Our team

 Merilee Karr – Founder and CEO

Having formerly worked for global energy giant Shell, Merilee is a property management expert, who has always been inspired by her travel experiences to over 60 countries. Read Bio

 Richard Bridger – Chief Operating Officer

Richard has almost a decade’s experience in brand reputation building and marketing and communications. He ran the 2016 crowdfunding round before joining full-time in 2017. He’s a proud Ironman triathlete.

Louis Mann – Home Acquisition

Louis’ experience covers property, finance and media. A self-confessed travel-aholic, Louis prefers to wander off the beaten track. Although he has lived in France and Canada, he hails from London and loves being a tour guide for the city.

Hannah Davies – Office Operations Manager

Hannah has more than 15 years HR experience working in the Financial Services sector.  In her spare time, Hannah likes to play tennis, watch tennis and take her children to tennis! She also loves to read.

Stelian Babu – Hospitality Manager

Stelian is a hospitality professional who worked for luxury hotels around the world. His passion is creating memorable and lasting experiences for his guests. In his free time he loves playing tennis or reading a good Thriller.

Elpida Lampi – Business Systems and Process Manager

The most enthusiastic and optimistic team member, Elpida has a MSc in Tourism and decided to explore new exciting opportunities in London.

Ganesh Kumar – E commerce Manager

Having recently moved to London from Malaysia, Ganesh was attracted to the short-term accommodation market by his love for travel. Aside from work, he is an avid football fan and enjoys watching Manchester United.

Gerard Beelaerts Van Blokland –  CFO

As a corporate finance professional with broad experience in M&A, Gerard has advised a multitude of start ups in their early stages. He’s also fluent in French and holds an MSc in engineering from Delft University.

Edward Woodcock – Brand and Marketing

Alexandra Bryant – Homeowner Account Management

Alexandra Bryant is a dedicated account manager from Australia. With a passion for service, she loves to travel and explore the corners of the world. You’ll find her either at a beach, park, market or café enjoying life!

Beatriz Fernandez Gordillo – Customer Experience

James Brown – Operations Manager


The Board


Warren Clayton-Howe – Finance 

Originally from Zimbabwe, Warren lived in Australia before settling in London. He is a finance specialist, and brings financial acumen to the business. Out of the office, Warren likes to hit the ski slopes of Méribel.


Ben Jay – Technology

Ben is a South Londoner with 15 years’ experience of building and managing global eCommerce projects. When he’s not knee-deep in code, he’s swapping Tooting for the Val d’Isere slopes.

James Davies – Property Law

Our resident property expert has over 15 years’ experience as a solicitor. He has advised listed companies, as well as newlyweds on buying homes. He’s also sailed around the world in over 4 continents.

Derek Gammage – Hospitality