Rentals United announces opening of first US office

Barcelona: With the short-term rental sector expanding in the United States in recent years [albeit de-tracked by the Covid pandemic], outpacing even that of hotels, vacation rental channel manager Rentals United has announced the opening of its first North American office in the USA.

Already claiming to hold a large roster of high-profile property managers in the USA in its client portfolio, Rentals United hopes to develop a stronger presence and provide better support for existing and potential clients.

With brands such as Vrbo and Airbnb driving consumer demand and supply, the industry has developed an extensive ecosystem of startups that support it. With that, channel management has been one of the critical technologies that has become integral to property managers around the world.

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 USA.

de Haas said: “In the three 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.”

Meanwhile, Gianluca De Candia is to take over as VP of global sales after joining from OYO, where he was the country head leading the go-to-market strategy as well as up-and-running performance for the Iberian markets. Prior to that, he worked in the sales ecosystem for brands such as Glovo, Teleperformance and Google.

CEO James Burrows said: “The USA has always been a big market for us and we realised 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.”