meet the sponsors

MERC sponsors help to advance the mission of education and professional development of the relocation community. We thank and recognize our Corporate Sponsors for their valued support.

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Creative Housing Solutions, Inc.


Counselor Realty

Counselor Realty Relocation has been a top real estate company in Minnesota for over 50 years. We serve home buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.Through our network, we can coordinate quality real estate services for you. Our experience in corporate relocation services is extensive and includes all aspects of the relocation process. We work with multiple corporations to assist their incoming and outgoing employees with their real estate and relocation needs. You can count on Counselor Realty to be your personal resource for real estate and relocation information on Minneapolis/St. Paul and greater Minnesota. At Counselor Realty Relocation, we know that Relocation is not just about the houses you buy and sell, it’s about you – the people involved. We look forward to serving you! Visit or call us at 612-787-7356

 National Corporate Housing

National Corporate Housing is a global multi-brand corporate housing company that provides temporary housing options for business travel, Government travel, and employee relocations across the globe. National owns and manages over 25 offices throughout the United States, making National one of the only true nationwide corporate housing providers in existence. Julie Rice,  612-518-9404

Oakwood Worldwide

Founded in 1960, Oakwood pioneered the temporary housing industry and remains the world's leading provider of furnished and serviced corporate apartments and residences. With over 25,000 locations throughout North America, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Asia Pacific region, Oakwood offers a full spectrum of housing solutions and accommodations to meet the needs of businesses and individuals.  Each of the three Oakwood Worldwide brands — Oakwood, ExecuStay and Insurance Housing Solutions — offer access to a unique selection of accommodations and provides specific services to meet individual client needs. This depth of offering and choice of brands is why Oakwood Worldwide is the preferred corporate housing and serviced apartment provider for more than 100,000 guests each year. Contact Kelly Bair at

US Bank 

Our relocation team brings you the expertise, resources and integrity to serve our clients with the highest level of care. We combine the experience of an established, dedicated team of relocation professionals with the financial strength and broad capabilities of U.S. Bank. With comprehensive relocation capabilities and innovative financing strategies we offer something for every level of transferee. In recognition of our dedicated leadership in ethical business practices, U.S. Bank is honored to have been named A World’s Most Ethical Company┬« Ethisphere Institute and for the 6th year in a row ranked #1 on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies report. Our commitment is simple-we leverage our passion and experience, with a powerful brand to offer you a trusted program. For more information please contact Melissa Willette at or 314-323-6334.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

At Wells Fargo, we know relocation. With more than 35 years of industry experience, our dedicated team of relocation mortgage professionals understands the unique home financing needs of transferees. Your transferees will have the support they need at their convenience, whether they want to meet with a home mortgage consultant in person or by phone, or take advantage of helpful online tools throughout the home financing process. We're ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you, with a continued focus on providing competitive tools, resources and home financing options. Learn more by visiting us online at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. ┬ę 2017 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 399801. AS3597179 Expires 1/2018


  Alexander's Mobility Services

Alexander’s Mobility Services was founded in 1953 and has since evolved into a leader in the moving and storage industry with eight offices and nine warehouse facilities strategically positioned throughout the United States to support the needs of clients around the globe. Alexander’s is a privately-held service provider supporting clients of all sizes with transition, transportation, logistics, and related services. Affiliated with Atlas World Group as a shareholder agent, Alexander’s has consistently been ranked among the moving and storage industry’s elite in terms of move execution and revenue production in addition to earning numerous industry awards for providing our customers with outstanding service. Alexander’s provides moving and transportation, program management, facilities management, vendor management, systems furniture design/installation, disposal and liquidation, quality control, document and paper recycling, storage and redistribution, bar coding, inventory control, asset management and record storage. Visit  Zeke Oaks 800.328.5673 ext 5023


Providing comprehensive mobility solutions since 1989, Altair Global is an independent, full-service relocation and global assignment management company offering best-in-class services in more than 180 countries. Our diverse client base includes Fortune and Global 500 members, boutique companies, and everything in between. Our services are delivered from locations across the world in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. With one of the most talented workforces in the industry, we offer innovative solutions, exceptional service, and cutting-edge reporting and technology. Through our dedication to phenomenal customer experience, you can rest assured “we’ve got it from here.” For more information, please visit   Sandy McKinney, CRP, GMS, 314.650.5431.


Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes requiring global relocation solutions. With over 60 years in the relocation business, Cartus has provided support in 185 countries and moved more than 3 million transferring employees. Cartus not only supports major companies, such as half of the Fortune 50, but also supports companies with smaller transfer volumes - with 63% of our clients moving 25 employees or fewer per year and 81% moving 100 or less. Cartus clients benefit from our industry leading position in areas such as best practice guidance, cost, quality, and customer experience. If you are interested in finding out more about the products and services available through Cartus and our solutions to unique relocation challenges, please visit our website or contact our Vice President of Strategic Business Solutions, Brad Shepard, at or 314-705-2010.


Chase serves nearly half of U.S. households with a broad range of products.  Part of that breadth includes our unique mortgage products for every type of situation—from first time buyers to experienced transferees.  When you work with Chase, you can offer your employees a comprehensive package of benefits, programs and services to help ease their transition into the destination.  We’ve been in Corporate Relocation for 18+ years and are relentlessly committed to continuous improvement.  You deserve a powerful, compliant and stable financial partner dedicated to providing an outstanding experience to you and your relocating families.  Please reach out to  for more!

 Dwellworks, LLC

Dwellworks is a global provider of mobility support solutions for relocating employees and their families. We provide a range of support services including Destination Services, Intercultural Solutions, Appraisal Services, Property Management, Visa and Immigration, and Corporate Housing Support. With a focus on good governance, innovation, and consistent delivery, our service model combines centralized operations with an on-the-ground network of consultants to deliver high-touch, personalized support with local insight throughout Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico, the UK, and the US. Contact info:; 216-682-4200 or 800-399-2626 (toll-free)


   TIAA Bank Relocation and Affinity Lending

Our dedicated expert team is at the core of the TIAA Bank Relocation program. With decades of combined relocation and lending experience, we understand that the relocation lending process needed to be re-engineered to meet today’s demands. With that in mind, we have designed our business model around relocation lending to be unique and different from our competitors and change relocation lending today. Our goal is to deliver a better experience for your transferees and reduce the stress of the mortgage process in relocation. Lending in all 50 states. Innovative loan products. More information can be found at Sarah Ritter, 952-226-6290.

   Fazendin Realtors

Founded in 1965, Fazendin Realtors is the largest family-owned independent residential real estate company in Minnesota. Our goal is not to be the biggest, our goal is to be the best. We are approximately 60 people strong; 50 agents and 10 support staff. Big enough to have all the necessary resources and small enough to provide our clients personal and customized service. We know how to represent buyers and sellers, at all price levels, in all markets. To learn more visit or contact Shannon Brown at


Premia Relocation Mortgage

Since 1987, we have been focused on the needs of the relocation industry. It’s all we do. We have a legacy of providing quality home financing and the industry recognition to back it up. Our high-tech, high-touch DigitalMoveTM mortgage platform includes industry-leading technology, products for all types of buyers and a team of professionals who average 20 years of mortgage experience. Our secure platform can reduce documentation submission and stress as relocating employees move to closing faster. Check out our website at or to learn more, contact Rob Hughes at 602-653-0322 or

Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans is uniquely positioned to deliver a best-in-class relocation mortgage experience. Our fresh perspective combined with responding with a sense of urgency creates flawless execution. For over 30 years, Quicken Loans has been celebrated for providing world-class client service. For seven years in a row now, J.D. Power has ranked Quicken Loans highest in the nation in customer satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination. And for the last three years, they’ve also ranked us highest in the nation for Mortgage Servicing. We’re currently the leading online lender and the 2nd largest retail mortgage lender in the country. By creating industry-leading technology, Quicken Loans has introduced clarity, speed and ease to the relocation mortgage experience – our apps give 24/7 visibility to the status of a loan! Our dedicated team is fully trained on relocation policies and expectations, ensuring we focus on “Every Client. Every Time. No Exceptions. No Excuses.”  Stacy Miller, CRP, GMS-T / / 313-373-1154.


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