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Eric also bridges the divide between traditional industries and emerging industries one in which he was instrumental in facilitating, the shared accommodation industry known as the Vacation Rental or Hosted Accommodation industry.
Eric has led the development and growth of some of the industries leading technology and service platforms. He has developed distribution strategies for many large management companies, chains, and independent properties leveraging his thorough knowledge of industry channels and how they apply to different business conditions and strategies.
Eric led one of the largest studies ever conducted for the Vacation Rental industry while serving in his executive role with, which gave birth to the largest change in the lodging industry, the recognition of Vacation Rentals / Shared Accommodations as a primary lodging option for consumers.
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Richard is also the co-founder of Rentivo, a technology supplier for data driven marketplaces for vacation rental partners, an ex-owner of a UK management company, and co-owner of a European agency, cumulatively approaching 1000 properties.
With extensive hands-on experience across the tech, distribution, management, leasing and servicing arms of short term rentals he is well placed to assist growth businesses that are keen to plan for the future.
Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Middle East, Italy and Switzerland, is an Ex VP of a US master lease business, has successfully crowdfunded and exited 4 companies and assisted a handful more rental businesses with their sale. In his former life he was the CEO of a biotech, service and diagnostic supply company with EMEA responsibilities.
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After a number of requests he has also created a document to assist any owner or manager thinking of adopting a PMS or changing suppliers. Questions to ask!
PMS SELECTION ADVICE
After many requests, we have also created a comprehensive document to assist any owner or manager considering adopting a PMS or changing suppliers. This document is now available and can be downloaded from our news site, Smarthosts.org document section.
RENTAL GROWTH CHECKLIST
Please feel free to download out 30-page short-term rental checklist. A wealth of information to avoid those bear traps and the costly mistakes many of us have made. This vacation rental checklist document can be downloaded from our news channel website, Smarthosts.org