EVERY PARK WE SELL IS UNIQUE

No two businesses are alike. This can make buying or selling one a challenging process. We offer a depth of knowledge based on decades of relevant experience. You can trust our expertise every step of the way to closing.

selling a campground business is a process

We are licensed real estate brokers and agents specialized in park sales. We bring park buyers and sellers together with successful closings. We have a proven track record whether you are looking to buy or sell an RV park.

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Campground ownership is rewarding!

Running a campground is a lifestyle second to none. You may have some laborious days, but the benefits of owning an RV park are worth it. We know because we’ve done it!

Parks and Places has sold more than 150 parks, with a total value of over $200,000,000. Collectively we have 175 years of experience in the ownership, marketing and selling of campgrounds and resorts. We work with a national network of real estate brokers. We have a pragmatic, ethical approach that delivers results.

Mark Whitworth

Mark Whitworth

PRESIDENT & ASSOCIATE BROKER

Mark is a licensed real estate broker and is licensed in multiple states. He has been with Parks and Places for 12 years and is a former KOA park owner operator. He brings firsthand knowledge and industry experience to our company. Mark knows campground ownership is a rewarding business model and a lifestyle that is second to none. He is a graduate of Florida State University and an avid outdoorsman.

Linda Lowell

Linda Lowell

SENIOR BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Linda’s background is in finance and property management. She attended Davenport College for Business Management – hotel/motel management, completing courses in 1990. She has been a licensed real estate agent since 1981. She has been involved in the marketing of campgrounds since 1997. For the past several years, she has worked with many corporate buyers. She has personally closed on 85 parks and assisted with many more.

Phil Artz

Phil Artz

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Phil has implemented successful marketing plans for a wide range of clients. From small businesses and non-profits to corporations, Phil has increased the impact companies make in competitive markets. He studied marketing at California State University Fresno and is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan. At Parks and Places he ensures the effective promotion of the many businesses we have for sale.

Scott and Diane King

Scott & Diane King

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Scott and Diane were successful KOA campground owners and operators for over 17 years. They bring real-world experience to the process of buying and selling campground businesses with over 50+ years of sales experience. Scott brings exceptional business acumen with an MBA from Cal Poly as well as an undergrad degree from UCLA. Scott and Diane are licensed agents and Diane is a licensed Missouri Broker.

Leslie Charrouf

Leslie Charrouf

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Leslie has a background in education. Since retiring as an art teacher, she has applied these skills to commercial real estate. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Aquinas College, both in Michigan. Leslie’s hobbies include reading, camping, hiking, and travel. Leslie has been a licensed real estate agent since 2018.

Peter Greiner

Peter Greiner

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Peter brings 38 years of Hotel and RV Park development and construction experience to Parks and Places. Peter has built hotel and RV parks from the ground up, operated restaurants and bars, and also a 150 passenger side wheel dinner boat in Branson, MO. Peter has worked in the hospitality industry in Australia and South Africa as well. Peter is licensed in Iowa and brings great insight into dealings between buyers and sellers.