Your money goes to work as soon as you invest, and you go on incredible vacations with the people you love.

Before Equity Residences, there wasn’t a way to simultaneously make a smart, low-risk investment that accredited investors could immediately enjoy with family and friends. The trade-off was cost, being tied to one location, or management headaches. Comprised of experienced finance, hospitality, and real estate professionals with a passion for structuring diversified equity investments and traveling to beautiful locations around the globe, the Equity Residences team has created a shared-ownership, luxury vacation home product engineered to be a financial investment.


Greg Salley
Managing Director

An experienced investor, management executive, and consultant, Greg co-founded and grew Equity Residences, a luxury real estate investment fund with hundreds of investors. Residences in the funds' portfolios span seven countries and include most popular luxury vacation destinations such as Turks & Caicos, Hawaii, and Italy. Greg has worked across all facets of real estate, from the ground-up development to investment, design, and sales.

Prior to his career as a real estate investor, Greg had executive management experience, both US and international, in private equity, business development, business strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business and an engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin. During his career, he has lived in London, Paris, Nice, Sydney, and Singapore.

John Long
Managing Director

John’s passion for traveling and making smart investments let him to co-found Equity Residences, which has seen the successful growth of the Equity Villa Fund and subsequent launch of the Equity Platinum Fund. John has over 25 years’ experience in management, consulting, and private equity. John, who holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from Rice University, began his career at McKinsey & Company and then personally advised companies on growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and new ventures. An avid traveler who’s visited more than 50 countries, John splits time between homes in San Diego, California and Austin, Texas.

Steve Dering

Steve is the founding partner of Elite Alliance Real Estate (EARE), a firm specializing in the design, structuring, marketing, and sale of vacation property developments at the prestigious resort and urban locations. He pioneered the country’s first residence club (luxury co-ownership) in 1991 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Subsequently, he launched The Phillips Club in Manhattan, the country’s first urban residence club. As a principal of EARE, he works with developers in evaluating potential residence club sites, conducting preliminary business discussions, assessing project feasibility, formulating club ownership parameters, and supervising club design and marketing.

An accredited investor is someone who earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 if married) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year; OR has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence).