About Us

SPI Rentals Team

SPI Rentals offers on-site check-in for all guests, 24/7 response to emergency maintenance issues and friendly professionals who will assist you in planning every detail of your vacation. We offer concierge services including grocery shopping, airport transportation arrangements, ticket purchases for local attractions, catering services, and maid services.

About Our Team

Will Greenwood SPI RentalsWill Greenwood
Rental Manager/Partner
Email: Will@SPIRentals.com

Will grew up and was a resident on South Padre Island until 1998 before moving to Palm Beach, Florida.. In 2006 he enrolled at Florida State University, where he attended college for the next four years. During his tenure at FSU, wanting a sound education in small business and financial planning, Will double majored in Entrepreneurship and Finance, and minored in Hospitality. Upon graduation, Will decided to move back to South Padre Island, where he saw enormous potential in the local economy and especially the real estate market. “South Padre is a one of a kind destination to live, work, and invest. This is one of the last undeveloped coastlines in the nation, consisting of miles of gorgeous beachfront and has tremendous growth potential” He first began working at Troy Giles Realty and Management as a real estate sales agent and working in their property management division assisting with managing Homeowner Associations. In March of 2012 he decided to start SPI Rentals, a luxury vacation rental company specializing in higher end properties and providing the best customer service South Padre has to offer. He currently manages and oversees the daily operations of SPI Rentals, LLC and is always available to sit down with homeowners and rental guests to discuss the current rental market. Will is committed to offering professional, courteous customer service to all guests and well-managed home care for all homeowners.

Matt Taylor SPI RentalsMatthew Taylor
Assistant Rental Manager
Email: Matt@SPIRentals.com

Matthew grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and attended the University of Texas Pan American. While attending college Matthew worked as a bartender and excelled in customer service. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology Matthew continued to work in the hospitality industry as a reservations manager for the Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island from 2011 to 2014. After a short stint as Operations Manager in Fredericksburg, Texas, Matthew returned to South Padre Island and began managing tripadvisor’s #3 ranked restaurant on South Padre Island, The Beachside Bar & Grill. In October 2015 Matthew was given the opportunity to join South Padre Island’s fastest growing vacation rental company, SPI Rentals, as the assistant rental manager working alongside Will Greenwood and the SPI Rentals Team. He is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and ensuring guests have the best experience possible while vacationing on the beautiful, sandy beaches of South Padre Island.

Marina Lagunes
Reservationist

Marina was born in Veracruz Mexico, but was raised in Port Isabel Texas at an early age. She is fluent in English and Spanish. After graduating from Port Isabel High School she went back to Veracruz Mexico, and attended La Universidad Veracruzana, in Xalapa Mexico. There she took an extensive 10 month course to perfect her spanish. She has ample experience with customer service , having served in the hotel industry for over 10 years. Marina has close ties with the Port Isabel, and South Padre Island community. As a member of the SPI Rentals Team, Marina is passionate about serving others and understands the importance of making every guest stay in South Padre Island the most enjoyable.

Jessica Garza
Reservationist
Jessica grew up In Port Isabel, TX and graduated in 1996. Since then she has been working all over this Island and has done it all, but rests her heart in the rental business.  Growing up in a small town “where everybody knows everybody” has always been the easy life to her, which gives Jessica a chance to meet people from all over.  With the Island business booming over the years, she has dedicated herself to deliver the best customer service to make any vacationer feel like they’re right at home.  She is a great supporter giving back to her community by attending charities and events gaining her “LOCAL” name.  While summer is the busiest and most thrilling time, she loves the winter months as she has more time to spend on the beach with her children becoming more in tune with all of the nature life surrounding SOUTH PADRE ISLAND.  As a new member of the SPI Rentals team, Jessica is ALWAYS one to deliver a gentle hello, ALWAYS treating guests as if they were family, ALWAYS inviting guests to come back for the next 50 years.

MiriamMiriam Hernandez
Accounting

Miriam was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, but has lived the majority of her life in the Rio Grande Valley.  While attending Rivera High School, Miriam chose to pursue accounting as her career pathway, taking various accounting courses, shadowing business professionals, and even becoming a member of BPA.  After graduating, Miriam continued her business education at the University of Texas Brownsville and over the years has gained valuable work experience in the accounting field.  Miriam joined SPI Rentals in 2015 and has enjoyed assisting in day-to-day operations. She is committed to ensuring guest and homeowner satisfaction.

 

Patrick McNulty SPI RentalsPatrick McNulty
Partner

Patrick grew up in Highland Park (Dallas), Texas and graduated from Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) with a BBA and a minor in Real Estate. He has been involved in real estate on South Padre Island for 16 years and began working as a sales agent for the Villas of South Padre while still in college. After graduation Patrick was promoted to Project Manager of Development and later became Vice President of the holding company with responsibilities including management and oversight of contractors building the perimeter wall, gate house, amenity center, and beach access; representing the Villas at various meetings with town officials, engineers, and architects; oversight of all joint ventures at The Villas; contract negotiations; closings; and transfer of the HOA. Once the Villas of South Padre project was completed, he started his own development and construction company o n South Padre Island, Willis Development, L.L.C., which is a registered builder with the Texas Residential Construction Commission. Patrick also has experience in hotel/commercial valuations and sales and is currently the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee for the Town of South Padre Island. Patrick’s education combined with his “on the job” training, and his great pride in the product he builds, will make him a wonderful asset to the Team at Troy Giles Realty and Management.

Troy Giles SPI RentalsTroy Giles
Partner

As a Realtor, Troy Giles has participated as a Director and Committee Member in the local Board of Realtors. Through his past ownership and management of Troy Giles Realty, Island Services and SandDollar Realty & Management companies, he has firsthand experience in daily sales and management of individual properties, land acquisition, condominium sales, rental and owner association management. Projects in which Troy Giles has played a pivotal role include Padre South Condominium Hotel, Beach House, Beach View, Puesta del Sol, Saida Towers, Suntide Properties, Padre Grand and Bridgepoint Condominiums. He is also co-­developer of the exclusive, innovative Boardwalk Condominium Yacht Club, a private residential marina development.