The Fractional Group takes FOC’s Fractional Expertise to New Heights

FOC Sales & Marketing has now re-branded as The Fractional Group in order to take the FOC model deeper into Europe and across the world.

Based in new, luxury offices in Marbella, Spain and within FOC’s headquarters in Guernsey in the Channel Islands, The Fractional Group is the most comprehensive “one-stop shop” for shared ownership. Its team of real estateand investment professionals handle general questions, sales, financing, management, marketing and even furnishing issues.

The Fractional Ownership Consultancy (FOC) is the UK authority on shared ownership. For over nine years FOC has led the way in providing developers with the legal and administrative framework for selling and managing the most successful shared ownership products in Europe.

The Vigia Group’s Parque da Floresta in Western Algarve was the first to sell property in fractions supported by FOC knowhow. The Oceanico Group use FOC’s fractional structure on many of its resorts across Portugal using brand names like Stepping Stones and Prestige Fractional. Acordo adopted the FOC model for its ultra modern homes at Bom Sucesso and Barrasford & Bird have also adopted it for its new project in Samos. Today FOC’s fractional portfolio spans well known resorts in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus the US and the UK.

The Fractional Group is now offering an even wider range of exclusive, luxury properties built by some of Europe’s largest and most trusted developers.

CEO of Fractional Ownership Consultancy Jerry Cobb says: “Clients as diverse as Taylor Woodrow Espãna and AquaPura in the Douro Valley show that The Fractional Group is dedicated to bringing the consumer the very best investment and leisure products in every price range. FOC’s unrivalled knowledge of the fractional property market and our sales pedigree is encouraging many more developers to sign up with us. Just watch this space.”

The first of many developments to be launched by The Fractional Group will be the Alhaurin Golf Resort on the Costa del Sol. Fractions start from just €25,000 for a 12th fraction (4 weeks use per year) and owners can play free golf at a variety of courses as part of the purchase. There is 100% financing available to purchasers subject to status.

For further information, please visit www.thefractionalgroup.com and www.fractional.net or contact:
Kerry Clark, Tideway Communications, 020 8878 0787
kerry@tidewaycommunications.com

Wayne Piercey, The Fractional Ownership Consultancy, 01481 747803
wayne.piercey@fractional.net

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  1. Noplaceinthesun | Aug 3, 2009 | Reply

    Fractional ownership is another way of saying “timeshare.” Typically, buyers pay far too much for a fraction of a shared property, and then over-pay for common costs. The only winners in FO/TS are the sellers. this is not investment, it’s expensive and unwise.
    If you want to buy a timeshare, the best way is to get a group together and buy a property betwen you, then raffle the best weeks each year among yourselves. It will cost you half the price, and the common costs will be a fraction of what they would be in a timeshare.
    See http://www.noplaceinthesun.com for an alternative view

  2. FractionalFan | Aug 13, 2009 | Reply

    What a sadly uninformed and one sided view. It’s true that some developers are demanding over the odds for their fractions (which in its true form is NOT timeshare)and some a re-packaging timeshare as fractional. Rule of thumb, check that you are actually getting a piece of the real estate on an established reputable resort, do some digging about how it is all structured AND how easy resales are, AND get a valuation on a similar unfurnished property in the area.

    If all of the fractional sales prices add up to more than 25-30% more then buyer beware. You do pay a premium on a fraction but remember you are getting a fully furnished and equipped property. I bought a quarter share in Portugal 2 years ago and couldn’t be happier with my decision. One of my co-owners has just sold their quarter share for a profit so that debunks another falsehood! SO bear in mind the key points above and you’ll be OK.

  3. P. Eim | Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    We’re looking at buying one or more Fractionals. Ideally 1/8th or 1/4th. Could anyone tell me what the best useage selection system it? There are many differences, between fixed weeks, 2 weeks in High, and 2 in Low. Some even offer ‘as much as you like’ (subject to availability) … whatever that means

  4. Peter | Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Great readership – I must say!

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