HRE https://hremedia.com Reporting on the real estate sharing economy Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:38:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://hremedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-logo_favblue-512x512-1-32x32.png HRE https://hremedia.com 32 32 168796411 Luxury Countryside ‘Private Hire’ Residences in Demand https://hremedia.com/luxury-countryside-private-hire-residences-in-demand/ https://hremedia.com/luxury-countryside-private-hire-residences-in-demand/#respond Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:38:40 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=3082 With international travel curtailed and a continued desired for isolation vacations, rural lodgings are getting a lot of interest from travellers. Demand for luxury ‘private hire residences’ is strong. These short term rentals are generally upscale properties that have luxury amenities, a mix of the best of private house rentals and hotels. Wilderness Reserve runs […]

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Mexico’s Casai Gets $23 Million in Funding to Expand Short Term Rentals in Latin America https://hremedia.com/mexicos-casai-gets-23-million-in-funding-to-expand-short-term-rentals-in-latin-america/ https://hremedia.com/mexicos-casai-gets-23-million-in-funding-to-expand-short-term-rentals-in-latin-america/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:34:00 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=3021 Short term rental start-up Casai announced it has raised $23 million in equity funding. Casai operates 200 short term rentals or “boutique travel apartments” in Mexico City with hotel-style amenities, such as contactless and keyless entry, smart TVs, and high-speed Wi-Fi. The funding comes from major investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, who led the round, […]

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Ethos Creates ‘Work from Anywhere’ Campuses https://hremedia.com/ethos-creates-work-from-anywhere-campuses/ https://hremedia.com/ethos-creates-work-from-anywhere-campuses/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:56:47 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=3061 The idea of not being tied to traditional offices has become a viable reality with the pandemic. Hospitality companies are jumping on the Work from Anywhere (WFA) trend which has accelerated this year. Founded as a hotel and members club concept for entrepreneurs, hospitality start-up Ethos has pivoted to offer WFA retreats for individuals, entrepreneurs, […]

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Airbnb’s $1.2 Billion Cash Burn https://hremedia.com/airbnbs-1-2-billion-cash-burn/ https://hremedia.com/airbnbs-1-2-billion-cash-burn/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:50:21 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=3047 The Information reported last week that Airbnb plowed through a higher than expected $1.2 billion of cash between mid-2019 and mid-2020. This explained why the company was willing to pay a high-interest rate on $1 billion of debt from Silver Lake in April to shore up its cash position despite having $3 billion in cash […]

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Selina Acquires Remote Year, Bets on Future of Remote Work and Travel https://hremedia.com/selina-acquires-remote-year-bets-on-future-of-remote-work-and-travel/ https://hremedia.com/selina-acquires-remote-year-bets-on-future-of-remote-work-and-travel/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:08:54 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=3023 Selina, the Latin American hospitality start-up that caters to digital nomads, has acquired Remote Year, a company that helps professionals take their careers outside of the traditional office, in an all-stock transaction. Selina and Remote Year are two brands in the fast-growing remote work and travel spaces. According to LODGING Magazine, the two companies will […]

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Airbnb Seeks $3B Raise in December IPO https://hremedia.com/airbnb-seeks-3b-raise-in-december-ipo/ https://hremedia.com/airbnb-seeks-3b-raise-in-december-ipo/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2020 21:02:37 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=3008 Airbnb, which confidentially filed for an IPO in August, is reportedly looking to raise $3 billion in a December IPO. The company will make its filings public post-election in November, Reuters reported, citing sources who are familiar with Airbnb’s plans. As Covid-19 decimated the travel industry, Airbnb’s business recovered faster than many had expected. Overall, […]

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This Start-Up is Using a Vacation Model to Sell Home Ownership https://hremedia.com/this-start-up-is-using-a-vacation-model-to-sell-home-ownership/ https://hremedia.com/this-start-up-is-using-a-vacation-model-to-sell-home-ownership/#respond Fri, 02 Oct 2020 18:01:09 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=2990 Co-ownership of a second home is the latest twist on ‘vacation’ home-sharing. Pacaso offers a fully managed co-ownership model that makes owning a second home affordable and carefree.   Founded by former Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff and dotloop founder Austin Allison, the company launched Thursday with four homes. It plans to be in 25 U.S. […]

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Destinations See ‘Longer’ Peak Seasons with ‘Work-cation’ and ‘Roadschooling’ https://hremedia.com/destinations-see-longer-peak-seasons-with-work-cation-and-roadschooling/ https://hremedia.com/destinations-see-longer-peak-seasons-with-work-cation-and-roadschooling/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:15:44 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=2950 Remote work and school are the norm in 2020 and it is changing travel trends. This new flexibility allows people to travel basically anytime. According to Key Data Dashboard, the gap between summer and winter peak travel seasons are less pronounced. ‘Summer’ destinations are seeing people stay longer. Ski destinations are seeing increased August and […]

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Node to Grow European Co-Living with €300 Million JV Deal https://hremedia.com/node-to-grow-european-co-living-with-e300-million-jv-deal/ https://hremedia.com/node-to-grow-european-co-living-with-e300-million-jv-deal/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:45:42 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=2940 The pandemic has put a damper on the co-living sector and fundraising is tougher but still happening. Common just raised $50 million to expand its business, which is now in co-living and rental property management. Co-living operator Node has announced a €300 million (US$349 million) joint venture deal with investment manager Intriva Capital to grow in key European […]

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Airbnb’s City Portal Lets Cities Monitor and Enforce Listings https://hremedia.com/airbnbs-city-portal-lets-cities-monitor-and-enforce-listings/ https://hremedia.com/airbnbs-city-portal-lets-cities-monitor-and-enforce-listings/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:01:47 +0000 https://hremedia.com/?p=2931 Airbnb is collaborating with municipal governments who have long asked for direct access to information about listings to identify those violating local regulations. Airbnb is rolling out City Portal, a new dashboard that will let participating local governments and tourism organizations view listing activity data such as average earnings and where guests are traveling from. […]

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