Get to Know Air Hospitality

AIR HOSPITALITY WAS FOUNDED WITH A VISION: Build the #1 Short-term Rental Property Management Company in the United States for commercial and residential property investors.

OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE: Create more value for our owners, investors, brokers, and property managers while unlocking the true financial potential of every property under management.

AT OUR CORE: Air Hospitality is a service driven company that is laser-focused on increasing the bottom-line for real estate investors through a methodical process of developing unique systems, standard operating procedures, software integration, and customer service from the ground-up

No matter if it is a single-family home, a portfolio of multi-family assets, or a new construction apartment community going through lease-up, we create tailored solutions to address every client's specific need. This focus has allowed Air Hospitality to quickly grow into several markets while continually raising the bar in this industry.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS: With a deep history in real estate focused on commercial multi-family investment sales and residential property investment, our founders realized the opportunity in quality Short-term Rental Management. We understood that investors needed a short-term rental vehicle to help them significantly increase their net cash flow, so we set out to create it. As owners, investors, and brokers, our team has not only experienced the fruits of this strategy first-hand, but we have also seen the benefit professional short-term management provides to similar, ‘return focused’ property investors.

AIR HOSPITALITY VALUES

These values make up the fabric of our culture and the framework from which all decisions are made within these walls.

Perspective. Wide-ranging experience and foresight.

Process. Swift, systematic implementations.

Progress. Clear vision and measurable results.

Partnership. Create partners as opposed to clients.

Corporate Management

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Founder

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A.J. has over 11 years of experience founding numerous technology and real estate related companies. A University of Michigan graduate and transplant to Charlotte, NC from the Midwest, A.J. enjoys building companies, world travel, helping others and spending time with his wife, Caitlin, and son, Harrison.

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Jake Koferl

Co-founder & Head of Expansion

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Jake is a real estate professional and entrepreneur who is always looking to create the next opportunity. Previously, he worked in data and market Research for the now Ambassador to Switzerland. Jake is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in Mathematical Economics and holds a North Carolina Real Estate License. When he isn’t with the Air Hospitality team, you can find him paddling a whitewater kayak.

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Mark Daniel

Co-founder & Head of Operations

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Mark is currently an Executive Partner, and former COO, of GSI, a sustainable development consulting firm, which has served businesses in over 40 countries. As the former CEO of Ultrasound Inc., Mark spent seven years building and managing a team of eight medical professionals, seven business advisers, and seven R&D specialists for device research and the marketing of non-invasive cosmetic ultrasound, RF and laser systems. Before joining the AH team, Mark spend some time as a marketing consulting for several 501c’s – most notably was Trac5, which focused on conflict resolution and crisis mitigation in Africa and the Middle East.

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Mike Ortiz

Co-founder & Head of Finance

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Mike has a wide range of expertise in accounting, technology, human resources, and general operations of an organization. Originally from the Washington DC area, Mike began his journey in the world of real estate in 2006. In his previous organization, he played an integral part in setting the foundation and growing a startup into a powerhouse in the Washington, DC region. Mike is a passionate football enthusiast, enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Lori, and is a devoted father to their three kids, Peyton, Jacob and Taylor.

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Nicole Austin

Operations Manager

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Nicole Austin began her real-estate journey as a licensed realtor in 2015 for Keller Williams in 2015 while later acquiring a position as Senior Project Manager for BlueFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Nicole has had extensive experience in project management starting back in 2010 as a Project Coordinator for Maricom managing all client deliverables, including bi-weekly & monthly reports, minutes, & SOPs. Nicole is an invaluable Operations Manager for Air Hospitality and has used her experience in project management to help serve the needs of our offices operations around the United States.

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Nicole Hollis

Interior Design Manager

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Nicole has worked in Customer/Client Relationships for 15+ years. She spent 5 years working managerial roles within the commercial baking industry, before creating her own wedding cake business. After making the shift from sugar and flour, to health and wellness, she’s spent the past 10 years working with small businesses in the Charlotte area on social media and marketing campaigns, re-branding, implementation of sales strategies, and assisting with commercial interior design. This experience, and a love for real estate and local market trends, lead her to her current role, helping to design and stage some of Charlotte’s most exclusive rental properties. In her spare time, Nicole is a Business & Marketing student, and plans on taking real estate courses in Fall of 2018.

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Ivan Guillen

Housekeeping & Maintenence Manager

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Ivan has a vast 20+ years experience managing employees and business operations. Ivan manages and leads all on-the-ground personnel at Air Hospitality.

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Craig Brokaw

Landscape Manager

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Cate Bodie

Head of Strategic Partnerships

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Cate has 6+ years of hospitality & design experience. Prior to relocating to Charlotte last year, Cate spent several years in Dallas, Texas where she worked with a hospitality and commercial real estate company to help open and manage a $5 million fine dining restaurant concept. She also holds a real estate license in both North and South Carolina. Cate enjoys traveling the world, painting, exercising & spending time with her husband Steven and their black lab, Luke.

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John Reina

Strategic Partnerships

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John Reina began his career in the janitorial industry at the age of 19. During his 20-year tenure in the industry, John gained unparalleled experience in the field of commercial janitorial that allowed him to build one of the top cleaning companies, AmazeClean, with his wife Nicole. John is now a key Strategic Partner with Air Hospitality due to his experience from over two decades in the hospitality industry.

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Nicole Reina

Strategic Partnerships

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Nicole Reina began her business management career by bolstering up underperforming retail chains as a high-volume General Manager for brands such as Gap, Bana Republic, IZOD, GH Bass, and Wilson’s Leather. Nicole’s passion was carried over from her MBA in Finance from FIU in Miami along with her BA in Advertising from UF. Nicole ran a top cleaning company as CEO, AmazeClean, and desired to hold the highest standard of cleaning to its customers. She is now a key Strategic Partner with Air Hospitality due to her experience from over a decade in the hospitality industry.

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Caitlin Klenk

Interior Design

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Caitlin has 8+ years of experience in numerous business operations and interior design roles. A University of North Carolina School of Social Work graduate and transplant to Charlotte, NC from New England, Caitlin enjoys design, world travel, volunteering and spending time with her family.

 

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