San Francisco, CA (August 11, 2011) –Ragatz Associates and Resort Equities, LLC, today announced a strategic alliance to create a boutique, commercial real estate brokerage firm – Ragatz Resort Realty. The firm will focus exclusively on resort-oriented real estate, including resort hotels, whole-ownership projects, shared-ownership projects such as fractional interests, private residence clubs and resort timeshare, as well as raw land suitable for resort development. This new alliance with Resort Equities, LLC will allow Ragatz Resort Realty to provide unparalleled service and support to prospective buyers, sellers, joint venture partners, investors and lenders regarding resort and hospitality projects located around the globe.
“After an extensive search for the right association, Ragatz Associates is thrilled to partner with Resort Equities to expand our namesake resort brokerage,” stated Dick Ragatz, founder of Ragatz Associates and a leading authority in the resort real estate industry, of the new alliance. “We’ are now able to provide our brokerage clients with the most comprehensive and effective solutions to the unique challenges and the timely opportunities in today’s marketplace.”
The Ragatz-Resort Equities alliance leverages the extensive experience and complementary expertise of its partners, as well as the infrastructure and wide-ranging relationships each has established in the companies’ combined 45 years of involvement in the resort and hospitality arena. This leverage allows Ragatz Resort Realty to provide its clients with unprecedented access to marketplaces, decision-makers and capital sources outside the reach of traditional commercial brokerage firms.
The firm’s comprehensive understanding of the resort and hospitality industry allows it to quickly fashion effective solutions to the myriad of complex purchase, sale and investment challenges faced by its brokerage clients. Keith Cox, president of Resort Equities Realty, Inc., stated, “The Ragatz-Resort Equities alliance brings together a unique combination of personnel, contacts and experience in the resort industry, enabling us to provide specialized resort brokerage services tailored to the needs of each buyer, seller or investor.”
The new alliance includes significant experience and expertise in the following areas of the resort real estate industry.
Ragatz Resort Realty
- a full array of brokerage services
- market research
- feasibility analysis and business planning
- marketing and sales/resales
- management and operations
- development and acquisition
- legal, exchange and finance
ABOUT RAGATZ ASSOCIATES (www.ragatzassociates.com)
Founded in 1974 by Dr. Richard Ragatz, Ragatz Associates has long been internationally recognized as the leading consulting and market research firm in the resort real estate industry on a global basis. The firm specializes in the shared-ownership industry, including fractional interests, private residence clubs and resort timeshare. Its wide range of advisory services encompasses feasibility analysis, business planning, consumer research and financial analysis.
Ragatz Associates has worked with all the major brands in the resort real estate industry as well as many larger independent developers and operators. The company has worked on over 2,500 assignments in 48 states and 72 countries. Ragatz Associates maintains offices in Eugene, Oregon and San Diego, California.
ABOUT RESORT EQUITIES (www.resortequities.com)
Resort Equities is an emerging leader in shared and equity ownership of luxury residences and private residence clubs. The company offers a boutique collection of unique, shared ownership opportunities in the most discriminating properties at some of the most sought-after resort destinations. Its real estate brokerage firm, Resort Equities Realty, Inc., specializes in the sale and re-sale of luxury shared ownership interests and resort residential real estate.
The Resort Equities team has more than 100 years of collective real estate development and hospitality experience. Resort Equities Realty maintains offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and Orange County, California as well as Denver, Colorado. Their professional management team lends expertise in resort real estate and shared ownership law, finance, marketing, sales, property management and HOA operations.
For information about Ragatz Resort Realty, visit www.ragatzresortrealty.com or call (866) 655-9060.
Contact: Nicole Reitter
Ragatz Resort Realty