Airbnb There is a conundrum between fueling the $87 billion STR market and supporting innovation (credit: Andrea Davis).

HOUSTON—The last decade might well be defined as the sharing economy decade. And, leading the pack are short-term rentals. Houston-based Dunyha founder Tanvir Aman recently shared insights on new approaches for short-term rentals and co-living.

“Historically, economies have always been challenged by maintaining the right balance of regulations to thrive, but not burst. In today’s new world of both the sharing and access economy, the same struggles and principles apply,” Aman tells  “Just over the last 12 years, Airbnb has changed the travel industry and real estate market forever. The Initial Public Offering for Airbnb is perhaps the most anticipated offering of 2020, and yet municipal lawmakers worldwide continue to battle their local short-term rental markets.”

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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