I am very pleased to announce Max Thorne’s promotion to vice president of development. As the driving force behind BridgeStreet’s property management operations, Max has successfully partnered with owners, customers and suppliers to fully meet all of their needs
London (Vocus) October 12, 2007
BridgeStreet Worldwide, a leading international provider of serviced apartments to business and leisure travelers, announced the promotion of Max D. Thorne to vice president of development for the company’s EMEA region. The advancement directly supports BridgeStreet’s ambitious goal to quickly expand its selection of serviced apartments across Europe.
In his new role, Thorne is charged with the identification, negotiation and inventory management of serviced apartment blocks throughout EMEA whilst uncovering potential acquisition opportunities. Thorne has been instrumental in the growth of BridgeStreet Worldwide by helping to launch its unique brand of property management and thereby greatly expanding its portfolio of serviced apartments throughout the UK.
Through a combination of models designed to be flexible and unique to each owner and property, BridgeStreet offers a range of management options from leases to managed contracts. Each program is designed to increase revenues and accelerate asset growth through unrivalled efficiency in asset management in the serviced apartment sector.
“I am very pleased to announce Max Thorne’s promotion to vice president of development. As the driving force behind BridgeStreet’s property management operations, Max has successfully partnered with owners, customers and suppliers to fully meet all of their needs,” said Stephen Hanton, managing director EMEA and COO of BridgeStreet Worldwide. “Under Max’s leadership we will continue to build upon the successes we have experienced in the UK by offering property owners and investors throughout Europe the opportunity to increase the capital and enterprise values of their properties through superior revenue, cost and product management.”
Thorne began his career in the serviced apartment industry in 1994 as general manager of London Life Apartments and was serving as assistant vice president of operations in 1998 when BridgeStreet acquired the organization. Prior to his current position Thorne was director of development, during which time he negotiated over 1,000 units for BridgeStreet’s UK inventory. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (FNAEA) and a member of the National Landlords Association (NLA) in the UK.
BridgeStreet Worldwide is expertly skilled to provide consultation and services to property owners, serviced apartments operators, real estate developers and investors throughout Europe. Additional information about BridgeStreet's operational and brand management programs may be obtained by contacting Max Thorne at +44 (0) 20 7792 2222.
BridgeStreet Worldwide is a leading international provider of corporate housing. BridgeStreet and its Global Alliance Program offer over 15,000 serviced apartments located throughout the United States and 50 cities internationally. An award winner both in the U.S. and Europe, BridgeStreet properties meet uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service. For more information about the company or to learn more about how BridgeStreet is Making Serviced Apartments Easy, visit http://www.bridgestreet.co.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7792 2222.
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