ABODA Global Housing Management expands sales operations, adds two new hires

Seattle, WA – May 20, 2015 – ABODA, a leader in providing global housing management for some of the world’s best-known brands, announced today the addition of two new sales executives to ABODA Global Housing Management.

Wendle Raping has joined ABODA Global Housing Management as Account Manager in Sales, and Mike Burton has joined the Sales team as Account Executive, Puget Sound.

Lee Curtis, President of ABODA Global Housing Management said, “The additions of Wendle and Mike to our Sales group will help carry ABODA’s message of offering our unique end-to-end housing solution to new corporations in every industry.  They will help us showcase how ABODA can assist companies anywhere in the world they need temporary housing for their employees, from the Puget Sound to cities across the globe.” 

Raping is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and expanding relationships with ABODA’s strategic key accounts. Born on the small island of Lana’i, Hawaii, his career includes sales, marketing and administrative positions with many industry-leading corporations, including one of the fastest-growing, privately-held hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific, Outrigger Enterprise Group; 160-year old global financial services firm Western Union; and one of America’s preeminent retailers, Macy’s. Raping is a graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu, where he was a NCAA Division II Athlete (Tennis). Raping (pronounced ‘Rah-ping’), earned a B.A. in Business Administration.

Burton is responsible for identifying and developing new business in the Puget Sound region as well as maintaining those new client relationships. Previously he worked for Oakwood Worldwide as a Property Manager and began his sales career as an Account Manager at Marriott ExecuStay.  Burton also spent six years as a field sales representative in the veterinary industry, and managed a veterinary hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, and earned a B.A. in Tourism Management. 

“Today, through its Global Client Services group, ABODA provides clients access to more than 40,000 housing units across the Americas,EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific). The ABODA Global Client Services Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure superior customer care,” Curtis notes. 



ABODA is an innovative leader in global housing management services, providing end-to-end solutions to some of the biggest brands in the world, many headquartered in the Seattle area where the firm is based. ABODA Global Housing Management uses a logistics-focused approach, combining the best of program planning and administration, inventory management, execution, service delivery and technology to help corporate clients operate more efficiently and enhance customer experiences. Employee-owned ABODA is flexible enough to meet clients’ ever-changing business needs through its award-winning customer service.  Learn more about ABODA at www.aboda.com or call 1-888-389-0500.