CORT Case Study: Georgetown University
Georgetown University was ready to revamp their staff housing program and ensure that furniture remained in good condition year after year. Creative thinking and collaboration with CORT sparked a new furniture rental program for live-in staff.
Associate Director for Residential Services Matthew Hollingshead was looking for a sustainable way to refresh Georgetown’s staff housing program year after year. With a desire to keep furniture contemporary and in good condition, Hollingshead turned to CORT with the challenge of creating a program to that could provide current, quality furniture that appealed to staff and free up staff hours coordinating and moving furniture.
CORT collaborated with the university to create a customized staff housing program that reduced resources spent on coordinating furniture in staff apartments. The program includes a detailed outline of maintenance and delivery expectations, an annual audit, the terms of the lease, cost per unit and furniture pieces included for each apartment.
When it came time to prepare staff housing for the new school year, CORT arrived with trucks in tow. CORT’s professional installation team removed furniture from each staff apartment and replaced it with new pieces from the CORT collection. The apartments were ready for staff move-in just in time for school to begin and so far the response from staff have been nothing but positive. In fact, Georgetown decided to add two additional units to their lease.
About Georgetown University’s Office of Residential Living
Georgetown University embodies the Jesuit ideal of Cura Personalis – caring for the whole person: mind, body and spirit. The Office of Residential Living is helpful and responsive to both individuals and the community and creates comfortable, inclusive communities that foster formation and engagement.
"We have been very happy with our partnership with CORT. The CORT team is friendly, creative and professional. Providing new, quality furniture in our live-in staff apartments has been a big win for our department."
- Patrick Killilee, Executive Director, Residential Services
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