U.S. company Macerich is changing the rules for short-term rentals.
Macerich, a company specializing in investment in retail real estate - the third largest owner of shopping malls in the U.S., offered its tenants a new digital platform QuikSpace. The service has been compared to Booking.com in its simplicity and ease of use.
At launch, the service operates in six shopping malls. Tenants are invited to sign a one-day to twelve-month lease in one click and make a payment or renew a contract in a minute.
"Macerich simplifies all aspects of short-term rentals with the goal of providing tenants with a seamless experience. QuikSpace provides a simple and fast online process that is consistent with the way people now interact with all types of real estate," commented Macerich Executive Vice President Ken Wolk.
QuikSpace provides short-term rental kiosks, pop-up formats and islands, and corners inside other stores and specialty formats at Chandler Fashion Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Superstition Springs Center in Arizona, The Oaks, and Inland Center in California, and Tysons Corner Center in Virginia.
The system is expected to be expanded to other malls operated by Macerich as early as the first quarter of 2022.