Lee Curtis, CCHP
Lee Curtis co-founded RESIDE Worldwide, Inc. in November 2017 with partners, Jon Wohlfert and Mike Meekins. Lee and his partners believe that the traditional corporate housing industry is in a state of evolution and is being driven by the acceleration of interest in alternative housing globally. This interest has created an atmosphere that is ideal for investment into real estate and operating company acquisitions, with RESIDE representing both the branding and capital investment partnership. RESIDE presents a new way to stay - blurring the lines between hotel and apartment; disrupting the corporate, the mundane. RESIDE’s core mission is to be an innovator in the space, able to satisfy growing consumer demand for alternative housing by offering a broader range of choice and flexibility for global accommodations, while still offering high-quality, flexible, vetted options coupled with outstanding customer service. With over twenty years of success in the temporary housing industry, Lee brings a unique depth of management and leadership expertise to all facets of corporate housing, hospitality and supply chain management.
Prior to RESIDE, Curtis served as President of ABODA Global Housing Management (now ABODA by RESIDE), in charge of operations, global sales, customer and client services, supplier and partner services and technology initiatives. Lee also served as CEO and President of BridgeStreet Global Hospitality. Under his leadership the company experienced significant growth through globalization and business diversification. Lee also brings experience through his previous roles in senior management with Globe Corporate Stay International, Village Suites and Hyatt Hotels.
Mr. Curtis is active in the corporate housing industry, having served on the CHPA board of directors and also serving as Vice President and President of the association. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the Association. He was also the recipient of CHPA’s “Provider Member of the Year – Individual” award in 2006.
Lee hails from the great state of Michigan and is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Business Administration and Military Science. He is a member of the Mu Sigma Military Honor Society and also proudly served as an Infantry Captain in the United State Army Reserves.