The Sharing Economy
Through services and technology, Niido encourages and supports homesharing in partnership with Airbnb. We love to travel as much as you do and realize there’s a better way to do it. Rent your couch, a room, or your entire apartment to offset your rent or pay for your next trip.
By using your apartment to generate extra income, we enable residents to spend their time and money the way they want, while at the same time supporting a global community of travelers and adventure seekers.
Niido was created to inspire people and to share experiences at home and beyond.
Every Niido property has a MasterHost on site to help our residents and their guests with the little stuff. Forget your toothbrush? Need restaurant recommendations? Have travel plans changed? We're here for you 24/7.
The Niido Mobile app allows our residents to sync with their Airbnb calendar, check earnings YTD and future bookings. You can reserve amenities, pay your rent or chat with your MasterHost. It's a one-stop-Niido-shop!
Cleaning & Linens
Everyone has a different idea of 'clean'. We decided to take hospitality to the next level and provide clean luxury linens and professional cleaning services for every guest check-in and residents can opt-in for weekly or monthly cleaning service to make life simple.
24 Hour Security
Our resident, guest, and staff safety is our number one priority and we've included on-site 24-hour security, keyless entry, and video surveillance to make sure you feel safe and enjoy your time at Niido.
Designer Furnished Units
NiidoHome offers both travelers and residents an opportunity to live and stay in luxury designer units. The fully furnished units also include high-speed wifi, cableTV, chromecast, wireless speakers, and Latch keyless entry. It's like your friend's place, only better.
We're all about building communities, but we love doing it through technology so we've partnered with the best. From the geniuses at Airbnb, to the security experts at Latch - technology makes life better and makes homesharing easier.
Niido Executive Leadership
Co-Founder & CEO : Harvey Hernandez
Harvey Hernandez is the Co-Founder & CEO of Niido, the first multifamily community designed specifically for homesharing, and the Founder & CEO of Miami-based Newgard Development Group. Fueled by his innate creativity and armed with a diehard entrepreneurial spirit, Harvey first began his involvement in real estate development during the 1990’s as a hands-on investor in the rapidly expanding Miami market.
Harvey has spent more than two decades in the South Florida market – observing the city’s tremendous capacity for change and progress. Always holding firm to excellence and being at the forefront of the industry, Harvey continues to revitalize the high-end residential market in South Florida by developing innovative projects that deliver the best in location, cutting-edge amenities, luxury finishes, and forward-thinking design. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
Co-Founder & CMO : Cindy Diffenderfer
Cindy Diffenderfer is the Co-Founder & CMO of Niido, the first multifamily community designed specifically for homesharing. A serial entrepreneur, Cindy has over 20 years of experience starting and building companies specializing in hospitality and consumer products.
In addition to Niido, Cindy is Founder & CEO of Miavana, the world’s first 'smart' wine machine with a 360-degree ecosystem including machine, wine, app and direct-to-consumer shipping model. Prior to Niido, Cindy was Director of Marketing at Doctor Smood Group, Founder & CEO of Smart Wine, and held senior roles at many other prominent companies. She currently resides in Miami, FL.
CTO : Todd Butler
Todd Butler is the CTO of Niido. Todd has 15+ years of experience as a technologist, with six of those years dedicated to multifamily. He has architected a number of custom integrations and ERP-style applications for NMHC top 50 companies.
Prior to Niido, Todd was a CTO at Kettler Management, Director of Technology Development at The Bozzuto Group, and Director of Marketing Technology at Riverstone Residential. Todd received his BSBA degree at University of Central Florida and his MBA at The George Washington University - School of Business. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
COO : Michael Escalante
Michael Escalante is the COO of Niido. He is a results-oriented, self-starter with demonstrated capabilities in behavior change management, process improvement, operational effectiveness/efficiency, project management and metrics development/BI analytics.
Prior to Niido, Michael began his career in the hospitality industry over 25 years ago. Aside from Niido, he is a founding executive and member of the global oversight team of Hilton Worldwide’s Center for Operational Excellence. Michael received his BS at Texas A&M University and his EMBA at Baylor University. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
CFO : Seth Zimmerman
Seth Zimmerman is the CFO of Niido. A financial and investment executive with 20+ years of experience, Seth is a leader in financial management and investor relations. His financial expertise in multifamily real estate acquisition & development, construction and property management is an asset to Niido.
Prior to Niido, Seth was a CFO at Hathaway Companies overseeing all aspects of financial management for their operating companies and investment properties. Seth is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his Masters at The University of Memphis with a focus in accounting. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
SVP of Acquisitions : Collin Ross
Collin is the SVP of Acquisitions for Niido, as well as for Newgard Development Group. Over the last 24 months, he closed on approximately $450M representing over 3,000 class A institutional apartment units. Collin is presently focused on a $1B development pipeline of mid-rise and high-rise luxury rental product in major metro's across the country.
Prior to Niido, Collin’s career in the multifamily real estate sector began over 10 years ago, focusing on acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management. Aside from Niido, Collin is the Vice President for Encore Capital Management. Prior to joining Niido, he worked as a Portfolio Manager at Trade Street Capital and as a Director of Acquisitions at Trade Street Residential. Collin got his Bachelor of Science in Finance at University of Florida and hist MBA in Finance & Management at University of Miami. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
In-House Counsel : Warren Stamm
Warren serves as General Counsel for Niido. In this position he plays a central role in the leadership of Niido’s legal team, with direct oversight of the group’s legal administration, corporate legal needs, contract, litigation, insurance, leasing, entitlement work and day-to-day development activities.
Prior to Niido, Warren has more than 30 years of experience in private practice and as in-house counsel, involved in the creation and implementation of strategic business growth initiatives, corporate governance oversight and regulatory compliance. He has served as general counsel for privately held, family-owned investment companies. Previously, Warren served as independent legal counsel, in-house general counsel Chief Compliance Officer at Tax Defense Network, LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., and executive vice president and general counsel for Dezer Development, LLC in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
Controller : Alexandra McCausland
Alexandra is the Corporate Controller for Niido. In this position she oversees all the financials and accounting functions, including billing, accounts payables and receivables, budgeting and other functions.
Prior to Niido, Alexandra had an extensive career in real estate accounting for over 15 years. She has worked with reputable Real Estate Development Companies, including The Related Group, The Adler Group, The Ryan Inc, among others. Alexandra holds a BA in Accounting from Florida International University – School of Business. She currently resides in Miami, FL.
Creative Director : Kanan Whited
Kanan Whited is Creative Director at Niido. As a New York City-trained Creative Director, his work has focused on developing brand-elevated marketing through creative strategy built around analysis and optimization of organization structure, budget allocations, process improvements, talent selections, and marketing strategies. Kanan has directed award-winning photo shoots with supermodels Irina Shayk, Chad White, Othilia Simon, and Clark Bockelman; and developed the brand identities and websites for Scoop NYC, Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, and The Echo Design Group, where he also worked on marketing accessories for Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Coach, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the MoMA.
Prior to Niido, Kanan was Creative Director at Amazon + Whole Foods Market and Creative Director at City Furniture. While re-launching City Furniture’s brand message and creative, Kanan created award-winning campaigns through television, digital, print, and social mediums. He’s been a creator of four installations for the Architectural Digest DIFFA Dining By Design event and of a pop-up shop in Hong Kong. In his spare time, Kanan participates in many committees for the Peréz Art Museum Miami, and enjoys painting and traveling. Kanan graduated from the University of Florida. He currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Program Manager : Kayla Neller
Kayla Neller is the Program Manager at Niido. Kayla has 9+ years of multifamily real estate experience in on-site leasing, financial systems management, technical project management, and most recently in the short-term rental hospitality industry.
Prior to Niido, Kayla worked as a Program Manager for Lyric, leading an operations team responsible for the planning and execution of simultaneous nationwide short-term multi-unit rollouts. Previously, she had worked for The Bozzuto Group where she project managed the rollout of online leasing tools to over 200 properties, provided underwriting and design planning services, and co-led the creation of their first Project Management Office (PMO). Kayla has a BS in Business Administration from Christopher Newport University, an MBA from Ball State University, and is PMP certified. She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
Corporate Events Manager : Diego Vervloet
Diego Vervloet is Corporate Events Manager at Niido. Diego has built a career on the essential facets of successful event management - connecting people, devising smart solutions, focusing on creativity and seeing the big picture while also mastering the fine details.
Prior to Niido, Diego start in the events industry began 8 years ago while supporting event designer, Raul Avila, founder of one of New York’s most renowned event production firms, working with clients such as Vogue, Hermes of Paris, CFDA, Costume Institute, among many other prominent establishment. Diego received his BBA at Universidade Paulista, his Associates Degree at City University of New York and his Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Administration/Management and Minor Event Management at Florida International University. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
Art Director : Holman Aguirre
Holman Aguirre is the Art Director at Niido. Holman has over 7 years’ experience in design, focusing on illustration, graphic design and art direction.
Prior to Niido, Holman was the Art Director at Whole Foods Market + Amazon. While at Whole Foods Market, Holman trained and hired over 50 graphic artists and launched full-scale campaigns for store openings. During these projects managing a team of 5 artists in charge of conceptual and execution phases. He resides in Miami, FL.
Revenue Manager : Richard Chandler
Richard Chandler leads Niido’s Revenue Management department which is responsible for the pricing and analytics for all Niido home units.
Prior to Niido, Richard has over 10 years of experience as a hotel executive under five major hotel brands including W Hotels, Westin, Sheraton, Viceroy, and the Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Richard also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Associates International and has received his certification in Revenue Management from both HSMAI and Cornell University. He currently resides in Miami, FL.
Network Engineer : Scott Nunez
Scott Nunez is the Network Engineer for Niido. Scott has 7+ years of experience as a highly creative and innovative technologist, with a strong aptitude across a large spectrum of technologies. His focus is core infrastructure, “Cloud” computing, databases management, enterprise storage, business continuity, and managed support. He has architected and implemented a number of custom solutions for clients and employers.
Prior to Niido, Scott was the Professional Services Lead/Sales Engineer at Sabio Information Technologies, Vice President of Consulting Services at MaviSky Technology Services, and IT Director at Professional Training Centers. Scott received his training at The Academy of South Florida and Miami Dade College. He currently resides in Miami, FL.