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Vector Travel recruits McBrien from Airbnb to lead growth

US: Multifamily hospitality company Vector Travel has hired industry specialist and former Airbnb employee, Lorie McBrien, as its new vice president of sales.

In her new role, McBrien will lead Vector’s expansion across the United States in delivering its turnkey hospitality solution to more companies within the multifamily sector.

Prior to taking on the position at Vector Travel, she led growth within Airbnb’s multifamily division as manager of strategic real estate rentals, where she owned all aspects of client partnership development including strategy, personnel development, client relationships, sales production and reporting. McBrien has also held leadership positions at Realogy, Yardi, RentPath and Invitation Homes / Waypoint Homes in her multifamily career.

McBrien will head up Vector’s national expansion efforts with conventional multifamily providers in stabilised and lease-up buildings with vacancy issues that can be solved through short-term rental activities.

Vector Travel CEO Mickey Kropf, who spoke recently on a webinar in IHM’s Urban Living series on the topic of Flex Rentals: Investing in innovation, said: “Lorie is a leader in both multifamily and short-term rentals, and we are excited to see how her leadership and execution can expand our offerings to deliver even more value to multifamily companies.”

Founded in early 2018, Vector Travel claims to be the first full-service, tech-enabled multifamily hospitality company to partner with multifamily companies, in order to generate a new form of net operating income [NOI] in assets with vacancy. The firm currently operates in approximately 25 markets and is expanding rapidly.