International Prime Properties: “Should you Invest in fractional Ownership?” – Trish Lesslie, October 2016

Featured in an article by Trish Lesslie, focusing on the trend towards Fractional Ownership and why it makes sense, Rocksure’s Capital, Crystal, London and Manhattan Portfolios were highlighted. You can read the full article in the October edition of International Prime Properties magazine  

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Sherpa Report: “Fall in the British Pound is Boosting Interest in Rocksure’s London Fund”

Rocksure was delighted to be featured in an article by Nick Copley in Sherpa Report. The article describes how the fall in the Pound has made the London Portfolio more desirable for international investors.   Read the article in full here

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Luxurious Magazine: “Property Trends and Predictions for 2016: 7 Experts Share their Opinions”

David Rogers was featured in the most recent edition of Luxurious Magazine, observing the trend in travellers now seeking independent accommodation in preference to hotels. Read more by clicking here

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The Cheshire Magazine – Overseas Property

The December edition of The Cheshire Magazine featured Turtle Point, Antigua as one of their properties of the month. With a beautiful shot of the view over Nonsuch Bay, the piece describes the luxurious property and the opportunity for shared-equity ownership via the Rocksure Crystal Fund.

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LP Luxury Property Magazine – “Shared Ownership of Luxury Properties” by Liana Cafolla

Rocksure is proud to be featured in December’s edition of LP Luxury Property Magazine, an international luxury real estate publication (bilingual – English and Chinese) for those based in Asia and beyond.

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The Times – Carol Lewis, Property: 20/11/2015

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The Wealth Scene – ‘Featured Property: Turtle Point, Antigua’

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“How shared equity ownership caters to luxury buyers” opp.TODAY (Overseas Property Professional) – by Adrian Bishop

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‘Five (inventive) ways to invest in homes’ – The Times & The Times Online, Carol Lewis

Rocksure has been featured in the ‘Bricks and Mortar’ supplement of The Times and The Times Online in an article entitled ‘Five (inventive) ways to invest in homes’. The piece highlights investment options available to those wishing to ‘capitalise – whether financially or in other ways – from homeownership without the hassle of owning a home’,…

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British Airways High Life Magazine and Highlife Online – ‘The World’s Best Villas’, Issy D’Arcy Clark

Rocksure’s luxury villa in Marrakech, El Boura was highlighted by British Airways’ ‘High Life’ magazine and online supplement as being one of the biggest luxury villas in the world. “El Boura combines Eastern design with Western Luxury, while its extensive gardens and outhouses make it practically a kingdom for hire” To read the article in full,…

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Vacation, Vacation, Vaction: Why You Should Think About a Holiday Home – The Express

David Rogers, who founded Rocksure with Desmond Patrick-Smith in 2005, is keen to point out that the company is not a timeshare investment, but a pooling of funds to buy properties that can be enjoyed and rented out to other people to help pay for maintenance, then sold at the end of a set period…

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Holiday Homes Made for Sharing – Passport Magazine, Liz Rowlinson

Known by a variety of monikers, destination clubs or property funds tend to combine a financial investment in a diverse property portfolio with a lifestyle investment in holiday trips to the homes in the collection. “We offer our investors both enjoyment and capital gain, and what sets us apart from timeshare is that people buy…

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Invest your pension pot in property – Abode 2

Next month, eagerly awaited pension freedoms will give the over 55’s the opportunity to access their savings to spend as they wish. Many are expected to look to invest their retirement in property markets either at home or abroad, whilst others are predicted to use their savings to splash out on lavish holidays. But what…

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Why settle for one glamorous second home when you can have several? – The Barrister Lifestyle Supplement Online

Owning a second home has long been the fancy of many a discerning traveller. It affords you a level of comfort that luxury hotels can only strive to match, whilst also providing the savvy investor with a lucrative opportunity to capitalise on thriving property markets. But why settle for one glamorous second home when you…

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The Appeal of the Manhattan Transfer – The Times – Liz Rowlinson

This season British bankers are set to spend their record bonuses in New York, says Liz Rowlinson. Next month City bankers are expected to receive some of the biggest bonuses since the financial crisis. The average sum to be received by partners at the investment bank Goldman Sachs, for example; has been reported as being…

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Investing in a property abroad: where to but overseas – The Telegraph

Companies such as Rocksure specialise in shared equity ownership of global portfolios of luxury villas and apartments in the world’s most popular second-home destinations. Rocksure offers investors a planned exit strategy whereby at the end of the life of each individual fund, the properties are sold and the proceeds, together with any capital gain, are…

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Rocksure unveils three new properties and announces the completion of its very first Alpha Fund – Waterfront Magazine

Shared equity ownership specialist Rocksure is pleased to announce that two new villas have recently joined its Crystal Fund alongside a new apartment in its Capital Fund. This comes in the same year that its very first Villa Fund, the Alpha Fund, has come to a close and more than 50 percent of its investors…

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How to own a second home both abroad and in the UK – David Rogers

With house prices in London having appreciated at unprecedented rates in recent years, for many owning a second home will seem like a distant dream. It’s well known for example that residential property in prime areas of the capital has been the best performing asset class in the UK for many decades – with prices…

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From London to Manhattan – H Edition Magazine – Beth Hawkins

With house prices having skyrocketed in the capital, you’d be forgiven for thinking that owning multiple houses in London’s most exclusive postcodes is the preserve of the super-rich. With a  two bedroom flat in Chelsea now setting you back an average of £1.65 million*, for may it would appear that the window of opportunity to…

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Perfect Homes Magazine – Own luxury homes around the world for as little as €60,000

Whether you favour cultural European City destinations, exotic villas for all seasons or world wealth hubs such as London or New York, there is a Rocksure Fund to suit your tastes and needs. With each one, Shareholders rest safe in the knowledge that all properties are sourced, managed, maintained and staffed by Rocksure and finished…

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Rocksure Group Offers Innovative Way to Own a Vacation Home – Luxury Travel Magazine

The Rocksure Group, a world leader in shared equity ownership of villa and vacation home portfolios, announced today its expansion into the United States, launching its Manhattan and Liberty Apartment Funds. These real estate equity funds offer ownership and use of portfolios of villa and apartment vacation homes nestled in the midst of the nation’s…

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Rocksure: Owning a piece of Chelsea, no-longer a pipe dream for investors – Latest Homes

It is a well-documented fact that average house prices in the capital are now well beyond the reach of many individuals, let alone those aspiring to invest in prime areas. The average house in London now costs £514,000* whilst an average two bedroom flat in Chelsea will set you back £1.65 million**. Private equity property…

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Rocksure: Luxury London living at your fingertips – CDCLifestyle.com

With prices having sky-rocketed in the capital, you’d be forgiven for thinking that owning even one residence in London’s most sought after boroughs is the preserve of the rich and famous. Yet imagine enjoying an evening at the theatre in Covent Garden, or a spot of shopping in Knightsbridge, knowing that at the end of…

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The Rocksure Group Continues to Soar – Mann Report Residential

… For a fraction of the cost of whole ownership, invesotrs can becom co-owners of a premier portfolio of luxury residences in Manhattan, which is experiencing strong growth in the real estate market. On average, each home will be valued at $3 million and will span more than 1,400 square feet. Each residence includes daily…

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Rocksure unveils three new properties – Country Life

By Agnes Stamp The shared equity ownership specialist Rocksure has added two new villas and an apartment to its property portfolio. Shared equity ownership specialist Rocksure has announced the addition of two new villas to its Crystal Fund and a new apartment to its Capital Fund. The inaugural Alpha Fund, whose shareholders have been enjoying five luxury villas…

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Check out property investment funds – Telegraph Property

By Julia Flynn “There’s nothing better than lying by a swimming pool and watching the pool go up in value,” says David Rogers of Rocksure Property. Rocksure specialises in schemes where, for an outlay of just over £200,000, you can purchase a share of a luxury villa in the sun – or, for that matter,…

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Rocksure Welcomes Luxury Vienna Residence to Portfolio – Robb Report Luxury Newswire

Rocksure, a world leader in shared equity ownership of luxury villa and vacation homes, has welcomed a sprawling residence in Vienna to its growing portfolio. This Viennese abode, which blends classic European design with contemporary style, is the newest residence offered through Rocksure’s Capital Fund; a collection of luxury vacation apartments in fashionable, European capital…

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The Cheshire Magazine – Luxury Overseas Property

PARIS This apartment is one of the ten European city apartments that will make up Rocksure’s Capital Fund. Offering Investors co-ownership of portfolios of second homes, Rocksure combines annual usage with a planned exit strategy allowing owners to use the properties at times of their choosing throughout the life of the Fund whilst making a…

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Want to own a piece of Chelsea? – What Mortgage

By Elizabeth Henry Keen to invest in London property but can’t afford it? You’re not alone. The average house in London now costs £514,000 whilst an average two bedroom flat in Chelsea will set you back £1.65 million… …This unaffordability is one of the reasons shared ownership schemes have started popping up offering buyers the…

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Corporates that host clients or employees in London are being urged to invest in a property rather than use a hotel – Meetings and Incentive Travel

Property investment company Rocksure is targeting the corporate hospitality market by offering companies the chance to part-own four central London apartments, which they can use for 18 nights a year. The investment scheme costs £245,000 and entitles the companies to use the properties for a 10-year period, before they are sold and the profits split…

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Solid as a rock – Conde Nast Publications

Rocksure, a world leader in the shared-equity ownership of luxury properties, has recently announced the launch of its first funds in London and Manhattan. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has initiated seven such schemes internationally, raising more than $30 million from over 150 British and foreign investors. Shareholders acquire a flexible means of…

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London or New York – Overseas Property Professionals

London or New York Name: Manhattan Fund and London Fund Elevator Pitch: A stake in high-quality real estate in the most exciting cities in the world. What is the Fund? Manhattan Fund has 60 Full Units of investment, London Fund 64 Full Units, each with purchase four two-bedroom apartments in coveted boroughs such as Kensington,…

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City Pad [London]- Independent School Parent

Rocksure Property is offering stakes in high-quality real estate in London so you can spend an average of 18 nights each year enjoying a luxury apartment in the capital – perfect for visiting children at boarding school. The Rocksure London Fund requires an investment of £245,000 for a Full Unit. And it’s not a timeshare:…

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Own a 2 million pound C.London pad for price of 1 bed in Croydon – The London Economic

By Steve Taggart I think I can speak for most of us, when I say we all would like a central London des res, for the price of a flat in a down market part of town. It is the stuff people dream of, and the type of conversation that can be overheard in every…

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The high-end flat share – Metro

Metro – The high-end flat share You need deep pockets to invest in London these days but there is one way to do it, writes Ginetta Vedrickas. Property investors Rocksure have launched their London Fund for high net worth individuals (those with at least £122,500), buying four two-bed, two-bath apartments in Chelsea, Kensington, Covent Garden…

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Property Watch – Diplomat Magazine

PROPERTY WATCH Diplomat reveals Rocksure’s new London and Manhattan funds World leaders in the shared equity ownership of global portfolios of luxury villas and apartments, Rocksure has launched dedicated London and Manhattan Funds this past summer. Rocksure believes that this is a new and unique opportunity for those wishing to have a stake in high-quality…

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Safe as Houses – Canary Wharf

New York is ‘an almost guaranteed winner,’ according to David Rogers, Chief Executive of property investment business, Rocksure Property. In 2008, it bought a two-bedroom apartment in Midtown for its Alpha Fund for $2 million. The economic downturn saw it plummet in value by 17.5%, but it has since recovered to just over $3 million……

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A Fair Share – The City Magazine

Rocksure, a specialist in the shared ownership sector has launched two new funds, offering investors the opportunity to own a share of four luxury apartments in London or New York at a fraction of the cost… …Those that choose to invest in both funds are able to pool their annual entitlements and spend as they…

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Funds claim the high ground in a market upturn – The Independent on Sunday

By: Kamal Khurana: …Another option is Rocksure, which has been operating since 2006 and specialises in marrying investment with lifestyle purchases. The Rocksure Property funds concept requires a minimum investment of £48,000 to secure equity ownership of luxury apartments, coupled with the opportunity to use them at times of the investor’s choosing for an average…

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London Calling – Overseas Property Professionals

By Christopher Nye: Maybe not a good time to be launching a London fund then? Au Contraire, says David Rogers of Rocksure, which launched its new London Fund this spring: ‘We think that there will definitely be a correction this year due to buyers’ resistance to frothy asking prices, political uncertainty ahead of the Scottish…

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Investing in Luxury – Private Air Luxury Homes

By: Gina Samarotto ‘For these investors, the goal is significant profit wrapped in an opportunity to indulge their Wanderlust.’ Already well known and globally respected for their real estate investment offerings throughout Europe, the Orient and in the Pacific; Rocksure has recently expanded to launch its Manhattan Fund and Liberty Fund. These newest Funds invite…

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A new way to make money from your London flat – The Gentleman’s Journal

By Charlie Gardiner- Hill: Buying a house in London is a privilege that, for many, is now less of a dream and more of a dream wistfully viewed down the barrel of a pipe. Every day, thousands of city workers emerge from the Tube clasping copies of the Metro, Evening Standard and the Daily Mail,…

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The Rocksure Group launches two real estate equity funds in the U.S. – New York Real Estate Journal

By John Picard: New York, NY The Rocksure Group, a world leader in shared equity ownership, unveiled its expansion into the United States with the launch of its Manhattan and Liberty Apartment Funds. These real estate equity funds offer investors the unique opportunity to both co-own valuable real estate in Manhattan and key U.S. cities for…

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How Many Billionaires Would It Take to Buy New York? – Huffington Post

By Toni Haber: A recent article in the Chicago Tribune shined light on Bill Gate’s wealth — given his $77.5 billion fortune, he could theoretically purchase all residential properties in Boston worth $76.6 billion, leaving him to practically own the entire city. With apartment prices in Manhattan higher than ever, especially given the influx of high-end new developments, it…

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Timeshares in London offer affordable access – The Wharf

By Rob Virtue: Firm offers a new way to invest in the capital’s property market So what’s the cost with Rocksure? “To acquire an apartment with two beds and two bathrooms in central London would cost £2-3 million. You don’t need to spend that. You can spend £245,000.” Investing in high-end property in London is…

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Rocksure launches London and Manhattan prime resi funds – Prime Resi

Luxury property shared ownership outfit Rocksure has just launched dedicated London and Manhattan Funds, and will shortly be looking to buy four high—spec two-bed apartments in London. The idea is to give investors/holidaymakers a toe-hold in two of the primest intemational real estate markets without having to spend seven figures or more. Investments start at £245,000…

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Is Fractional Ownership the new Timeshare? – City Insider by David Stevenson

Soaring accommodation prices could be good news for ‘destination club’ models – and that could spell an opportunity for travel firms Your humble columnist and Panmure Gordon’s top travel analyst Gert Zonneveld have at least one thing in common. I can’t boast a Dutch background or the same level of knowledge about the travel industry’s…

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A NEW TAKE ON FRACTIONAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP – Elite Traveller By Mike Espindle

Travel and leisure pioneer Alistair Ballantine, who has had an illustrious history with Abercrombie & Kent, Orient-Express and Oberoi, visited me recently to discuss his latest venture, Rocksure Property.  A kind-of re-invisioning of the fractional ownership/destination club concept so popular a few years ago, Rocksure is creating buzz by using some of the hard lessons…

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A new take on fractional property ownership

Travel and leisure pioneer Alistair Ballantine, who has had an illustrious history with Abercrombie & Kent, Orient-Express and Oberoi, visited me recently to discuss his latest venture, Rocksure Property. A kind-of re-invisioning of the fractional ownership/destination club concept so popular a few years ago, Rocksure is creating buzz by using some of the hard lessons…

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All roads lead to home – Financial Times – How to Spend it – Sue Chester

A new approach to equity investment provides the keys to a global portfolio of holiday homes. Sue Chester finds the prospect very alluring.  Concealed on a Phuket private estate overlooking Surin beach, Villa Arawan is one in a portfolio of global properties offering unforgettable holidays in return for an investment. The traditional spiked pagodas that…

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All roads lead to home

A new approach to equity investment provides the keys to a global portfolio of holiday homes. Sue Chester finds the prospect very alluring. Concealed on a Phuket private estate overlooking Surin beach, Villa Arawan is one in a portfolio of global properties offering unforgettable holidays in return for an investment. The traditional spiked pagodas that…

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M Private Residences luxury destination club invests $1 million into Rocksure vacation Capital Fund

M Private Residences, the leading luxury destination club in Canada for more than eight years, is pleased to announce that it has recently completed an investment of more than $1 million into the Rocksure Property Capital Fund. Rocksure is a UK-based luxury destination club specializing in co-ownership vacation properties around the world. Similar to the…

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Private residences luxury destination club invests $1 million into Rocksure Vacation Capital Fund

M Private Residences, the leading luxury destination club in Canada for more than eight years, is pleased to announce that it has recently completed an investment of more than $1 million into the Rocksure Property Capital Fund. Rocksure is a UK-based luxury destination club specializing in co-ownership vacation properties around the world. Similar to the…

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Sunny and Share – Daily Telegraph – Laura Henderson

Pleasure and profit: fractional ownership gives owners good-value holidays while also helping them make some cash Spending smartly through an economic crisis is a tricky feat; even more so when faced with the current snail’s pace of economic recovery. But while traditional business sectors struggle with back-to-back budget shortfalls, one developing industry bucking the downwards…

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A Share on the Shore – Financial Times – Jane Owen

Fractional ownership offers holiday homes without the hassle – once you work out the cost. The concept of FO began about 30 years ago in the US and, today, high-end schemes provide serviced holiday homes without the usual hassle of multiple home ownership, such as maintenance, cleaning and guilt about not going there often enough….

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Rich Pickings – First Eleven – Anna Tyzack

Having a share in a portfolio of properties gives you the benefits of a seond home without the hassle of owning one. Owning a beach house or a ski chalet is a beguiling prospect for most parents but often the commitment aspect is a turn-off . Many families can’t justify a 52-week obligation to a…

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Home from Home in Marrakech – The Luxury Channel – Lauren Felicity Steventon

As the seasons change in the UK, it is definitely time to start thinking about winter sun. Just three hours flight, a completely different culture and 300 days of blazing sunshine a year make Marrakech a great long weekend away from the winter. There are riads and hotels throughout the city (see this issue’s Luxury…

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A holiday from ownership – Financial Times – Richard Holledge

A holiday home once meant a house in the Dordogne or a bougainvillea-fringed villa in Andalusia. You only had time to visit it a few weeks a year and the first days were spent phoning the pool man and buying new towels, but it was yours, all yours. How old-fashioned. These days any individual worth their…

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A house for all Seasons – Tatler – Claire Pilton

If you hanker after a holiday home in the sunshine, but have reservations about returning to the same place every year; if you baulk at the burden of funding a second property which you may only use a few weeks each year then Rocksure Property’s Crystal Fund (01993 823809; www rocksure.com) could be the solution. …

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A house for all seasons- House and Garden – Claire Pilton

If you hanker after a holiday home in the sunshine, but have reservations about returning to the same place every year; if you baulk at the burden of funding a second property which you may only use a few weeks each year then Rocksure Property’s Crystal Fund (01993 823809; www rocksure.com) could be the solution. …

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A house for all seasons – Vogue – Claire Pilton

If you hanker after a holiday home in the sunshine, but have reservations about returning to the same place every year; if you baulk at the burden of funding a second property which you may only use a few weeks each year then Rocksure Property’s Crystal Fund (01993 823809; www rocksure.com) could be the solution. …

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An Easy Way to Own a Villa, or Two – Wall Street Journal – Jemima Sissons

Fractional Ownership Gives Holidaymakers the Comforts of Home, Without the Maintenance Headache For some, the joys of owning a vacation property are numerous: a home away from home, the comfort of knowing where the linens and teabags are kept, getting to know the local baker. But high maintenance costs and the desire to try out…

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Club Class – A Place in the Sun – Richard Way

Until recently residence clubs focused on the shared ownership of villas in desirable holiday spots around the world. But, as we reveal here, the concept has now been applied to city pads and adapted for smaller scale projects.  Top-notch restaurants, exciting nightlife, limitless shopping and bucketfuls of culture – it’s easy to see why us…

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Why go? For anyone looking for a taste of decadent Parisian high life… – Red Online – Hannah Rouch

Why go? For anyone looking for a taste of decadent Parisian high life… Located off the buzzing Champs-Elysees is the stunning Rocksure Apartment. Part of the Rocksure Collection, it’s a grand two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, and more than fulfils any latent fantasies you’ve ever had of living in a swish Parisian crashpad – for a few…

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Parisian chic on the cheap – Sunday Express – Jane Slade

Paris is still the lifestyle capital of Europe but, as Jane Slade finds, you can own a multi-million pound home there for just a fraction of the true cost. Fast, quick, dynamic are how agents describe the Paris property scene. Defying all expectation and downwards trends, the French capital shines like a beacon luring buyers…

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City Centres work – Overseas Property Professional – George Sell

One of the most noticeable trends in the fractional sector is the proliferation of urban fractionals, as developers and buyers see the logic of shared ownership in the heart of the city centre. What is the attraction and how are they making it work? Most developers considering the fractional ownership sector are generally looking into…

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City Insider – David Stevenson

The art of reinvention is one of the most precious skills in modern business.  Arguably reinvention is also constantly in demand within the core of the travel industry itself – redefining and reinventing the package holiday is essential to the survival of the sector with the all inclusive family resort complete with extra sports facilities…

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Fractional property market report – Wall Street Journal – Jemima Sissons

Fractional ownership is one of the new buzz-words in property. It is – at least for some developers – one of the few growth areas in the property market right now. It’s also a concept that struggles against confusion with timeshare. David Rogers, director of Rocksure Property, says, “I have some issues when I’m marketing…

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Interview with Quintessentially – Selling Class – Estates Gazette

THE CLUB THAT CAN ARRANGE PARTIES IN THE PYRAMIDS AND BUILD A BAT CAVE Launched in Soho in December 2009 by Simpson Elliot and Paul Drummond, Quintessentially began life as a luxury Concierge service available to its members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and on hand to assist with any lifestyle requests;…

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A sunny outlook – London Homes and Property

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP OFFERS SOME VERY REAL OPTIONS IF YOU WANT A SECOND HOME ABROAD WITH A MINIMUM OF HASSLE For those that aspire to own a stunning second home abroad but are deterred by the risk of investing in a single market, the hassle of sourcing and maintaining a property and the restraint of returning…

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Sharing out the Benefit – OPP by Arnit Katwala

A luxury multi-million euro apartment in the wealthy arrondissement of Paris is out of reach of the majority of second-home buyers. But, one such property a mere stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysees, is available at a much lower price point than usual, thanks to the growing concept of “shared ownership” . What does the Rocksure…

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Invest and Spread Joy – Metro By Cheryl Latham

First-time buyers everywhere are thinking about teaming up with friends or family to take that initial leap on to the property ladder. But for investors in an uncertain market, sharing and spreading the risk of property also looks like a wise move. Just a two-minute walk from the Champs Elysees, in a Parisian street filled…

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You’ll always have Paris – for a slice of price – The Times by Francesca Steele

A property fund can help you to realise your dream of owning a luxury pad overseas – at least for a week.  A stone’s throw from the designer boutiques and grand cafés of the Avenue des Champs Elysées lie some of Paris’s most coveted apartments. One, a 2,000 sq ft two-bedroom flat with antique armoires,…

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Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership – AluxuryTravelBlog.com – by Paul Johnson

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund.  This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment…

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Rocksure Property Announces Partnership with Quintessentially – Perspective Magazine by Susan Knox

Successfully Launching its Fourth Fund Rocksure Property is delighted to announce its partnership with the world’s leading private members’ club and concierge service Quintessentially and the launch of its newest investment fund the Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. The fourth fund in Rocksure’s portfolio, the Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund will provide investors with the very pinnacle…

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Hot property: Fractional agreements – Financial Times, by Angus Watson

No, not timeshare. “Timeshare” tends to be associated by many people with images of pensioners losing hard-won nest eggs on Costa del Sol holiday developments. Fractional agreements have a far more solid property ownership foundation in which investors purchase a share of the assets rather than just the right to use them. Fractional schemes tend…

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Fractional Ownership – A Fraction of the Cost – Country Life International by Holly Kirkwood

NICK VAN GRUISEN, managing director of the Ultimate Travel Company, knows an awful lot about holidays, and swore blind he wouldn’t buy overseas. ‘I always said I’d never buy a property abroad. You constantly feel you have to go there – it’s less about the financial strain and more about the mental strain. You’re emotionally…

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Get into the foreign property game at a fraction of the cost. – City a.m. by Tomothy Barber

FOR many people, owning a foreign property would be the ultimate luxury. However, dealing with local authorities, maintaining the place, or renting it out can turn a luxury into a time-consuming, costly hassle. And that assumes you can really afford the place of your dreams, rather than a flat in a high-rise overlooking a crowded…

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A shared destiny – Financial Times, by Lucy Warwick-Ching

Wealthy homeowners armed with surplus cash and a desire for luxury holidays have poured millions of pounds The recession hasn’t stopped the wealthy ‘Generation X-ers’ from escaping to their holiday villas It is not something most people with a Chiantishire villa or a bunk in Mustique will appreciate hearing Wealthy homeowners armed with surplus cash…

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ROCK, PAPER, VILLAS – Spear’s, by The Hedgehog

It is not something most people with a Chiantishire villa or a bunk in Mustique will appreciate hearing, but ‘owning a second home abroad is a mad, mad thing to do – unless you are supremely rich (and even then it’s slightly mad).’ So says David Rogers, founder of Rocksure property funds. His logic runs…

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You do the math… – Square Mile by Bernadette Costello

THE WORLD WEALTH Report has identified ‘Generation X’ as the ideal buyer-type for fractional ownership property. Thirty to 50-year-olds earning £150,000-plus, it says, are tempted by new product innovation, luxury goods and services, while overseas holiday pads reflect their sumptuous lifestyles. Nothing new in that, but with unemployment at its highest since 1997 and UK…

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A House for All Seasons – Money-Observer by Faith Glasgow

Fancy holidaying in a desirable location, with the potential for capital gains? Faith Glasgow visits a creation idyll to see how a fractional scheme works Istria is a great place for insect life. A crowd of butterflies, bees and mysterious black and red bugs duck and weave around the lavender patch on the far side…

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Why settle for one holiday home when you can have six? – The Scotsman by Laura Henderson

Why settle for one holiday home when you can have six? Laura Henderson samples a new style of shared ownership for money-wise, time-poor investors The Romans considered the Croat¬ian peninsula of Istria on the Adri¬atic a perfect place to put down roots, a favourite evening ritual prepar¬ing the terracotta pitchers of “Supa” a heady concoction…

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Come Together – A Place in the Sun – Show Issue by Alison Warner

For anyone attracted by the possibility of investing in overseas property but frightened by the potentially large sums of money and hassle involved, a collective investment scheme may be the answer. There is now an array of schemes and products on offer to suit a range of budgets and objectives. For people wishing to buy…

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Tired of Hotels…? – Country Life International

Tired of hotels? Own part of an apartment in Venice instead. Get the keys to Glamorous European pieds-á-terres The concept of destination clubs, in which investors are shareholders in a portfolio of holiday homes scattered around the is not new. They’re time shares for grown-ups: a concept that that differs in that investors pay higher…

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Great Escapes – Bath Life by Laura Rowe

Stepping off the plane alongside holidaymakers bearing body-bags and golf clubs Laura Rowe discovers there’s more to the Algarve than simply pitch and putt As you land at Faro airport you could be in almost any southern Mediterranean country. The odd palm tree, warm breeze and crazy drivers are all too familiar: But head out…

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A Capital Idea – Hedge Fund Magazine by Edward Vaughan

ROCKSURE’S NEW FUND OFFERS THE PICK OF EUROPE IT’S BLUE MONDAY, THE DATE calculated to be the most miserable of the year. The weather is ghastly, and the papers are full of the latest banking disasters. Yet David Rogers couldn’t be more upbeat – or indeed more charming. Rocksure is just about to launch its…

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Part owning your holiday home… – Daily Mail by Xanthe Whittaker

Part-owning your holiday home will spread the risks and save money, says XANTHE WHITTAKER THE one thing we learnt from Sex And The City: The Movie is that, even on the most modest salary, you can clutch the latest Louis Vuitton handbag. And this isn’t about buying fakes on eBay – everything from private yachts…

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A Slice of the Good Life in Faro – Bath Chronicle by Emma Dance

Perched high on a hillside with panoramic views of the Algarve and the Atlantic Ocean the views from Casa Alto do Cerro are breathtaking. Just 15 minutes from Faro airport, and within striking distance of beaches, restaurants and golf courses, this luxury villa at Goldra in the heart of Portugal’s Algarve region makes an ideal…

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Casa Alto do Cerro, nr. Faro – International Homes Vol.16

Casa Alto do Cerro, Near Faro Investors (40 per fund) in this property fund get access to six properties around the globe for four weeks each year including this stunning villa. Shareholders can therefore enjoy the benefit of owning a property abroad without the hassle, risk or large capital outlay associated with owning a house…

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Rocksure Property launch new Capital Fund – Fractional Life

Rocksure Property launch new capital fund On 2 February 2009, Rocksure Property’s brand new Capital Fund will open its doors to investors for the first time. Rocksure Property has adjusted its third investment fund model to take advantage of current economic conditions and meet investors’ needs. The new European fund will offer investments in 10…

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A House for All Seasons – Arabian Business by Kim Latham

Owning a second home in an exotic location is appealing. However, complicated legislation often scares off buyers. David Rogers of British company Rocksure is enticing investors to purchase abroad by spreading the risk and increasing rewards. Think timeshare. Investors spend well-earned money on leasing holiday properties in various locations for so many weeks a year….

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Luxury Property Funds – Financial Times by David Stevenson

“Maybe professional investors do listen to journalists – that’s the radical conclusion I reached this week after hearing that property company Rocksure is launching a new shared ownership luxury property fund. Called the Capital Fund, its the third iteration of their novel and quite impressive product range that centres on offering shares in the ownership…

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Rocking Villas – City Life by Kasha Van Sant

ROCKING VILLAS Preconception is a funny thing; it usually goes hand in hand with stereotype and cliché and is often ill judged and totally off the mark. Kasha Van Sant explores further A note of caution to those who think that the Rocksure Property Fund which provides luxury stays for the affluent and well to…

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A Slice of Perfection – Square Mile Magazine by Laura Adcock

A HOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS Many people who dream of owning a second home overseas are, in reality, put off by the responsibility and hassle of choosing a destination and then buying, renovating, maintaining, managing and staffing their chosen property. But Rocksure Property’s Bravo Fund provides a solution. It offers shareholders (40 in total) four…

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Time to perk up property portfolios – Financial Times by David Stevenson

Many aeons ago, I came up with an idea for a TV series. I knew a leading prime-time executive who I thought might be interested in programmes about foreign property as an investment. The programme idea was unimaginatively called A Castle in the Sun and I thought it would be a huge success – as…

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