Brian Ferdinand (Managing Partner)
Brian Ferdinand is CorpHousing Group’s Managing Partner and is in charge of business strategy, new city launches, and overall brand positioning. He began his career in proprietary trading, founding ECHOtrade, LLC. His passionate vision guided ECHOtrade’s growth from a single employee to more than 900 licensed traders working globally across 13 offices. While with ECHOtrade, Ferdinand engineered its direct market access on the New York Stock Exchange, leading the firm to become the first Merrill Lynch and NYSE client to accomplish this feat. Throughout his career, he has consistently earned praise for his dedication to innovation and unique automation strategies, highlighted by the implementation of new models at ECHOtrade and the generation of more than $400 million dollars in trading profits over a 4-year period. Since transitioning from his trading career, Ferdinand has spent the last decade honing his residential and commercial real estate ownership expertise through investing in and managing sought-after properties, with timely involvement in the fast-growing short-term rental sector. Ferdinand studied in the master’s program for psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and political science and government at the University of Kansas. Following his shift from a successful career in trading, he studied in the master’s program at The Cornell School of Hotel Administration for revenue management.