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David Lauterbach of Destin to lead operations for the full-service hospitality vacation rental company servicing Northwest Florida


DESTIN, FLA. (August 29, 2017) – Russell Vacation Rentals, a full-service vacation rental company based in Destin, Florida since 2013, announces the appointment of David Lauterbach of Destin, Florida to the senior leadership role of general manager.


“We are thrilled to welcome David to our Russell Vacation Rentals team. His entire career has been rooted in the hospitality industry, which gives him a proven track record for delivering exceptional customer service and bottom line results. The fact that he is a wonderful person who lives right here in our community makes him a perfect fit for this role in our growing company,” said John Russell, a partner with Russell & Russell Consulting, parent company of Russell Vacation Rentals.


In his role as general manager, Lauterbach will oversee the daily operations of the full-service company which offers personalized service for both owners and guests; sophisticated technology solutions including an in-house reservation system capable of booking specific units (guest rooms) and a sales platform based on integrated e-commerce and marketing strategies.


Lauterbach brings to his role nearly a decade of hands-on hospitality experience. Prior to joining Russell Vacation Rentals, he was responsible for the daily operations of Miami’s luxury property, The Setai Residences, where he worked for three years. While there he led the property to a Forbes five-star rating status. Lauterbach honed his skills in several front-of-house roles in Chicago during his tenure at two five-star luxury hotels: The Langham and Public Chicago. A resident of Destin, Lauterbach also brings his deep knowledge of the local Northwest Florida tourism market having collected six years of experience at various times in various roles at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the largest resort on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. Lauterbach holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human and Consumer Sciences from Florida State University, where his focus was Housing/Property Management with a concentration in Leadership Development.


“With Lauterbach at the helm of our daily operations, we look forward to offering our clients the highest level technical expertise and our vacation guests the exceptional service and personal touch that only a boutique property management company can offer,” Russell said.


For more information about Russell Vacation Rentals or to make an appointment or speak with any member of our team, call (850) 417-7788 or toll-free at (888) 318-0022.


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Russell Vacation Rentals is a full-service vacation rental company based in Destin, Fla. The pillars of this business are based on the highest level of standards in all they do. Its best-in-class hospitality team is dedicated to delivering excellent service to its guests and meaningful results to its owners. Russell Vacation Rentals offers a unique alternative for vacation rental management.



Russell and Russell Consulting, LLC is a full-service hospitality consulting company dedicated to the success of its clients. Based in Destin, Fla., the firm works with local, regional and national clients to deliver customized solutions that provide strategic direction to improve critical metrics such as customer satisfaction, flow through of revenue to the profit line, capital projects and more.