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As the past managing broker of Vail Associates Real Estate, I have had the opportunity to know Kenton Hopkins for over 15 years. I would rank Kenton at the top of his profession locally as well as with any of the people I have come in contact with nationally. He has been one of our top producers year in and year out for our company. Kenton is highly dependable, understands all aspects of the real estate business, and is always abreast of the market. After leaving Vail Associates I returned to the development business. Kenton acted as my listing broker for Elkhorn Lodge in Beaver Creek, which was a 52 unit, $42 million project. During the four years it took to design, build, market, and sell out Elkhorn Lodge Kenton was always enjoyable to work with, always creative, and tremendously instrumental in the successful outcome. I know having Kenton act as ones real estate broker would be an extraordinary value to any transaction.

- Dan Fitchett

Kenton brings a lot to the table; he is a skilled negotiator, has a thorough understanding of the market, tremendous experience, and a wonderful attitude. We have worked with Kenton on transactions in Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, and Mountain Star. He professionally answered all of our needs and we always knew we could count on him

- Alison & Kim Knapp

I just wanted to follow up with a note to say thanks for a job well done in handling the purchase of our condominium at The Chateau Terrace. You and David did a great job of educating us on the marketplace and bridging the buyer and seller expectations on this transaction. Also, many thanks for your recommendation of local counsel. She did a great job. Please feel free to use me in the future as a reference for any potential clients.

-Sincerely, Donald A. Smith Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jupiter Realty Corporation

“One of the most competent professionals I’ve ever dealt with. He took the time up front to get to know us and fully understand our needs and wants. ” - Ray Holman, Chairman of Mallinckrodt, Inc., St. Louis, MO


We first met Kenton Hopkins in the summer of 1999, via the Internet. After renting condominiums in Beaver Creek for several years, we decided that we would like to consider buying a unit. As we had no previous experience with real estate in the Vail Valley, we needed to find someone who could help us. I visited the Slifer Smith & Frampton web site and selected Kenton, based primarily on his extensive experience and that he actually lived in Beaver Creek. I sent Kenton an EMAIL describing our requirements and asked him if he would be interested in helping us find a home in Beaver Creek. He quickly returned my EMAIL, offering to help and asked a number of questions to help narrow the search. We visited the Vail Valley in August 1999 and met with Kenton several times. We visited about six properties, all of which met our basic criteria. By the end of our five-day visit, we had found our home and made an offer, which was accepted the next day. Kenton did a fantastic job of finding appropriate available properties, helping us analyze our options, and assisting us in executing the transaction. We found the entire process to be highly professional and very efficient. Although we loved our new home in Beaver Creek, we found that we needed more space. Our daughter had decided to attend a university in Colorado and would, no doubt, be a frequent visitor along with friends. Again, we asked Kenton to help us find a larger home. During a visit to Beaver Creek in July 2000, Kenton showed us about six properties that he thought would meet the specific criteria that we had developed. By the end of the day, we had found the perfect home, made an offer, and arranged for our other unit to be listed. We were able to close on our new home by the end of the summer and our other home was sold in December 2000. Again, Kenton made the whole process of buying and selling very efficient and hassle free. Kenton is the consummate professional, who has an extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, the ability to analyze the client’s requirements, and a superb attention to details. The net result is a very efficient use of the client’s time. We couldn’t be more satisfied with our experiences with Kenton Hopkins and would highly recommend him to anyone seriously interested in Beaver Creek real estate.

- Bob & Kathy Bond

“It is the sixth transaction you have handled for me. In every one of the transactions, the results were the same -- every detail professionally managed so that each transaction was painless and worry free.”

- Terry Scott, President, CEO, Director Airimba Wireless


Having just closed on the sale of our house in Arrowhead, I wanted to say thank you to you and David for another great job on this transaction. You guys took all the pain and worry out of getting the house sold, and I really appreciate that. From taking responsibility for finding and supervising someone to make all the necessary repairs, to finding a shipper to pick up and ship personal effects to my home, right down to finding and supervising someone to do a final clean of the house, you took care of all the details. I never felt the need to be in Colorado to be sure everything was taken care of and the property was in condition for the purchaser to take possession. Thanks for making this a smooth process for me.

Thanks also for the consistency. This being the third property I have purchased, and then sold, it is the sixth transaction you have handled for me. In every one of the transactions, the results were the same -- every detail professionally managed so that each transaction was painless and worry free. Not only have you been a good friend, but you have also be a real professional, and it has been a pleasure doing business with you. There is no question who I will go to when I begin looking for my next property. Kent, if you ever are looking for someone who can be a reference for you in your business, please feel free to give my name and number. People with your level of professionalism, and your integrity are hard to find. Thanks again for all you have done.

- Terry Scott, President, CEO, Director Airimba Wireless

Kent is one of the most competent professionals I’ve ever dealt with. He took the time up front to get to know us and fully understand our needs and wants. He was efficient with our time showing only houses that were reasonably close to our target. He helped us thoughtfully make a decision and then negotiated a favorable price and other terms. He anticipated and followed up on every detail not only with the transaction but also in helping line up service providers post-sale. And he has even been extremely helpful in getting us settled in our new area. Thumps Up! He’s more than a broker. He’s a friend.

-C. Ray Holman, Chairman of Mallinckrodt, Inc., St. Louis, MO “Your ability to make the process of creating a mountain home for us was seamless and a wonderful, first rate experience. We can’t thank you enough.”

- Patrick & Marsha Ahearn, Ahearn Architecture


We first worked with Kenton more than 15 years ago. He has a tremendous knowledge base of the Vail and Beaver Creek area and showed us only those specific properties that met our requirements. His easy-going personality kept us relaxed through a lengthy negotiation process. After the contract was executed, Kenton provided even more service, including personal property inspection, a written review of our new neighborhood, a listing of potential service providers, and even proposed introductions to our new neighbors. We heartily recommend Kenton to anyone buying or selling property in the Vail Valley and will certainly use him for any future transactions.

- Rod Riggins, Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust

- Phyllis Riggins, Managing Director, Bank of America Securities

It is with great pride that I endorse Kenton Hopkins. As President and Chief Operating Officer of The Chateau Development in Beaver Creek Resort, I was introduced to Kenton by Vail Associates Chairman of the day Mr. George Gillett as one of his top real estate brokers with specifically strong abilities in marketing quality products. It did not take long for Kenton to rise to the task of a listing broker and to gain my full confidence. Kenton developed and implemented a full comprehensive marketing and sales strategy for our 70 unit $90,000,000 development. This project was very unique in that no other development in the Vail Valley previously had offered such a high level of quality and service. Kenton accepted the challenge and executed his task with great professionalism and more importantly for myself integrity before all accounts. He was always able to provide knowledgeable guidance with respect to trends in the ever-changing real estate and construction industry.

I would with great respect encourage you to consider the real estate services of Kenton Hopkins. I can assure you he will serve your needs with distinction.

- Sincerely, Stephen J. McCasey, Director of Architecture and Development, Magna International Inc. “You and David did a great job of educating us on the marketplace and bridging the buyer and seller expectations on this transaction. Also, many thanks for your recommendation of local counsel. She did a great job.� - Donald A. Smith Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jupiter Realty Corporation


There is a difference in the Broker you choose. Throughout the sales process Kenton and David counseled us. We give them the highest marks in every category. They were a joy to work with and we highly recommend there services.

- Bob and Elain Brotman

Now that we have finished the remodeling of our town house in Beaver Creek, I wanted to thank you for all of your help in the purchase and remodeling of our new mountain home. As a Boston and Martha’s Vineyard based residential architect, in practice for over thirty -three years, I truly appreciate the insight and professionalism that you have provided. Specifically, in our search, purchase and subsequent rehabilitation of our Meadow’s Town House. Your in depth market review and ability to zero in immediately on our goals and objectives for our mountain home, all thru e-mail was superb! Your recommendation for our general contract, Heid Construction was equally a great experience, as well as arranging for us to work with DJ Vaughn of East West Management. Also your help with Sue Brandl in becoming family members of the Beaver Creek Club will add many years of additional enjoyment for our family. All in all, your ability to make the process of creating a mountain home for us was seamless and a wonderful, first rate experience. We can’t thank you enough. - Sincerely, Patrick and Marsha Ahearn, Ahearn Architecture

“Although I have not bought homes in that many states (mostly New York), the process that David and Kenton orchestrated was a model of practicality, full disclosure and efficiency.”

-Francis J. Greenburger, President and Founder Time Equities, Inc.


Tracey and I are very pleased with the effort that you and David have put into listing our residence at the Kiva in Beaver Creek. Lots of folks talk a good game in this business but you have been one of that very rare breed that actually keeps a commitment. We appreciate your work and hope it leads to a quick sale. - All the best, David Bentley

Susan and I wanted to thank you again for your help in our purchase of the unit in the Meadows in Beaver Creek. From our first meeting in Beaver Creek through our successful conclusion of the transaction, you did a tremendous job for us. Your knowledge of the market, your attention to detail, and your responsiveness in handling all aspects of the purchase were outstanding, and we are grateful for your expertise and your After th hard work on our behalf. was exe ton prov Most importantly, Susan and I appreciated working with someone that we could trust. Trust s always the most important factor in a relationship with a realtor, espe- more se cially since we were handling the transaction from Florida. Your actions consistently ing pers inspecti showed that you had our best interests in mind, and you earned our trust at every review o step of the process. neighbo ing of p We are looking forward to our new home in Beaver Creek! With that said, if our vice pro needs ever change in the future, you will be our first and only call. Thank you so much for your help, and we look forward to seeing you again on our next trip to Colorado.

- All the best, John T. Touchton Jr., Principal of Bayshore Capital Advisors

“After the contract was executed, Kenton provided even more service, including personal property inspection, a written review of our new neighborhood, a listing of potential service providers, and even proposed introductions to our new neighbors. “

- Phyllis Riggins, Managing Director, Bank of America Securities - Rod Riggins, Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust


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As we make plans to spend our first holiday season in our Beaver Creek townhome, we want to thank you for all your help and advice. With three competing offers the first day on the market, your advice on structuring our offer most certainly helped us be the winning bidder. It was truly a team effort, and your years of experience showed. Even more so, we appreciate all the great tips you have given us after the sale. Thanks and have a great Christmas,

- Pat & Carolyn Lynch, President of Chicago Equity Partners

Over the past few years, I have had occasion to be involved in several real estate transactions and have found my experience with you to have been one of the easiest. As you may recall, my family and I have been traveling to Beaver Creek for several years and, as is true with many others, have fallen in love with Beaver Creek and what it has to offer. We contacted you very early on and were able to look at several properties. Unfortunately, with the little time we have had to spend in Beaver Creek, the decision regarding the purchase of a property wasn't easy. Your relaxed and "low pressure" approach to your job, however, kept us coming back to you every time we were in town which finally resulted in our recent purchase. Buying or selling a home at times tends to be an emotional endeavor and despite the fact that both we and the sellers were dealing with our second or third homes, I think that this held true in our transaction as well. I thank and congratulate you in working through this with us and feel confident that we will have occasion to work together again. Thank you again for your help. The "Slifer-Smith ..." team is fortunate to have you as an asset on their team.

-Kind Regards, Soheil Pakzad


My experience in buying a home in Beaver Creek through David McHugh and Kenton Hopkins was one of a very professional, smooth, attentive to detail and transparent transaction. They were both very accommodating time wise, and the closing preparation and transaction were completed in a very organized and detailed way with a clear schedule for getting the various elements finished and ready for closing. Although I have not bought homes in that many states (mostly New York), the process that David and Kenton orchestrated was a model of practicality, full disclosure and efficiency. I highly recommend David McHugh and Kenton Hopkins as real estate professionals.

-Francis J. Greenburger, President and Founder Time Equities, Inc.

For over 25 years Kenton Hopkins MRE, CRS, GRI, David McHugh e-PRO and Benjamin Finn have been focused on providing our customers with the highest level of service imaginable. When a closing occurs and you step into your new home our job is not complete. We are here for you to make sure that you fully enjoy the lifestyle that Vail and Beaver Creek provides. We are happy to say that most of our customers are our friends and look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs here in the Vail Valley now and in the future.


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