Testimonials

  • Jude Carrillo

    Senior Vice President - Skyline Vacation Ownership Corporations

    "Ragatz Associates is well known to us who have been in the Vacation ownership industry.  They enjoy an impressive track record and a reputation of excellence.  Ragatz provided  our board with a comprehensive peer review of our vacation ownership plan. The review was extremely helpful in moving our initiative forward."
  • Michael Coyle

    CEO - Replay Resorts

    "We have relied on Ragatz Associates for market intelligence since 1992. Since then we have founded a points based vacation club, a private residence club and a quarter ownership product all under Dick's watchful eye. Ragatz Associates remains a force in the industry today staying current and connecting their best clients with data, people and places others that can make a difference."
  • Steve Dering

    Founding Partner - DCP International

    "Ragatz Associates' breadth of experience and depth of knowledge in the resort real estate industry is unsurpassed. They have long been the go-to firm for feasibility studies in the shared ownership sector."
  • Greg Doman

    VP, Vacation Ownership - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    "My company has frequently employed Ragatz Associates over the past 15 years. Dick has a long-standing reputation in the resort real estate industry for the depth and breadth of his knowledge. We are most pleased to endorse him."
  • Jon Fredricks

    President - The Welk Resort Group

    "Welk Resorts has utilized the services of Ragatz Associates for over twenty years, on a variety of assignments. Whatever the area of focus, Ragatz Associates has been professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful and sensitive to defined schedules.  The quality of work has been excellent, and breadth of industry experience and wisdom is at the highest standards."
  • Mark Harmon

    CEO - Auberge Resorts

    "We have worked with Ragatz Associates on many transactions over the years. Ragatz has been involved with virtually every important resort residence club deal in the industry, and it is the proven leader in market research. We value our relationship like no other."
  • Ed McMullen

    Managing Partner - McMullen Development LLC

    "I cannot think of an individual or consulting company that I have worked with in my 50+ year business career that I admire more professionally than Dick Ragatz and Ragatz Associates. It is an honor for me to write this recommendation and reference. I first met Dick in 1977. He and his firm have been one of my key advisors and thought leaders since that time in over 30 projects for American Resorts Corp., Marriott Ownership Resorts, Hilton Grand Vacations, Shell Vacations Club, and McMullen Development LLC. I give Dick my highest recommendation for personal integrity, an unparalleled knowledge of the resort industry, and a keen sense of timing and product success characteristics."
  • Howard Nusbaum

    President - American Resort Development Association

    "For more than three decades, Richard Ragatz and the team at Ragatz Associates have offered the greater vacation ownership and leisure real estate shared-use industry compelling benchmark research as well as feasibility information for specific resort development.  Dr Ragatz was honored with ARDA's highest recognition, the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award for his body of work and positive impact on the global resort development industry."
  • Steve Peterson

    Partner - Ballard Spahr

    "Ragatz Associates has been the industry leader in vacation ownership research and analysis for decades.  We have consulted with Dick and his team on a variety of shared ownership projects and issues and appreciate how attentive they are to the needs of our clients and to us as we provide legal support services to the industry."
  • Gustavo Ripol

    Partner - Leisure Partners Real Estate Development

    "We've known and worked with Ragatz Associates for many years on a multitude of vacation ownership and Real Estate projects. Whenever we need reliable market intelligence and sensible plan analysis we can rely on them."
  • John Small

    Chairman - ResortCom

    "I have had the distinct pleasure of working for over a decade and a half with Dr. Ragatz on numerous projects of every conceivable type.  We have found him to be without question the leading expert and authority on the Vacation Ownership Industry, as well as a pioneer in Fractional Use and Mixed Use types of projects. We have also used him successfully in shaping focus groups to provide feedback on project feasibility and as a result, our projects have gotten the approval of various banks and lending institutions to move forward.  We have found that Dr. Ragatz is the foremost leader in our field, and provides up to date reporting on the state of our industry with his thoughtful and clear analysis of every aspect of the business."
  • Art Spaulding

    Partner - Cox, Castle Nicholson

    "I have known Dick Ragatz since the early 1980s.  As a lawyer for the shared ownership development industry, I have had many occasions to refer my clients to feasibility professionals and Dick and his associates have always been at the top of my referral list.  I have spoken at each one of his Conferences over the years.  In my opinion, there is no one more knowledgeable about the state of the market, the products that appeal to buyers in the different market segments, the pricing components and market dynamics and other product design issues.  I honestly don’t think there’s a shared ownership product in existence that Dick hasn’t explored or, potentially, had a hand in shaping."
  • Bryan Tenbroek

    Senior Vice President - Interval International

    "Dick Ragatz was the first in the world to measure and publish accurate data on the size/scope of the timeshare industry in the early days, and did the same during the fractional boom that followed in the last decade.  He and his team are experts and an invaluable resource to guide prospective new entrants and investors."
  • Johannes von Trapp

    President - Trapp Family Lodge

    "Over the years Dick Ragatz and his organization has brought an objective academic approach to the analysis of fractional real estate and timesharing upon which we have been able to rely on 100%."
  • Bill Ward

    President - Ward Financial Company

    "Ragatz Associates’ feasibility studies and market analysis are the gold standard within the timeshare and fractional industries.  As a lender to timeshare and fractional projects, Ward Financial relies on their thoroughly comprehensive market and product research to underwrite project financing.  Ragatz’s decades of penetration into these specialty products has allowed them to compile a world wide data base and field observations that will never be replicated."