Financial advisory: the Cosi Group welcomes Friendly Rentals!

Cosi Group acquires Friendly Rentals to expand its presence in Spain, one of its key target markets Cosi Group acquires Friendly Rentals Cosi Group, Germany's leading provider of short-term rentals using smart technology and driver of the new asset class Commercial...

“Humbled and grateful to see AJL Atelier recognised”: Simon Lehmann receives the Pioneer Award at the Shortyz 2021

"We were already so proud with just being nominated, but winning the Pioneer Award means such a great deal to us. It pushes us to do even more to accompany the industry's evolution." What it means for us to win the Pioneer Award   When we heard that we were...

Red Shoes Talks #12: The Road Ahead for Expedia Group & VRBO

In this 12th episode of Red Shoes Talks, the vacation rental and short-term rental podcast, Simon Lehmann is joined by Expedia Group / VRBO leaders Jeff Hurst, President & Co-Lead of Marketing at Expedia Group, President VRBO and by Kevin Locraft, VP Partner...

State of the nation: short-term rentals after 8 months of pandemic

Industry expert, Simon Lehmann, takes stock of the industry as it stands after the seismic shocks of 2020. ‘Staying home away from home’ has emerged as a valuable trend for short-term rentals and has fuelled the domestic markets, but if businesses are to grow in 2021...

VRWS 2020 Keynote by Simon Lehmann: profitability vs revenue, the road ahead for new business

AJL Atelier's very own Simon Lehmann was invited to the Vacation Rental World Summit 2020 to deliver a keynote on the right focus for property managers in this pandemic-impacted environment. His topic: profitability vs revenue, and why profit always takes precedence....

Whitepaper: why revenue is vanity and profitability is reality

The recent placement of Hostmaker under administration in the UK, lay-offs at Lyric and the media interest around OYO’s trouble to articulate extreme growth and profitability, is raising a lot of questions in the short-term rental industry. A lot of these questions...

Concentration in the vacation rental industry in 2020: what next

After a drive of consolidation in the industry during 2019, the pandemic has slowed things down. What’s the likely landscape by 2021? The state of the short-term rental industry right now The recent placement of Hostmaker under administration in the UK, lay-offs at...

From food chain to value chain: consolidation of short-term rental tech ecosystem

Why is the next wave of consolidation in short-term rental likely to be on the tech ecosystem, and what it will look like

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