Editor's comment


10•12•18 Welcome to the Short Term Rentalz weekly newsletter!


• Our interview with Tim Choate, CEO of RedAwning, gave a fascinating insight in to a number of facets of the short-term rental sector.


Choate, who has successfully started and sold two previous businesses, is clearly relishing his role - growing the company organically and through acquisitions. RedAwning’s recent addition of Leavetown Vacations, Jetstream and Blizzard are unlikely to be the last, and are a good illustration of how the sector is moving. Companies are looking at others who operate in a synergistic way with themselves, and rather than copy them, they are getting the cheque book out.


One of our predicted industry trends for 2019 was a significant increase in institutional investment and M&A activity, and RedAwning’s strategy is one which is likely to be replicated to some degree across the industry.


Choate said RedAwning is still looking at other deals: “We do still have a number of other conversations going but I think it will be a little while before we do the next one. It does take time and effort to ensure that everything is set up with each one and I think we are learning how to do that better.”


2019 is going to be an exciting year! Look out for part 2 of the Tim Choate interview on Short Term Rentalz this week.



• We hope you are enjoying our new Short Term Rentalz website - we are committed to providing the latest news and intelligence for the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving short term rental industry, covering urban and resort vacation rentals, home-sharing, holiday homes, business travel and more.


This is such an exciting industry, and it's growing at a dizzying speed. There is so much happening in the space in terms of legislation, technological innovation and major investment we felt it was important that there was a dedicated news and information resource for short term rental professionals to keep up to date. Short Term Rentalz will bring you all the important news, along with comment, analysis, guest writers and video content.


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