Our mission is to make real estate investing more accessible.

Our mission is to be the one-stop shop for real estate investors to research, discover, analyze, buy, furnish, and manage investment properties.

Awning Team

Shri Ganeshram
Founder / CEO
Danaus Chang
Co-Founder / President
Andreis Bergeron
Head of Brokerage Operations
Kyriacos Souroullas
Head of Engineering
Young Kim
Head of Design
Alex Lee
Head of Data
Sara Levy-Lambert
Operations Lead
Jacob Brenyo
Awning Agent
Humberto Marquez
Awning Agent
Dennis Shirshikov
Head of Content
Tiffanie Luther
Operations Manager
Tyler Jeske
Awning Agent
Safwan Rahman
Senior Backend Engineer


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Core values

Innovation and collaboration start with strong shared values.

Customer empathy

Everything we do is in service of making the best investment decision for our customers, in the most secure and delightful way.


We promote proactive communication and open feedback, solving problems and celebrating wins as a team.

Growth Mindset

We believe in the importance of embracing failure, learning from mistrakes and iterating quickly.


We hold ourselves to a high standard, continuously improving in order to achieve mastery in our given fields.

Awning Team

Awning's mission is to help property owners and investors start and manage successful Airbnb and vacation rental businesses. We provide a range of services that include finding the best property locations, helping with property purchase, renovation, and furnishings, and providing ongoing management and guest services.

We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible experience, and we work tirelessly to help them achieve the highest possible return on investment. We understand that starting and managing an Airbnb business can be a complex and stressful process, which is why we offer a one-stop-shop solution that takes care of all the details, from finding the perfect property to managing guests and bookings.

Awning was founded with the goal of making the process of starting an Airbnb business as simple and stress-free as possible. We understand that every property and market is unique, which is why we take a customized approach to each project. We work with clients to understand their specific needs and goals and develop a plan that is tailored to their individual circumstances.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support. Our team is made up of experts with years of experience in the vacation rental industry, and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns that our clients may have. We understand that trust is the most important factor in any business relationship, which is why we are transparent and honest in all of our dealings.

In addition to our core services, we also offer a range of additional services that are designed to help our clients maximize their income and minimize their workload. These services include marketing, guest communication, and property maintenance, and we can also help with local permits and licensing.

The most important thing to us is client trust. If we were to recommend something due to bias or laziness, our clients wouldn’t support our work. We invite our clients to check our processes, which carefully outline the time, effort and dedication it takes to find and manage the best properties. Each property is evaluated based on a set of criteria, and we provide all the evidence for how we made our recommendations so you can judge for yourself.

These are the same things we want for ourselves, our family and friends. If we recommend that you invest in a property, or put a property under management we take it as seriously as if our own money were on the line.

If you're interested in starting an Airbnb business and want to work with a team that is dedicated to helping you succeed, contact us today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with more information about our services.

About Awning Editorial

Awning’s editorial mission is to recommend what really matters to real estate investors, whether you host an Airbnb, manage a vacation rental, or own a nationwide property portfolio. We independently test and review products and services to help you find just what you need. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of hosting and investing in real estate, whether you’re looking for the best services for your business, new properties to invest in, or the best products for your Airbnb.

We strive to be the most trusted real estate investing recommendation service around, and we work with total editorial independence. We won’t post a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed something the best through rigorous reporting and testing.

Awning was founded in December 2019, and we earn money through property management, buy-side brokerage, and various affiliate marketing programs. That means we may get paid commissions on products purchased through our links to retailer and service provider sites. However, we recommend products and services based on our independent research, analysis, interviews, and testing. There’s no incentive for us to pick inferior products or to respond to pressure from manufacturers—in fact, it’s quite the opposite. If a reader is dissatisfied or the recommendation is bad, we make no affiliate commission. We think that’s a pretty fair system that keeps us committed to serving our readers first. And of course, the decisions we make regarding the products and services we feature on our site are always driven by editorial and testing standards, not by affiliate deals or advertising relationships.

Our reviews take weeks or months of research and years of experience. In addition to relying on our own expertise, we gather interviews and data from the best sources around including engineers, realtors, Airbnb hosts, scientists, designers, and subject-matter experts ranging from local property managers and investors. And we read into customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the things we’re assessing. In a world where overpriced, top-of-the-line products and services are loaded with junk features are often seen as the gold standard, we aim to recommend high-quality that warrant their price and don’t push extra features you’ll rarely use.

These are the same things we choose for ourselves and recommend to our family and friends. If we recommend that you spend your hard-earned money on something, we take it as seriously as if our own money were on the line.