The rise of short-lets: What opportunities lie ahead?


Date: Wednesday 30-10-2019
Room: 5
Time: 10:55
Duration: 60
Cost: £0.00
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With the rise of Airbnb,, HomeAway and other home sharing platforms, the global hospitality and property industries have been undergoing a rapid transformation, in the past couple of years.

The way these platforms are being used to leverage otherwise often vacant properties have had a visible impact on property values, the industry and the urban landscape, worldwide.

The session will be chaired by Airsorted co-founder and CSO Tom Jones. Tom will be joined by an expert panel who will discuss global and UK-specific opportunities, trends, challenges and threats that this newly emerging industry entails.

Speaker Profiles

Tom Jones

Tom Jones is co-founder of Airsorted - the leading global home-stay management company.

Airsorted operate across 22 markets from London to Sydney. Airsorted are also founding members of STAA. 

Elisabeth Kolbach

Co-founder & CEO | Skwire

Elisabeth Kolbach holds an MBA from London Business School. She is experienced in e-commerce, product management and Proptech.

Skwire has a focus on tech-first real estate investment. Based on millions of data points their AI algorithms spot nuanced trends from the macroeconomicto the micro-local, allowing them to identify the best-performing assets to create novel and optimised real estate investment products.

Guy Marañon

A National Sales Director with a wealth of sales experience, Nestify's Guy Marañon is helping landlords in the UK gain higher rental income using a mixture of short and mid-term lets. Guy and his team pride themselves in delivering a quality service for landlords and guests from our team of property experts.

Erskine Berry

Erskine Berry is a highly experienced Operations professional with a proven track record of building teams and businesses across the hospitality industry, from start-ups and beyond.

Prior to joining City Relay, Erskine was General Manager at Under The Doormat where he increased sales growth fivefold by overseeing service delivery, client relations, strategic planning and recruitment.

He has also held senior positions at Capital Attraction Partners, an entertainment investment business, and Altitude London, a group of venues providing events and hospitality in central London.