Latest News in the Vacation Rental Industry

In the third and final chapter of this series, we analyze the EBITDA and Net Revenue multiples we’re seeing in the vacation rental market today. We also take a step towards the fine print by looking at the structure and terms of the deal. With all three articles, we hope you now have a better understanding of preparing your vacation rental company to sell! Click here to see the article in VRM Intel or read it below!

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On July 1, Towne Bank acquired Venture Resorts, the largest cabin rental company in the Smoky Mountains. With nearly 400 cabins, Venture Resorts provides “accommodations for groups of all sizes visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the United States.” With the acquisition of Venture Resorts, Towne now manages over 1900 vacation rental properties across the SouthEast.

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C2G, along with several other industry experts, provided input to VRM Intel on the new wave of investor interest in the short-term vacation rental industry. Jacobie stated, “they all have different objectives when focusing on the short-term vacation rental industry. Some want to disrupt the start-up ecosystem by attempting to solve pain points through technology. Others are trying to ‘roll-up’ different verticals, while others are trying to do a real-estate play. Airbnb’s recent IPO brought a new wave of exposure on our industry.”

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Here’s a quick and easy two-step process to value your vacation rental company. Holding all other KPIs equal (market, growth, operations, pacing, etc.) this will help give you a high-level understanding of what your vacation rental business is worth. Check out the article on LinkedIn!

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