Updates, Improvements, and Overhauls
Still have questions after implementing your STR regulation and enforcement plan? This session is for you! Widespread budget shortfalls, public safety concerns, and the continued growth of the short-term rental market have made effective STR policies more important than ever for local and state governments.
While many communities have established a regulation and enforcement strategy for STRs, responding to change is critical for continued success. Asking the tough questions about how you can improve your ordinance or enforcement strategy can lead to internal efficiencies, happier hosts, and a more effective compliance program overall.
This Ask Us Anything session is the perfect time to share your more advanced or complex questions about ordinance updates, efficient enforcement strategies, and the changing STR landscape. You’ll be able to bounce your questions and ideas off two respected subject matter experts: Associate Professor Brumby McCleod of the College of Charleston, Planner and STR Policy Expert Alex Marqusee, and Host Compliance Customer Success and Implementation Manager Elise Acosta.
Don’t miss this opportunity for a deep dive with some of the industry’s sharpest minds.
Wondering what “Advanced Questions” might look like? Here are some examples:
- What are the steps in a short-term rental auditing process?
- How can I best prioritize short-term rentals to inspect?
- What are some considerations for having different regulations for different zones?
- Where have you seen occupancy limits work well?
Topic: Updates, Improvements and Overhauls – Ask Us Anything About Your STR Compliance Program
Brumby McCleod, Associate Professor at the College of Charleston
Brumby McLeod is an associate professor at the College of Charleston, School of Business in the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management. He is a research fellow with the Office of Tourism Analysis and the Riley Center for Livable Communities. The focus of his research is in overnight accommodation and revenue management. His teaching responsibilities include courses in service operations management, hotel management and revenue management. He also leads an annual winter study abroad program to Banff National Park in Alberta Canada in Adventure Tourism and a summer study abroad program to Iceland in Destination Management & Marketing.
Brumby was raised in Roswell, Georgia, USA and earned his high school diploma from Roswell High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science at the University of Georgia, a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Montana, a Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Certificate of Revenue Management from Cornell University.
Alex Marqusee, Planner and STR Policy Expert
Alex Marqusee is a housing policy researcher and entitlement specialist who focuses on improving the regulatory and political environment to help build better places. He’s responsible for over a thousand units of market-rate and affordable housing in the East Bay where he leads developers through state and local regulatory environments to successfully receive planning approval. His policy work has provided City leaders with the economic and political analyses needed to make sound decisions around regulating housing and land use.
Recent successes include policy wins during highly charged debates over impact fees, rent control and biannual budgets in the City of Oakland. He is a subject matter expert in short-term rental policy and takes pride in working to effectively
communicate economic concepts and data analyses to diverse stakeholders ranging from City Councilmembers to neighborhood associations.
Elise Acosta, Host Compliance Customer Success and Implementation Manager
Prior to joining Host Compliance, Elise spent eight years coordinating business development and managing product engineering efforts at Cryptography Research, a security licensing start-up in San Francisco, and three years providing market research and consultant services on emerging technologies. Elise guided customer contracts from proposal to delivery for clients in government, semiconductor, defense, payment, and consumer electronics industries. At Host Compliance, Elise finds it incredibly rewarding to work with jurisdictions, large and small, as they navigate their community’s short-term rental ecosystem. With an eye on continuous product improvement, she prioritizes the client’s voice to translate user feedback to development. Elise divides her time between Texas and Nevada.