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December 2017

360 BLUE ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF ST. JOE CLUB AND RESORTS' VACATION RENTAL PROGRAM

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLA. DECEMBER 15, 2017

360 Blue, LLC is excited to announce it has acquired the entirety of the St. Joe Club & Resorts’ Vacation Rental program, adding over 235 homes to the 360 Blue portfolio. Its second acquisition this year, 360 Blue now represents the largest collection of luxury vacation rental properties along the Emerald Coast. Through the acquisition and an agreement with St. Joe Club and Resorts, all homes on the 360 Blue program will now benefit from the high-end 360 Blue service and property management model, as well as access to many of St. Joe Club & Resorts’ private amenities. 

“Exceptional service is the principle foundation of our business,” says Ashley Horsley, co-owner and CEO of 360 Blue. “We started with a handful of high-end properties a decade ago and have now grown to over 560 of the most luxurious properties along the Coast. Our commitment to investing heavily in our company culture creates a working environment that makes it easy to deliver the best possible service to both our homeowners and guests alike. The addition of St. Joe Club & Resort’s Vacation Rental program will integrate seamlessly into our current operation. Our incredible team at 360 Blue is prepared and excited for this growth." C2G Advisors LLC served as consultant to 360 Blue on this transaction.

About 360 Blue Locally and family owned, 360 Blue is passionate about the local lifestyle and is committed to providing a boutique level of service to every homeowner, property and guest. As a recognized national leader in the property management industry, 360 Blue prides itself on first-class customer service, innovative thinking, and integrity at every level of service. For additional information, please visit http://www.360blue.com

November 2017

TREGARON CAPITAL ACQUIRES RETRETIA

Private Equity Fund adds a Steamboat Location to their Vacation Rental Portfolio

Steamboat, CO.  November 2017. Tregaron Capital, a Palo Alto based Private Equity Fund, has completed its second acquisition in the vacation rental space by acquiring Retreatia in Steamboat Springs, CO. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Retreatia has approximately 200 high-quality vacation rentals around the Steamboat area. C2G Advisors served as consultant for Retreatia during the transaction.

September 2017

PARAMOUNTVR ACQUIRED BY GRAND WELCOME

Grand Welcome adds to Its Ever Expanding Portfolio

South Lake Tahoe, CA.  September 2017. Grand Welcome, a nationally branded vacation rental company, acquired ParamountVR, one of the top luxury rental companies in the South Lake Tahoe resort market. The acquisition included management contracts for the company’s luxury vacation home inventory. Paramount VR focuses on the higher-end luxury homes that are highlight sought after in the Lake Tahoe resort market.

C2G Advisors served as consultant for ParamountVR during the transaction.

April 2017

JIM OLIN'S ARTICLE WAS FEATURED IN A RECENT PUBLICATION

No Brainer: Three Easy Steps To Risk-Free OpEx Reductions and Municipal Asset Valuation Increases

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August 2016

OLIN APPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD OF HOST COMPLIANCE LLC

San Francisco, CA.  August 2016. Host Compliance, the leader in short-term rental compliance and enforcement solutions for local governments, has appointed Jim Olin to their Advisory Board, the company announced today. Host Compliance has developed the first state-of-the-art technology to assist local governments in managing the proliferation of short-term vacation rentals within their respective jurisdictions.

 

“While the vast majority of vacation rental operators are complying with local rules and regulations, there are some that continue to rent out their homes in a non-compliant fashion,” stated Olin. “Host Compliance has developed a superb technology that will assist in putting all operators on a level playing field. I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board of this important company.”

ABOUT HOST COMPLIANCE LLC

Host Compliance LLC is a privately held company located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley.  Founded in 2015, the company is the leading provider of short-term rental compliance monitoring and enforcement solutions to local governments. Host Compliance's services include: 

  • Implementing effective short-term rental regulation

  • Identifying privately-owned short-term residential properties on behalf of local governments

  • Monitoring and enforcing registration, permitting and lodging tax compliance  

  • Registering, processing and verifying permit applications (online and offline)

  • Providing 24/7 telephone hotline services that makes it easy for neighbors and other stakeholders to anonymously report and resolve issues with short-term renters without involving law enforcement officials

  • Identifying tax under-reporting and other fraudulent practices

July 2016

SUNSET REFLECTIONS ACQUIRED BY NATURAL RETREATS

Cape San Blas market added to National Portfolio

 

Cape San Blas, FL.  July 2016. Natural Retreats, the leading international luxury vacation rental company, has acquired Sunset Reflections in Cape San Blas, Florida. The acquisition adds a new market area to the Natural Retreat’s portfolio, which spans both the United States and Europe. C2G Advisors served as consultant for Natural Retreats during the transaction.

 

May 2016

VILLAGE REALITY AND SUBSIDIARIES ENHANCE GROWTH THROUGH RECAPITALIZATION

New Infusion of Capital Ensures Strong Stability and Growth

Nags Head, NC.  May 1, 2016. Village Realty, and its subsidiary, Okracoke Realty, went through a complete recapitalization, and are now poised for strong growth both in their current Outer Banks market area, as well as throughout the United States, it was announced today. The recapitalization included infusion by two private equity funds and well as the restructuring of other debt and equity. The end result allows Village to be more liquid in their resources, and ready for any growth opportunities.

C2G Advisors served as consultant for Village Realty during the recapitalization process.

“Jim Olin and his team were extremely helpful in assisting us with this very complicated re-capitalization of our company”, stated Village CEO Bob Oakes. “Without his advice and expertise, I doubt it would have been this successful.”

December 2015

BIG SKY LUXURY RENTALS ACQUIRED BY NATURAL RETREATS

Luxury Vacation Rental Company adds new Location in Prime Resort Market

Big Sky. MT.  December 2016. Natural Retreats, a nationally branded vacation rental company, acquired one of the top luxury rental companies in the Big Sky Montana, Big Sky Luxury Rentals. The acquisition included management contracts for the company’s luxury vacation home inventory, and for the sister company Big Sky Luxury Limo Service.

C2G Advisors served as consultant for Big Sky Luxury Rentals during the transaction.

 

November 2015

AMERICAN MOUNTAIN RENTALS ACQUIRED BY NATURAL RETREATS

Deal Allows Natural Retreats enter Lucrative Smoky Mountains Area

Pigeon Forge, TN.  November 1, 2015. Natural Retreats, a nationally branded vacation rental company, acquired American Mountain Rentals, one of the premier cabin rental companies in the Pigeon Forge/Wears Valley area. This is Natural Retreat’s first venture into the Gatlinburg regional market. The acquisition included management contracts of approximately 140 luxury short-term cabins, as well as The Lodge, a mountaintop event and wedding venue.

C2G Advisors served as consultant for American Mountain Rentals during the transaction

 

October 2015

A CONVERSATION WITH JIM OLIN IN VACATION RENTAL INTEL MAGAZINE

A leader in the vacation rental industry for close to 30 years, Jim is the former CEO of Abbott Resorts, ResortQuest, and Sterling Resorts. He has overseen as many as 20,000 vacation rental units, 250 resort real estate agents, and 200 homeowner associations. Jim has also been involved in more acquisitions within the vacation rental space than anyone else in the history of the industry. A Broker in four states, Jim is one of only eight real estate professionals in the entire United States that is simultaneously an invited member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and the Council of Real Estate Broker Managers (CRB).

 

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July 2015

MAMMOTH FRONT DESK ACQUIRED BY NATURAL RETREATS

Strategic Acquisition a Win-Win for Both Companies

 

Mammoth, CA.  July 25, 2015. Natural Retreats, a nationally branded vacation rental company, acquired Mammoth Front Desk today. This is Natural Retreat’s first venture into the Mammoth market. The acquisition included management contracts of approximately 70 luxury short-term rental homes, as well as related assets and service offerings.

 

C2G Advisors served as consultant for Mammoth Front Desk during the transaction.

 

January 2015

PACIFICA COMPANIES ENTERS VACATION RENTAL MARKET WITH ACQUISITION OF STERLING RESORTS

Large acquisition puts company immediately in leadership position in the industry.

 

Destin, FL.  January 16, 2015. Pacifica Companies, a global leader in hospitality and senior living, has acquired Sterling Resorts, one of the largest vacation rental and real estate companies in Northwest Florida. This is Pacifica’s first venture into the vacation rental space.

 

The acquisition included management contracts of approximately 1000 short-term rental condominiums and homes, as well as lobbies and related commercial spaces in multiple properties. The deal also included the real estate brokerage entity and long-term division, both doing business as Sterling Realty LLC.

 

C2G Advisors served as consultant for Sterling Resorts and Sterling Realty during the transaction.

 

November 2014

VACATION HAPPILY ENGAGES C2G ADVISORS TO ASSIST WITH ROLLOUT

November 2014. Nashville, TN – Vacation Happily LLC, a new vacation rental company headquartered in the Northwest Florida area, has engaged C2G Advisors to assist them with their growth strategies, primarily in the upper-end and luxury portions of the new company’s initiatives.

 

“We felt that engaging C2G would allow us to utilize their 25 years of experience in growing vacation rental companies throughout the United States,” commented Shannon Howell, a principal with Vacation Happily. “With our unique service offerings and exclusive relationship with the award winning Henderson Park Inn Bed and Breakfast, we felt that rolling out the proper strategies, service offerings, and marketing programs was absolutely vital. C2G Advisors can help us with all of these.”

 

October 2014

C2G’s OLIN TO SPEAK TWICE AT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Nashville, TN – James Olin, CEO of C2G Advisors LLC, has been asked to lead two sessions on Acquisitions and Acquisition Planning within the Vacation Rental Industry at the Annual Conference of the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA). The Annual Conference is held October 26-29 in San Diego, California. The Conference, the largest of its kind for the industry, brings industry leaders throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean to one location to share ideas and learn about industry trends from experts in the vacation rental arena. Olin will be discussing the “Buy Side” of the Acquisition Transaction in the first session, and then will hold a 2-hour workshop on how to prepare a business for a sale

 

July 2014

MAUI BLUE PROPERTIES ACQUIRED BY INVITEDHOME

IH’s First Endeavor into the Hawaiian Islands

InvitedHome (IH) made a key resort acquisition by acquiring Maui Blue Properties in Maui, Hawaii. With vacation rentals in the key Kaanapali area, this acquisition gives Invited Home their first key location in the popular Hawaiian Islands.. This also marks the 6th resort location in IH’s footprint across the United States.

 

Maui Blue Properties manages only very high-end condominiums in the Kaanapali area of Maui. Founded several years ago, it has grown exponentially over the past 18 months. The company will now look to rapidly grow inventory throughout western Maui. C2G Advisors served as the buy-side consultant for InvitedHome during the transaction

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