Meet some of the Lodgeur team

Our team is united by its love of travel, design and real estate. Whether you’re one of our guests or property partners, we’ll take great care of you.

 
 
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Sébastien Long

Founder & CEO

Sébastien grew up in the hospitality industry. He worked for (and later managed) his family’s vacation resort. He has interacted with over 30,000 travelers. In 2017, he launched the UK market for a San Francisco-based competitor. He built a team and grew a pipeline of property worth $130m. He has consulted with a Silicon Valley company on expansion in Europe. In a decade-long career panning five continents, he fixed problems and delivered results worldwide. Across retail, commercial and private banking, trade finance and insurance.

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Audrey Hall

Interior Design

Audrey is a graphic and interior designer with international experience. She decorates locally and through e-design, focusing on affordable and timeless pieces that don’t sacrifice on style or functionality. She manages and contributes regularly to the decor blog Copy Cat Chic and was a founding designer at the leading online interior design company. She has also designed for one of the largest short term rental companies in the US.

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Alejandro Portal

Operations

Alejandro is a US Marine Corps veteran. He graduates in 2019 from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He’s worked as a security supervisor and as a medical interpreter / translation in the Texas Medical Center. He oversees Lodgeur’s operations, including setting up new properties, overseeing our housekeeping operations, quality control and delivering a great guest experience.

 
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Leah Mayo

Guest Experience

Leah is the founder of FOUND Experience. FOUND provides personalized digital travel guides. It tells you the perfect places to eat, drink, shop, and explore. Their guides save you the stress and research, so all you have to do is enjoy your trip. Before FOUND, Leah had a career working for the British government. She supported the international expansion of companies. From startups, multinational corporations and everything in between.

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Michael Brombacher

Real Estate

Michael is a tech-savvy, native Houston realtor. He's had a varied career. Operations at a global seismic company. Troubleshooting servers and assisting customers at one of the largest web hosting companies. Supporting business users in physical and paper commodity trading. And finally, buying/selling homes in Houston's favorite neighborhoods. He is a realtor and partner at ResideTX Properties. He advises Lodgeur on apartment leasing and other projects.

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Brooke Bornick

Legal & Regulatory

Brooke has over a decade of AmLaw100 experience. She has represented real estate investors, property owners, lenders, and commercial tenants. She is licensed in both in Florida and Texas. She handles negotiation and litigation of financing agreements, commercial leases and secured transactions. Brooke also has tax and legal process optimization experience. She represents entrepreneurs and SMEs, and has represented Fortune 100 companies.