UKIO, founded by the French-American brothers Stanley and Jeremy Fourteau, revolutionizes the traditional real estate industry with its new vision of living, thanks to an exceptional proposal of furnished apartments where ingenuity, style and technology enable a unique experience (for stays of a month or more). A proposal for maximum flexibility in privileged locations in large European cities, which includes 24/7 customer service, direct, digitized reservation system and keyless check-in.
An experience of the 21st century, with transparency and quality, adapted to the new habits of consumers, such as those of professionals oriented to telework in an international environment: they seek maximum flexibility and freedom when choosing where and how to live.
UKIO It satisfies this aspiration, thanks to the experience and knowledge of the Fourteau brothers, who lived for years in a context of international growth and education.
Maximum competitive advantages for owners
A ‘virtuous circle’ both for tenants (there is a strict screening process) and for the owners, since the company works directly with the latter to bring a new and competitive product to their buildings.
Your expert operations team pay a monthly rent and it makes the owners worry free: they only have to enjoy total peace of mind and significant savings in operational costs and time. UKIO also invests in the furniture of each property with the intention of keeping the house for the full duration of the seven-year contract (it offers a continuous rental, preventing the apartment from being uninhabited due to a possible turnover that results in an approximate 10% increase in performance for the owners).
As Stanley Fourteau points out, his goal ‘is improve the performance of the properties of our real estate partners, without having to worry about anything. From UKIO we take care of the complete management of your homes in a transparent, agile and safe way ”.
For this reason, each floor has large investments in furniture, as well as equipment with renewable energy, a unique design of high standing, weekly cleaning service and change of sheets, everything you need and in an environment of absolute financial protection.
«With UKIO – Jeremy Fourteau points out – we intend to enable a new way of living, making the process is as simple and agile as possible, both for tenants and owners. As is happening in the world, we want the real estate industry to become more dynamic and flexible, and at the same time, to offer products with all the comforts of a place that makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive ”.
Exclusive design, advanced technology, financial guarantee
Unique, individual design is at the core of UKIO’s DNA. “Feeling at home”, inspired by different landscapes … an experience for the senses. The design team, led by Louise Nascimento, works with local artisans to create manufactured furniture that achieve the highest sustainability standards. For example, recycled wood and the least possible use of plastic, show the ecological footprint of the actions of the ‘startup’.
The name UKIO comes from Japan and means ‘live in the moment’. In keeping with Japanese standards of excellence, with the motto ‘Your home wherever you go’, the Fourteau brothers bring the needs of the new generation to the forefront, building a digitized future for revolutionize the housing market and turning the rental experience into a seamless transition to a new home a reality.
Present in Barcelona and Madrid, Lisbon will be, this summer, your next destination for international expansion. By the end of 2021, the Fourteau brothers plan to operate more than 100 apartments in major European capitals, thanks to the backing of international investors such as Heartcore Ventures. UKIO raised over € 2 million in the last year and is pursuing a strong expansion plan for 2022.