Short-Term Rental Research

Striking a balance in the regulation of short-term rentals – between the benefits of hosting, the consequences of hosting, and the enforcement of local laws – has proven difficult for many cities.

Since 2014, Jeffrey Goodman has been engaged in a long-running research project focusing on data-driven and innovative regulation of short-term rentals based on a shared responsibility model and effective place-based rules that work at multiple scales. Beginning in New Orleans – a city in constant discussion over the rights of tourists and locals – Jeffrey has engaged with neighborhood groups, elected officials, housing and tourism advocates, and the tech community to move past a ‘yes or no’ battle towards a more nuanced and effective regulatory environment.

His data work, which involved both online and in-person collection, has led to advisory roles with policy advocates in New York City, New Orleans, and San Francisco, real estate reporters in Manhattan, and local governments in Colorado. Contact Jeffrey to learn more about developing regulation, the implications of various short-term rental systems, and the need for good enforcement mechanisms.

Some of Jeffrey Goodman’s media mentions and data work:

“Can you Bnb my neighbor?” (Planning Magazine)

“Is New Orleans for residents or tourists? Short-term rental debate heads to City Council?” (Times-Picayune)

“Report: Illegal short-term rentals causing housing crisis” (WWL-TV)

“Airbnb’s pledge to play nice in New Orleans could clash with its business model” (Times-Picayune)

“How much does Airbnb impact NYC rents?” (The Real Deal)