The Definitive Study of Vacation Rentals

Leaves no stone unturned....


Richard B Evans

Summary BIO

30+ years as a hospitality executive

* Expertise: Traditional Hotels, Condo-Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Hotel certifications in:

Administration (AHLA), Revenue (HSMAI), Advanced Revenue (Cornell U), Accounting (HFTP), and General Manager Program (Cornell U).

Executive Positions:

GM, CFO, Revenue Director, and Asset Manager

Peer Review:

For established 5 diamond luxury hotel chain on mixed-use hotel/residential (vacation rental) expansion.


- HospitalitNet.Org columnist worldwide distribution

- Various other industry publications: - “Why Luxury Hotel Brands are getting into the Vacation Rental Business” - “Vacation Rental vs Condo-Hotel vs Traditional Hotel – Financial Models” - “The Merchant Model Effect on ADR and RevPAR”

  • Over One Million Unique Views


“The Definitive Study of Condo-Hotels” - Screencast:

“The Definitive Study of Vacation Rentals” - Amazon:

Blogger: Condo-Hotels, Vacation Rentals & Detecting Theft:

LinkedIn – Hotels, Condo-Hotels & Vacation Rentals

14.4k+ Followers - LinkedIn Profile:

Wrote Software Algorithm:

Revenue Report Card LLC - Software algorithm that evaluates revenue optimization (revenue channel mix)


- University – Revenue Optimization, Conferences – Revenues & Vacation Rentals.

- Next Vacation Rental Conference – May 23, 2018: 

University Course on Vacation Rentals

- Ryerson University – contributor to Educational Course Pack - “HTT600- “Wake Up and Smell the Demographics”

Produced & Coordinated;

- 3 Symphony Concerts for Symphony of Americas, Fort Lauderdale - Donated proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis

- “Man vs. Food” Live TV at hotel - Super bowl; Various Other Events; Shows; Dinners; etc.

Expert Witness for Condo-Hotels:

- Lawsuit – Representing Hard Rock Hotels in a landmark case and won.

  “What is a fair distribution to unit owners in a 4 diamond Condo-Hotel.”

- Lawsuit – in progress

Selected: Hired Consultant / Negotiator / Witness:

- Doral Resort & Country Club; Doral Arrowwood; Ritz Carlton's; Four Seasons; Starwood / Le Meridien;

Hard Rock; Various other Hotels and Condo-Hotels: 4 and 5 Diamond Rating

- Due Diligence: Multiple purchases of resorts

      - “Optimization Treasures Flow to Savvy Hotel Buyers”

- Negotiated and wrote hotel management agreement

Board of Directors:

  • Greater Miami Visitors & Convention Bureau representing 136 Miami Beach Hotels
  • Ocean Drive Executive Committee, South Beach – the rebirth of South Beach (hotels - 1st to 15th Street)
  • Article written:
  • Miami Beach Hotel Association, South Beach (hotels - 15th to 25th Street)
  • Miami Beach Transportation Authority – representing all Miami Beach Hotels
  • Miami Beach Parking Authority – representing all Miami Beach Hotels

Served as liaison between Miami Beach hotels, Mayor Neisen Kasdin and Richard Fain (Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines), and served on the Boards.





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