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New York Times
Prices for Private Residence Clubs Slow to Recover
May 1, 2015

SEVEN years after prices for private residence clubs and other fractional developments collapsed, the value of a small slice of paradise is still far from recovered. Sales last year began to pick up, hitting $516 million, but that is just a quarter of what it was in 2007, according to a recent report from Ragatz Associates, which tracks this market. And the prices for those shares that did sell are still down 25 to 30 percent from the peak.
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RCI Ventures

Ragatz Survey: PRCs Doing Well, Shared Ownership to Strongly Rebound
April 23, 2013

Eugene, Oregon-based Ragatz Associates recently released the results of The Shared-Ownership Resort Real Estate Industry in North America: 2013, a survey they conducted that covers three components of the resort real estate industry: fractional interests, private residence clubs and destination clubs. In lieu of their usual conference to announce the results, Ragatz Associates held a webinar on March 20th to announce the preliminary results, which revealed that total sales volume was $497 million in 2012, down from $552 million in 2011 and $2.3 billion in 2007.......read more...
Ragatz Resort Realty

Ragatz Resort Realty Facilitates the Acquisition of Northstar Lodge, A Hyatt Residence Club
March 20, 2013

(Truckee, CA) -- Ragatz Resort Realty proudly represented Welk Resorts Group and partner Resort Equities in their recent acquisition of Northstar Lodge, A Hyatt Residence Club in Truckee, California. The transaction includes the remaining unsold whole and fractional residences in the existing phase, as well as two adjacent parcels to be developed by Welk Resort Group in future. Welk Resort Group hired Ragatz Resort Realty exclusively to find and acquire a resort property in the Lake Tahoe area. This popular four-season destination would complement their existing portfolio and has been identified, by club members, as highly desirable.......read more...
Welk Resorts

Welk Resorts Acquires Northstar Lodge, Tahoe From LTMR Properties, LLC
March 6, 2013

(San Diego, CA) -- Welk Resorts, a well-established leader in the vacation ownership industry, announced the purchase of the Northstar Lodge, A Hyatt Residence Club in Truckee, California, minutes from Lake Tahoe, from LTMR Properties, LLC. The transaction includes the 23 remaining unsold whole ownership and fractional residential units, in addition to two entitled development parcels for future phases of the project. HFF marketed the asset on behalf of the seller, LTMR Properties, LLC. Welk Resort Group purchased the offering for an undisclosed amount free and clear of existing debt and was represented by Ragatz Resort Realty......read more...
World Property Channel

Fractional Real Estate Sales in U.S. Enjoyed Modest Gains in 2011
April 2012

(Eugene, OR) -- Sales at North American fractional real estate developments increased 4 percent in 2011 to $552 million from $530 million the previous year, according to the latest study by fractional resort real expert Richard Ragatz of Ragatz Associates.....read more...
Hospitality 1st
Ragatz Reports On Fractional Industry Growth
March 2012

Dr. Ragatz released the findings of his much-anticipated annual research paper, The Shared-Ownership Resort Real Estate Industry In North America: 2012 at the 12th Annual Ragatz Fractional & Resort Real Estate Conference on March 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Arizona, attended by about 200 participants in the resort real estate industry. The document is recognized as the most thorough and comprehensive survey of this highly specialized industry....read more...
If Only George Vanderbilt Could Have Been A Private Residence Club Owner
March 2012

Why are so many choosing this real estate option? Dr. Richard Ragatz, president of Ragatz and Associates, a research firm that focuses on the worldwide resort industry says, “Research shows that the typical household uses their wholly owned vacation home no more than four to five weeks a year. The rest of that time it sits idle, accumulating maintenance costs, taxes and repair fees.”...read more...
Resort Trades Management & Operations
Tracy Ragatz: Continuing the family tradition of premier industry service 
November 2011

Following professionally in our parents? footsteps has long become an American cultural and economic ideal, especially when the parent has been successful in his or her chosen endeavor. But if you are a woman in a male-dominated industry and your father has been widely recognized and applauded as an industry icon and pioneer, the path to professional success is even more challenging...read more...

Dr. Ragatz, Interview - Royal Resorts, Cancun 
November 2011

Interview with Dr. Richard Ragatz, timeshare/fractional industry expert, at Royal Resorts in Cancun...click for video...

Dr. Richard Ragatz, Ragatz Associates - GNEX 2011 
Perspective Magazine
June 2011

Dr. Richard Ragatz, President, Ragatz Associates comments on his opinions of Perspective Magazine's Global Networking Expo (GNEX 2011) for the timeshare and fractional ownership industry...click for video...

The Resort Trades
Ragatz Associates and Ragatz Realty
Written by Sharon B. Drechsler-Scott
September 2011

The only constant in our industry during the past three years has been change. But the shared ownership resort business is unique in that it tends to draw people who have strong entrepreneurial and creative personalities. In this, the third article in the Resort Trades series celebrating companies that have transcended tough times through innovation, we spoke with Richard Ragatz, Ph.D...read more...

Press Release

Ragatz Associates and Resort Equities Partner on Ragatz Resort Realty: A Comprehensive Resort Brokerage Firm
August 2011

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... read more...

Perspective Magazine
Group RCI Commissions Extensive Study to Measure Untapped Demand and Supply in the U.S. Resort Timeshare Industry
Written by Sharon Mattimoe
August 2009

The world's largest vacation exchange company continues legacy of innovation and leadership; shares key findings with its affiliates and business partners... read more...

Hotel World Network
Richard Ragatz Addressing Groups in Hong Kong and Phuket About Fractional Resort Development
Written by Sharon Drechsler
September 29, 2009

Richard Ragatz, Ph.D., the internationally-recognized consultant in the shared ownership resort real estate industry and president of RAGATZ ASSOCIATES, will speak...  read more...

Yakima Herald
A fractionality ownership will get you tranquility at Canyon River Ranch
Written by Leah Beth Ward
July 23, 2009

What used to be the beer and weenies crowd here near mile marker No. 15 is now the syrah and steak set.  With the formal opening of Canyon River Ranch this weekend, a 50-acre stretch of...  read more...

The Resort Trades
3 Steps to Selling Your Resort or Hotel
Written by Sharon B. Drechsler, RRP
July 1, 2009

In early May, Berkshire Hathaway Founder and Chairman, Warren Buffet was heard to say the government is doing the right things and taking counter-cyclical measures to help the economy recover...read more...

Sherpa Report
Ragatz Reports Fractional Sales Drop in 2008
Written by Nick Copley
March 10, 2009

In a report out today at the fractional industry conference, Richard Ragatz, President of Ragatz Associates announced that the North American fractional industry sales were $1.525bn in 2008 more...

The Fractional Collection
Dick Ragatz Shares His Time-Tested Expertise
Feb 17, 2009

A true insider for nearly four decades, Dick Ragatz has been an invaluable resource to the resort real estate industry by providing services such as feasibility studies, focus group research. more...

Frax Finder
Further Trend Implications from The Ragatz Fractional Interest Conference
Written by Susan Kime
March 11, 2009

The deflation and recession of the current economy has rippled into all sectors of the shared residence industry, according to the statistics presented by Richard Ragatz, PH.D, at the ninth annual Ragatz Fractional Interest Conference that ended today. more...

Frax Finder
Dr. Richard Ragatz: Reflections and Predictions
Written by Susan Kime
February 9, 2009

"I have been holding Fractional Interest Conferences for nearly a decade now, and we have never seen an economy like this," said Dick Ragatz recently. So, we have had.more...

The Resort Trades
Attendance required fractional development
Ragatz Fractional Conference March 9-11, 2009 Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco (www.ragatzassociates.com)

Written by Sharon B. Drechsler, RRP
February 1, 2009

We ask the virtual pater familias of the fractional industry Dick Ragatz about the status and health of that business, given the current economic situation. His Ph.D. dissertation from Cornell University in 1969 is recognized as the first national study on vacation homes ever conducted in the United States . Since that auspicious beginning, he has earned the attention and respect of those in the resort industry, having conducted. more...