Houston Rentalpreneur TJ Tijani Embraces Labor Rental, Joins Workbnb, Inc. Board, Named Lead Investor for $3 Million Wefunder Community Round
Workbnb’s strategy to digitize workforce housing at scale is proving to be impeccable timing. Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA, recently said in a LinkedIn post, “We’re not just at the start of a decade of infrastructure. It’s also a decade in which, instead of building the Internet of people, people are now building the Internet of Things.”
Workbnb, Inc. President and CEO Yeves Perez is credited with positioning the company’s focus on “blue-collar, essential workers,” as noted in Matthew Parson’s article for Skift.com; “Meet the Airbnb Blue Collar for American Infrastructure Construction WorkersSeveral travel and emerging tech experts call Workbnb’s focus on “millions” of underserved niches in the travel, hospitality and short-term travel industries “simply brilliant.” .
“I believe Workbnb has the potential to be a major player in the short-term rental industry. I’m excited to join the team as I believe it can be the perfect solution to bridge the gap between the needs of corporate housing and guest booking. I think Workbnb has a strong and passionate team that can leverage it to its full potential,” says Tijani.
Tijani brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in finance, business and real estate. Tijani’s huge portfolio of short-term rentals was acquired through traditional ownership and rental arbitrage methods, which is essential for Workbnb alpha to test its highly anticipated “labor rental housesin Orlando and soon across the United States. TJ’s business model now focuses on converting value-added mid-size apartments into boutique hotels.
Workbnb does not rent, own or operate labor rental homes, which is a model that requires recruiting operators like Tijani to move away from unstable vacation rentals and embrace the stability of vacation rentals. workforce at the start of the infrastructure decade. Tijani’s public speaking experience will strengthen Workbnb’s reach.
Tijani recently appeared on stage with legends Ed Mylett, Cody Sperber, Billy Gene and Robert Kiyosaki at the Clever Summit 2022 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in April.
Tijani operates a high-profile Houston-based short-term rental empire, Home Suites Management, LLC, founded in late 2017 and brings years of multi-family development and professional hospitality experience to the board. Tijani, a graduate of the University of Houston with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a minor in math, was the first in his family to graduate from college. TJ worked as an engineer at an oil and gas company and has experience in business travel, which is essential for Workbnb’s knowledge.
“Our team always aims to include people who truly see the mission behind Workbnb which is much bigger than ourselves. It is by having this strong foundation that we know Workbnb will continue to thrive. We are grateful to welcome TJ Tijani, a truly credible expert in the short-term rental industry, committed to giving workforce housing the attention it deserves,” says Daj’Anique Staples, President of Workbnb, Inc.
David Acosta, Workbnb, Inc. Board Member, said, “I’m thrilled to have TJ join the Workbnb team! His experience, practical knowledge and influence in the short-term rental industry will help Workbnb to take it to the next level.”
“As Workbnb continues to gain momentum, TJ joining the team at this time with his experience in the short-term rental industry will take us to the next level. Welcome to the TJ team! We are beyond grateful to you have a future,” said Angie Sotelo, board member of Workbnb, Inc.
Workbnb, Inc. plans to raise $3 million to hire critical operations staff, product managers, engineers, and customer success agents and launch a successful “go-to-market strategy.” Tijani committed $200,000 to Workbnb, Inc. Tijani eagerly expressed that he was “thrilled” to be the lead investor for the travel startup’s $3 million (pre-seed) Wefunder Community Tour beginning within weeks of completing the company’s filings with the SEC, which the company has retained Jose Padilla from the full Padilla law firm.
Learn more about TJ Tijani:
Short Term Rental Roadmap – Home (strroadmap.com)
Learn more about Workbnb:
A Reno, Nevada-based B2B SaaS travel startup whose mission is to accelerate the proliferation of workforce rental housing and improve the lives of millions of people traveling for work in the United States. We think itinerant workers are important. Visit workbnbapp.com for more information.