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Ember: Shaping Dreams into Realities

At Ember, we're on a mission to turn visionary dreams into tangible outcomes.

One big dream

As friends who'd worked together at a previous tech startup, Kurt and James noticed a shift in the way people purchase luxury assets. People were increasingly looking for ways to share the expenses of underutilized assets. From aircraft to real estate, the sharing economy started to become mainstream. From this shift, a company was born: Ember. It was founded on 'co-ownership', the notion that people prefer to co-own their vacation homes rather than purchase them outright. Today, the co-ownership movement continues to empower second home owners - and Ember intends to make second home ownership attainable, affordable, and enjoyable for everyone.
founder profile

Kurt Avarell


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James Sukhan


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Our mission

At Ember, we're driven by the dream of making second home ownership a reality for everyone. Through co-ownership, our mission is to democratize access to this dream, using innovative technology and transparency to simplify the process. We believe in the power of shared experiences to create lasting memories and forge strong community bonds. Join us as we pave the way to more accessible real estate, enabling you to invest in homes and happiness, together.

Our history

Founding of Ember

James Sukhan and Kurt Avarell found Ember, pioneering vacation home co-ownership.

Initial Market: Southern Utah

Ember opens Southern Utah, offering co-ownership opportunities near the 'Mighty 5' national parks.

Series A: $17.4M Boost

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, leads Ember's Series A, infusing $17.4M into its vision.

New Market: California Dreaming

Ember opens Southern California, offering co-ownership opportunities along the SoCal beaches.

New Market: 30A Florida

Ember opens 30A Florida, offering co-ownership opportunities along the Emerald Coast.

$100M AUM Milestone

Ember hits a key milestone, managing $100M in real estate assets.

Launch of Ember Stays

Ember unveils EmberStays.com, expanding its innovative product line to include high-end nightly rentals that power the Ember Flex product.

Ember's Forward March into 2024

Watch for more exciting announcements from Ember in 2024.

Our impact

Assets under management


Owner stays

1k+in 2023

Average Owner Satisfaction


Memories made


Customer reviews

“We are absolutely head over heels for Ember and the entire team and the value they have provided for our family. We love the co-ownership model, and the white glove fully managed home by the team. They simplified the decision making process around investing in a vacation home from a “build vs buy” decision down to “simply use and enjoy.”

Chris B.
Ember Owner
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“Ember’s support, from their sales reps to their finance department, are second to none. All very quick at responding to questions and very professional.”

Candy W.
Ember Owner

“We absolutely love the co-ownership model with Ember! We can actually enjoy vacationing instead of worrying about all of the property maintenance. The property is professionally decorated inside and out. Yet it completely feels like our second home. Not to mention they have a concierge who is SO helpful in making it a great stay.”

Scott C.
Ember Owner

“We are loving our time here at the house in Garden City. It’s been a dream come true.”

Robert S.
Ember Owner

“Everything here is perfect. So happy for this investment! The kids will love coming here!”

Stephany T.
Ember Owner

“The house is absolutely beautiful - amazing in every way!! Everyone loved it! The bikes, the scooters, the ping pong, and all the other details made it so fun!”

Scott E.
Ember Owner

“We stayed in the home last weekend and loved it. I’ve been telling everyone to check out Ember.”

Dan L.
Ember Owner

“The most georgeous home we've ever stayed in. We never wanted to leave.”

Robert F.
Ember Owner

“Great company, great people. Very helpful and responsive. I recommend Ember to everyone”

Scott J.
Ember Owner

“The Ember team truly cares about the customer experience! We’ve partnered with Ember since last year in Newport Beach. Their commitment to providing an amazing luxury vacation experience for their owners shows in their enthusiasm and actions! If you’re looking for a way to own a vacation home, Ember is the team you need to talk to!”

Angela B.
Ember Partner

“We love our Ember home! The team is amazing and the home is beautiful. We are so happy with our decision to join the Ember family. We are looking forward to many years of memories in our beautiful home. Thank you Ember!”

Mark A.
Ember Owner