Bernadette (Bernie) Umale

Synergy Global Housing is proud to announce the promotion of Bernadette (Bernie) Umale to the position of Partner Relationship Manager. In this role, Umale will be responsible for making site visits to Synergy properties while building a rapport and fostering relationships with property managers at selected apartment communities in some of Synergy’s key housing markets.

Umale has been with Synergy since 2010, first serving as a services coordinator before eventually moving up to Global Account Manager (GAM), Operations Manager, for one of Synergy’s most crucial accounts. Her responsibilities required building relationships with Synergy’s domestic and international partners to deliver exceptional guest experience.

“Bernie has the perfect background to succeed in this new role,” said Antar Williams, Synergy’s Senior Manager, Supply Chain. “From the very beginning of her time with Synergy, she has touched our most important clients and given them high-level, white glove service. She took the same outstanding approach and did such an amazing job with an important Synergy account as a GAM that moving her into this new role was a natural decision.”

Because Synergy is a global housing provider, having a strong inventory of housing solutions is crucial for the organization’s success. This is part of our comprehensive global supply chain process and an essential element of our collaborative, partner-centric philosophy. Umale’s client services experience in multiple markets with different groups of clients and guests have already made her one of Synergy’s biggest brand ambassadors. As Partner Relationship Manager, she will be applying these skills in the field to building stronger partner connections for growing and supporting Synergy’s impressive inventory of best-in-class furnished accommodations.

“Synergy treats each client and guest on an individual basis,” Umale said. “Part of my focus will be to bring that individual approach to the way we build relationships with our suppliers. Our inventory and partner relationships are crucial to the success of Synergy as a company as we have to provide our clients with the inventory they want, where they want it and when they want it.”

About Synergy

Synergy Global Housing brings a superior furnished housing experience to the business travel and workforce mobility industry; providing best-in-class serviced accommodations in more than 55 countries across the globe. Synergy has Global Solutions Centers in: Dublin, Ireland; Hyderabad, India; Singapore; and San Ramon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, California. Through people, passion and innovation, Synergy delivers custom-tailored services to meet each client’s individual needs, on a worldwide basis. To learn more, please visit