Why own 100% of a holiday home you only use a fraction of the time? With Ko, you can own only the portion you need.Find out more
Ko is a groundbreaking fractionalised ownership platform designed to match owners of luxury assets with prospective buyers. Ko-ownership results in a more effective balance of equity ownership to relative usage for each Kō-owner. And, provides Ko-owners with the opportunity to invest their divested equity in a second (or third) holiday home, or to exchange their share for time in another luxury property via our partnership with ThirdHome.
Owning a luxurious holiday home has always been on the wishlist for many, but this dream often comes with the realisation that a holiday home requires costly and time-consuming upkeep and management. That’s set to change with Kō, an innovative solution that allows you to share in the costs of owning a holiday home while reaping the same benefits.
A passionate real estate investor, Ryan purchased his first investment property at 20 years old. Prior to his career in business, Ryan spent 10 years in the US military as a bomb defusal expert, transitioning to business after completing his MBA at IESE in Barcelona Spain. Since his MBA, Ryan has executive experience leading digital and traditional B2B and B2C businesses across Asia and Europe in both Consumer Goods and Retail.
Working together with Ryan at their previous business, John has over 25 years of experience in tech. John has worked across a diverse industry base, driving and enabling business strategy, transformation and operations regionally and globally (APAC, Europe, and the Middle East). Beyond a deep interest in tech disruption and innovation, John has a passion in construction project management, overseeing 4 residential projects in his spare time.
Ash is a Co-Founder of Polymath Ventures, a venture studio launching high-growth technology companies in emerging markets. During his tenure, Polymath launched 8 ventures, raised US$35M and grew to 250 staff across 4 countries. In 2020 Ash returned to Australia to continue launching and advising venture-backed start-ups.
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We charge two fees: 10% of the share’s value when you purchase a Ko home. This is a one-off service fee. A platform administration fee of $150 per month.
When you enter a co-ownership agreement with Ko, your first one-off payment covers the cost of your share, closing fees, any home upgrades (if applicable), and Ko’s 10% service fee. We also set up a reserve fund, where each owner puts in 6 months of their share of expected operating costs. Ongoing costs include: Your respective portion of the maintenance of the property, such as utilities. A monthly fee ($150 AUD) to cover the maintenance and administration of the home, and usage of the Ko booking app. Ad hoc daily cleaning fees during your holiday stay. These vary for each property.
Yes, you can. Each home is divided into eight equal shares, and you can choose to purchase as many as you wish. For example, if you purchase 4/8 shares, you will own 50% of the home – meaning that you will have access to the property for 50% of the year and own more equity in the property, allowing for greater returns if you choose to sell all or some of the shares.
Ko is a neutral third party that always acts in the best interest of the group. As such, we make decisions that impact routine maintenance of the homes such as weather proofing and smaller repairs. Bigger decisions need to be brought to a vote. Each share of the home equals a singular vote.
Yes, you can sell all or part of your shares whenever you wish to do so. Owners also have complete control over the price, and they can choose to list the home privately or sell their shares on the Ko platform.
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