A Beating Heart in Silicon Valley

October 1st, 2018

It’s been said that only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. It’s a philosophy shared by Justin Accola, senior property manager at Sunnyvale-based Altos Realty Advisors.  

The property management company is a member of Abode Services' honorary Circle of Community Elevators, a recognition society of more than 40 rental housing providers who partner with us to house at least five households in Abode programs. Altos earned the additional title of "City Highriser" for its notably high level of engagement, working with more than 10 Abode program households. 

"We work with heart," Accola said. "We do a lot by business but there’s heart involved."

Altos Realty Advisors, established in the South Bay in 1978, is a multi-generational family-owned-and-operated business that prides itself on providing its clients and tenants with good customer service.

"We like reaching out and helping people in the community when we can," Accola said. "We try to make units available to everyone across the board no matter the situation. It's good to include some heart in the business."

Santa Clara County, home to more than 7,000 individuals experiencing homelessness, is certainly in need of housing providers who approach their community with a similar level of warmth and openness.

Five years ago, an Abode housing specialist contacted Accola, saying that a participant was interested in one of Altos’ available units. Accola said that working with Abode was simple and straightforward.

"We met in person, went over documents and at that point, everything sounded good and looked like a good fit," he said.

As Accola's relationship with Abode continued, he provided homes and second chances to formerly homeless households in our programs. Over the course of five years, he has expanded from housing one household to more than 10 in Sunnyvale and other parts of Santa Clara County.

About his partnership with Abode, Accola says, "It's been super smooth. Us working together and giving people a chance has worked out with us."

We couldn't agree more. Thank you, Altos Realty Advisors, for your partnership in ending cycles of homelessness in the Bay Area. 

If you or someone you know has a vacancy, please contact Abode Services at 800.811.0393 or landlords@abodeservices.org.

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