October 11, 2016
Portland, Ore., Oct. 11, 2016 — Vacasa today announces its entrance into the Costa Rica market, marking its fifth international destination since Co-founder and Chief Development Officer Cliff Johnson announced company plans for international expansion in 2014. Vacasa currently offers its technology-enabled vacation rental management service to homeowners and guests in Italy, Spain, Belize and Chile. Longtime tourism professional Lisle Head joins the company as country manager, and will be based in Costa Rica.
Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2009, Vacasa makes vacation rentals easy by managing the entire process of listing, marketing, booking, and maintaining every home in its portfolio. The company pairs industry-leading technology with experienced on-the-ground staff to oversee daily operations such as maintenance and housekeeping. Most of the company’s proprietary technology systems were built by an in-house team of developers, engineers and analysts. In the past year, Vacasa has grown its portfolio from 2,700 to more than 4,000 homes to date and has entered three international markets: Italy, Spain, and now Costa Rica.
Lisle Head, Vacasa’s Costa Rica country manager, has been a vacation rental consultant in Costa Rica for the past four years. Before that, he owned a Coldwell Banker franchise, which was named number one in the country for three years in a row. Head was also named the top sales agent. Since launching in the country, the local team has already signed 23 homes in Jacó.
“I am thrilled to work with the Vacasa team to further the sophistication of vacation rentals in this market,” says Head. “Their expertise and ability to offer many different services under one umbrella are just what Costa Rican homeowners and vacationers need.”
“Vacasa has ambitious growth plans for Costa Rica and Latin America,” says Cliff Johnson, Co-founder and Chief Development Officer. “We will be growing both through acquisitions and organic growth in the region. In addition to the beautiful landscape, Costa Rica offers travelers a friendly culture which has helped it become a sought after destination for both short and longer-term travelers.”
To learn more about Vacasa, please visit https://www.vacasa.com/.
Vacasa is a technology-enabled full-service vacation rental company with operations in the U.S.; Europe; Central and South America. Leveraging proprietary technology, Vacasa drives revenue for homeowners and provides a seamless experience for guests. Founded in 2009 and based in Portland, Oregon, Vacasa has grown from two to more than 1,300 employees in seven years, has been honored as the Oregon Better Business Bureau Large Business of the Year and was ranked ninth on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list. For more information, visit https://www.vacasa.com/.