THE DENVER POST NAMES EAST WEST PARTNERS AND FAMILY OF COMPANIES AS
NO. 1 LARGE COMPANY IN THE COLORADO 2019 TOP WORKPLACES AWARDS
CEO Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners, and the Family of Companies Comprised of East West Partners, Slifer Smith & Frampton and East West Hospitality, Earn Top Honors in Annual Workplace Recognition Program
(DENVER, Colo.) – May 7, 2019 – East West Partners, a Colorado-based developer devoted to building, selling, and managing high-quality real estate, announced today it has been ranked No. 1 Large Company on the list of 2019 Top Workplaces awarded by The Denver Post. East West Partners is a family of companies that includes: East West Partners, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and East West Hospitality. In addition, East West Partners CEO Chris Frampton was named Top Large Company Leader for his leadership. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. A total of 150 organizations in the categories of large, medium and small were recognized.
“I am tremendously proud that the culture we have built at East West Partners over the last 30 years has resulted in this prestigious award,” said Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners. “While this recognition stems from the feedback of the employees of our Colorado family of companies, we have East West Partners employees all over the country, all of whom are integral to the East West Partners family.”
In the Roaring Fork Valley, through a joint venture with KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Company, East West Partners recently acquired the Snowmass Base Village Project, a $600 million village which opened in December 2018, featuring the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass and ski-in/ski-out residences, plaza with ice rink and summer activities lawn, new shopping and dining experiences including Mawa’s Crepe Shack and Sweet ColoraDough Bar, and The Collective Snowmass, a community building with family-centered programming and mix6, a new restaurant and bar opening this winter.
“East West Partners is an incredible company to work for and the corporate culture is felt in every corner of the company, whether you are in Colorado, Deer Valley or South Carolina,” said Andy Gunion, managing partner of East West Partners overseeing Snowmass Base Village. “We are one team, with a shared passion for giving back to our employees, our communities and the environment.”
A few weeks ago, East West Partners’ Slifer Smith & Frampton expanded into the Roaring Fork Valley with the acquisition of Palladium Properties, a boutique and independent luxury property brokerage firm based in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. The joining of forces is poised to create a powerful real estate company with international resources and reach, yet locally owned and dedicated to the communities it serves.
East West Partners has long recognized the competitive advantage of creating a positive corporate culture and nurturing employees. The company strives to create the best possible experience for residential owners, resort community guests and retail and commercial customers and the only way to deliver on this promise is to cultivate talented, caring, service-oriented employees who are committed to the company’s core values and mission.
This is the eighth annual Denver Post Top Workplaces program and East West Partners’ first time participating.
About East West Partners
East West Partners is devoted to building, selling, managing and supporting high-quality real estate and life experiences with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and community. Since 1986, the firm has developed and sold over $7 billion of residential and commercial real estate across the country. East West Partners is one of only two companies to have received three Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for their projects – Beaver Creek Village in Beaver Creek, Colo.; and Union Station Neighborhood and Riverfront Park, both in Denver. For more information on East West Partners, visit www.ewpartners.com.
About Slifer Smith & Frampton
As the No. 1 real estate company in the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF) has been a pillar of these communities for nearly 60 years. Today, SSF has expanded their reach to Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley with over 220 Brokers, with more than 90 team members supporting them including support staff, licensed assistants, branch brokers, marketing and online media specialists, technical support staff, and in-house closing experts. Through SSF’s affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International & Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the firm is able to be locally based while having a global reach, which ultimately enables SSF to be a highly competitive option for buyers and seller in the resort and mountain real estate market. SSF has 27 offices located throughout the Vail Valley, Summit County and now Roaring Fork Valley. For more information on Slifer, Smith, and Frampton, please visit www.vailrealestate.com
About East West Hospitality
East West Hospitality oversees over $2 billion in managed assets including residential and commercial properties, vacation rental programs, retail and food and beverage operations, resort hotels and homeowner associations with an expert team of more than 1,300 employees. Led by CEO, Colleen Weiss-Hanen, East West Hospitality strives to be the most trusted hospitality services company and employer of choice built on genuine and enduring relationships. It is the mission of East West Hospitality to be the leader in hospitality services by being transparent, collaborative, and simplifying the complex. We believe in doing the right thing for each other, our community, our environment, and those we serve. We make this happen by creating value and sharing our passion for hospitality in the places where we live, work and thrive. East West Hospitality is based in Avon, Colorado and operates in Vail, Beaver Creek, Snowmass and Denver, Colorado; Park City, Utah; Lake Tahoe, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Mauna Kea, Hawaii. For more information on East West Hospitality, please visit www.eastwest.com
Pictured Left to Right: Tyler Stonum; Johnny Pfeiffer, President and Employing Broker of Slifer Smith & Frampton; Kristin Tootle, Director of Marketing of East West Partners; Harry Frampton Founder, Chairman; Susan Frampton; Jean Shearon, CFO of East West Partners; Yvette Frampton; Chris Frampton, CEO of East West Partners; Amy Cara, Managing Partner of East West Partners; and, David Booth General Manager of East West Urban Management
On International Women’s Day, Meetings Today magazine recognized the steadfast management and leadership of women within our industry.
The female leaders highlighted in this article have proven their presence as a positive force within their high level roles and trusted authority. Out of the four dedicated influencers highlighted, one of our very own was acknowledged.
Congratulations to Kristen Pryor, General Manager of our Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon, Colorado on receiving such accolades!
As noted in the article, Kristen had spear headed and launched a healthcare provider partnership between four Vail Valley healthcare providers. This makes possible the availability of a variety of benefits to patients. What an incredible step.
We are proud to have Kristen leading our East West Team at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, as well as her influential presence reaching throughout the company. Pryor’s constructive impact is respected and appreciated.
Check out this article to learn more about what the Westin’s program includes, thanks to Kristen and her team at the Westin.
East West Hospitality awarded management contract for residences at Hawai’i’s Mauna Kea Resort
Steve Dowling promoted to General Manager overseeing 35 luxurious residences and 85 homecare residences
Vail, CO. (July 24, 2018) – East West Hospitality is pleased to announce its management engagement with Mauna Kea Resort on the Island of Hawai’i, Hawai’i.
In partnership with Prince Resorts Hawaii, East West Hospitality will lead Mauna Kea Resort’s property management division, which is being rebranded as the Mauna Kea Residences.
Located on the Kohala Coast of the “Big Island,” the iconic Mauna Kea Resort is comprised of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – an Autograph Collection by Marriott, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and two championship golf courses. Originally opened in 1965, the Mauna Kea Resort is owned by Japan’s Seibu Holdings.
Mauna Kea Residences currently manages 35 residences within Mauna Kea Resort along with an additional 85 residences in the homecare program. The luxurious residences range from 2 to 7-bedroom condos, townhomes and estates, many offering private pools, lanai spaces for outdoor relaxation and panoramic ocean, golf course and mountain views.
Owner and guest amenities include exclusive access to two pristine Big Island beaches, two stunning pools, the award-winning seaside tennis club, two fitness centers, two golf courses and several exceptional restaurants as well as The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, which offers a combination of Balinese and Hawaii-inspired therapies.
To lead the Mauna Kea Residences, East West Hospitality has promoted Steve Dowling to serve as the Director of Property Management Services & General Manager. Dowling previously served as General Manager for the Canyons Grand Summit Owners Association in Park City, Utah.
For more information on the Mauna Kea Residences, please visit www.maunakearesortrentals.com.
Based in Colorado, East West Hospitality has more than 30 years of success in real estate and property and association management. The company currently manages 85 homeowner associations for more than 15,000 individual owners and operates in Vail, Beaver Creek and Snowmass Village in Colorado, Lake Tahoe, California, Park City, Utah and Charleston, South Carolina, along with Hawaii. With more than $2 billion in assets under management, East West Hospitality prides itself on offering optimal results for owners and genuine hospitality with hotel-like services in vacation rentals.
For more information on East West Hospitality, please visit www.eastwesthospitality.com.
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Colorado’s East West rolling out 4-week
Sabbatical Leave program to long-term employees
Vail, CO. (April 3, 2018) – Colorado’s East West family of companies – which includes East West Hospitality, East West Partners, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eye Pieces and Resort Delivery – is excited to be rolling out a Sabbatical Leave Program open to all full-time employees who have been with the company for at least 10 years.
Open to both hourly and salaried employees, the Sabbatical Program features four continuous weeks of Paid Sabbatical Leave, in additional to the employee’s current paid vacation time.
East West currently has more than 1,300 employees nationwide; more than 125 employees are currently eligible for this program.
“We believe this program will allow our team members to thrive in both their personal and professional lives,” said Harry Frampton, Chairman and Founding Partner at East West. “We want our employees to take time to do what feeds their soul – whether that’s spending time with their families, taking that long-awaited excursion, volunteering in the community or learning a new skill. This time is meant to be spent on their personal well-being and achieving personal goals so they return rejuvenated, refreshed and re-energized.”
Employees will be eligible for another Sabbatical seven year after their previous Sabbatical ends.
In 2017, East West raised its starting minimum wage to $15 per hour for all hourly employees in most markets, well in excess of Colorado’s current minimum wage of $10.20 per hour.
“We believe in treating our employees as our most important asset and that this Sabbatical program, combined with our generous benefits programs and recent minimum wage adjustment, round out our intention to deliver on that promise,” said Frampton.
“Creating an employment experience centered on work-life balance is at the center of our culture.”
East West has developed and sold more than $10 billion of real estate since it was founded in Beaver Creek in 1986.
East West Partners is devoted to building, selling, managing, and supporting high-quality real estate and life experiences. Current projects include the Union Station Neighborhood and Riverfront Park in downtown Denver
East West Hospitality offers a variety of luxury mountain lodging in Colorado’s Vail, Beaver Creek and Snowmass Village along with Lake Tahoe, California. The company currently manages 85 homeowner associations for more than 15,000 individual owners. With more than $2 billion in assets under management, the company prides itself on offering genuine hospitality with hotel-like services in vacation residences.
East West Hospitality recently began managing the Solaris Residences, a 22-unit luxury property, Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa and the Lodge Tower, all located the heart of the Vail Village. The company also holds the property management contract for The Lion, a new Vail luxury residential development which opened in June 2017.
East West Hospitality also owns Eye Pieces of Vail, which features five boutique locations across the Vail Valley offering the world’s finest glasses, sunglasses, and goggles, and Resort Delivery, a convenient grocery delivery service available at six ski resorts, five private communities and over 75 lodging properties in Colorado as well manages Edwards Station, a Gas Station, Convenience Store and Car Wash located in Edwards.
Slifer Smith & Frampton is a leading boutique real estate firm with brokers in Colorado’s Vail Valley, Summit County and Denver.
Nicole Greener, Director of Human Resources
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