“The Golf Investor Sentiment Survey, The chart-filled, five-page report seems to be a case of scientific methodology meeting an inherently glass-half-full outlook on golf property investing.  It’s a research project not undertaken by some disinterested number-crunching firm, but by the Tampa-based Leisure Investment Properties Group (LIGP).  That’s a unit of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate,

“The average golfer is a winner in all this.  The losers are those who didn’t know how to manage through the tough times, or simply weren’t in the business for the right reasons in the first place.”  ~ Steven Ekovich, First Vice President, National Managing Golf Director

“Golfers shouldn’t panic, most increases will likely be small and gradual. An increase in the effective rate charged may come from clubs offering fewer discounted rates, smaller differences between peak and off-peak tee times, etc.”  ~  Raymond Demby of National Golf & Resort Properties Group   Click here to view article

“When you compare product types, for instance apartment complexes and single-tenant building, there is a greater chance for capital appreciation in golf courses” ~ Christopher Karamitsos, PGA –  Senior Investment Advisor for the National Golf & Resort Properties Group Chinese buying US golf courses July 2014

“Prices are climbing again as more buyers than sellers step up to the tee” ~ Raymond Demby, Investment Advisor for the National Golf & Resort Properties Group Washington Biz Journal – In the Market for a Golf Course

“The recession caused a rethinking of value proposition for golf course owners.  Because of the millennial generation and Generation X and Y, you have all these varied interests.  So you have to offer more things” ~ Steven Ekovich, National Managing Director, Vice President Investments of the National Golf & Resort Properties Group Golf Resorts Offering

“2013 was a pivotal year of improvement for the golf industry, with the median prices of courses up slightly for the first time since 2006.  More than half of the company’s golf course listings generate Asian interest” ~ Terence Vanek, Investment Advisor of the National Golf & Resort Properties Group, a Division of Marcus &

  “Prices for U.S. golf courses climbed 57 percent in 2013.  The average sale price was $42.5 million last year for operational, regulation-length golf courses with at least 18 holes valued at $250,000 to $75 million” ~ Steven Ekovich, National Managing Director, Vice President Investments of the National Golf & Resort Properties Group Bloomberg Golf

“We had an Asian buyer very close to getting this deal, but Premier Club Holdings  did a very quick job of due diligence and came in with such a strong offer.  They’ve never been in the golf business, but these guys were real pros.” ~ Steven Ekovich, National Managing Director, Vice President of Investments of

The launch of the annual World’s Billionaires List is an intensive, months-long endeavor requiring long-hours and extensive collaboration form the whole Forbes staff.    But the Forbes wealth team that analyses the personal fortunes of more than 1,800 of the world’s wealthiest people (including 100 who dropped out of the ranks and numerous suspects who

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