ASPIRE event

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Knight Way, Stanford, CA, USA

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 24 2019 - 5 PM

Event Details

On Wednesday April 24, ASPIRE, partnering with the Hospitality Club of Stanford Graduate School of Business, welcomed the founder of Stay Alfred, Jordan Allen and the company’s senior vice president Mike Wilson who walked us through their journey from Craigslist to Stay Alfred. Founded in 2012, Stay Alfred offers upscale travel apartments in the world’s best downtown neighborhoods. They provide guests with the reliability of a hotel stay and the space and comforts of a high-end apartment.

After Jordan and Mike shared the art of striking deals with homeowners and the stakes in the vertical, students got to ask questions about how the company differentiates itself from Airbnb and Lyric and why downtown areas of cities such as New Orleans and Nashville are currently hot on the market. The evening concluded with more questions about the hospitality aspect of the business and the day-to-day operations of Stay Alfred.

More about the founder, Jordan Allen

Prior to founding Stay Alfred, Jordan was an airborne ranger and captain in the United States Army. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan, including a fifteen-month deployment on a special forces outpost. Jordan is the recipient of a combat action badge for outstanding leadership after his troop was struck by a roadside bomb and a bronze star for the duties performed during his tour in Iraq. Jordan is an active member of the Spokane business community and a sought-after speaker on how to innovate, build a successful start-up and work with millennials. In addition, he mentors Gonzaga Business School students through start-up funding competitions helping to build the future workforce and ideators of the region. He was also recognized as one of Catalyst Magazine’s 20 under 40 2016 winners.