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Offering Sellers a First-Rate, Flexible Acquisitions Program

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. has made a strong commitment to acquire additional investment-grade manufactured housing communities and RV resorts, and is particularly well positioned to do so. We are viewed by many in the industry as the seller’s buyer of choice. Our portfolio has established a strong awareness of Equity LifeStyle Properties as a premier brand. And, we have a reputation for closing the deal. We have access to capital at highly competitive rates, and we have the financial sophistication and a willingness to structure a transaction to address a seller’s unique needs.

All Cash Transactions

Equity LifeStyle's access to capital is unparalleled in the industry and enables us to purchase properties on an all-cash basis, providing immediate liquidity for owners.

Tax-Deferred Transactions

For owners who face a significant tax liability upon sale, ELS presents a unique opportunity. Owners may trade their communities for an ownership position in Equity LifeStyle's portfolio or take advantage of various other structures that ELS has employed to assist sellers.

Joint Ventures

ELS has entered into joint venture agreements, expanding our presence in key markets, gaining partners who are very experienced owners with proven track records.

Quick Closings

ELS is structured to be decisive and to make commitments quickly. Our acquisitions team is one of the best in the industry. Committed to identifying and addressing each seller’s unique needs, ELS can move quickly, having the flexibility and knowledge to structure transactions in a variety of ways.

Please take a moment to review the following acquisition guidelines. We look forward to establishing a lasting relationship with you as a seller. We are confident that we can structure a transaction that meets your own individual needs.


High quality communities and resorts with the following features:

  • Competitive amenities
  • Appealing landscaping
  • Well-maintained homes and homesites

Preferred Locations:

  • Major metropolitan locations across the U.S.
  • Within 100 miles of ELS’s existing community locations


  • All-cash transactions
  • Tax-deferred structures
  • Cash to existing debt
  • Joint ventures
  • Combination of the above


  • 150 homesites or more in a fully developed community or resort; or
  • Communities and resorts with expansion potential to accommodate more than 150 homesites


  • Senior Communities/Resorts
  • Family Communities/Resorts

Buyer of Choice

Contact Equity LifeStyle Properties today at (312) 279-1400 to learn how our acquisitions program can work for you. If you prefer, you can send in your sales package to the address listed below or complete the e-mail form below and we will contact you directly. Thank you for your interest in Equity LifeStyle Properties.

Sales packages should include the following information:

  • Community Name
  • Address of community/resort
  • Phone and fax numbers
  • Number of sites
  • Age of community/resort
  • Average site rent
  • Name of owner
  • Asking price and terms
  • Color photographs of the community/resort
  • Community/resort site map
  • List of community amenities
  • Community/resort location map
  • Description of expansion land (if applicable)
Sales packages should be sent to:
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.
Attn: Acquisitions Department
Suite 800
Two North Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60606