It’s All In The Numbers with Jamie Lane

Today we sit down with Jamie Lane, the Vice President of Research at AirDNA. Jamie originally started tracking data around short-term rentals for the hotel industry to keep track of “the competition” and how they compared to their brands. His interest in vacation rentals was sparked earlier with his CouchSurfing days and a family vacation home that he and 90 of his closest have access to.

Early data grabs were quite rudimentary and over time the techniques and scraping of Airbnb data evolved to what it is today. Today’s blueprint was built on years and years of calculated examination. He worked his way up the ladder to where at one point he had 9 Ph.D. economists working under him creating forecasts for commercial real estate.

We tackle if we’re in or heading into a recession and break down the reasoning behind his answer. The dreaded “R” word.

Lastly, we dive into the importance of analyzing data in our industry and Jamie explains what sets AirDNA apart from the competion.

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