Experienced Corporate Housing Executive Brings Deep Experience in Operations Management

San Ramon, Calif., February 27, 2019—Synergy Global Housing today named Leslie O’Brien as Vice President of U.S. Operations.  In her role, O’Brien will lead the U.S. Operations team and will be responsible for the development, growth and operational execution of Synergy’s U.S. markets.  She will report to Debra Christopher, Synergy’s President.    

O’Brien has deep experience in the corporate housing space, spanning nearly 30 years.  She joins Synergy from Oakwood, where she most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Domestic Operations.  In this role, O’Brien was responsible for the management, growth and operational execution of Oakwood’s U.S. market, coast to coast. She also spearheaded a customer experience initiative for the U.S. market and was the Executive sponsor for large domestic and global accounts, with revenue exceeding $100 million.

“We are so delighted that Leslie has joined the Synergy team”, said Christopher.  “She is a proven operations leader with a long track record of success.  She has an outstanding reputation in the industry and is a great motivator of teams.  Leslie will help us immensely as we continue to expand our domestic market.”

O’Brien commented, “I am thrilled to be joining a fast-growing, innovative company like Synergy!  The Synergy culture is aligned exactly with my own leadership style and business philosophy, which has made this a perfect match.  I firmly believe that taking care of your own people will result in your team taking care of your customers, and this philosophy has driven my success over the past three decades.  The talent in this organization is amazing and the opportunities endless!”

Outside of work, O’Brien enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with family.  She is also an advocate for cat rescue and rehoming.  

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.