In 1998, brothers and real estate developers Gary and Steven Brown rented two of their classic brownstone apartments in New York City to business travelers. They have since grown this concept into a company that now serves thousands around the world.
Gary and Steven exceeded their own expectations, and today, Furnished Quarters has flourished into a company that offers stylish apartments around the world. The brothers have maintained their commitment to excellence with warm, personal service, making them an ideal choice for individual travelers and top executives.
To create living, furnished spaces for dynamic people on the move.
As a family-owned, certified LGBTQ+ business, Furnished Quarters prioritizes inclusion, diversity, and equity while extending its distinct sense of character and loyalty toward all colleagues, clients, and company partners. We are a brand that genuinely cares about people and about treating others with respect and integrity.
We believe in being a champion for all people everywhere. We direct our philanthropic endeavors and business partnerships toward groups that share our core values. From furniture donations to volunteering events, we continually work to support the causes closest to our hearts. Additionally, all employees are encouraged to support their local communities and are provided with paid volunteer days throughout the year.
Furnished Quarters is committed to greener living and welcomes the opportunity to advocate for positive change. We have implemented a variety of green initiatives, such as partnering with LEED-certified and other eco-friendly buildings, improving how we source materials and work with suppliers, and minimizing waste, including the use of single-use plastics—all in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.
In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer, Steve oversees all inventory curation, global operations, revenue management, and growth strategies. Before founding Furnished Quarters, Steve worked for Macy’s for nine years as the Vice President of Merchandising and for Douglas Elliman, where he mastered the ins and outs of the real estate industry. Steve is an active real estate investor and developer and seamlessly leverages his experience to deliver highly sought-after properties in prime markets.
As President, Gary manages the sales and financial efforts to ensure the company achieves continued growth. Before founding Furnished Quarters, Gary worked as a certified public accountant and attorney in New York and Connecticut. Along with his brother Steve, Gary has also spent most of his career developing and investing in Manhattan real estate and continually identifies key trends and opportunities within the alternative accommodations space.
Furnished Quarters is the premier supplier of short-term housing and an accredited LGBTQ+ diverse, privately owned and operated company.