Kevin Knight, Founder of Patriot Vacation Rentals, is an infantry Marine turned entrepreneur. Although he had worked with Vacasa before starting a successful career consulting for a variety of property management companies including Sojourn Hospitality and Vector Travel, in 2019 Kevin decided it was time to start his own business.
With his vast knowledge of short-term rentals, extensive experience in operations management, and close relationships with many homeowners, Kevin founded Patriot VR in July 2020. The company’s mission is to provide industry-leading vacation rental management services to both guests and homeowners, while at the same time making an impact and giving back to the Veteran community.
Today, Kevin has a team of about ten, including cleaning and operations staff with 7 (soon be 8) private cabins and luxury cottages located in Big Bear, California. The company plans to add an additional 24 properties to its portfolio this year.
Despite having launched in the midst of COVID-19, Patriot VR has seen huge success in its first six months, growing from 0 to 500K bookings and achieving a commendable 90% occupancy throughout the pandemic. Demand from nearby cityscapers, families and digital nomads has thrown seasonality out the window as more travelers turn to drive-to destinations to getaway all year round.
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