Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jesse DePinto from Frontdesk
In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jesse DePinto from Frontdesk.
Without further ado…
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Jesse DePinto, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Frontdesk.
Today, I lead our talented product and sales teams at Frontdesk.
What problem does your product/service solve?
Short-term rental marketplaces like Airbnb have been proven to help real estate owners generate more income. But generating maximum revenue and ensuring the most protection for your property requires time, technology, and experience. Our new full-spectrum management platform, Frontdesk Flex, provides everything you need to earn more money and save more time, with solutions ranging from software-only to full-service, including cleaning and other on-site services. Here is a fun video we made to show you how it works.
What are you most excited about right now?
Despite the travel industry struggles in 2020, it’s been a year of transformative change. Consumers are favoring short-term rentals over hotels this year, and we believe those habits will stick. Believe it or not, short-term rental revenue expectations have already rebounded in most geographies; meanwhile, hotels are struggling to fill their rooms. Airbnb’s IPO on the horizon demonstrates that short-term rentals are the new-normal in this post-COVID world. There has never been a better opportunity for single-family and multifamily real estate professionals to leverage this seismic shift in consumer demand to be successful.
What’s next for you?
Now that we have launched our flagship technology platform, Flex, and closed our Series A financing, we’re ready to scale! Personally, I’m moving my focus away from product and sales and more toward leadership. Our product-obsessed focus served us well to build the best product on the market, but it will be our teammates and their leaders who take us to the next level. With the vision set, I’m here to first and foremost to support our team with these ambitious growth plans and then get out of their way.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
I’m passionate about fighting poverty. Until our basic physiological
needs are met (food, water rest … think Maslow’s Hierarchy of
Needs), we will continue seeing suffering by so many in the world. The
Riverwest Food Pantry and Pathfinders are my favorite local charities in Milwaukee. They are doing incredible work for our community.
Thanks to Jesse for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.
We’re constantly looking for great real estate tech entrepreneurs to feature. If that’s you, please read this post — then drop me a line (drew @ geekestatelabs dot com).