Two Mathews campgrounds sold for $16.7M

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Mar 20, 2013 - 02:18 PM

Two Mathews County campgrounds are now under new ownership.

Public records show that Sun New Point RV, LLC, acquired the New Point RV Resort for $12,869,000, while Sun Gwynn’s Island RV, LLC, acquired Gwynn’s Island RV Resort for $3,834,000.

Tom O’Branovic, senior vice president of RV (recreational vehicle) operations for Sun Communities, based in Southfield, Mich., said Monday that the acquisition of the two Mathews campgrounds was part of the company’s move to acquire properties in the Northeast and along the Atlantic seaboard.

The local campgrounds are managed by Sun RV Resorts, a division of Sun Communities, O’Branovic said. Locally, both campgrounds are under the direction of district manager Brian Cirrielli.

Sun Communities has plans to improve the seawall at the Mathews campgrounds, as well as upgrade the swimming pools and clubhouses, O’Branovic said. Also, he said Sun plans to begin renting RVs for short-term visits there.

These are the first RV resorts Sun has acquired in Virginia, O’Branovic said, with 325 sites at New Point and 125 at Gwynn’s Island. The company also operates a manufactured housing park in the Richmond area.

Sun operates 185 communities—manufactured home parks and campground resorts—in 19 states.