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What You'll Learn In This Book

Discover the most effective, vetted STR regulations and policies currently shaping communities nationwide.

Practical Strategies​:

Practical Strategies​:

Discover the most effective, vetted STR regulations and policies currently shaping communities nationwide.

Policy Toolkit

Policy Toolkit

A curated toolkit designed specifically for policymakers to shape effective STR frameworks.

Expert Insights

Expert Insights

Learn from authors who have decades of experience in government and technology guiding over 4,500 local governments through the complexities of STR regulation.

Community Harmony

Community Harmony

Navigate the intersection of economic growth, housing, safety, and community welfare.

Market Dynamics

Market Dynamics

Understand the STR explosion and its impact on the real estate and travel sectors.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions

Explore how advancements in technology platforms are setting new standards in STR identification, monitoring, enforcement, and revenue management.

Reader Reviews

Why did it take so long for a resource like this to be written? Finally a playbook for regulators and those who want to be on the right side of regulation.

Brian S.

Immediately applicable strategies

This book is very thorough and has important information to help protect residential neighborhoods from becoming hotel alleys and party house rows. I am very happy I bought it.

Rob NJ CPA

Protecting residential neighborhoods

Airbnbs and short-term rentals are reshaping the country, and this is literally the only book I could find which dives into how cities craft policies to balance the competing interests of renters, their neighbors and the community in general.

Ken LaCorte

This is a must-read for community officials and leaders

Based on years of experience, this is a fantastic resource for City and County administrators to navigate this emergent space. Very practical and thorough.

Beardly Dan

A vital resource for local governments

This was a very masterfully written book. It offers practical and useful insight as well as strategies and I think it would be a good read for people who have no idea about this subject as well as an articulate and informative read for people who are well versed in it as well.

Robert Smillie

A very good read

Explore Our STR Case Studies

Discover Real-World Success Stories
Discover Real-World Success Stories

Dive deeper into the practical applications of the strategies discussed in “Host Nation” through our comprehensive collection of STR case studies. Learn from real-world examples how tailored STR policies can lead to significant improvements in community satisfaction and policy compliance.

Meet the Authors

With over 30 years of public administration experience and deep expertise in the GovTech and STR sectors, the authors discuss their extensive work in the regulatory landscape, offering actionable insights into crafting policies that support both economic growth and community well-being.

George Gretsas

George Gretsas

George Gretsas is a highly experienced public administrator and former elected official. His extensive career in managing cities like Fort Lauderdale, Homestead, and White Plains has equipped him with profound insights into urban management and policy effectiveness, especially in high-tourism areas. George holds a JD from New York Law School and a BA from Fordham University.

Brennan Middleton

Brennan Middleton

Brennan Middleton brings over 15 years of experience in the GovTech sector, focusing on software solutions that enhance administrative operations and revenue recovery. A national expert in STR regulations and digital transformation, Brennan’s expertise supports governments in optimizing operations and maximizing revenue. He has a BA in Business Finance, Management, and Marketing from Tulane University.

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Discover how Host Nation has transformed the strategies of municipalities nationwide.  Available in hardcover, paperback, and digital formats.