It’s Spring and Timeshare Conferences are in Full Bloom

Conference season for the timeshare industry is full steam ahead with the 12th Annual Ragatz Fractional & Resort Real Estate Conference coming up in just a few weeks. Scheduled for March 12-13, 2012, in Scottsdale, Arizona, this event will bring together leaders from the timeshare, resort real estate, and fractional industries.

Timeshare Conference Schedules

To be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, the conference kick off will include opening comments by Dick Ragatz, Ragatz Associates; Keith Cox, Resort Equities; Christel House International; and Brian Hammill, Native Spirit Productions.

Among the speakers for day one of the conference will be a panel discussing the Status of the Primary Resort Real Estate Markets. The panel will include: Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO, American Resort Development Association, representing Resort Timeshare; Lindsay Culbreath, Smith Travel Research, representing Resort Hotels; Rick Norton, Norton Consulting, representing Vacation Homes; and Jim Chaffin, Chaffin Light, representing Master Planned Resort Communities:

Other topics scheduled for the two-day event include:

  • Fractionals 101
  • Status of the Primary Resort Real Estate Attractors (Topics: Ski, Golf, Marinas, and Spas)
  • Annual State of the Fractional Interest Industry Report presented by Dick Ragatz, Ragatz Associates
  • A Word From The American Resort Development Association presented by Howard Nusbaum, ARDA.
  • Lessons Learned in the Fractional Interest Industry in 2011
  • How To Re-Position and Re-Launch Struggling Fractional Interest Projects
  • Proper Resort Real Estate Offering
  • Some Emerging Alternatives to Traditional Ownership of Resort Real Estate
  • The Issue of Funding and Sources of Money
  • Trends in Consumer and Market Behavior and the Resort Real Estate Industry
  • How Industry Practitioners Respond to the Market Researchers
  • The Critical Challenge of Marketing Resort Real Estate: Part I and II
  • Creating an Integrated and Successful Resort Real Estate Industry

You can find out more details about the 12th Annual Ragatz Fractional & Resort Real Estate Conference at: