Internationally recognized expert and author in the field of Vacation Rental Property, Craig Shawn Williamson has been involved in the vacation home industry since 2003. Today, he is the Managing Partner of VRP Equity, Income Producing Vacation Homes. Prior to this, Williamson led the complete sell-out, in under 24 months, of the Residential Communities at The Bear’s Den, an industry-leading Jack Nicklaus-inspired residential brand in Reunion, Florida, as well as the Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula development in Costa Rica. His VRP Developer Plan sells out projects in under two years at market price or higher. Williamson has developed over 6,000 condominiums and apartments as well as several hotels.
With an international real estate career spanning 30 years, he has trained and managed thousands of staff members and overseen countless transactions in locations around the United States and the world.
A former executive in the real estate division of the Four Seasons, Williamson has acted as the international real estate investment adviser for many institutional real estate investment firms, governmental agencies, major corporations, and high net worth private investors.
Before beginning his real estate development and luxury vacation home journey, Williamson served as an Intelligence and Operations specialist in the U.S. Army. A military trained strategist, he served in Western Europe, assigned to the 1st Armored Division Intelligence and Security unit in Germany. His team was tasked with the protection of the area closest to the then East/West German border.
Today, Williamson is an avid golfer and athlete who devotes much of his spare time to working on personal performance and sustainable development. An advocate for the environment, he is a Founding Board Member of the Costa Rica Green Building Council and has worked closely with the World Green Building Council.