Lavoie appointed CEO of Jetstream

Canada: Jetstream Hospitality Solutions, the all-in-one technology platform powering the rise of multi-unit properties entering the short-term rental market, has named Emmanuel Lavoie as its new CEO with immediate effect.

Lavoie, the company’s COO since 2015, will take the helm from founder and former CEO, Mike Liverton, who will move to the position of group chairman.

Jetstream, which has a global presence with offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the UK, provides a way for owners, managers and developers of multi-unit, short-term rental properties to maximise revenues and realise opportunities in the short-term and flexible rental market. The company seeks to combine best-in-class marketing expertise and distribution technology with high-quality customer support to deliver guest delight, streamlined operations and reduced financial risk.

Mike Liverton, chairman of Jetstream, said: “I’m delighted to announce Emmanuel as our new CEO. Emmanuel brings with him an incomparable breath of professionalism and competence in project management, partnership, sales and business development with great energy and knowledge of our business and our customers.

“We both see an incredible opportunity for Jetstream going forward, within our traditional vacation rental and resort markets and through our partnerships with real estate investors and the multi-family sector. I’m excited to see our growth over the next few years,” he added.

Lavoie said: “I’m excited to take on the role of CEO and power Jetstream into the next phase of our growth. Jetstream’s unique model allows asset owners to switch a significant part of their traditional fixed cost base to a variable cost shared success model.

“Short-term rentals can now be considered a flexible, low cost component of your asset’s revenue mix,” he added.

Since the global pandemic, Jetstream has honed in on its operational focus, and is now a leading player in the flexible rental market working with large scale operators, investors and asset owners of multi-unit properties across North America, Asia and Europe entering the buoyant short stay market.

The company offers a suite of solutions that simplifies the complexity of the short stay market through global distribution, channel marketing and guest services. In addition, it works with third-party ‘best in class’ tech vendors on access, operational workflows and in-property technology.

Lavoie and Liverton recently joined the ShortTermRentalz podcast to discuss how the mindset of digital nomads will shift as we recover from the pandemic, how work environments will change alongside the acceleration of tech adoption, and how asset managers can capture the surge in demand for flexible living accommodation.