Thank You Jennifer
In 2020, Female CEOs remain rare.
But at Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, it’s the way of the world. According to the BI Norwegian Business School women naturally rank higher in their abilities to innovate and lead with clarity and impact.
“If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
Meet our CEO, Jennifer Dillard.
Jennifer drives a customer-first approach through every detail of the Murphy’s Corporate Lodging experience. Her commitment to delivering apartments that guests want to call home has brought continued success to Murphy’s and its clients over her 20-year career with the company.
Since joining Murphy’s in 1995 to launch its first outside sales team, Jennifer has brought an unwavering focus on client care and employee development to the company. These factors have been instrumental in Murphy’s growth across Texas and in the company’s ability to support clients in other cities, both domestically and abroad.
Jennifer began her career studying fashion design and moved into retail sales, which allowed her to learn firsthand that quality is found in the details. Whether she’s personally testing new housewares in her home to ensure they meet Murphy’s standards, mentoring the sales team, or supporting clients, Jennifer is truly invested in Murphy’s success.
Congratulations to Jennifer for her 25 years of dedication to Murphy’s Corporate Lodging. Thank you Jennifer for creating such a harmonious culture in the work place that is filled with laughter, encouragement, positivity, and dogs.
Sarah Parker (Dallas Sales Manager) was a guest panelist at the Dallas Regional Chamber for the Say Yes To Dallas campaign on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Murphy’s Corporate Lodging industry expert Sarah Parker spoke about best practices for intern housing programs as well as the benefits and drawbacks of company paid vs. stipend housing programs. She discussed how the expertise of a trusted corporate housing provider can contribute to better overall housing experience for students. This can be done though the selection of properties in ideal locations that are close to the students work location, while also offering amenities, access to dining, and transit options.
Sarah explained that typically a corporate housing provider should source multiple options with properties that reflect the company culture and that meet the goals of the internship program. She noted that it is important to outline the amenities at each community, upcoming events around the metroplex, modes of transportation and areas of interest for the corporate client.
Sarah also described the flexibility corporate hosing companies can provide for roommate paring and the cost savings this could have. Last, she mentioned that intern retention could benefit when students are able to connect with their roommates outside of the office environment.
The panel consisted of 2 other speakers and a facilitator/moderator.
Facilitator: Mary Beth Nitz – Vice President, Global Consulting Services Altair Global
Panel speaker: Melody Lennox – Vice President of Operatsions, Axxess
Jared Fitzpatrick – Human Resources, Federal Reserve Bank Dallas
The event was presented by BGStaffing and Altrair Global
Experts from many different fields including human resources, taxes, immigration and relocation were in the ballroom at the downtown Houston Hyatt Regency. The annual event took place on February 27 and for the third year in a row, Murphy’s had a booth showcasing the Murphy’s advantage.
Congratulations to Greg Shoalmire from Ensco, who was the winner of our free weekend get-a-way at one of our luxurious Galleria area apartments along with a $100 gift card.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time and interest to visit our booth and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
The Houston Totally Expat Show is organized by the Forum for Expatriate Management. To learn more about the trade show and how to participate, please visit www.totallyexpat.com
Murphy’s Corporate Lodging is pleased to announce that we will have offices in the Dallas / Fort Worth area from the start of the new year. The Houston based company had a record high of almost 700 apartments at the height of 2013 and is delighted to be establishing offices in the Dallas / Fort Worth market.
Charlie Bingham, General Manager, commented “We have been providing Corporate Apartments for our clients in Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as other cities across the USA, for a number of years. We are seeing specific demands for Dallas rising and we have established key business partnerships with class A properties in the city. Dallas and surrounding areas, like Houston, are experiencing fantastic business growth and it is the right time for us to establish an office in the city.
Our clients want us to provide the same great level of service in Dallas / Fort Worth that they have in Houston and by having Murphy’s professionals in the area will enhance our ability to offer this support. We are excited to develop this market and further establish Murphy’s as a Texas based company rather than a Houston based company. This ties into our 5 year growth plan to increase our footprint across multiple markets both in the US and internationally. Other locations being analyzed for future expansion include Austin, San Antonio and Louisiana. 2013 has been a record year for Murphy’s Corporate Lodging and after 41 years of being in business, we are confident that our increased presence in other markets will ensure a solid 2014!”
From everyone here at Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, we hope you have a Happy Holidays and best wishes to you in the New Year!
We are sincerely grateful for your business, continued confidence and support for our company and look forward to working with you all in 2014!
Over a 3 week period, employees of Murphy’s brought in 288 non-perishable food items! These items we donated to The Houston Food Bank, a non-profit organization and a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.
The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of nearly 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator, the Food Bank provides more than 64 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 137,000 people each week!
To learn more about The Houston Food Bank and how you can help, visit their website.
Murphy’s Corporate Lodging and their employees adopted a family this holiday season through Candlelighters, a childhood cancer family alliance organization.
On Dec. 12, a few of Murphy’s elves were able to deliver dozens of gifts to Stephanie Cruz, a 12 year old with LAM Leukemia, and her whole family.
From Spongebob to Spiderman, Barbies and a blender… coffee and clothes plus makeup and much more!
It truly warmed our hearts to see the smiles on everyones faces and we’re so happy that we could be Santa’s little helpers for a day!
To learn more on how you can adopt a family or get involved with Candlelighters, please visit their website.
From the end of November to the beginning of January, the zoo transforms itself every evening into a magical place.
Filled with the sounds of the season, dazzling lights, festive feasts and of course the wildlife, it is a great experience for everyone looking to make their night merry and bright!
For more information about Zoo Lights and how to get tickets, please Click Here or contact Murphy’s Corporate Lodging today!
The awards recipients were honored at a luncheon on September 6th at the Hilton Americas where the rankings were first made public. Included in the picture are representatives from Murphy’s Management and Sales staff who attended the awards presentation.
After over 41 years of hard work and growth – such recognition is especially meaningful to Murphy’s and its employees. “We attribute our success to many factors including hiring and striving to keep the best staff, promoting a fun, profit-sharing work environment, striving to be the best in our industry and always evolving to improve every aspect of our business to better serve our clients.” – Bob Wills, President.
Murphy’s would like to thank our loyal customers for their support in helping us achieve this award!
The App is currently being trialed by clients staying in one of the Galleria properties where Murphy’s has a substantial presence. Once feedback has been received and reviewed by the Murphy’s team, the roll out of the App will continue across their Houston properties with a target completion date of mid November 2013.
Charlie Bingham, Murphy’s General Manager, explains: “The App has been designed with the end user in mind. It should enhance the experience of our clients – whether it is by giving GPS directions from the airport to their apartment community or giving specific directions to their apartment once at the community. Once settled in, the App allows a user friendly method of establishing what facilities are in the neighborhood such as restaurants, museums, health clubs and other amenities that guests from out of town frequently want to know about.”
“We pride ourselves on being market leaders – whether it is with the biggest televisions, the best furniture, most desirable Class A properties or Guest Services Team and this is a further testament that we want to ensure our clients receive the best experience when they stay with Murphy’s. As far as we are aware we are the first Corporate Lodging company in Texas to provide this kind of service and we are so excited to give all of our clients access to the App over the coming weeks.”