June 13, 2017
Portland, Ore. June 13, 2017 — Vacasa, the second-largest U.S. vacation rental management company, is expanding its global footprint to offer vacation rentals in Uruguay.
Santiago Fragela, a Uruguay native who has worked in the service industry for more than eight years, will manage Vacasa’s development as the company’s Uruguay country manager. Fragela joins Vacasa from Altisource, a mortgage and loan services company based in the United States, Under Fragela’s management, Vacasa has begun working with local real estate companies to convert new and existing vacation rental owners to its service.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Vacasa team as country manager,” says Fragela. “With its gorgeous terrain, amazing cuisine, and safe, relaxing culture, Uruguay is among the most amazing travel destinations in the world. Vacasa offers a service that is revolutionary in this market, where vacation rental management is not widely available. The opportunity is tremendous, and we expect to expand quickly under a global brand.”
Founded in 2009 and based in Portland, Oregon, Vacasa manages more than 5,100 vacation rentals -- more than 500 of which are located outside of the United States. The company’s cofounder and chief development officer, Cliff Johnson, announced Vacasa’s investment in global expansion in late 2015. Since then, Vacasa has hired 95 employees to focus on international development, based in both its Portland, Oregon headquarters and in the international markets themselves.
“We see Vacasa as the ubiquitous vacation rental management service, and we see that becoming a reality in the next few years,” says Johnson. “I am so proud of the team we’ve built to lead this effort, and we look forward to expanding the Vacasa service to every vacation market in the world.”
Vacasa plans to hire several employees to help expand in Uruguay, and has recently filled three business development roles in the country. In addition, Vacasa will partner with local publication El País to promote its service offering under the publication’s branding.
To learn more about Vacasa, or to book a stay, please visit https://www.vacasa.com/vacation-rentals/Uruguay/ .
To contact Vacasa Uruguay, please visit http://va.vacasa.com/uruguay/propiedades.
Vacasa is the second largest U.S and the first one in expand worldwide using local talents on each destination!. Is a technology-enabled full-service vacation rental company. Leveraging proprietary technology, Vacasa drives revenue for homeowners and provides a seamless experience for guests. Founded in 2009 and based in Portland, Oregon, Vacasa manages a growing portfolio of more than 5,100 vacation homes in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America including Uruguay. In eight years, Vacasa has grown from two to more than 1,400 employees, 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/.