BARCELONA - The short-term rental sector has been expanding in the United States in recent years (albeit detracked by the COVID pandemic), outpacing even that of hotels. With brands such as VRBO and Airbnb driving consumer demand and supply, the industry has developed an extensive ecosystem of startups that support it. Channel management being one of the critical technologies has become integral to property managers around the world.
In line with this relative growth, Rentals United is announcing the opening of its first North American office in the United States. Already holding a large roster of high-profile property managers in the USA in their client portfolio, Rentals United hopes to develop a stronger presence and provide better support for existing and potential clients. Recruiting from within, Danny de Haas will be initially located in Miami with the goal of strengthening Rental United’s market position and partner relationships in the US.
Danny says, “In the 3 years I’ve been with Rentals United, I have seen firsthand the growth and progress of the industry and most notably in the United States. I am beyond excited to be spearheading the North America effort and driving the expansion there.”
Gianluca De Candia is taking over as VP of Global Sales. Gianluca comes on the heels of OYO where he was the Country Head leading the go-to-market strategy as well as up and running performance for Iberia markets. Prior to that, he worked in the sales ecosystem for brands such as Glovo, Teleperformance and Google.
CEO James Burrows says, “The USA has always been a big market for us and we realized it is time to not just strengthen our hold there, but expand our market share as well as our ability to support clients in North America better. With Danny leading the USA and Gianluca in Barcelona, we further boost our sales force and reinforce support for our clients and partners in our core markets.”