Leader in Corporate Housing and Mobility Brings Extensive Experience in Business Development and Revenue Generation to Global Role
San Ramon, Calif., January, 2019—Synergy Global Housing today named Catherine Rich as Director of Global Business Development. In driving the company’s global business efforts, Rich will have responsibility for the development of client relationships worldwide. She will report to Craig Partin, Executive Vice President of Sales, and will be based in Synergy’s New York City office.
Rich is a recognized leader in the corporate housing and mobility industry. She joins Synergy from Weichert Corporate Housing, where she most recently served as Director of Business Development. In her role at Weichert, Rich was responsible for driving revenue-generating activities in the United States and Canada. Rich also previously served in a variety of business development and leadership roles at companies in the relocation industry, including Furnished Quarters and Korman Communities.
“We are thrilled that Catherine has joined the business development team at Synergy Global Housing,” said Partin. “She is a temporary housing expert with many years of experience and is highly respected in the industry. We are lucky to have her!”
“I’m ecstatic about joining Synergy Global Housing,” said Rich. “I have always admired and respected Synergy’s incredible reputation in the industry, which is based on innovation and delivering fantastic guest experiences. I look forward to applying my experience and expertise to help Synergy grow the client base throughout the globe. I am thrilled to join such an amazing team of professionals who are committed to transforming the hospitality ecosystem.”
Rich earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and was the captain of UMass Women’s Swimming. She resides in New Jersey with her spouse and two children, Chase (age 6) and Emily (age 3).#
About Synergy Global Housing
Synergy Global Housing (Synergy) brings a superior furnished housing experience to the business travel and workforce mobility industry; providing best-in-class serviced accommodations in more than 50 countries across the globe. Synergy has Global Solutions Centers in: Dublin, Ireland; Hyderabad, India; Singapore; Shanghai, China; New York, New York; and San Ramon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, California. Through people, passion and innovation, Synergy delivers boutique services, custom-tailored to meet each client’s individual needs, on a worldwide platform. To learn more, visit www.synergyhousing.com.
Synergy is a member of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a Singapore company that has grown to become one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Spanning more than 170 cities across over 30 countries, Ascott’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu. Ascott is a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore. Ascott boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide. For more information on CapitaLand and Ascott, please visit www.capitaland.com and www.the-ascott.com.