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Meet Emily Johnson, Senior Director, Business Development

03.31.2020

As Senior Director of Business Development, Emily is responsible for identifying new corporate partners with temporary housing needs for relocations, projects, trainings, and rotational programs. She is primarily focused on the Union, New Jersey property, but she also supports the furnished suite program at the remaining AVE properties in New Jersey: Clifton, Florham Park, and Somerset. Emily serves as the team guru for the Business Development CRM and assists with training and development.

Q: What is your hometown?
Staten Island, NY

Q: How long have you been with AVE?
I started working at AVE right after my son was born, so easy to remember – 3.5 years ago.

Q: What is a typical workday like for you?
I love that my days are always different. I spend most of my time finding partners who may have temporary housing needs and building relationships with those companies and people to ensure we meet and exceed their expectations. I spend a good amount of my days on the road, identifying new area projects or companies and the remainder of my workday following up with those people and hosting them for on-site tours at our properties. My home property is AVE Union, where I enjoy working with the team to reach our goals.

Q: What brings you the greatest satisfaction in your role?
Knowing my clients and their guests are going to be taken care of by an amazing team. I truly believe in the AVE product and what I am selling, which makes my job easy. I have assisted many families who have lost their homes due to a fire or other devastating situation. Knowing that our team is here to help those families feel comfortable and put them at ease, truly makes me appreciate my job.

Q: What is your favorite AVE amenity or service?
Complimentary coffee (and variety of tea!)

Q: What is your favorite quote and why?
I’m a big fan of Vince Lombardi quotes. They’re always team inspirational such as, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

Q: What is your favorite spot in NYC/NJ area and why?
I’m a shore, sun, and sand girl – once the weather gets nice, my weekends are spent in Long Branch & Asbury Park.

Q: What’s something interesting about you that we might not know?
I have a small parrot, a green cheek conure named west. Conure West has been with me and my husband for 13 years now.

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