Welcome to Lavanda
Lavanda is far more than a software provider
We’re a technology partner, one that can help support your business and its future success by providing innovative solutions that maximise your ROI and inform good decision making.
What we do
Lavanda powers short term rentals and hospitality operations for a rapidly growing number of the world’s leading real estate companies, blending first class technology with scalable services and operational support.
Lavanda is a multi award-winning tech company with global headquarters in London, UK. Our team of digital entrepreneurs and real estate thought leaders have been driving innovation in “proptech” since 2015.
Building upon our own experience of managing short-term rental properties at scale, we designed and developed a best-in-class SaaS platform that allows institutional residential property owners and operators to access short-term rental demand, while delivering a scalable hospitality experience.
Fast forward to today and Lavanda powers Flexible Living solutions for a rapidly growing number of the world’s leading real estate companies, providing a first class Property Management Software suite to run the whole building as well as our unique Short Stay product solution.
(meet the team)
Our people are our greatest asset. Meet the passionate and dedicated people driving Lavanda forward.
As the founder and Chairman of Lavanda, Guy Westlake brings over two decades of experience building and investing in B2B software businesses of all sizes. Before founding Lavanda, he played a pivotal role in leading marketing efforts for Shutl, which was acquired by eBay in 2013.
Fred’s diverse investment banking and fund management background makes him an invaluable member of Lavanda’s leadership team. He served as both COO and Head of Growth before being appointed CEO, bringing his expertise in Tech M&A roles from Credit Suisse and managing a £3bn+ fund at Artemis.
David’s deep understanding of product, design, and engineering has helped him lead Lavanda’s multi-disciplinary teams to success. As a seasoned CPO and CTO with experience co-founding and leading product at two high-growth tech startups, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.
Laura’s 20+ years of experience leading highly effective marketing teams makes her a valuable asset to Lavanda. She previously led the marketing effort for RealPage’s European and NYC operations, and her expertise in proptech has proven invaluable in her role as head of Lavanda’s multi-disciplinary marketing team.
Ben’s passion for property management software and 10+ years of experience in international sales make him a natural fit to lead Lavanda’s Sales and Business Development teams. His previous roles at RealPage and Kigo have given him a deep understanding of the industry and the ability to drive growth.
VP Customer Success
Scott’s expertise in growing and leading international implementation and account management teams has made him an invaluable leader for Lavanda’s customer success team. His experience across multiple verticals of the proptech industry brings a unique perspective to the table.
Dan’s diverse background in founding and leading startup businesses, international charities, and strategic operational projects at Centrica and Barclays has given him a unique perspective as Lavanda’s VP of Operations. He previously headed up Guest Experience and Customer Service functions at Lavanda, and his leadership skills have proven invaluable to the team.
Head of Engineering
Josh’s technical expertise and leadership experience make him a valuable addition to Lavanda’s engineering team. As Director of Engineering Rigour at GoDaddy, he led the improvement of software development practices. His skills and experience are critical as Lavanda continues to innovate and grow.
The Lavanda difference
When you use Lavanda to optimise NOI from mixed use assets the benefits are clear.
Development begins on flexible living PMS
Harry Hill, Founder of Rightmove and ex-Chairman & CEO of Countrywide, joins Lavanda board
Following rapid growth with leading UK property managers, Lavanda accelerates investment in its next-generation technology platform for institutional real estate.
Lavanda launches in Australia
Lavanda launches in UAE
News & resources
PWA vs Native App for the hospitality sector
The hospitality and residential real estate sectors have seen a massive shift towards digitalisation…
PBSA operator Whoo signs software deal with Lavanda
Student accommodation operator Whoo signs a property management software deal with Lavanda…
Lavanda appoints Greg Jurkiewicz in US
Lavanda appoints Greg Jurkiewicz as US Director of Acquisitions to help drive its US expansion…
Want to find out more? Our experts are always on hand to discuss your organisation’s challenges. They’ll also share our customer success stories, and showcase how Lavanda’s solutions can add real value.