Category Archives: Fractional Development Ideas

In a mood contrasting sharply with the giddy optimism of just a few years ago, a panel of fractional practitioners at OPP Live in London evaluates what has proved to be the case in Europe regarding the original promise of fractional ownership. How do your views compare with those of the panelists? »

 

Part One of this series examined in detail two vastly different fractional properties that, nevertheless, share at least one trait in common:  They have each defied the odds by making huge numbers of sales, in challenging economic times.  The properties described are Freedom Bay, St. Lucia and The Hideaways Club. This concluding post distills some of the ideas these industry-acclaimed … Keep Reading »

 

Despite continued stormy weather in many fractional real estate markets, occasional rays of sunshine peek through on gloomy days.  These comforting beacons of light and hope are properties that manage to sell—and even expand—under the same economic circumstances that challenge and even defeat their competitors. This article reveals what two forward-thinking developers are doing to achieve success in today’s market. … Keep Reading »

 

After the difficult market of the past several years, it is understandable if fractional real estate developers, like many other business people, become so accustomed to the status quo that they accept tough times as a “new normal.” So, amid a constant flow of negative news, it’s a good idea to step back occasionally from the day-to-day and re-examine what’s … Keep reading »

 

“How much do I love thee, let me count the ways.”~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861 The words of Browning’s immortal sonnet appear here with stunning images and inspiring music.  Love it! Fractional ownership of vacation real estate is entering the mainstream in so many parts of the world that it may be hard for some fractional developers to imagine that … Read more reasons everyone loves fractional ownership »

 

Olympic Gold Medalist Franz Klammer; Telluride Ski Company owner Ron Allred; and David M. Disick See why some call this thrilling race the most exciting event in the sport’s history. Franz Klammer – 1976 Olympic Gold Medal Run – YouTube This Super Bowl Sunday, I’ll be in my armchair glued to my television, beverage in hand.  Along with friends and more … Read more fractional development ideas »

 

Tight credit…Economic uncertainty…Concerns about the future… These and many other factors weigh on the heart and mind of consumers, as they determine whether to buy or not to buy a fractional vacation home.  Buyers may be asking, “Will I benefit more from owning a vacation home than from keeping the cash in my bank or stock account?” Fractional developers may … Read More About Fractional Real Estate and Investment Funds »

 

As we embark on a new year, it is a good moment to reflect on what trends in fractional ownership of vacation homes we may anticipate in 2012—and how we may profit from them. 1. Predominance of high-end market sales No matter what the economy, the very affluent always have discretionary income to spend on vacation home property—if they choose … Keep reading »

 

For many of us, 2011 was a year best relegated to the history books. Tight credit, uncertain economic times, wars and political unrest have created an environment far from ideal for the sale of fractional ownership of vacation homes. Yet, based on some recent events in my business life, I feel there is reason to be optimistic about the long-term … Keep reading »

 

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson Even as fractional vacation home ownership continues growing world-wide, some forward-thinking developers have invented what they believe is an improved ownership model:  Investment Funds.  This product aims to satisfy the desire of today’s increasingly demanding buyers for a property that offers both … Keep Reading »