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Franchise Influencers: Brandon Ezra, CEO, Grand Welcome

As part of our annual Influencer Issue, 1851 Franchise has enlisted the help of the franchise community to compile a list of the top people making moves in the franchise industry.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
Updated 5:17PM 03/02/23

Brandon Ezra


Brandon Ezra is an experienced operator/entrepreneur. Brandon started his first company in his early twenties. Within 10 years, he has successfully founded several vacation-related businesses. Brandon’s earliest venture in this space is JetLiving (, an online travel agency that focuses on vacation homes in the Southern United States. Based on knowledge gained in the leisure industry as owner/operator of JetLiving, Brandon founded JetLuxury Resorts (, a business focused in the condo-hotel industry. JetLuxury Resorts was successfully launched and exited within two years. Shortly after which, Brandon purchased Grand Mammoth Resorts and continues to grow and expand this Mammoth Lakes-based property management company. Grand Mammoth Resorts has been listed on the INC500 list and rated TOP3 in US travel.

About Grand Welcome: Abbey Vacation Rentals, Sunquest Vacation Rentals, 5 Star Maui Resorts, Ohana Beach Rentals, Stay Lavish, Sea Ranch & Vacation Rentals, Paramount VR and Valet Vacation Rentals are the most recent acquisitions ranging from Hawaii, California to Idaho, and many cities in-between. 

After many years of developing industry-leading marketing, technology and operational techniques, Brandon founded the brand Grand Welcome. Grand Welcome will be used to blanket all acquisitions, and will be used as a master brand across all regions. Brandon has also been invited on numerous occasions to talk at the national V.R.M.A. ( conferences.

Brandon currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Total Locations (if franchise): 60

Investment Range: $78,600 to $167,750 

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