RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Inspire Communities Purchases Whisper Creek RV Resort

Wed Dec 28, 2016

Bradentown, Florida - Fortune Real Estate, the leading facilitator of the purchase and sale of Florida-based commercial real estate properties, has announced the completion of its sale of Whisper Creek RV Resort in LaBelle, Florida to Inspire Communities. Now in its 25th season of operation, Whisper Creek RV Resort is a four-star, 55-plus recreational vehicle resort consisting of 477 sites. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Fortune Real Estate negotiated the sale on behalf of the family of Whisper Creek’s original developer including Rhonda Allison who will continue to serve as the resort’s Community Manager. Lee Meekoms of Parkbridge Capital Group, LLC, and Loraine Leithiser of Florida Choice Realty, Inc. represented Inspire Communities.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of the sale of one of the Fort Myers-area’s premier RV resort, Whisper Creek, to Inspire Communities, a leading owner and operator of manufactured home communities nationwide," Fortune Real Estates Lead Broker Rob Smith says. "We look forward to working with Erik Rollain and the entire Inspire Communities team again on future acquisitions."