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Parkbridge Ca pital Group

For one thing, he notes, “The manufacturers don’t build trailers anymore; that’s
a whole different day and age. Today, production turns out manufactured homes,
or in the ‘sister’ industry, recreational vehicles,” he says.
Now, if you drive through the newer
manufactured home communities, or
from the 1980s and forward, he says,
they look more like residential “stickbuilt” subdivisions.
Meekcoms points out the RV industry
manufactures several types of RV and the
“park-model home” that looks like a
small-manufactured home. However,
many today feature exteriors as cottages,
or log-homes, or are finished with stucco
and tile as a small Spanish-style cottage.
The larger RV resorts in Arizona, California, Texas and Florida favor the parkmodel occupancy, as the homes generally
stay in place, and the resident writes one
check for the entire year’s occupancy.
Along with its partners and clients,

Many of Parkbridge’s communities feature amenities such as tennis courts, pools, spas, billiards and fitness centers.

Parkbridge Capital Group has acquired or
assisted financing communities in 13
states around the country.
“It’s a great product,” Meekcoms says.
“It is a really reasonable value; a good
place for the tenants to enjoy a safe environment for a primary or second home.
It’s a positive factor and very helpful for
the retiree community.”
There has been a paradigm shift, observes Meekcoms, resulting from the financial collapse and Great Recession that
has force a re-evaluation of where one’s
money gets allocated, now and in the future. Many retirees have lost part of their
savings, investments and net worth,
which is a compelling argument for continuance of these types of communities
and housing options.
On the other side of the coin, dealing
with the investor community, these assets
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