Alex Jarbo


Alex Jarbo has extensive experience in the short-term rental industry and owns over $10,000,000 wo. Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Alex served in the Marine Corps for 4.5 years, stationed in Washington D.C. as part of the Marine Corps Honor Guard. He earned his MBA specializing in Real Estate Development and is finishing a Doctorate in Business with a concentration in Leadership.
He is the founder of Open Atlas, an investment and management firm dedicated to developing and acquiring distinctive short-term rentals worldwide. Over the past 7 years, Alex has coached over 5,000 students and provided personalized guidance to more than 300 individuals, empowering them to run thriving vacation rental businesses.
Additionally, Alex serves as the primary writer on short-term rentals for BiggerPockets, the nation’s largest real estate education and publishing platform. His blog posts have garnered a readership of over 500,000 people in the past year alone.
Driven by his ambitious vision for his company, Alex aims to develop 1,000 unique micro resort units within the next 10 years, cementing his position as a leading figure in the industry.

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