Nick Falcone, co-founder of Rentyl Resorts, talks about launching the first branded residential resort in the world. Rentyl provides hospitality companies, residential developers, real estate investors and well-known brands with turnkey services. Its 360-degree solution for development of short-term rental resorts includes site planning, construction and real estate sales and marketing. For existing resorts, Rentyl offers marketing, sales, and guest services including reservations. He is also leading the launch of Rentyl Homes, Rentyl Apartments, and Spire Loyalty, the first multi-industry loyalty program.

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Hey, everybody, back from Las Vegas.

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Yes, I survived.

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Find out just how I made it right after this.

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I’m Anthony.

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Welcome to No Vacancy Lives.

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That’s my friend, Glenn.

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You’re watching the number one show in hospitality.

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Hey, everybody.

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Welcome to the one and only No Vacancy Live.

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Of course, I’m Glenn Hausman.

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Anthony Melchiorri is out today on assignment out there consulting, making things happen.

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But fortunately, I get to be with you here today.

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So I want to thank everybody at the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association for having me host their Shark Pool competition last week during their annual tech conference.

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And I’ll thank them on behalf of Anthony as well, because he was a judge on that one.

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What a fun event that was to see so many awesome new technologies or existing ones really being brought out into the hospitality industry, going under the gauntlet of the judges, which included a VP of operations for Cosmopolitan.

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It included Dr. Robert Rippey.

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That was Michelle Borgel.

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I just referenced Dr. Robert Rippey, who, you know, runs the Blackfire Innovation Studios for UNLV, where the event was held, Anthony and

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more what a fun time that was i also want to thank cynthia kaiser murphy make sure you check out that show she runs the palms casino resort in las vegas we talk about how they are going to continue their legacy of excellence moving forward but you know what

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one of the things that uh las vegas has is yeah they got you too and yes they got fish coming to the sphere in april but they weren’t really the ones to start incredible rentals right look at this right behind me i got margaritaville orlando and the cottages there a couple of years ago last august of 2021 i think it was august 8th if i recall it was a sunny day mid 70s we had on uh

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Nick Falcone.

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We’re going to get a good update with him.

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Talk a little bit about where they are with rental resorts, what the industry is all about, and how they are leveraging success as we move into 2024.

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Nick, welcome back to No Vacancy, man.

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How are you?

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I’m doing great, Glenn.

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Thanks so much for having me back on.

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All right, so last time when you were on, I think I don’t, you know, I didn’t even realize that you were handling rentals and stuff at the Margaritaville Cottages over here.

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I loved that experience with my family.

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And just last month, I was down at the reunion resort in Orlando where apparently you have more rentals.

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Goodness gracious, where aren’t you, Nick?

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How are things going?

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know things are things are great we’re uh we’re growing like crazy since we last spoke uh especially in orlando and reunion like you mentioned we um we actually have now in that area over 700 houses that we manage so it’s going very good 700 houses that is uh absolutely uh incredible so in case you don’t know uh rental resorts uh have over 84 agreements with resort brands

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11,000 rental properties, as well as a whole lot going on.

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So they could either help support your business or help launch your business over there.

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But before we get into all of that, Nick, what are people thinking about today?

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How are people traveling and how are they using rental resorts today to enjoy some leisure or maybe some business getaways?

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Yeah, we’re seeing, last time I was on, it was right around the pandemic or whatnot.

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Trends have changed a lot since then.

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Well, I think in August of 2021, we weren’t yet at revenge summer, travel revenge summer, but people were getting out and they were having meaningful experiences.

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And if I recall, a lot of people were staying in these cottages.

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Yeah, we saw that it was a great product during that time period.

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It kind of gave people that best of both worlds of staying safe and whatnot, but having that vacation experience.

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Since then, we’ve seen that trends have just gotten better for us.

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We’re seeing a lot of large families, multi-gen families take advantage of this, a lot of corporate.

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You mentioned corporate, and that’s grown significantly.

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When we first started this seven, eight years ago, people…

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When they thought about corporate retreats or any kind of corporate business, they didn’t really think staying in a home.

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And I think we’ve helped to really change the landscape of that where we do, you know, in a lot of resorts, 20, 30 percent of our business from corporate groups.

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So it’s going great.

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And we’re loving where the trends are going.

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A lot more people are starting to search out these homes in a resort setting.

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Right now, I don’t do this, and it’s not because I don’t want to.

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It’s because Anthony and I have an agreement never to stay anywhere near each other.

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Try to stay in different cities if we possibly can.

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But I’m seeing more and more companies saying, hey, we’re coming into this event.

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Instead of getting three, four, five rooms, let’s just get ourselves one of these Margaritaville cottages or something to the effect of that.

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Cook a really nice dinner, save the company a lot of money, have more plush kind of relaxed sort of experience and maybe have some meetings while we’re there.

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So I love that you’re finding entry into that corporate world, kind of a segment I hadn’t even thought about existing prior.

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Yeah, no, it’s big.

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And I think the team building component, the fact that you can get everyone under one roof, share those kind of intimate moments, like you said, eating dinner together, whatever it might be, it’s something that a lot of groups are really starting to be attracted to, especially in areas that really attribute to that.

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So for example, we have this new property down in the Keys called Larger Resort, and it’s perfectly built for that type of retreat.

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It’s got a lot of privacy and corporate groups just absolutely love that type of product.

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Yeah, now, unfortunately, I don’t have the numbers at the top of my head here to be able to show off to everyone.

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But the fact is that we’ve been talking about on this show for the last couple of years how with remote work, and there’s still a lot of companies that are doing an awful lot of remote work, there’s a need to still get people together.

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And they’re getting people together either in like select service hotels that have a small meeting room or rooms.

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flying people to cool places like Key West to have that meeting that serves two purposes.

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Give people a little love and sunshine in their lives while helping create more productivity and getting the team together to have some of that crucial interaction right now.

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Big time.

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We’re seeing a lot of these companies, to your point, they prefer not to meet together in the offices when they do those in person.

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They’re looking to do it remote.

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I was just speaking with a tech company the other day where none of their employees work in the office, but the only time they get together, everyone actually is from different countries, different states, and they’ll get together on remote trips where they’ll do those retreats and hang out in one of our properties and get to spend that face-to-face time, which is still, I think, really important in today’s world.

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So it’s definitely something we’re seeing more prevalent.

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So that is really super important for everybody out there to realize.

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It’s an important trend that’s only going to continue to grow.

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You’ve got to find a way to kind of get in on that specific market.

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But I’m curious, how are you thinking about the way that people on the leisure side of business are looking to stay now compared to how they may have been a few weeks ago?

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And again, understanding that

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All trends were already there.

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Just stuff sped up a lot quicker than we would have expected with if we didn’t have that 2020 situation.

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I think, you know, kind of going back to then we saw 21, you know, obviously growing a lot, a lot of pent up demand.

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Twenty twenty two, especially the first half of the year was, I would say, record breaking, I think, for most people in the industry.

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We saw record breaking numbers across all of our properties in twenty two.

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23, we’ve seen a little bit of a slowdown, I would say.

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We’re seeing a lot more people look to travel internationally versus domestic.

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So definitely been a little bit of a trend that we’ve noticed.

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But when it comes to the homes, our occupancies, our RevPars or whatnot in the homes have actually increased this year.

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So despite the fact that hotel travel domestically, I think is a little bit slower, we’re seeing the demand for the homes just as great as ever.

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And specifically on the transient side,

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A lot more people, like I said earlier, that are searching out these homes in a resort setting where you don’t have to play travel agent, find all the things to do in the local ecosystem because you have that captive at the resort.

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And so that’s been a major trend that we’re noticing that people are kind of searching out that product versus us having to search out the people that would want to stay in something like that.

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Yeah, one of the things that I’ve noticed from the two examples that I gave is it’s really a full resort.

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It’s unlike just getting a house in a neighborhood or something like that, right?

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It’s right there in the name, rental resorts, not renting a bed in an apartment community or anything like that, right?

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So that’s really a critical difference about what you’re going on here.

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So how are operators, developers thinking about incorporating rental resorts or this sort of idea into resort developments now and going forward?

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Yeah, I think that up until now, developers have really not understood the rental side of the business and they’ll build these type of properties and then really turn it over to let’s call it an Airbnb type of platform where it becomes somewhat of a free for all.

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People can kind of do whatever they want.

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All the unit standards are different.

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The way they distribute the product is different.

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And there’s not really a centralized company for providing services, amenities like a resort.

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So fast forward to today, we’re starting to see that a lot more developers have seen the upside that short term rental brings.

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We’ve seen, just to throw out a statistic, we’ve seen that short term rental top line revenue outperforms that of built to rent long term rentals, year long rentals by two to 300%.

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So a lot of the developers have seen those stats.

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They’re starting to realize, wait a second, the short term product built to rent could provide tremendous upside.

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How do we position ourselves to be able to take advantage of that?

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And that’s where our company comes in, where we work with developers around the world to help to structure the legal documents, the club structure, the operational brand standards and everything else, what amenities to put on the property and just how to wrap it all up so that they can be successful and know exactly the best practices on how to deliver one of these products.

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And obviously we could then manage it on the back end for them if they’d like.

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So you made a great point right at the beginning of that statement.

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You were talking about the amount of income that could be made compared to renting it to a single family for the entire year.

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And I think that’s kind of responsible for the rush that we’ve seen in Airbnb over the last few years.

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I think they’ve more than tripled the number of listings they’ve had in that time.

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Again, don’t quote me, but I’m pretty sure that that number right there is accurate on that statement.

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So that’s got a lot of people rushing in.

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However, when you’re looking at that general platform, there’s high cleaning fees.

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There’s a lot of dissatisfaction with that.

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But one cool thing that you’re focused on is you’ve got all these rooms together.

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So you’re getting the…

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You’re getting the hotel-like pricing for housekeeping and all that.

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You don’t have to have one person come out to clean a room and drive 45 minutes, right?

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So you’re getting the economy scale of a hotel while creating more of that profitable, free-form environment of that rental business.

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Would that be accurate?

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It definitely is.

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We definitely see efficiencies of doing everything on a bulk basis instead of onesie, twosie homes.

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Having 100, 300, 500 homes in one community resort definitely provides those efficiencies of scale and allows us to bring our price points down for some of those ancillary costs that people see in a vacation rental.

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I think the other thing, going back to what you had mentioned, a lot of homeowners have joined these vacation rental platforms, like you said.

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I don’t know the exact number off the top of my head either, but I would agree it’s probably somewhere around triple in the last few years.

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But the big thing that we’ve noticed is that

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the actual distribution, so that’s homeowner based growing, but the distribution of people that are renting from those platforms have not grown at that same rate.

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So, you know, homeowners on the platform have actually seen a dilution of their returns.

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And I think that’s where rental also comes in to provide some really great solutions because our platform, the way we’ve set up our distribution network

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is one in which we are not just reliant on the vacation home rental sites.

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We do direct distribution through our websites, our call center, and then we work with hundreds of distribution partners that are also on the hotel side, not ones that typically would be able to work with vacation home, drastically expands our exposure on how we get the product out there and increases the returns for homeowners in a very big way.

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So if I’m a developer, maybe I want to do both.

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Maybe I don’t because I’m looking at that reunion resort again that has both timeshare slash vacation ownership, same thing, depending on your phraseology, or rentals like you’re talking about.

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From an investment point of view, what would be the difference?

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Why would one want to go one way?

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Or maybe if you have that giant resort, you can go both ways.

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How do you see that?

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Yeah, so I would say, you brought up timeshare or whatnot.

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This is very different than timeshare.

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Timeshare, you’re really buying a vacation, you’re buying points or whatnot that you could use every year.

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I’m talking about from an ownership developer sort of perspective.

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Oh, okay, yeah.

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From an ownership developer perspective, it’s definitely different as well.

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From the…

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what when you’re looking at timeshare um you know from that perspective really where you make a lot of the money is the developers owning the paper um you know the financing mechanisms or whatnot and then obviously in partnership with some of the big brands out there you can make some really good money on the upcharge on the sales price per square foot and we’re seeing that um you know in timeshare you’re seeing a pretty big lift in that that really helps with the feasibility of the product now

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On the vacation home side, we’re seeing that similar impact.

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So we are seeing a major lift in price per square foot.

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But there’s not necessarily the same dynamics of having to also be on the finance leverage side or whatnot to make a lot of your money.

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But I think that you’re getting a quicker IRR from the vacation rental side versus the tech side.

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So as somebody that’s not a finance guy, let me see if I got this right.

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Timeshare is a really good strategy to help get development done because you’re going to be getting actual dollars from people that’ll help offset the costs of construction for you.

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Whereas the other way of doing it, you’d have to find traditional financing and probably be on the hook for more of your own money in order to get that done.

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then you have more flexibility potentially going forward in order to earn money.

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Is that correct, or did I screw that up?

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No, I think you hit on some of the points.

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But I think the main point, with both, you could do traditional financing.

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We’re seeing that both are very attractive in the finance markets, although right now financing is definitely more difficult.

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We know that.

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We all know that.

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But both with timeshare and vacation rental, a lot of the traditional financing sources are available.

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I just think with timeshare, you’re getting –

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you’re selling more of the memberships or these smaller kind of time periods or whatnot.

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So it takes a lot more sales to get your return.

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Whereas in the vacation rental, we’re seeing a little bit faster velocity of getting dollars back to home team.

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So you’re getting a little bit faster return on your capital from the homes than you would versus a timeshare.

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And also because of the fact that timeshare, a lot of your returns in your model are based on selling the paper or the financing side or whatnot, providing the finance for these members.

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That also kind of takes it where it brings the returns out further.

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It takes longer to bring in the return on investment that a lot of these developers are looking for.

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So both are great.

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We see a lot of benefits in both.

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And I would say that both of them are definitely easier to finance right now than a traditional hotel.

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That is fascinating.

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Why is that?

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Is there some sort of factors with stability of the market that makes that happen?

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Yeah, I think right now the main factors that I’ve seen would be the fact that in vacation home or in the timeshare space or whatnot, you could break up your sales.

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So what I mean by that in a single family home community, you could sell each individual home as a one-off.

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If sales are slow or whatnot, you could just pause construction.

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It doesn’t really destroy anything from that perspective.

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A hotel, I can’t just stop at the 10th floor of the 20-story building.

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So there’s a lot more risk from a construction cost perspective in a hotel.

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Same thing with timeshare.

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The way we’ve developed timeshare is we’ll break it up into multiple buildings so that there’s a lot less construction risk.

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So I think from that perspective, you’re seeing…

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more risk associated with finance of a hotel.

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And then also with the hotel, you’re not really making a big amount of money until you go refinance or sell the hotel.

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Whereas in this, you’re getting that immediate IRR from selling the real estate and then you’re keeping the rental revenue stream on the backend.

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So you’re getting the best of both worlds.

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You have more bites at the apple.

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Wow, that’s really interesting.

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And thank you so much for explaining it so clearly.

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So obviously, this is a really smart move for you.

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Now, switching the equation to that guest side, right?

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How are they thinking about rentals versus that vacation ownership component?

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The reason why I ask is because I’m wondering if inflation and people starting to feel a little bit poorer don’t want to make that investment for the long term, but are like, hey, let’s get that multi-bedroom home for a week.

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I think we’re seeing a lot of people that will rent for a period of time and then become buyers.

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I think that when people experience the product, a lot of people start to ask, well, how do I learn more about the actual real estate investment side?

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We are seeing that that’s really helping with bringing more purchasers to the table.

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Being that what we do is more on the short-term rental side, I’m not necessarily seeing people make the decision between buying or

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renting with one of our homes, but we do have a built around long term rental division.

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And I will tell you that that’s extremely hot right now with interest rates the way they are and prices the way they are.

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It’s priced out a lot of people from owning a home and then supply across the United States has been down for quite some time for homeownership.

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So when you couple all those things together, it’s making homeownership unattainable for a significant amount of the population.

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And that’s where I think renting homes long-term is also a very fast-growing industry right now.

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Yeah, correct.

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And I won’t mention the names on air, but there are a lot of companies that are popping up now that are focused on

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shorter-term stays or longer-term stays that are as if a hotel, and you don’t have to get into all of the paperwork that you would normally have to get into in order to rent.

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Nick, this is super fascinating to me, but one thing I’m seeing is you’re really focused on all these great brands, and a new brand that you’re going to be working with is Hard Rock, right?

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Yes, we haven’t really announced it to the world yet, but we did sign a deal with Hard Rock a couple months ago.

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Really excited about it.

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We’ll be launching what will be called the Hard Rock Residences side of the brand.

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And Hard Rock’s an incredible brand.

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I mean, the IP is off the charts.

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What it stands for with entertainment, arts, culture, I think is something that a lot of people really love, especially from a real estate perspective.

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Taking that great brand and fusing it into for sale real estate that could then be rented as well is something that us and the brand were really, really excited about.

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Then we’re also going to be helping them with raising capital to put money into hotel expansion, resi expansion.

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They’re really bullish on taking their brand to the next level all over the world.

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We’re going to be helping them with that as well.

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Just great people to partner with.

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Really excited.

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Where is this first one going to be?

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We’re actually looking at a couple of deals right now, not a couple, a few, many.

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But I would say if I had to guess, the first one will probably either be in San Juan or in Miami.

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I think are furthest along right now.

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That’s fantastic.

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Well, I wish you a lot of luck getting that first one out.

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But what I do like about it is because like Margaritaville behind me, Hard Rock has such a strong and distinct brand.

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You’re starting from – you’re already starting from enemy territory.

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Like you got the kickoff return all the way down into the red zone or something like that, right?

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Yeah, because you’ve already made the shortcut of getting everyone to understand what that product is like.

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And it’s such a great lifestyle product for a certain point of the population.

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I’m somewhere – I love both Margaritaville and Hard Rock, but –

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nick i said this the margaritaville people they’re not listening to me maybe you will you’ve got to do like a jam band community type of thing you know what i’m saying that’s going to be great because i need to like i need to retire amongst my people over there and i’m that’d be incredible i will relay the message to them yeah like even if they just took a portion of like the margarita thing the margaritaville thing and made a you know make it my hippie enclave over there that’d be great you’re already halfway there with the colors just have to throw on some tie-dye and we’ll be uh we’ll be good to go

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I’ll be calling you for some guidance on what we need to do.

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Thank you.

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I really appreciate that.

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So how are you thinking about working with developers?

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What’s that kind of a partnership like for you?

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So, you know, we will come in, we’ll identify developers in key markets that we know we want to be in.

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Top developers will then go to them and kind of solicit what we do in the short term rental space.

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In a lot of cases, they have existing projects that we can come in and kind of pitch our brand offerings and why that would be beneficial to the overall project.

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Once we’ve gotten buy-in, we have a multitude of services we provide.

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So we’ll actually help developers with some of their real estate positioning, product mix, some architectural design work.

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Like I said earlier, legal structure and club structuring.

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A lot of the major factors that really help to position this product for success.

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So there’s many different ways we work with developers in that realm.

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Sometimes it’s more of a JV type partnership.

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Sometimes it’s more of a fee for service type relationship.

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But yeah, lots of different ways we work with them.

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And then in some select deals, not often, but we’ll also get involved with the sales of the real estate itself and help with that aspect also.

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So we’re pretty turnkey with what we can provide to developers to help get these projects off the ground and successful.

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So like we said about product mix, that I’m really curious about.

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How do you figure that out?

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Again, I’m going to use Margaritaville as an example because I had that experience.

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They have small cottages, larger cottages, and I think it’d sleep up to 12, that sort of a thing.

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I remember I think the one I stayed in had like four or five bedrooms, for example.

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How do you know what’s right?

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And I guess you could tweak it on phase two after phase one.

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But what is that process like for you?

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Yeah, I’ll keep it very high level, but first things first, we have to study the market in depth.

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What are the holes in the market and what are some of the gaps that people are demanding?

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We do a lot of consumer studies on exactly not just what type of product they’re looking for, but what type of things people like to do that really helps to position the product itself.

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We do a lot of obviously cost analysis in those markets.

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We try to always infuse a little bit of a local flair as well from a design perspective.

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So specific to Margaritaville and there’s a whole bunch of other criteria we look at, but you look at what’s behind you at Margaritaville, we said, number one,

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The market was so young person friendly.

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It was all aimed towards kids, Disney, Universal.

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It’s all kids, right?

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Making the kids happy.

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We felt that Orlando was missing a component of appealing to wider demographics and having a little bit of something for the parents, for the adults, while also infusing, obviously, that family-friendly environment.

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So that was one of the things we really took into account.

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We said, this is going to be a place where a lot of people, especially multi-gen, are going to travel to.

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And that attributed to larger size homes.

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We also did a study of the market, realized that no one was developing homes bigger than a six bedroom for a vacation home.

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So we said, yeah, let’s go bigger.

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We felt that having some of those eight bedrooms or whatnot would really allow us to attract a completely different demand profile.

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Um, you know, and, and then finally, you know, when we start to look at how much of each unit type, uh, we’re looking again at a lot of demand factors and a lot of those same metrics or whatnot to say, okay, well let’s do, if we’re doing 450 cottages, how many should be eight bedrooms versus three bedrooms?

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Um, you know, and so we, we do very, very robust analysis and come up with, uh, what we think is best.

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Obviously, um, those could change from face to face, you know, cause sometimes those trends change, but we’re pretty detailed in our analysis.

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That’s pretty amazing.

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I love wonking out on this sort of stuff because you really are getting in there and you’re figuring out all the nuances and stuff like that in order to be able to extract as much value as possible.

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So super cool.

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You’re also focused on restaurants and stuff.

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You’ve got BurgerFi and Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza going on.

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What’s going on in that side of the market?

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Does America still want those burgers?

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Are we still as cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs over them?

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Yeah, the burgers are still going really strong.

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We’re seeing a great position with everything that’s happening in the BurgerFi world.

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And then as of last year, we actually, BurgerFi was, excuse me, the company that brought BurgerFi public actually also purchased and brought Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza public.

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And so now that they were owned by the same company, we were provided the opportunity to become the founding franchisees for Anthony’s.

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They have 63 franchise locations, but we’ll be the first people to ever franchise and open up a non-franchisor-owned location.

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Not only that, but we’re going to be the first people in the world doing a combined BurgerFi, Anthony’s, Coal Fire pizza.

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So you can go in, you can get fries and pizza at the same time or whatever it might be and kind of cross-order.

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So we’re actually opening that in about three weeks on the 18th of December here in Sunset Walk in Kissimmee.

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So we’re really excited about that.

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Oh, congratulations.

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That’s really awesome.

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I’m going to burger-fy my pizza next time I come over to you guys.

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That’s for sure.

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What else do we need to know?

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What did I miss about your story today?

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I think we hit on a lot of the big points.

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One that we’re really excited about is the further rollout of our loyalty program.

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Oh, yeah.

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Spire Loyalty.

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First multi-industry?

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First multi-industry loyalty.

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One of the big trends of what we do is we like to stay unique and different.

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With our loyalty program, it’s not one where you could just get points and use points in the travel stays.

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We have it built where you could use your points on a down payment on a home or on rent to an apartment or

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your local dining or experience shopping.

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Um, so we, we actually are, we’ve rolled out the travel portion.

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We’re now in the test run of rolling out more of the retail portion and we’re working with, um, wholesale partners around the world to be able to expand our redemption opportunities all over the place.

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So that’s something we’re really excited about.

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And, um,

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I think other than that, just continuing to let people know that this product exists with rental and having a home and the best of both worlds, that spacious home with amenity services.

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So just continuing to get the word out there on that and letting everyone know that there’s that kind of better version of the vacation home product that’s been out there for the last decade.

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So, you know, Orlando obviously is the king of this kind of market born out of the timeshare and the theme parks and all of that kind of stuff.

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Vegas has always been number two for timeshare.

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I suppose there’s a lot of rental properties out there now as well.

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What other markets are you thinking about that you are getting excited about today?

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Yeah, I would say for us, some of the – I’ll just name a few because there’s a lot of markets that we’re really excited about.

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But domestically, I’m a little bit more motivated for our domestic expansion right now.

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And I would say that the Carolinas is extremely hot.

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So much demand right now in the Carolinas.

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It’s off the charts.

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Asheville is out of control right now with people moving there, which is a shame because I was thinking of moving there.

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Now I’m going to be screwed, but –

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Yeah, Asheville is crazy.

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Charlotte, I mean, the whole market’s really just blown up right now.

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So that’s a really big one on our radar.

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Florida continues to be a really hot market.

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So we’re going to continue to look to expand all across the state of Florida.

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We have big expansion plans in Miami, which we’re really pumped up about.

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Texas is another one that’s really growing extremely fast that we’re excited about.

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And then-

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Is that like in I know that what is it?

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They got that Peppa Pig World opening and then Universal’s opening a theme park as well.

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So a lot happening there.

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Not only that, but Dallas-Fort Worth is going to be something like the largest metro area within the next few years, I believe.

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Yeah, Dallas and Houston and some of those other cities or whatnot in Texas are just off the charts, seeing a lot of growth there.

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You mentioned theme parks, that’s a really interesting one.

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The trend of new theme park development is crazy right now.

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I mean, we’re talking to, I wanna say,

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three different, four different groups that are building Magic Kingdom like theme parks around the country.

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One of which I’m really excited about and just outside of Nashville called Storyville that we’re partnered with.

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So that’s another big, big trend that we’re seeing is this new theme park development and coupling what we do with the theme parks.

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Yeah, I think there’s going to be a lot more of that.

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Kind of like what you saw with the casino resort explosion, right?

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Everybody loved Las Vegas, but then it starts to proliferate around the country and all of that.

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And I think it’s going to roll out because people don’t necessarily want to get on the plane all the time.

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to go to Florida.

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They want to have a higher quality product near them.

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Plus, with Cedar Fair emerging with Six Flags, that I think is going to open up a lot of value and kind of change that tier of product as well.

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Interesting that you got your eyes on that because as these places expand and as tourism grows in those neighborhoods, people are going to need places to rent that are of a high caliber that they could be with their family in, I don’t know, up to 12 bedrooms or more.

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Right, Nicholas?

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Give us a good plug on how to reach you, sir.

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You can reach me on LinkedIn, Nicholas Falcone.

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It’s probably the best place.

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And our website’s

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Rental spelled R-E-N-T-Y-L.

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And I’d love to speak to developers, hoteliers, and talk about how we could help with the expansion.

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Well, Nick, thanks so much.

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Do me a favor.

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Hang out backstage so I can give you a real goodbye.

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But bye for now.

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And I want to thank all of you folks out there for watching.

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We’ll be back tomorrow with another live show.

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Anthony will be on.

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We got Stowe’s Shoemaker from UNLV.

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I think he recently retired.

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And then the day after that, we’ve got the chief information officer with Citizen M Hotels.

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And Stowe’s got a new book, Hospitality Healthcare, Just What the Patient Ordered.

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While you’re waiting for that, why not download our shows?

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I want to thank everyone for being here.

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And remember…

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You’ve got one life, so blaze on.

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And as Anthony would say, be kind to yourself.

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See you tomorrow.

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Bye, everyone.