The BRE Forum brings together fresh minds across hospitality, residential, and commercial ecosystems, to strategize on building next-generation accommodations brands.
Modern spaces leverage digital and empower convenience, community, connectivity, and flexibility. The common denominator is brand. This is the time to think different. Forge new partnerships. Break down silos. Hear from top brands and thought leaders across real estate asset classes, tech, digital marketing & distribution, property management, media, and urban design. Create the white space for value-driven innovation and long-run growth.
New York’s short-term rental market is exploding. For some, skirting around the law has become a fast way to riches. In this analysis I estimate the size of the New York City illegal hotel market.
Selina is the blended lifestyle hotel brand that exploded out of Latin America in 2015. The company has since raised $350 million in capital including a $95 million round led by The We Company founder Adam Neumann.
The WeWork brand has serious leverage and plays a special role as the sauce that got the company to $1.53 billion in revenue or H1 2019, and a $48 billion valuation. Going forward, the brand will need to carry the company in new directions.
The sharing economy turned rentals marketing & distribution platform has lead the charge on working with cities and communities in setting favorable regulation for the industry at large.
Asheville, North Carolina could have a moratorium on new hotel construction by the end of year.
Airbnb has acquired serviced apartment rentals marketplace Urbandoor. What it really bought into was a direct-connect into the world of global corporate real estate.
The hot new Madrid and London-based start-up Fever has emerged as an events platform with Netflix like capabilities when it comes to personalization for the user, and for event managers looking to build successful, data-driven live experiences.
India is a young and populous country and as millennials flock to the big cities, co-living is filling a massive niche.
Sonder, the digital short term rental company, is looking more and more like a boutique hotel operator. The Canada-born firm (now San Francisco based) has announced further expansion into Vancouver, with plans to build out a 66-room “boutique” hotel in the old Coast Plaza Hotel in downtown Vancouver’s West End neighborhood.
This week, the company announced that it would cease operations and cede control of its units back to their primary landlords. Some of its lease agreements will transition over to Outpost Club, another co-living operator with properties throughout Brooklyn.
Research & Insights
The U.S. Net Migration Report, Big Regions 2010-2018 takes a granular look at the population inflows and outflows taking place within America’s ten largest metropolitan areas. Not all growth is created equal. Migration trends say a lot about why a given region is growing or declining.
This report analyzes the relative availability, concentration, and wages of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) talent across twenty of the largest regional labor markets in the United States. Employers require sophisticated skill sets rooted in STEM. The future economic development of cities and regions also depends on their ability to attract and retain that talent.
The Marriott AC Hotel New York NoMad will set a new precedent to become the world’s tallest modular-built hotel. On this episode of QuestCast, Danny Forster of Danny Forster & Architecture - the lead firm on the project - talks about how modular design and construction is as much about process as it is about design.
The short-term rentals market is quickly maturing and consolidating. Vacasa is at the forefront, with its tech-enabled, property management platform model. Expect the company to push harder into urban markets through 2019.
The membership model is a trend in hospitality and travel more generally, but what does it really take to go members only? Scale, distribution, brand, product? On this episode of QuestCast, we have Emmanuel Guisset founder and CEO of Outsite, a boutique co-live / co-work brand now focusing on growth and exclusivity.
Andrew McConnell CEO at rented.com, talks about where the vacation rental property investor money is going.
What happens when aging millennials tire of big city life and head for simpler living in towns like Joplin, Missouri On this episode of QuestCast, I’m joined with Toby Teeter, President and CEO at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, to learn about how his team is reworking the town’s visitor marketing strategy.
Today I’m joined with Greg Abbott, Practice Head for the travel vertical at DataArt, a global technology services firm operating across 14 different countries, to talk about how companies should think about distributed teams in terms of managing culture, expectations, and productivity across geographies and time zones.
On this episode of QuestCast, I chat with Jared O’Toole from Under30Experiences, an outbound tour operator out of Austin Texas that organizes group travel experiences for younger demographics, about the psychology of the solo traveler and how group dynamics play out during their organized adventures to trendy international destinations.
On this episode, I speak with Jerad Bacher Executive Vice President at Visit Pittsburgh, to better understand the various layers of local government, and how different interests can - or even should - work together to promote destinations to both visitors and business entities.
On this episode we speak with Brian Lee, senior director of real estate at Common, one of a handful of co-living brands now operating in New York and beyond, about how urban policy could shift to include co-living as a recognized affordable housing real estate class.
On this episode, I chat with Maciej Markowski the founder and CEO of SpaceOS, about the growth curve of flexible office real estate and how technology will play into evolving the sector.
On this episode of QuestCast, I speak with Chris Bledsoe the co-founder of Ollie, about how Institutional money is starting to flow into the emerging coliving space.
We’re joined with John Boyd of the Boyd Company, a Princeton, New Jersey site selection consultancy, to discuss Amazon’s decision to cancel the Long Island City project.
On this episode of QuestCast, we talk to Jon Orcutt a former policy director for the New York City Department of Transportation and now communications director for Bike New York, to better understand the state and future of micro-mobility in NYC.
On this episode of QuestCast, we talk to with Nadim El Manawy from Arise, a hotel distribution technology startup looking to fix a big challenge in the hotel distribution space with is the issue of room rate parity - or rather the lack there of.
On this episode of QuestCast, we talk to Paul Goodman, Head of Consumer at Mapbox, a digital mapping API and developer platform that powers numerous consumer applications including SnapChat, Tinder, the Weather Channel, Lonely Planet, and others. Paul talks about how digital maps have evolved beyond basic tooling and navigational functionality, and how they are transforming interactions between brands and consumers.
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How does Google’s push further down funnel into travel-related services tie in with data privacy? How does data privacy tie in with antitrust investigations against Google and other tech giants? What do travel-specific marketplaces and brands need to do to survive and thrive in the age of Google?
TikTok is becoming a key component to any consumer brand marketing strategy. This analysis offers valuable insight on how marketers can transform TikTok into a revenue generator, rather than another cost center. We also include our Meme Archetype Guide which we developed by analyzing over 3,000 pieces of content. Use it to create viral campaigns.
MINDBODY is the clear frontrunner software suite for wellness-related businesses. This report dives into the company business model and draws synergies with what’s happening with bookable activities marketing and distribution for travel-related products.
Google is evolving into a marketplace for local services.
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