Third-largest national vacation rental management company continues growth, offers industry-low rates for management services.
TurnKey Vacation Rentals, the third-largest vacation rental management company in the United States, has opened 11 new offices over the past several months to provide professional management services in the fast-growing vacation rental industry.
The technology-enabled company, supported by its local in-market teams, also announces it delivers its services for vacation rental owners at an 18 percent commission, much lower than traditional property managers.
TurnKey’s expansion includes these new markets: Florida Keys, Fort Myers and Naples, Fla., Asheville, N.C.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Winter Park, Colo., Central Oregon Coast; Maui and Oahu, Hawaii; and Central Coast and Monterey Bay, Calif.
The following hospitality and property management experts have joined the TurnKey team:
Julie Pond is a local with 14 years of experience in the Facility Services and Vacation Rental industries. Her market expertise and industry experience, coupled with TurnKey’s leading edge technology, is sure to turn your asset into a thriving business.
Dynamic results-driven sales professional with over 18 years of hospitality experience in both sales and human resources. For the past five years, Andrea Locke has worked as National Sales Manager for both Marriott Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Nate Thompson has over 20 years property management experience and understands the Western North Carolina market very well. He knows how to help property owners leverage their investment to produce returns that let them enjoy their life the way that they want to.
Cindee Schirmer visited Hilton Head Island on vacation over 25 years ago and decided to make this beautiful beach her home. She brings over 20 years of operations and sales experience specializing in the advertising and mobile software industries.
Alicia Lessman is a native of Colorado and is very familiar with the Winter Park area and all it has to offer. Alicia has 15 years of experience in hospitality sales.
Brian Butler is a veteran vacation rental specialist on the Oregon Coast. Having previously served as a Director of Operations, Revenue Consultant and Director of National Sales in the VR Industry, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge to the table!
Michael Van Liew
Michael Van Liew is a hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He received his hospitality degree from NAU and has worked for luxury brands such as Waldorf Astoria Resorts and Starwood.
Jerry Cunningham is a tenured entrepreneur with extensive experience in customer service and vacation rental homeowner relations. His diverse experience includes business management, market launches, and plans to ensure ROI for his customers.
Kathy Kelly has spent most of her TV, marketing, & advertising career in big cities, but escaped to wine country and has been a local Central Coast resident for 14 years. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of services to our guests & owners.
Wes Walker boasts over a decade of experience in short term vacation rental management and luxury, private mega yacht operations. By age 33, Wes had generated over $50M in homeowner revenue and managed the successful vacations of over 75,000 guests.
“TurnKey continues to add offices in popular travel destinations to help owners of vacation rental homes generate more income, take care of their homes, and save time and money while also ensuring guests have a superior experience,” says TurnKey CEO T.J. Clark. “Our service is built on our high-tech and high-touch offerings – our technologies allow us to deliver better property management very cost effectively, while our general managers and local teams provide personal, high-touch service.”
Offering a better return on investment to owners, TurnKey charges 18 percent commission, while traditional property managers charge 25 percent to 50 percent commission.
By leveraging technology, TurnKey offers significant value to owners, including an Owner Dashboard that provides real-time financial information such as past and future revenue, payments, taxes, and expenses. TurnKey also provides technology that tracks maintenance and cleaning visits, professional property listings with comprehensive photos and detailed descriptions of amenities, extensive marketing of vacation rental homes on more than 50 rental websites, and local staff and licensed vendors to handle maintenance and professional cleaning.
TurnKey currently manages more than 2,300 vacation rental homes in 43 markets. Established in 2013 by vacation rental, travel and online company veterans, TurnKey employs more than 350 people.