Stephen Smit
Steven Smit
Chief Investment & Development Officer
YAYS
Bio

With a background in hotel operations, corporate finance and real estate, I combine my experience to unlock locations for curious travellers.

For me, a building is more than just bricks and materials. It’s an organism in a micro ecosystem of facilities, residents, visitors, entrepreneurs and history. These neighbourhood aspects are fundamental to the Yays experience. 

My passion is to tell neighbourhood stories by using these fundamentals to make spaces and areas accessible for people to connect to each other and to feel they belong in the local environment for the time that they are there.

Speaking at Adjacent Spaces

Serviced Apartment, Aparthotels, Extended Stay: Understanding the Investment Opportunity

An overview of the business models, investment opportunity and funding options in the market, examining the tools to succeed in this growing segment.