Ragatz Associates Confirms That Kevin Kelly, Founder and Owner of Civano Living, Will Speak at the Ragatz Fractional and Resort Real Estate Conference

March 12-13, 2012 are the dates for America’s premier fractional and resort real estate industry event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Eugene, OR, March 07, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Ragatz Associates announces that Kevin Kelly, Founder and Owner of Civano Living, is scheduled to speak at the 12th Annual Ragatz Fractional and Resort Real Estate Conference, to be held next week at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 12-13, 2012.

Owner of Civano Living, a lifestyle-oriented boutique resort real estate advisory firm, Mr. Kelly also founded Civano Development, LLC, a sustainable master-plan development company. Previously, he was the President and Chief Branding Officer for Canyon Ranch, primarily involved with the company’s international brand expansion and product development, and has 30 years of experience in real estate and community economic development.

Mr. Kelly will be speaking during the “Trends in Consumer and Market Behavior and the Resort Real Estate Industry” panel of the conference on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:15am.

This year’s event is packed with information as over 50 speakers will address attendees across 11 general session panels, emphasizing areas such as industry trends, consumer behavior patterns and marketing breakthroughs. The conference now features expanded topics and sessions to include the overall resort real estate industry, highlighting the primary product types of resort hotels, resort timeshare, fractionals, whole-ownership vacation homes, and master-planned resort real estate communities.

Attendees will have extensive time for personal networking in a designated Social/Networking Lounge with ample opportunities for Q&A with industry experts.

Ragatz Associates specializes in research projects specifically designed for the shared-ownership industry including fractional interests, private residence clubs, destination clubs and resort timeshare.

Ragatz Resort Realty, a Ragatz Associates and Resort Equities partnership, is an international, full-service resort real estate brokerage, focused exclusively on resorts, hotels and shared ownership projects - including timeshare and fractional resorts, private residence and destination club properties. Ragatz Resort Realty works with both buyers and sellers of resort and hospitality projects, as well as prospective joint venture partners and various financing sources, in order to maximize the likelihood of success for its clients.

Next week’s event is fast approaching so for more information on the Ragatz Fractional and Resort Real Estate Conference, please visit http://ragatzconference.com.

The Ragatz Fractional and Resort Real Estate Conference will be co-hosted by Resort Equities, with additional sponsors Preferred Residences, The Registry Collection, Baker Hostetler, Timbers Resorts, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, Ballard Spahr, Star Resort Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, ARDA, Hyatt Residential Group, STR and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.

About Ragatz Associates
Ragatz Associates is a highly respected international consulting and market research firm in the resort real estate industry. It was founded in 1974 by Dr. Richard Ragatz and has serviced clients from both the private sector (from small, individually owned companies to international corporations) and the public sector (from small municipalities to national governments). The firm has worked on over 2,500 assignments in the resort real estate industry in 48 states and over 70 countries.

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