Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:00 am by Ashley Roy

The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) and the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) partner for season two of the  popular CHPA podcast series, Navigating the Noise.

The series, which launched in 2018, focuses on the future of the corporate housing/serviced apartment sector five, ten and even fifteen years from now, and how players in this industry must adapt to be successful.

Hosted by CHPA Chief Executive Officer Mary Ann Passi and professional futurist Brian David Johnson—who has spent several years studying the industry and researching the trends that are impacting it—each episode provides a high-level overview of emerging issues while breaking down tangible, practical next steps for industry professionals to prepare for what’s ahead.

“The Navigating the Noise podcasts resonate with corporate housing providers and give our member companies the tools needed to make better business decisions,” Passi said. “As the longer-term rental market is a global industry, our partnership with ASAP will help everyone better understand global demand and the ever-changing client expectations that impact all of us.”

“We are delighted to partner with CHPA for these podcasts,” said James Foice, Chief Executive of ASAP. “CHPA and ASAP have long enjoyed a collaborative partnership. As this industry evolves, we believe the insights and research from these podcasts are invaluable to helping our members succeed.”

Season two identifies key issues facing corporate housing and serviced apartment providers. Topics focus on the future of demand, globalization, cybersecurity, building architecture and global mobility. In addition to the audio podcast, ASAP’s support enabled video for each episode, as well as infographics and additional resources to help companies utilize this information in their businesses.

The first episode of the new season is available now, with new episodes released monthly:

  • November 2018: Season 2 Sneak Peek
  • December 2018: Customers of Tomorrow: Shaping the Future of Demand, Desires and Decisions
  • January 2019: The Future of Digital Security and Business:
  • February 2019: Future of Architecture: Purposefully Built Buildings
  • March 2019: The Future of Markets, Regulation and Business – Globalization vs. Nationalism
  • April 2019: The Future of Mobility

For more information on the Navigating the Noise series, including listening to past episodes, visit


About the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA)
CHPA is the only trade association in North America dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry. The association continually strives to uphold the highest standards in business and professionalism; provide valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increase visibility among related industries. Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners. Find out more about corporate or furnished apartments at

About the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP)
ASAP – Association of Serviced Apartment Providers is the not-for-profit trade body representing only Quality Accredited serviced apartment operator and agent companies across 19 different countries. Our operator members collectively operate over 100,000 apartments and offer three million beds per year and they, along with the serviced apartment agencies are committed to supporting and growing the sector into one where the majority of all consumers understand the benefits of serviced apartments, and see them as a safe, modern and credible alternative to more conventional types of accommodation.  

About Brian David Johnson
As an applied futurist, Brian David Johnson has worked with governments, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to not only help envision their future but specify the steps needed to get there. Johnson is currently the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Director of the ASU Threatcasting Lab. He is also a Futurist and Fellow at Frost and Sullivan.

As CHPA's futurist since 2017, he has interviewed numerous corporate housing experts and stakeholders to look at the trends impacting the industry. Brian David presents his findings regularly through the Navigating the Noise podcast series, designed to help corporate housing providers understand these trends and position their companies for success in the future.