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OWL Releases White Paper Reflecting on 2021 Temporary Housing Industry Challenges During Pandemic

The “Navigating the Evolving Temporary Housing Market in a Pandemic World” white paper’s goal is to provide significant insights to help professionals successfully navigate the short- and long-term temporary housing industry, all the while accelerating exciting
new changes for the mobility industry.

San Diego, September 14, 2021. OWL, a collaborative marketplace for sourcing and procurement of temporary housing, announced its release of a new white paper. In “Navigating the Evolving Temporary Housing Market in a Pandemic World,” Alex Shahabe, OWL president and industry leader in corporate housing and technology expert, shares key strategic information to help professionals successfully navigate this pandemic period.

The short- and long-term temporary housing industry has been affected by the pandemic, yet it has also accelerated exciting new changes for the mobility industry. Based on his more than 20 years of experience, data analysis, and visionary ability, Shahabe analyses the key challenging situations that the pandemic has created for the mobility industry and how important technology will be to the future of the industry.

The new white paper provides data that illustrates how the pandemic has affected the industry’s traditional business model and all temporary housing professionals with both challenges and opportunities. In addition, the reader finds helpful advice on new ways of working--with options to integrate changes and be profitable if you are ready to adopt them quickly.

Some of the information researched and presented in the white paper include:

  • How the global pandemic is affecting housing inventory and price.
  • Which primary factors every housing procurement decision-maker needs to keep in mind as the industry starts to rebound from the impact of the pandemic.
  • What technological trends temporary housing companies are implementing to reduce their costs and continue being competitive.
  • Why buyers and suppliers need to embrace new robust technology solutions to automate their procurement and sourcing processes.

“Even before the pandemic, the temporary housing industry was experimenting with many changes—forced primarily by the need to optimize costs and make quicker decisions by incorporating technology,” said Alex Shahabe, President of OWL. “The pandemic is an absolute catalyzer for the changes the industry requires to thrive and survive. We believe the traditional business model will change even more now due to the challenges within the industry--especially since the pandemic affects housing inventory and price. We also think that out of these challenges come business opportunities through incorporating technology successfully.”

Click here to download the 2021 Temporary Housing Industry White Paper: Navigating the Evolving Temporary Housing Market in a Pandemic World by Alex Shahabe, President of OWL.

OWL is an industry-changing innovative platform launched in 2020 that provides a connection for relocation specialists from a central location to hundreds of suppliers for corporate housing options. The platform was developed after many years of experience in the temporary housing industry, where sourcing for opportunities without core inventory was time-consuming and inefficient. The OWL web portal streamlines all of that by providing centralized sourcing to ease the administrative effort and increase efficiencies involved with the process.

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About OWL:

Founded in 2020 by Alex Shahabe, San Diego-headquartered OWL provides a marketplace for providers to both source and be sourced for long- and short-term temporary housing. OWL launched to facilitate a new level of convenience by offering complimentary access to all temporary housing providers to fill vacancies and bid on housing requests that best fit their companies' inventory style. For more information and to get started on OWL, visit

“The pandemic is a catalyzer for changes the industry needs to thrive and survive. Out of these challenges comes business opportunities through incorporating technology successfully,” said Alex Shahabe