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Airbnb acquires Luckey Homes to signal potential entry into property management
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France: Airbnb has acquired French concierge services company, Luckey Homes, for an undisclosed sum, signalling a potential entry into property management. Luckey Homes, founded in , helps short-term rental hosts manage their listings, handles guest arrivals and departures, provides cleaning services, and offers customer assistance in 20 cities across France, but the company is now aiming to expand globally. Luckey Homes not only shares our very high standards for hospitality, but also has developed an innovative and highly scalable approach that can help more people become hosts. As part of the acquisition, Luckey Homes employees will become Airbnb employees and the company is expected to continue operating as its own business unit within Airbnb. Until now, Airbnb has largely acted as more of a platform by which professional property management companies and managers can market and distribute their listings.