blueground

An innovative accommodation solution for business travelers and expats

blueground offers beautifully furnished apartments to business travelers and expats for mid to long term duration (1-12+ months). Already present in Dubai, Istanbul, New York and Athens, we are continuously growing our reach.

Our vision
“Your next, ready to move-in home, in every major city in the world!”
Through our technology, beautiful interiors, functional equipment and proactive people support, we make apartment stays an enjoyable and efficient experience! Both for guests and landlords!
Our story
blueground was founded in April 2013, in Athens, Greece. The idea was born out of one of the co-founders experience as a business consultant and traveler. Alexandros spent approximately 5 years in different hotels in Europe, Africa and Asia for stretches of 1 to 12 months at a time. Hotel is not the optimal choice neither for the company nor for Alexandros for these mid to long term stays. So, together with a group of friends, they launched blueground, to offer a differentiated and cost advantageous accommodation solution for mid to long term stays.
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The problem we are solving
For our tenants:
Looking for mid term accommodation (1-12+ months), the process can be very tedious: few furnished apartments and of low quality, dealing with multiple agents, property viewings, for unfurnished units furniture needs to be bought (hassle to sell them back in the market after the end of the lease), connecting bills etc. Alternatively, hotels are expensive and not suitable for long term stays.

For landlords:
Leasing out a property is a time investment and hassle as they need to talk to multiple agents, deal with different tenants and spend time on this or alternatively pay fees to property management companies. Furthermore, between tenants, apartments may stay vacant leading to loss of income. blueground is the perfect, long term tenant and partner charging no fees, staying for the long term and offering higher yields to landlords.
Founders
Alexandros Chatzieleftheriou
Alexandros
Chatzieleftheriou
Alexandros is CEO and co-founder of blueground. Prior to his current role, Alexandros worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company and as an associate principal for Samsung Electronics based in Seoul, South Korea. Alexandros holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Alexis Maragkos
Alexis
Maragkos
Alexis is Director of Sales Development and co-founder of blueground. His previous work experience is in the fields of sales and advertising. He has worked as account manager for DDB & JWT. He holds a M.A. in Marketing from UWE Bristol.
Andreas Nezeritis
Andreas
Nezeritis
Andreas is Head of Business Development and co-founder of blueground. His previous work experience includes corporate strategic planning and business model development. Also, he was a high - end photographer. He holds a BSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business
Penny Papakonstantinou
Penny
Papakonstantinou
Penny is Head of Operations and co-founder of blueground. Prior to her current role, Penny worked as an Operations Project Manager for Marichem - Marigases Worldwide and as Site Engineer for Attiko Metro SA. Penny holds a MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School.
Country Heads
Thanos Geramanis
Thanos
Geramanis
Head of Greece
Thanos is the Country Manager for Greece and a Partner of blueground. Prior to his current role, Thanos worked as Country Manager for MasterCard Europe for Greece, Cyprus & Malta and as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. Thanos holds an MBA from ALBA Graduate Business School.
Kurtuluş Cumhur Korkmaz
Kurtuluş Cumhur
Korkmaz
Head of Turkey
Kurtulus Korkmaz is the Head of Turkey operations and co-founder of blueground. Prior to his current role, Kurtulus worked as an engagement manager for Samsung Electronics based in Seoul, South Korea and as a category manager - media for Vodafone, Luxembourg. Kurtulus holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Amine Housni
Amine
Housni
Head of UAE
Amine is Head of UAE operations and co-founder of blueground. His previous work experience is in the fields of finance, investment banking and alternative investments. Prior to his current role, Amine worked as a finance and business development director for YAK. Amine holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Aneesa Arshad
Aneesa
Arshad
Head of USA
Aneesa is Head of USA operations and co-founder of blueground. Prior to her current role, Aneesa was the CEO and co-founder of Rocket Internet’s real estate portal, Lamudi, in East & Southern Africa. Aneesa holds an MBA from INSEAD.
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