Short Term Rental Consultants

Eric Mason
Founding Member

Eric Mason

Location: USA

Eric Mason has held leadership positions throughout the services and venture sectors and has successfully started, developed, grew and repositioned various organizations. An accomplished strategist, he understands consumers and market trends by conducting constant in-depth quantitative and qualitative research and turning that research into actionable strategies allowing companies to achieve and exceed desired growth goals while maintaining a high degree of internal cohesiveness.

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.

Eric Mason launched the “Vacation Rental Professionals” social group several years ago. This is now the largest and most recognised Linkedin group on which to post and find new and interesting news and topics in the short-term rental industry.

Join Today if you aren’t already a member. (Please avoid posting sales pitches though).

Richard Vaughton
Founding Member

Richard Vaughton

Location: UK

Richard is a veteran of the urban and destination vacation rental industry, an advisor and trustee to a select number of private and public businesses with a focus on expansion, M&A sale and efficiencies.

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.

He can be contacted on [email protected] or the contact page form.
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!

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After a number of requests, he has also created a comprehensive document to assist any owner or manager thinking of adopting a PMS or changing suppliers.

A collection of questions to ask of your new PMS supplier! Linked here

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