The main take-aways from the 2020 election results, in addition to moving past the uncertainty that the election held over the last few months are: A split government is unlikely to enact significant reforms and may only pass a moderate stimulus package Interest rates will likely remain at record lows If financing liquidity remains strong,

Safe Passage Through Hurricane Season

Saturday, 08 August 2020 by
Leisure Investment Properties Group Safe Passage Through Hurricane Season

Every year, marinas located along the Gulf, throughout Florida, the Eastern Seaboard, and the Caribbean are faced with a prevalent threat – hurricanes. Here we focus on tips and best practices for guiding your marina’s safe passage through hurricane season. As we all know and have likely experienced first-hand, these natural disasters destroy homes, businesses,

2020 Marina Investment Report

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 by

Interview: F3 Marina

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 by
Leisure Investment Properties Group Interview: F3 Marina

For many marina operators, hiring a third-party management company is the ideal route to ensuring optimal success, premier customer service, and consistent profitability. Our interview with F3 Marina (a leader in professional marina management and consulting services to marina owners in the United States and internationally) dives into some of the best practices for marina

Preparing Your Marina For Sale

Friday, 29 November 2019 by
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In November 2019, Marina Dock Age interviewed Steven Ekovich (National Managing Director) and Brett Murphy (Investment Advisor, Marinas) for an article title “Trends in Marina Sales: Tips for Improving Seller Appeal”. The article’s focus is on preparing your marina for sale, covering an array of topics from business planning and factors to consider when deciding

American Golf sells two more courses

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 by
Leisure Investment Properties Group American Golf sells two more courses

Posted on 1/15/2019, by Jack Crittenden , GOLF Inc. American Golf sold its 13th and 14th golf courses in the last year, selling The Crossing Golf Club in Franklin, Tenn. to Golf Franklin Bridge LLC, and The Trophy Club of Apalachee, in Dacula, Ga. to Golf Apalachee LLC. Steven Ekovich, First Vice President, National Managing Director and Director of the

Biggest Sales of 2018

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 by
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Stressed private clubs and public courses made up most of the sales in 2018, along with some large resort deals. By Jack Crittenden, GOLF Inc. (January/February 2019) American Golf made big news last year when it announced it would sell the 27 golf courses it owned. The income would fund a rapid expansion of Drive

Interview: Freedom Boat Club

Friday, 01 February 2019 by
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The LIPG Marina Team is excited to have interviewed John Giglio, President and CEO of Freedom Boat Club.  This interview dives into the leading boat club company’s outlook on the marina industry, sentiment towards the rental boat market and FBC’s strategy moving forward. We thank John for his participation. Since John assumed the helm, the

New Owner at Lady’s Island Marina

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 by
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In January 2019, Mia Overton of Marina Dock Age published an article that focused on the new owner at Lady’s Island Marina in Beaufort, SC. Steven Ekovich, the National Managing Director, sold Lady’s Island Marina to Tom Daniels after determining that he was the best buyer for the property. Tom Daniels embarked on a new

Marina Industry Consolidation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 by
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In January 2019, Mia Overton of Marina Dock Age published a Q&A with Steven Ekovich (National Managing Director) and Brett Murphy (Investment Advisor) in an article titled “Marina Acquisitions and Industry Consolidation Continues; Markets Remain Strong but Face Rising Interest Rates”. The interview covers topics from year-over-year comparisons to why owners are selling in today’s

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