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He Wants Everyone to Own a Mansion — The Future of Vacation Rental Ownership with John Sutton

Meet John Sutton — Co-Founder and CEO of Mansion, a new fractional ownership offering for those looking to get into short-term rental investing without needing to own or operate an Airbnb.

Before starting Mansion*, John was the Chief Digital Officer at Red Ventures — the parent company for brands like Lonely Planet, The Points Guy,, and many others, so it’s safe to say John knows his way around building and scaling brands at the intersection of travel, hospitality, and technology.

In this conversation, John talks about:

  1. Mansion’s vision of making real estate investing more accessible and exciting — fun fact, you can own a piece of your own Mansion for as little as $9/share. 
  2. Some of the learnings he garnered while at Red Ventures about the future of travel and hospitality 
  3. How Mansion’s approach is different from that of Techvestor’s, Here,  or Wander who have similar offerings.
  4. And what he predicts will happen over the next 5-10 years as more of these branded, professionally managed STR funds continue to grow.

Learn more about Mansion here

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*The Issuer is conducting public offerings pursuant to Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, through this Website. The most current offering circular for Mansion Collection I is available here. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments such as those on the Mansion Group platform are speculative and involve substantial risks to consider before investing, outlined in the respective offering materials and including, but not limited to, illiquidity, lack of diversification and complete loss of capital. Key risks include, but are not limited to, limited operating history, limited diversification, risk of asset damage or theft and lack of voting rights. An investment in an offering constitutes only an investment in a particular series and not in the underlying asset(s). Investors should carefully review the risks located in the respective offering materials for a more comprehensive discussion of risk.