I imagine the opponents of this proposition were beside themselves over the party house news. Aside from whether it passes or not, I found two things interesting.
Airbnb spent over $4M on lobbying just in one city. The Hotel lobby spent $1M. With Airbnb outspending the hotels 4:1 I’m not sure the “hotel lobby” bogeyman is going to be able to keep taking the blame for regulations.
There are now close to 3,000 listing on the platform in Jersey City, with the top ten hosts in the area accounting for over 500 Jersey City Airbnbs
I just don’t feel that I have anything in common with “investor-manger” types. I’m indifferent on them as businesses, I don’t care, I’m not in competition with them. But they aren’t doing what I do and they don’t offer what I offer. I will say again that I would love to list on a “one host, one home” platform. I guess it’s just not financially viable.