If you’re looking for a unique global investment that affords you the opportunity to vacation in glamorous locations, check out Equity Estates. Described as the premier luxury residence fund in North America, Equity Estates features an equity-based model that allows Owner-Members to purchase interests in a real estate mutual fund that owns lavish vacation homes around the world. Owner-Members see a return of the principal investment as well as get to share in any appreciation when the homes are sold. The icing on the cake? Owner-Members get to enjoy the homes for vacations until they are sold.
First launched in 2006, Equity Estates’ first fund was sold out by 2012, and now the company has launched its second fund, Fund II. Equity Estates’ Fund II will add ten to twelve extravagant residences to their collection, including properties in Aspen, CO, Grand Cayman, Los Cabos, Mexico, Pebble Beach, CA, Lake Tahoe, New York City and others. In comparison to more traditional destination clubs or fractional ownership, Equity Estates investors enjoy a low member to property ratio with the lowest occupancy rates in the industry, according to a press release.
Each property is professionally managed and maintained by travel professionals. A support staff and travel concierges are responsible for taking “the worry and hassle out of planning vacations.” The personal concierge team does everything from dinner reservations to tee times, from lift tickets to show tickets, and more. In addition, local hosts customize itineraries to include “secret sanctuaries and fabulous escapes where the locals go to eat, play and enjoy.”
Check out two examples of properties offered through Equity Estates.
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
This stunning four bedroom, 4.5 bathroom beach penthouse residence has a spacious floor plan offering more than 4,500 square feet. The master suite includes a private serenity room and ocean and pool views. A grand terrace offers unobstructed views overlooking Grace Bay and the home features private elevator access, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, and much more. Resort amenities include a heated resort pool with two hot tubs, on-site concierge service, a spa and fitness center, and tennis courts.
This three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence features 3,4000 square feet of living space in the heart of Telluride Mountain Village. There is an expansive north facing patio, an 8-person Jacuzzi hot tub and a gourmet kitchen. Features include ski-in/ski-out access at the Peaks Resort across the street and proximity to the Mountain Village core.
For more information, visit: www.equityestatestravel.com.