregon. She enjoys hiking the outdoors and is a tennis player too. She has been married for 25 years and has three children. Her twin daughters are in college. Christine loves sharing her knowledge of Oregon and all it has to offer.Read More...
With as diverse a background as Penny has, she brings a lot of talents to the table…Penny has worked in news radio, sports marketing and events management and she has worked in the health care field, (home health, hospice, organ donation) for over 20 years. She has a lot of compassion, respect and caring for those who are dealing with grief, loss and end of life issues. She is a published author and a certified life celebrant, specializing in memorials, Celebrations of Life and Pet Tributes. Currently in property management and she is excited to be part of the CRDS team! Ask Penny about new restaurants in Portland or about Portland neighborhoods, which she loves to walk. Penny loves foreign films and traveling to Europe. She lives with her 2 cats and calls herself an HGTV addict.Read More...
Having lived here most of her life, the City of Roses is definitely home. After a career in telecommunications that took her to Ireland for a short while, Gradine transitioned to a life in Real Estate. That experience makes her a natural fit with the CRDS team. Ask her what she loves most and Grady will tell you she loves what our diverse Portland has to offer with biking, hiking & walking neighborhoods; variety in awesome local musicians; great food, micro brews & wineries and active river life on the Columbia & Willamette rivers. If you enjoy the mountains & the beach, theatre pubs, a renowned Blues Festival, Portland Trailblazers, Portlandia & Grimm like Grady does, then like Grady, you will think that Portland living has it all!
Meghan Pence Born in California and raised in Washington, Meghan found her “home” in Oregon more than twenty years ago. Meghan’s husband proposed at Portland’s Japanese Garden in 1992. Since then, they’ve made their home in the Rose City and enjoyed all things Portland: world class restaurants, breweries and coffee houses. Along with her family, Meghan loves skiing and exploring Oregon. Favorite places include the Oregon Coast, the Columbia River Gorge and the Painted Hills, in Central Oregon.
Melanie grew up in Denver and enjoys the city’s thriving cultural scene as well as spending time in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. She loves that she can go see a great live music or comedy show one day and then spend the next snowboarding with her family at some of the best slopes in the country. Although she has an active lifestyle and a healthy appreciation for the outdoors her version of “roughing it” is more likely to involve a camper and speedboat vs. a tent in the wilderness. Melanie has spent the last few decades working and raising her family in the Greenwood Village area and has extensive knowledge of Denver’s neighborhoods and school systems. She is excited to share the hidden gems about the front-range with all of those who are looking for an “elevated” change.
New employees and transferees are often overwhelmed by the complexities of a relocation benefits package. Couple moving a home (and possibly a family) with high demand, low vacancy rental markets, and the search becomes time consuming, exhausting and stressful. By partnering with CRDS, we’ll help your employees interested in renting to settle in quickly. As market experts, we identify neighborhoods and homes that best meet their needs and deliver a highly efficient, thorough Area, Rental and/or Destination Services Tour. Our experience and tour design help settle your new employee or transferee faster so they can turn their valuable time and energy back to their new position. Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. Here are a few of the many we have the privilege of providing outstanding service:
How many hours have you spent looking for a rental, only to find it has been rented? Or you take the day off only to wander around your new city in areas you don’t want to live? Let Corporate Rentals & Destination Services take the hassle out of the process. Based on your preferences and our market knowledge, we set up appointments with qualified rental options, pre-negotiate pets, pricing and contract details, and do so on a day that works for your busy schedule. Whether it’s an Area Overview Tour, a Rental Home Tour or we’ve set up a day to help you navigate the DMV, Social Security office and other essential services, our tours allow you to sit back and enjoy the relocation process, freeing up your time to discover and enjoy your new city.
Interested in offering rental finding or additional destination services but don’t have the team or budget for it? Let Corporate Rentals and Destination Services become your trusted partner. As an extension of you, we’ll help expand your relocation offerings by offering Long-term Rental Assistance, Area Overview Tours, and an extended menu of Concierge or Settling-in Services such as Social Security, DMV and Banking tours. And once your clients are settled, we report back with additional insights into how you can further help, including a potential buying timeline, location needs, and overall opinions of services. Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. Here are a few of the many we have the privilege of providing outstanding service:
“We have been working with Corporate Rentals for many years, and have always appreciated their professional approach to working with their clients, who are our prospective tenants. They are always well organized, respectful of everyone’s time, and also respectful of the rules and process involved in securing a rental property. They are very good at negotiating a win-win, and leave everyone smiling! We highly value our relationship with Corporate Rentals!”
“We were connected to the service through PSU when we re-located from Australia to Portland. We had a great, jam-packed tour and signed a lease within 24 hours for a fantastic place! They even accommodated us needing to bring along our 6 month old baby. I highly recommend this service, particularly in a place with a tight rental market like Portland.”
“I just wanted to send a thank you for my rental tour on Friday. (Tour Specialist) exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond to really give me a feel for both the neighborhoods in Portland as well as helping to find my future home in Portland. She is a Rock Star and I cannot thank her enough for really listening to my needs/wants and pulling together a fantastic list of properties for me to choose from. All of the properties she showed me were fantastic and In fact— I will sign a lease this week! Moving all the way across the country can be really tough and it such a relief to have one thing checked off my list. I can tell you I have moved multiple times and have had multiple “rental tours” and (Tour Specialist) is the best I have had and really made the best use of my time, listened to my needs/wants, and was extremely knowledgeable about Portland neighborhoods. Thank you!!!!”
“I wanted you to know that (Tour Specialist) is the best relocation specialist I have ever worked with during the past 25 years. She went out of her way to understand our needs and showed us many homes in the area. After viewing 10 homes on a Saturday, she went home and on Sunday emailed us a new opportunity, which we eventually chose. Thank you for allowing us to work with such a great professional who obviously really cares about her clients. We will heartily endorse your company in the future.”
“Corporate Rentals and Destination Services has been a huge part of the success of Hasson’s Relocation Services business. Their knowledge, customer service, attention to detail and ability to service our rental finding needs carries with it a quality standard that is above and beyond.”
“I just wanted to send out a HUGE thanks for today! (Tour Specialist) is the best and went above and beyond for us. We ended up with three strong contenders today! You guys are the best!”
“Kris Bos and her team provide a much-needed service to the rental community (those who are looking for rentals and those who own/manage rentals). As a Relocation Personal Move Manager, I frequently use Corporate Rentals & Destination Services to provide rental tours, destination services, and area orientation tours for my clients who are moving to the Portland area. Since customer service is very important to me, it is crucial that my corporate partners provide the same level of service I provide and promise. I have worked with Kris and her team since 2005 and they ALWAYS go above and beyond to provide the best possible service. Kris and her team are all personable and very customer-service oriented! I can highly recommend Kris Bos and Corporate Rentals & Destination Services without reservation!”
Thanks for checking in with me to make sure all went well. I want to make sure that you are aware of the tremendous help your services were to us. Jim and I were very impressed with the degree to which the selection of properties to show us reflected what we were looking for as well as diversity across location and type of rentals where we had asked for it. Our Tour Specialist was not only friendly, fun and thought of everything, she was informative and advocated for us in ways we would not have thought of with rental representatives. Ultimately, because of our experience with Corporate Rentals, we feel completely convinced that we found what works best for us. I could not recommend your services more highly. Thanks again for all the personalized help!!!
Michelle gave me a great tour which really helped me get an idea about the various neighborhoods of Portland. I am so grateful for the tour as it opened my eyes to more than I could have seen on my own. I will keep you posted on Nike! Thank you!
It was awesome! We checked a lot of apartments and it helped a lot with our decision. Everything was perfect! Best,
Thanks for checking in. I think we've been able to put a lot of our worries at bay after meeting with Inger - she has been wonderful to work with. Cheers,
Thanks for checking in. Portland is great and the rental tour was awesome. Lili showed me some great spots and its been hard to narrow down options. Thanks so much
I am really glad that I took that trip. It gave me a good idea of the city and neighborhoods like pearl and alphabet district. Also, I would like to thank Grady for showing me around and sharing her thoughts, using her experience. Overall, it was a nice experience and I thank you as well for arranging the rental tour. Regards,
The rental tour in Bend went extremely well and I was able to find/sign a rental that met my needs. Lisa did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend her services. Thanks!
Thanks for checking in. The rental tour was great! Lili and Kris from the rental tour company were really great - they quickly got a sense of what I was looking for and helped me find some great options in the area. Lili was very thoughtful and efficient throughout the day, making sure that I had the information I needed from each place to help make decisions. The tour was a great idea for getting a good sense of portland - thanks!
Thank you so much for this morning. I felt super welcome and embraced by the true Oregonian energy in your company! Look forward to seeing you again!
At CRDS, we pride ourselves on being your welcome committee to Portland. You won’t just tour with us, you’ll learn from us. From inner city neighborhood festivals to favorite destinations on the Oregon Coast, we know where to be and what to see. In Portland, we offer the following services: → Rental Relocation Tours → Area Overview Tours → School Tours → Site Unseen Tours → Destination and Concierge Services
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The rental market has been tight for about many years now. Prices continue to go up in the spring, remain high through the summer and then come down slightly in the fall and winter months.
It is still a competitive market and many properties receive multiple applications. It is about being the first application in line and we always encourage our clients to apply for a first and second choice so that they have a back-up, in case of unforeseen circumstances. The rental
market is expected to remain strong, despite the numerous new buildings popping up in the city. The increases are not only in the city, but in the outer areas such as Hillsboro as well. Parking in the city increased this year by about 17 percent this year.
It’s always worth a shot, but because rentals are moving at a good clip, landlords are not necessarily compelled to negotiate; particularly in the city. Sometimes, it might work better to negotiate the move-in fees and lease term. Pets can often be negotiated in. If anyone can negotiate changes, we can. And we will always give it our best shot.
Make application with a specific list of requests. It’s important to know that often the little items, such as clean the windows or clean up the yard are considered reasonable, but it’s much tougher to get carpeting replaced throughout a home. However, you can always ask. Your application is then based on the items you request being fixed and they can at that time tell you yes or no, whether they are willing to work with you on the items specified or not.
It is expensive (and a hassle) for landlords to turn over a property. It is in his or her best interest to have someone who will stay for a while. Advertising, cleaning fees and the time involved are all factors.
Pet deposits are high in this market—as much as $500, even $1000 per pet, potentially refundable. Pet rent is becoming much more common in the Portland metropolitan market—it can range from $25-$50 per animal and sometimes as high as $100 per pet when no pets is really preferred.
These are called concessions and they are based on the term of your lease. Most apartments make you take the concession up front but some will let you spread it over the course of your lease. If you break the lease early, you will be required to pay the concession on top of the lease break fees agreed to in the original lease. (For instance, if an apartment complex offers you one month free on a 12-month lease, you will be required to pay back the free month if you break the lease.) Most charge a 1.5 month lease break fee if you terminate your lease early.
If a landlord will take a dog, typically, there will be a weight limit, such as under 25 lbs or under 35 lbs. Breed restrictions are extremely common here—German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers are all on the list, to name a few. Some don’t care about size; a few are open to all breeds.
Submit an application (one for each adult who will be on the lease and/or living there) as soon as possible. Your apps are not considered in first position unless you have paid the app fee (per adult) to cover screening.
Call and verify your apps are in first position.
If they are in second position, you may want to wait and see what happens. You still have about a 50/50 chance.
In the city, most condos include one parking place; some (very few and definitely higher end rentals) include two. Apartment complexes always charge for parking, typically $150-$220 per car. Some have waiting lists for parking places. Some of the hospitals in the city allow parking after 6:00 but you must move your car before 7:00 in the morning. (Strongly advise clients that parking is an issue in the city and they would be well served to have a secure parking place for their vehicle.)
Typically it is expected that the renter keep up the yard. Usually when the landlord agrees to take care of lawn care, the rent reflects it with a higher rent (typically about $175-$250/month).
Lease break terms are fairly reasonable in Oregon, most of the time. Typical terms include thirty days notice and 1.5 month’s rent. If you are breaking your lease to buy a home, keep in mind that your first house payment is typically not scheduled until about 45 days out so you should not have a lot of overlap.
Photo ID, credit card for application fee, copy of work offer letter or some proof of employment/income and landlord names/phone numbers for up to 3 years of rental references. (Pet bio with photo and descriptive paragraph for each animal too.)
To be most prepared, have photo ID, a checkbook, three years previous landlord names/current phone numbers, a work offer letter (if corporate transferee), a pet photo and pet references from former landlord.