Mint House names Christian Lee CEO

Mint House, a tech-enabled residential hospitality company, has appointed Christian Lee as CEO.

He was recruited by Mint House founder and previous CEO Will Lucas, who now moves into the chairman role to further scale and drive the company’s next phase of growth. Lee’s career spans 25 years of operations, finance, strategy and corporate development roles at both disruptive startups and Fortune 100 companies. Mint House operates more than 25 properties across 16 markets.

Lee previously served as CFO of Transfix, a transportation solutions provider with digital brokerage capabilities and logistics software offerings, where he oversaw all finance functions, ESG reporting and strategic initiatives. In his time at Transfix, the company grew net revenues by more than 80% per year, executed with strong cost discipline and launched multiple new product lines, according to Mint House.

Prior to joining Transfix, he served as managing director of WeWork Asia, based in Shanghai. He grew the business from four locations to more than 200 across 25 cities in 10 countries through a combination of organic growth, acquisitions and partnerships. He also served as WeWork’s global CFO in New York, where he oversaw all finance functions. Previously, he led corporate development at Time Warner Cable where he played an integral role in Time Warner Cable’s spin-off into a public company and the eventual merger with Charter.

“[Mint House’s] unique position at the intersection of real estate and hospitality, powered by technology, has created immense value for both markets,” said Lee. “The past few years have ushered forward a new era for travelers—one that Mint House was built for. By providing guests with a seamless experience for trips that blend work and leisure, and landlords with a higher NOI than they see traditionally, Mint House is positioned to lead in this market.”

Added Lucas, “Mint House has successfully translated the upscale hotel experience into apartment-style living. With the travel rebound and evolving guest expectations, our accommodations are in high demand. Over the last two years, I have built a great relationship with Christian and believe he is the perfect leader to continue to expand our geographic footprint and bring the Mint House experience to more travelers around the country.”