VRD SUMMIT SPEAKERS & AGENDA
VRD Summit immersive two day event, April 20-21, 2023 will explore the business of vacation rental design and how elevated design and professional interior designers can have a positive impact on the short-term rental market.
Tapping into the expertise of interior designers, hosts, property managers, business strategists and real estate professionals, education sessions will hone in on design as a differentiator in short-term rental success, the business of vacation rental design, the value designers bring to the table, and opportunities for designers in this market.
Keynote & Headliners
Barclay Butera of Barclay Butera Interiors will deliver the keynote “Becoming a Luxury Vacation Rental Design Expert.” The multi-talented designer and six-time author launched his first luxury vacation rental property, Villa Butera, in Palm Springs four years ago and has since added Villa Blanca in Cabo San Lucas. He will speak about educating himself to become an expert in this field, along with key tips and tricks for acquiring and maintaining luxury rental properties that have significant returns on investment.
Jaye Anna Mize, VP of Creative, Home + Lifestyle for international trend company Fashion Snoops, who will cast a spotlight on “Mindfulness in Hospitality” and how designers can adapt these principles in their business.
Chicago-based interior designer and vacation rental owner Joy Williams of Joyful Designs Studio will trace her personal journey through real estate investing and provide actionable tips in a session she’s calling “The JOY and Grit of Building Wealth through Investing.”
Leslie Carothers, principal of Savour Partnership, a digital marketing consultancy, will dive into social media in her presentation, “Content and Captions: Top Tips for Attracting Ideal Vacation Rental Investors.”
In “Building a Hospitality Brand,” Tobi Fairley – designer, business coach, and serial entrepreneur – of Tobi Fairley Design will provide plenty of takeaways and share details of her new hospitality venture unfolding in Arkansas.