THE REPORTER

Help Plan the Future of Lake Berryessa
March 9, 2017

Napa County, in conjunction with Bureau of Reclamation, is contemplating re-development of five of the Lake Berryessa Recreation Areas as new, well-managed resorts open for public use.

Ragatz Associates was chosen for its knowledge and experience in developing hotels, resorts and other recreational opportunities worldwide and will assist the county in identifying interested concession partners by marketing the opportunity to the resort community and performing a feasibility analysis to determine the best use of each site.......read more...


STAR TRIBUNE

Business is Coming Back for Minnesota's Fractional Real Estate Industry
September 19, 2016

In an annual survey of more than 304 fractional projects and residence clubs and six destination clubs, Ragatz Associates found that only 68 of the properties made sales in 2015. Total sales volume was $505 million, down slightly from the two previous years and nearly a fifth of what was sold during the peak of the market in 2007.

Dick Ragatz, the firm’s president, said the industry crashed particularly hard compared with other segments and has been among the last to recover in large part because of limited access to financing for such projects. “Demand is increasing slightly, but it will never be what it was before the recession, not for a long time if ever.”.......read more...


THE DENVER POST

Denver's Inspirato Booming as Interest in Luxury Destination Clubs Grows
May 4, 2016

Inspirato’s model “really hits the sweet spot of where the consumer is going,” said Richard Ragatz, president of Ragatz Associates, an Oregon-based resort real estate industry consulting firm. “Inspirato is a very innovative, creative concept that’s doing very well.”

“Millennials are much less enthusiastic about purchasing real estate with a deed in perpetuity, and they don’t want all the burdens that go along with ownership,” Ragatz said. “They don’t want to put all their discretionary income into one home.”.......read more...


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........read more...


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...


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...


RealEstateRama

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...


YouTube

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...


YouTube

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...