Latest David Gorin & Associates News

DGA Ready To Launch a New Park Project

May 2013 - After several years of starts and stops, DGA is close to partnering with a developer to build a new state of the art RV park in Florida. The project will include approximately 170 sites and a full range of amenities. Although not a 55+ park, the target market will be empty nesters of all ages who look for top quality facilities at a value-oriented price. More on this subject to come soon.

David Gorin Interfaces with RV Manufacturers

2013 - David Gorin is now serving on the Seasonal Camping Committee of the RV Industry Association. The committee is assisting RV manufacturers to better understand and work with the segment of the park industry that focuses on serving extended stay, seasonal guests - both snowbird winter guests or sunbird summer guests. With the merger of the Recreational Park Trailer Association (RPTIA) and RVIA, the manufacturing sector is becoming increaslingly interested in this part of the camping market.

On May 30, 2013, David will be representing Best Parks in America at a special meeting being convened by RVIA President Richard Coons that will bring together campground and manufacturing interests to explore relationships and partnerships between the two entities. Also representing the park sector will be represenatives from KOA, Leisure Systems, and Sunland RV Resorts.

Best Parks in America Sold to CA Investor

Best Parks in America, a national marketing network for premium level RV parks and resorts was founded by David Gorin in 2004. The company was sold to CA park owner and real estate investor Reza Paydar in a deal that closed on January 7, 2013. Reza has assumed the chairmanship and CEO role of the company. David remains as President and will continue to lead the company for at least 3 years. Best Parks currently has 68 affiliated resorts around the US.

Feasibility Studies

During the first 4 months of 2013, David Gorin Associates has conducted feasibility studies in North Carolina (2 different locations), New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida (3 locations), Virginia and Michigan. There's great interest in new RV park development although financing continues to be problematic for most developers. Of these 9 studies, 5 are expected to be funded and developed.

DGA Florida Office

DGA has a second office location in Longboat Key, FL, just outside Sarasota. The satellite office enables DGA to serve clients throughout the southeast. The office is just a 50 minute drive to Tampa International Airport, allowing Gorin to serve clients wherever they are located.

School of RV Park & Campground Management

David Gorin continues to serve on the Board of Regents of the National School of RV Park & Campground Management. At the 2013 school his classed included Construction Planning, Project Management, Industry Trends & Direction, Introduction to the Campground Industry, and Ancillary Revenue Development. David expects to return to the school for its 2014 session next February. David founded the school in 1994 during his tenure as President of ARVC and has taught classes each year since (except for 2008 when he was involved in the development of a new park in Florida). His courses have consistently been among the highest rated by students. For information about the school, visit the National School of RV Park & Campground Management website.

Expert Witness

David Gorin is currently assisting a state Department of Transportation in a dispute with a park owner. In the last 12 months, he's worked with attorneys on a wrongful death lawsuit and assisted a park being sued for an injury while camping. David's services are available directly or through the technical Assistance Service for Attorney's (TASA).

 

InSites Monthly Column and Blog

David Gorin continues to author a monthly column for Woodall's Campground Management now called "InSites into the Industry", which can be read on the DGA Blog. In addition, David is now also authoring a monthly column for Campground Industry E News where each month he conducts an interview with an industry personality.

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