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Our Story

The Corporate Stays story can be traced back to 2008, when university student Vladimir de Suarez wanted to sublet his Montreal apartment.

Vladimir started his first business early on in his university career, organizing parties in Paris, France. He then went to study in Mexico, and then moved to Montreal to study at HEC.

Ever passionate about travel, Vladimir was preparing to vacation in Spain, and wished to sublet his Montreal apartment. He posted the ad on Craigslist, with his rent listed. Soon, responses came in requesting for short term stays, with one individual offering to pay a full month’s rent to stay for one week. Looking deeper, Vladimir realized that there was a serious need for short-term housing solutions.

Vladimir started out by renting out a few apartments to short-term travellers, while sharing a flat with a friend. Over the course of a few months, he realized that businesses and individual business travellers had needs that were not met. This realization would shift the focus of this up and coming company to business travel, and create a real change in the travel industry.

With this focus, the company soon began to flourish, with a new Toronto branch opening only one year after Montreal. Soon after, Corporate Stays would expand across Canada to Ottawa, Quebec City, Vancouver. International opportunities in Miami and Panama shortly followed.

From these origins, Corporate Stays has emerged as a world leader in corporate housing. Today, Corporate Stays offers over 1500 fully furnished apartments in more than 55 destinations internationally. The Corporate Stays team includes over 60 individuals and is still growing. Our head office in Montreal is complemented by additional branches in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

As we continue to expand, Vladimir and the team continue to bring a love of travel and entrepreneurial flare to the daily operations, while focusing on the highest standards of quality and service for our clients.