EP12: The Acquisition with Alex Barba – VRMB

EP12: The Acquisition with Alex Barba

Alex Barba BCN Apartments

Alex and Matt

Alex Barba was the General Manager at BCN Apartments when we recorded this conversation — it’s a boutique vacation rental fleet in Barcelona, Spain. And while he’s not there anymore, the way he helped change my perspective on start-ups, acquisitions, and problem solving in our young vacation rental industry still whispers at me regularly.

It’s a creative solution for any property manager not satisfied with software solution, and perhaps a saving grace for any start-ups who are starting to doubt a spotlight exit. Instead of aiming for an unprecedented exit, consider thinking creatively and re-defining the uses of your magic in new collaborative ways.

In BedLoop, BCN apartments has constructed the optimal feedback loop: ignoring softwares that were created for hotels, and instead fabricating a solution for property managers with industry intelligence baked in from scratch. It’s the difference between a cinnamon roll, and a roll with some cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Oh and if you want to innovate like Alex, consider a demo with our friends at PointCentral (free HVAC Analytics included from this landing page): https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/

Show Notes


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About the Author Matt Landau

Matt Landau is the Founder of the VRMB and the Inner Circle, two online resources dedicated to helping vacation rental owners and managers generate more bookings.