13 May Investor Spotlight: Joe DiNoia
Joe DiNoia is a devoted dad, gregarious globetrotter, and busy entrepreneur who runs multiple businesses from New York to Florida. Joe is always seeking new adventures with his partner Tania and their blended family of three teenagers – not to mention his extended family and friends. So far, investing in Equity Estates has been the key to unlocking many unforgettable vacations.
In 2007, the native New Yorker traded Manhattan skylines for Florida beaches and relocated to Fort Lauderdale where he and his family embrace every aspect of coastal living. When he’s not on the road, you’ll likely find Joe and his family biking, enjoying the beach, taking in local sporting events, hosting family and friends, or boating.
Investing in “Remember When”
When Joe saw an ad for Equity Estates three years ago, he was intrigued by the possibility of having access to dozens of luxury vacation properties around the world. He was especially attracted to the idea of vacationing in large homes with private bedrooms for the teens yet common areas and amenities where everyone could gather. After his inaugural Equity Estates trip to Belize was a huge hit with family and friends, Joe knew he made the right investment. As he said, “Everything that Equity Estates promised, they delivered. And then some.”
“The time we spend together as a family is priceless,” said Joe. “If your main focus is to really live life and spend quality time with your family, then this is a great investment path because it forces you to take a break from work and use your nights travel to beautiful homes in incredible places with people you love. Every home we’ve visited has far exceeded our expectations. Everything is top of the line.”
Joe and his family also appreciate the personal touch Equity Estates provides every step of the way with his dedicated personal travel concierge and each local host’s thorough trip planning. “Instead of spending hours on Yelp or Google researching what to do and where to do it, we’re enjoying ourselves because everything is planned down to the cab ride. If your plans change, you text a local host, and it’s taken care of.”
When asked if he thought any of the Equity Estates residences were underrated, Joe said, “My girls had the best time in the Dominican Republic home.” The Punta Cana Resort & Club home is staffed around the clock so Joe could focus on family, and his girls loved commuting to dinner in the golf carts and soaking up the sun in the pool and spa.
As Joe frequently returns to New York, he’s found the Equity Estates apartments in Manhattan are a fantastic alternative to hotels. The kids aren’t in separate hotel rooms and instead of congregating in lobbies, the family has plenty of space to stretch out, dine together and relax.
Joe’s most recent trip to Playa Palmilla in Los Cabos may so far be his favorite. “I have to say it’s one of the most breathtaking properties and places I’ve ever been.” Joe got up early every day to watch the sun rise from the patio and take in a front row seat to the whales swimming in the Sea of Cortez.
While Joe’s ticked an impressive number of residence boxes from the Equity Estates portfolio, he has a laundry list of destinations he’s excited to share with his loved ones. Turks & Caicos, Tuscany, and the new Caribbean properties are all in his sights. And while Joe would love to spend a summer vacation in the mountains, he can’t quite convince his girls to give up their beach vacations just yet. Which is why a return to Playa Palmilla is already in the works.
When asked how Joe would describe his investment with Equity Estates to colleagues, his answer was, “It’s priceless so far.”