Redefining Real Estate

Daniel Mishin

Daniel Mishin is the founder and CEO of June Homes, a PropTech startup that’s revolutionizing the rental experience for both tenants and landlords. His interest in real estate began with a missed train and an unplanned stay in a cheap youth hostel. This experience captured his imagination and inspired him to start his first business at an early age, turning his grandmother’s empty apartment into a bustling short-term rental space for backpackers.

By the time he was 20, Mishin had developed this scrappy passion project into a successful brand known as Bear Hostels, which became the leading youth hostel company in the CIS region. In 2012 Bear Hostels was majority-acquired by the largest restaurant company in Russia, Planet of Hospitality Holdings. That same year, the holding company announced a $100M investment program in youth hostels and Mishin became the CEO of the Joint Venture.

Under his leadership, the company expanded into new markets and launched new brands, including Privet Hostel—the largest hostel in Eastern Europe with conference facilities, gyms, communal bars, and 300+ beds. In 2015, Mishin exited Planet of Hospitality Holdings and joined the multi-billion-dollar Russian holding company SPP to lead investments in media, tech, real estate and startups. He was the youngest executive in the company’s history.
In 2017, Mishin left SPP and moved to New York where he got to experience the challenge of apartment-hunting firsthand. Prohibitive costs, predatory fees, complicated requirements, long-term lease commitments—it seemed impossibly difficult to secure housing under these terms. He started June Homes because he saw an opportunity for innovation that could benefit tenants as well as mom and pop landlords struggling with vacancies. The company’s unique business model is designed to help people find and easily apply for housing in major cities around the world. They can choose custom lease terms, take virtual tours, and fill out convenient online applications. “June Homes runs much deeper than addressing a desire for flexible living, which is now table stakes in today’s world,” says Mishin. “This model brings more transparency and equity to the real estate experience.”

Mishin was named “Best Young Entrepreneur in Russia'' in 2011 and was a recipient of the Russian “Global Student Entrepreneur Award'' in 2012. He was ranked on the “Top 5 Student Entrepreneurs In The World'' list by Entrepreneurs Organization, and represented the Russian Federation at the G20 Youth Summit. He has been included on “30 under 30” lists by Nordic Awards, Snob, and Expert Magazine, and featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider. He is married and lives in New York City with his wife, Anastasia.

Press

SoftBank and Demi Lovato back June Homes, a proptech startup emerging from stealth with $50M in funding
SoftBank and Demi Lovato back June Homes, a proptech startup emerging from stealth with $50M in funding
June Homes, a proptech startup that aims to make renting less painful and more flexible for both tenants and landlords, is emerging from stealth today with $50 million in total funding.
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See the pitch deck a real-estate startup used to raise $27 million from SoftBank to build the world's largest housing company — without owning any homes
See the pitch deck a real-estate startup used to raise $27 million from SoftBank to build the world's largest housing company — without owning any homes
Daniel Mishin wants to turn June Homes into the world's largest housing company — without owning a single home
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Planet of Hospitality will invest $100M in building a network of Hostels by 2018
Planet of Hospitality will invest $100M in building a network of Hostels by 2018
The co-owners of "G. M. R. Hospitality Planet" started the implementation of the hotel project.
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How to create a business with a turnover of $2 million in 20 years
How to create a business with a turnover of $2 million in 20 years
20-year-old entrepreneur from Sevastopol Daniil Mishin told Forbes about how he created a network of Bear Hostels in 4 years
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This Company Finds Tough Problems In the World, Then Launches Startups to Solve Them
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Kairos is a company that creates companies. And those companies have a mission: Solve the problems that need solving
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Awards

Top 5 Student Entrepreneurs in the World 2012
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business. Daniel Mishin won the Russian National Competition and represented Russian Federation in Global finals at New York Stock Exchange. Daniel competed against entrepreneurs that represented 40+ countries and was selected among TOP 5 finalists.
Nordic 30 under 30
The Nordic Business Report originally appeared in print during 2012-2016 and has reached a circulation of 100,000 in Northern Europe. Nordic Business Forum is the leading business conference in Europe. Daniel Mishin was ranked as 30 under 30 in 2014 alongside Pavel Durov of telegram and Morten Strunge of Onfone.
10 Russians under 30 by Snob.ru
Snob.ru is a popular media outlet in Russia and was named “The Russia’s glitziest magazine” by Financial Times in 2011. In 2012, Snob’s 10 editors initiated a special project called “10 Russians under 30” to select the 10 highest-achieving Russians under the age of 30. Daniel Mishin was selected as one of the winners alongside Washington Capitals player Alexander Ovechkin and Groupon co-founder Elena Masolova.

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Daniel Mishin

CEO & Founder of June Homes - a managed marketplace for apartment rentals.

June Homes uses technology to fix the broken housing system by removing friction and high transaction costs for both landlords and tenants.

Prior to June Homes, Mishin founded Bear Hostels — the leading youth hostel company in the CIS region. In 2012 Bear Hostels was majority acquired by the largest restaurant company in Russia - Planet of Hospitality Holdings.

Same year the holding company announced a $100M investment program in youth hostels and Daniel became the CEO of the Joined Venture. Under Daniel’s leadership, the company has expanded in new markets, launched new brands including the largest hostel in Eastern Europe - Privet Hostel.

After exiting “Planet of Hostels” in 2015, Daniel joined SPP as Head of Investments, Growth and M&A. SPP is a multi-billion holding company in Russia that operates various businesses ranging from the largest movie/TV content production company in Russia to various popular mobile apps, digital media, luxury travel and hospitality businesses.

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