The Wire Interview: Maison International Vice President, Erin Alls

Erin Alls
[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The Wire Interview is a continuing series of conversations with players in the corporate housing industry.

Times are changing — New technology, increased diversity of travelers,  shifting regulation of sister industries  —  but according to Erin Alls, Vice President of Maison International, there’s never been a better time to be in the business. Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Brian Chesky Reflections on Guest Experience

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Brian Chesky won the Collaborative Consumption Award at this year’s Crunchies Awards, TechCrunch’s annual award ceremony for the tech industry. In the video after the jump Chesky discusses the company’s plans for 2013, positing that the company’s focus will be in providing an even better guest experience. Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Kamo Housing Owner, Andrey Kamogari

KAMO-LOGO transparent [Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The Wire Interview is a continuing series of interviews with players in the corporate housing industry.

This week we present a special chat we had with Andrey Kamogari, owner of Kamo Housing, an interesting company working within three different sects of the temporary housing industry, namely, corporate housing, homestays, and shared apartments. Continue reading

[VIDEO] In Austin it Pays to Procrastinate

AustinSkyline-Lou-Neff-Point-2010[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Here’s a video from a local news channel in Austin, Texas, about what the city’s three-month-old short-term rental ordinance has been met with by the the multitude. In a word: Procrastination.  Continue reading

Justin Bieber Catches the Furnished Rental Bug

justin-bieber-2012_3000x2299_98662[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

It appears that Justin Bieber has caught the furnished rental bug going around as of late.  The image below shows Bieber, Tracks.by founder Mazy Kazerooni and recording artist Brandon “Bei Maejor” Green chillin’ at an “Airbnb mansion.” Continue reading