Equity Residences is proud to announce the acquisition of our latest residence for the Equity Villa Fund. The beautiful home is superbly located on Captiva Island on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. Captiva Island is home to spectacular white sand beaches scattered with "treasures from the … [more...]
THE EQUITY RESIDENCES DIFFERENCE
Equity Residences is happy to announce a new partnership with 3RD HOME, an exclusive private club for luxury second homeowners. Its members own 3,800+ luxury vacation homes around the world. 3RD HOME members enjoy the use of other club members' homes all over the world without the expense of … [more...]
A variety of factors go into deciding whether to invest in a luxury real estate fund or to join a luxury travel club -- from the enjoyment of having a comfortable place to travel with friends and family, diversity of destinations, and service levels to financial returns versus sunk costs. With so … [more...]
What our investors say
For me, I love the investment profile, which gives me speculative exposure to one of the few attractive asset classes outside of equities. Plus I get dividends, plus I get to use the properties.
John, Austin TX
The current real estate market conditions made the timing perfect for an investment in vacation properties. However, I couldn’t pull the trigger myself because I didn’t have enough capital to buy a house outright and didn’t want my capital all concentrated in one market. The Equity Villa Fund allowed me to make a smaller investment that is diversified across several markets, while providing my family with multiple vacation destinations as a dividend during the life of the Fund. The only question my family asks is why we didn’t do this sooner?
Scott, Los Angeles
I wanted to buy vacation rental real estate, but I didn’t want all the complexities of trying to manage the property and investment myself. Equity Residences provided me with the perfect vehicle for investing in long-term distressed real estate without the hassles of doing it myself. Besides the great investment, my family is enjoying vacations in luxury properties. My first property visit exceeded our expectations, and we can’t wait for our next vacation later this year.
Two Hot Tamales LLC, San Clemente
My CPA and I used our self-directed IRAs for this unique investment. Equity Residences' team is top-rate, and the properties they're acquiring are highly desirable. We expect a much higher ROI than we would from investing in equities, particularly with the properties' very high occupancy rental rates. The dividends pay off on day 1.
Clark, Los Angeles
Our visit to the Palm Springs Villa was outstanding. The quality of the property was superb; the finishes, furnishings, and outdoor space were all well done. Perhaps the best part of the whole trip was the ease of use. The booking process was seamless, the house was spotless and ready with clean linens and towels – there is even a keyless entry. These visits are an excellent bonus to what I believe will be a great long-term investment.
Matt, Hedge Fund Manager, New York City
I was looking for a good place to diversify my investment portfolio into real estate and Equity Residences had the perfect investment vehicle for me to invest in a unique asset class with great long-term returns. The usage component is icing on the cake.
Ryan, Investment Management Executive, Newport Beach, CA
I was very excited to discover Equity Residences’ unique approach. The team has created a flexible model that is the perfect blend of rental income, an ability to enjoy the properties directly, and capital appreciation potential. The team is acquiring the right properties for this model to work. I look forward to many years of vacationing in the Equity Villa Fund’s homes with my family and friends.