VRMA Connect - Florida

The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) is taking its next VRMA Connect event to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, May 14, 2021.

The meeting has reached its maximum capacity and registration is no longer available. The recordings of the sessions will be made available after the event. If you have any questions, contact vrma@vrma.org.

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Florida Professional Vacation Rental Coalition PAC Reception


$249 $299 $100/person

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Along with education that is meaningful and relevant to vacation rental managers at a local level, VRMA Connect – Florida will feature structured networking time for you to share best practices, innovative solutions, and fresh ideas with fellow attendees facing similar industry challenges.

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Performance Review and 2021 Projections: How This Information is Being Used by Decision Makers in a Post-COVID19 World

Presented by: Jason Sprenkle, Key Data Dashboard

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Networking Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Back and Busier Than Ever: Reflections and Insights from Property Manager Leaders

Presented by: Jeanne Dailey, Newman Dailey; Michael Taylor, Vacasa; Michelle Hodges, Meyer Vacation Rentals

Moderated by: Matt Landau, VRMB

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Sold! Tales of Vacation Rental Company Sales

Presented by: Jennifer Frankenstein Harris, Formerly GreatOceanCondosandHomes.com; Judith Lee Hemstreet, Formerly Sun Palace Vacation Homes; Ashley Horsley, 360 Blue  

Moderated by: Ben Edwards, Weatherby Consulting, Cinnamon Shore Rentals, and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Landscape of Legislature for Vacation Rentals

Presented by: Lobbyist Cynthia Henderson; Paul Hayes, Rent Key West Vacations

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

CEO Roundtable: Vision for the Future

Presented by: Bob Oakes, Village Holdings/Light Bay; Chris Holden, Natural Retreats; Carl Shepherd, Moose Pond SPAC; Steve Milo, VTrips; Bob Milne, Vacasa

Moderated by: Amy Hinote, VRM Intel

Florida Professional Vacation Rental Coalition PAC Reception

Join us after the event on May 14 for a reception to support the Florida Professional Vacation Rental (FPVRC) Coalition PAC!

  • When: May 14 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Following the VRMA Connect programming)
  • Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
  • Cost: $100/person

The FPVRC is a group of professional vacation rental property management companies fighting to protect the state vacation rental preemption law, defend the vacation rental industry from disinformation, and build relationships with policymakers to advance policies in Tallahassee.

We are focused on lobbying, contributing to political campaigns, and building relationships with Florida’s legislators and executive branch officials. All proceeds from this reception directly support these efforts.

You can register in the VRMA Connect – Florida registration form.

Hotel Information

VRMA is working closely with the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to ensure a safe and successful event. During the Connect meeting, you can expect:

  • Socially distanced room set
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces
  • Hand sanitizer readily available in the meeting space
  • Modified food and beverage functions

COVID-19 Policies at VRMA Connect Events

  • VRMA recommends you wear your face mask at all times when not eating or drinking.
  • Maintain 6’ social distancing from other attendees.
  • Remain at your assigned table for the duration of the meeting when the sessions are taking place.
  • If speaking with a sponsor or staff during breaks, please wear your mask.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before joining the meeting. If you do experience symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you let our team know and self-isolate in your hotel room. If you feel well enough to do so, please leave the property and seek medical treatment.
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching objects unnecessarily.
  • Avoid handshaking (elbow bumps are great!)
  • Have patience and understanding for your fellow attendees – we’re all in this together!

COVID-19 Resources

Event Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring at VRMA Connect – Florida? Contact Kevin McDonnell, National Sales Manager, at kmcdonnell@vrma.org or 202-367-1259.

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