Private Trade Winds, Inc., Awarded Outstanding Vacation Rental at Luxury Real Estate Conference

A 10,000 square foot luxury ranch estate, selected from Private Trade Winds’ global villa portfolio wowed judges from Luxury Real Estate and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate earning top prize in the Vacation Rental Category.

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Private Trade Winds, Inc., Awarded Outstanding Vacation Rental at Luxury Real Estate Conference

A 10,000 square foot luxury ranch estate, selected from Private Trade Winds’ global villa portfolio wowed judges from Luxury Real Estate and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate earning top prize in the Vacation Rental Category.

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Ragatz Associates Expands 2012 Conference to Include Resort Real Estate

Ragatz Associates has announced the expansion of their 12th Annual Fractional Interest Conference to include more segments of the resort real estate industry. The 2012 event will be held March 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch.

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Bluegreen Corporation to Explore Strategic Alternatives for Bluegreen Communities

Bluegreen Corporation, a leading timeshare sales, marketing and resort management company, announced that its Board of Directors is exploring other strategic alternatives for the Company’s Bluegreen Communities business segment, including a possible sale.

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Disney Vacation Club Launches Sales For Aulani, First Resort in Hawai’i

Disney Vacation Club began selling real estate interests for the company’s first family-friendly destination resort in Hawai`i today. Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai`i, is scheduled to open its first phase in fall 2011 and will mark the eleventh resort for Disney Vacation Club.

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Ragatz Fractional Conference Set For March In San Francisco

Resort Real Estate Event for the Fractional Interest Industry To Focus on Improving Business Performance in a Transitional Economy

Registration is now open for the 2010 Ragatz Associates Tenth Annual Fractional Interest Conference, a highly anticipated annual forum which will discuss recent and anticipated influences affecting this unique resort real estate industry. The conference is scheduled for March 29-31 at The Fairmont San Francisco and will be co-hosted by The Registry Collection.

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Bluegreen Resorts Upgrades to TimeShareWare Professional 2009

TimeShareWare, the industry leader in providing technology solutions, and Bluegreen Resorts, a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play®, are pleased to announce that TimeShareWare Professional 2009 has been installed at 41 Bluegreen owned or managed resorts across North America. Bluegreen initially installed TimeShareWare for all of their resorts in 2003, and is pleased to upgrade to this latest solution from TimeShareWare.

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New US Fractional Ownership Real Estate Conference Announced: ‘Fractional Summit USA’

Global fractional ownership brand and fractional real estate conference organiser, Fractional Life is delighted to announce the launch of Fractional Summit USA, to be held at the prestigious InterContinental Hotel, Miami, August 31st – September 1st 2010.

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Generator Systems And SPI Orange Announce Strategic Initiative

In conjunction with The Forum (www.perspectivemagazine.com/forum/) vacation ownership industry event taking place in London December 9th and 10th, Generator Systems and SPI Software are pleased to announce plans for a strategic interface between their industry-leading technology systems for developers of vacation ownership real estate. Generator Systems is the global leader…

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SPI Software Selected By Dawn Beach Resort At Westin

SPI Software recently struck an agreement to provide timeshare software to Dawn Beach Club in St. Maarten, West Indies. SPI Software’s Orange Systems Marketing, Sales and Finance modules were chosen to operate the project, which is being developed by Babitbay Beach Development.  Boutique Club, LLC. is providing marketing and sales…

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Burlingame And Crovo Named By Hyatt To Key Residential Development And Operations Positions

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the appointment of John Burlingame to the newly created position of global head – residential development. In this role, Burlingame is responsible for residential components of development transactions worldwide and reports to Steve Haggerty, global head of real estate and development. “We are delighted to…

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Groups In Hong Kong And Phuket Addressed By Richard Ragatz About Fractional Resort Development

World-Renown Shared Ownership Consultant Richard Ragatz Ph.D. to address Alternative Ownership Conference, October 12 and Hotel Investment Conference, October 15 in Hong Kong and Phuket. Richard Ragatz, Ph.D., the internationally-recognized consultant in the shared ownership resort real estate industry and President of RAGATZ ASSOCIATES, will speak during the 20th Annual…

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Arizona Firm Choses Lennon Communications As PR Provider

Lennon Communications Group, Inc. has been selected by Trident Business Management to handle public relations needs for the recently launched company. Founded by Marge Lennon in 1985, Lennon Communications is a Fort Myers, Florida-based public relations, marketing and advertising firm with 24 years of service to the real estate, leisure,…

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Property Developers Scramble To Attend ‘Alternative Ownership Conference’ In Wake Of Crisis

As real estate sales cool, Fractional ownership demand is heating up. A World Forum is gathering experts from around the world to educate developers. The global economic meltdown which has been a catalyst for scores of banks and blue chip companies to plummet in value or actually fail has hit…

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Sarah Rezak Announced As New Director Of Business Development For ResortCom Elite And LaTour Signature Group

Recognized as a leading expert in the fractional real estate industry, Sarah Rezak has been retained as director of business development for ResortCom Elite and LaTour Signature Group. Rezak will help promote and expand ResortCom Elite, a joint-venture with LaTour Signature Group that provides management services for fractional market properties…

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Strong Growth And Financial Stability In This Economic Environment Demonstrated By Quintess, The Leading Residences Of The World With Now More Than 500 Members

Quintess, The Leading Residences of the World (LRW)(quintess.com) issued its mid-year update to members, highlighting that building on its financial strength, it now has more than 500 members and continues to grow, add homes, and be a pioneer in the destination club industry. Despite the overall economic climate and some…

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Fractional Ownership Developers Now Have Specialised Recruiting Resource

Perspective International Ltd, are a rapidly growing company who in a few short years have produced and propelled two award winning magazines to become the most read independent publications in their fields globally, providing both trade and consumer marketing channels for developers, marketers and suppliers of the shared ownership industry.

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Hyatt’s New Fractional Property Opens In Florida

The resort features 44 fully furnished fractional residences with thirteen different floorplans and living space ranging from 1,865 to 2,920 square feet. Each residence features extraordinarily high-end finishes — including Wolf, Sub-Zero and Fisher & Paykel appliances. Other furnishings include custom furniture and décor, lavish linens and Lube Italian cabinetry throughout.

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Bluegreen Corporation Reports Financial Results From 2009 Second Quarter

Q2 2009 Overview — Net income rose to $6.8 million, or $0.22 per share, from $3.4 million, or $0.11 per share, in Q2 2008 — Q2 2009 net income included a one-time income tax benefit of $4.6 million, or $0.15 per share — Pre-tax income was $5.7 million in Q2…

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World-Class International Design Team Unites To Develop Real Estate In Panama

Burgeoning real estate development company, Amble Resorts, assembled an exceptional team of international professionals to develop their new eco resort on a secluded island property in Panama, the Resort at Isla Palenque. “Isla Palenque is the perfect setting for our private, environmentally responsible resort community,” says Ben Loomis, founder and…

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Owners Perspective Magazine Confirms Global Distribution Deal For British Airways Airport Lounges

Owners Perspective Magazine offers an independent look at resort real estate, fractional property ownership, high end timeshares, private residence clubs, boutique hotels and luxury travel services, providing print and online reviews, buying guides, advice, hints and tips.

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Ragatz Associates Unveils “Resort & Hotel Showcase” – Online Listing Site For Resort Real Estate Projects

Well-known resort industry professional Richard Ragatz Ph.D. behind online site for buyers and sellers of resort real estate projects RAGATZ ASSOCIATES, INC. has recently announced the creation of Resort and Hotel Showcase, an international website-based advertising service for the resort real estate industry, including existing resort developments, as well as…

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Develhotel.com, The First Online Marketplace To Help Hoteliers And Real Estate Developers Work More Efficiently, Goes Live

Backed by a team of hospitality and real estate development specialists, Develhotel.com, the first online market place for hotel development goes live. Under the current economic climate, it is becoming more necessary to achieve further efficiencies in the way hotel chains, investors and real estate developers plan, design and deliver…

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Dear Mr. President, Americans Need A FAMILY Stimulus Plan

Nearly Half of Recent Survey Respondents Feel Time with Their Families Lacking While Americans patiently wait for the country’s economic stimulus plan to take effect, it’s clear that a separate plan is needed to spur recovery in another area – the amount of time enjoyed with family. The American Resort…

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World Class Group Enters Into Partnership With MyPropertyCyprus

World Class Group, a leading shared ownership consultancy group, based in the UAE, has entered into a strategic partnership with MyPropertyCyprus, a leading real estate management group in Cyprus to introduce fractional ownership alternatives to developers in Cyprus through its joint venture initiatives in developing SmartHomeShare product offerings. Fractional ownership…

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Brand Tango Wins Four District ADDY Awards – Now Eligible For National Honors

Brand Tango, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based marketing and advertising firm, has been awarded four ADDY Awards in the District Four Competition of the American Advertising Federation. “This is one of the most gratifying competitions to win,” says Joe Russoniello, the firm’s president and co-founder. “We’re competing against the largest and…

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Intrawest Enhances Marketing And Sales Leadership At Its Colorado Mountain Resorts

Industry Veterans Assume Key Leadership Positions At Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, Winter Park Resort and Copper MountainIntrawest, a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts, today announced new marketing and sales leadership appointments at three of the premier mountain resorts in Colorado – Steamboat, Winter Park…

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