2019 Top Workplace in Colorado
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