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Celebrating 10 Years and 10,000 Vacations

Hear from our Founder on Equity Estates' proven track record over the last decade, plus plans for the future

Ten years ago, we embarked on a journey that turned out to be much more fulfilling than I could have imagined. What started as a desire to provide a smart alternative to the luxury second home market, quickly transformed into something much more profound—a way to connect families and friends to build memories and reinforce relationships that last a lifetime.

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, I am reminded that helping to make special memories for EE families and friends is one of the most important and rewarding things we do every day.

The Equity Estates journey began with two entrepreneurial and stubborn-minded friends who were impressed with the demand for the burgeoning destination club market. At that time, there were no shared equity structures and no transparency in the market. We recognized a disconnect between the people writing checks and those ultimately responsible for those funds. We envisioned a more aligned model—one that offered a better, smarter way to own and enjoy luxury vacation homes. We didn’t realize it then, but we formed a winning model— one that would thrive through a recession, receive admiration from the industry and ultimately be copied.

We delivered our 1,000th trip in 2009, then hit our 5,000th by 2013. Coincidently, during our 10th anniversary year now underway, we will surpass our 10,000th trip.

While it’s fun to look back, we are even more excited to look forward. We have just launched Fund III and will be targeting the acquisition of 11 more $3+ million residences. Most importantly, we will continue our push to set the standard for the industry.

My heartfelt appreciation to all who’ve made the last 10 years possible. It is because of our amazing team members and investors that after ten years we are still leading the industry. Thank you for your interest in Equity Estates Fund III. If you're not already a part of the EE family, we hope to welcome you in the near future!


Safe Travels,

Philip Mekelburg
Found & CEO


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