I'm Gabriella, the Senior Director of Business Development at Grand Welcome Nashville. I was born and raised in Southern NJ and earned my Hospitality degree from the College of Charleston in SC. I've developed a deep passion for this ever-evolving field with six years in the short-term rental industry and fifteen years in the hospitality industry. I find immense satisfaction in helping owners maximize their investments.
When not working, I love to travel, explore the outdoors, and spend quality time with my friends and family. I'm also a food enthusiast, with Lou Nashville, 5th and Taylor, and Lyra being my go-to spots in the city. Living in Nashville, I always take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy live music and actively participate in the local real estate community. I'm excited to bring my passion for this city and industry to my role at Grand Welcome.
I'm Madison, Director of Operations at Grand Welcome Nashville. I'm a Charleston, SC, native and a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, where I earned my business degree. My professional journey includes three years in the short-term rental industry and a stint in real estate sales.
I initially joined Grand Welcome as General Manager in Austin/Hill Country, an experience that has been invaluable in helping me better support my teams of General Managers across all our markets. I'm passionate about what I do and love the dynamic nature of this industry.
When I'm not working, I cherish spending time with my friends and family, heading out on the boat, trying out new restaurants, and attending concerts. As for my favorite things in Nashville, I love the vibrant music scene, the rich history, and the fantastic food. From the honky-tonks on Broadway to the historic Ryman Auditorium and the diverse culinary scene, there's always something exciting to explore in this city. I'm thrilled to bring my passion for these communities to my role at Grand Welcome.
Hi there, I'm Steven Brown, a proud Tennessean, and a U.S. Army Veteran. I've served my country with honor, and now, I'm serving the vibrant community of Nashville with my short-term vacation rental business, Grand Welcome Nashville. I've always been passionate about promoting the lively spirit of the Music City, and through my business, I aim to make every visitor feel right at home.
I'm also actively involved in organizations such as Hospitality Tennessee, Nashville Small Business Association, Nashville Short-Term Rental Association, and the Army Aviation Association of America. I believe in the power of community and collaboration, and I'm always eager to connect with like-minded individuals and businesses. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you!
When I'm not occupied, you can spot me strolling around the vibrant East Nashville, immersing myself in the local community and savoring some of my favorite local spots, such as Margot Cafe or Duke’s Bar on Main Street.
Hello there, I'm Alex, the proud owner of Grand Welcome Nashville. I was born and raised in Easton, PA, and later graduated from Penn State University.
My passion for aviation led me to serve as an Aviation Officer and Helicopter Pilot for nine years. This experience instilled a sense of discipline and commitment that I now apply to my business.
Eventually, my journey brought me to East Nashville to open Grand Welcome Nashville. My wife Kerry, stepdaughter Lana, son Olympiu, and our two dogs, make our home a lively and loving place.
Now, I'm dedicated to providing a grand welcome to all visitors of Nashville through my short-term vacation rental business. I look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant city!
When I'm off duty, you'll often find me enjoying chess at the local chess club, exploring the unique art collections at Noelle and 21c Museum, or relishing a meal at one of my favorite local eateries, such as Arnold’s Country Kitchen or Swett’s.
We always go the extra mile managing your property, treating guests like family, earning 5-star reviews, and increasing revenue for you.
We have been incredibly happy working with the Grand Welcome management team in Nashville. We had been struggling with our previous management company, and transitioning to Grand Welcome has been a breath of fresh air! Communication is accurate, punctual, and professional. We are treated like a person and valued as an individual. The team takes excellent care of our home when we are away. Grand Welcome also seems to truly value the neighborhood feel of Nashville, ensuring that our guests are appropriate and respectful of our home, our neighbors, and our beautiful community. Thanks a bunch!
Highly recommend to work with Grand Welcome Nashville! Professionalism, attention to detail, and care for the homeowners as well as guests are unmatched. Do not look elsewhere!
Grand Welcome Nashville is by far the best short term rental management company in the area. Not only do they keep my property clean and inviting, but they go above and beyond serving guests and helping me earn more revenue. Grand Welcome takes care of any questions you may have right away. I definitely recommend them for your vacation rental property.
Steven and the Grand Welcome Nashville team have done a phenomenal job managing my property. They brought a new degree of professionalism to my rental and dealt with all renter mishaps rapidly and with excellent quality. I knew my property was in good hands and that bookings were always maximized. Would definitely recommend.
The Grand Welcome Nashville team has been wonderful to work with for our rental property!! They are very responsive to our requests and our guest always leave feeling well taken care of. You can tell they take pride in providing quality service all around. We highly recommend using this team for management or rentals!
Steven and his team are fantastic and truly go above and beyond. I’ve been through a few different management companies, and feel lucky to have found Grand Welcome Nashville! In a world where mediocre is the norm, Grand Welcome excels
I've had an amazing experience working with Grand Welcome Nashville and their property management team. I really appreciated having direct access to a local field person to help work through maintenance issues as needed vs a large company where it can be difficult to find someone. Thanks Steve and team!
Grand Welcome Nashville is a five star property management company that has your best interest at heart. Top notch professional service, easy to work with, extremely responsive and timely in communication. Their deep knowledge of the short term rental market in Nashville has increased my occupancy rate and brought in more annual income. Highly recommended!
The usual charge for short-term rental property management in Nashville can vary between 10-40%, depending on the service provider and the extent of services they offer. For instance, some larger national firms may offer partial management at a lower rate, which might necessitate more involvement from you in tasks such as coordinating with housekeeping teams, replenishing supplies, changing beddings, and handling maintenance issues.
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Yes, but there are certain rules and guidelines that you need to be aware of. Firstly, you'll need to ascertain whether your property is zoned appropriately for short-term rentals in Nashville. Next, you'll need to check if your neighborhood or community has specific regulations or building code requirements for operating short-term rentals. You must submit a Short Term Rental Property (STRP) application to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Additionally, you'll need to acquire a permit from the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Proof of property and liability insurance is also required.
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Before you begin collecting any short-term rental taxes from your guests in Nashville, it's crucial to understand whether any taxes have already been collected on your behalf. Some short-term rental platforms must register and collect Nashville short-term rental taxes for hosts when a listing is booked. Suppose taxes aren’t being collected for you, such as when guests book directly with you rather than through a platform, you’re responsible for collecting and remitting these taxes. The sales tax rate charged is based on the location where the lodging is provided. Additional taxes such as a basic room tax, an additional room tax, and a municipal room tax may also apply, depending on the location of your short-term rental property in Nashville. Please note that the information provided here is a general guideline and may not reflect the most current regulations. Always check with local authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
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