Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Acquires Palladium Properties in Aspen to Create a Premier Regional Real Estate Company

Two Independent Locally Based Firms Join Forces to Enhance and Expand
Service in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley to Deliver a White-Glove
Real Estate Experience

VAIL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF), the premier real estate firm
serving many of Colorado’s mountain resort communities for nearly 60
years, has grown again with the acquisition of Palladium Properties, a
boutique and independent luxury property brokerage firm based in Aspen
and the Roaring Fork Valley.

The transaction will create a powerful real estate company with
international resources and reach, yet locally owned and dedicated to
the communities it serves. The new brokerage firm will retain the
iconic, regionally and nationally recognized brand of Slifer Smith and
Frampton Real Estate.

“The Roaring Fork Valley has been and continues to be a vibrant and
integral part of Colorado’s Western Slope. This is an exciting day as we
announce the joining of two of Colorado’s local and independent real
estate companies,” said John Pfeiffer, president and employing broker of
SSF. “As the No. 1 real estate firm throughout Eagle and Summit
counties, expanding to Aspen and the RFV just made natural sense.”
Pfeiffer continues, “As members of the combined leadership team have
worked together before, and given our extensive and honest discussions
over many months, it was abundantly clear how similar we are in terms of
culture, support and family — it only made sense to join forces and grow
that family.”

The company will continue to be headquartered in Avon, Colorado, with
corporate offices in Aspen and Frisco, and will maintain a significant
presence in mountain resort communities from Keystone to Aspen. With 27
offices, the company will host just over 200 brokers — 190 from SSF and
30 from Palladium — and serve Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge,
and Keystone — and the communities in between.

Palladium Properties will assume the SSF name and brand. All office
locations will remain open, and there will be no changes in the team.
Krista Klees will continue as leader and run day-to-day operations
throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

“We are a local, independently owned firm and will remain so; this is
very important to me and the team. This partnership will allow us to
continue to support the communities in which we live and call home,”
said Klees. “We are thrilled to be a part of the joining of two iconic
companies. When buyers look for homes, they look for community, and no
one represents community better than Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
and this growing family of talented and dedicated people.”

Nearly 60 years after Vail’s first realtor, Rod Slifer, set up his
brokerage on Bridge Street, SSF continues to execute a luxury real
estate vision that prioritizes service, local expertise and careful
stewardship of our mountain communities. Today, SSF has 55 brokers and
five office locations in Summit County, and 135 brokers in 19 office
locations in Eagle County. SSF has listed and sold more property than
any other real estate firm in the valley and maintains the leading
market share in most neighborhoods today. In 2018, SSF was the No. 1
real estate firm in the Vail Valley and Summit County, with nearly 2,000
transactions totaling $1.8 billion in sales volume.

Palladium, which was founded on over three decades of servicing the
Roaring Fork Valley’s real estate market, is known for delivering an
exceptional and customized real estate experience. The firm’s mission is
to be trusted advisors for clients who love the area, want to become
part of the community and partake in the incredible lifestyle. The firm
currently has offices located in Aspen, Basalt and Glenwood Springs.
Klees, who will be the Executive Vice President in Aspen and will be
leading SSF into the future, has spent over 30 years helping people
become part of the Roaring Fork Valley community. Her dedication to her
clients and the community they call home has been built by a strong
commitment to ethics and honesty in real estate.

Both firms are members of Luxury Portfolio International, an invite-only
member organization that is backed by the experience of the most
well-respected and well-known experts in luxury real estate markets
worldwide encompassing 130,000 associates producing $254 billion in
annual home sales in more than 70 countries. With more market-leading
independent real estate brands than any network, members are recognized
for their expertise and superior competence in both local and global

A vital component within SSF and Palladium Properties’ core values is
charitable giving throughout both Colorado’s beautiful mountain
communities. Both firms support a broad range of nonprofit organizations
that directly benefit the people and surroundings of the Vail,
Breckenridge and Aspen. Says Klees, “These shared beliefs will enable us
to continue growing a business that supports and promotes our
communities as well as the people who are affiliated with the company.”

“Growth works when it’s the right partners; people who share our
entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to bettering the communities we
call home,” says Harry Frampton. “This is important to myself, Rod
Slifer and Mark Smith. Palladium’s family-centric culture and dedication
to the Roaring Fork Valley made this partnership an easy decision.”

The announcement was made Monday in front of the companies’ 220 brokers
and staff. Pfeiffer and Klees spoke to staff.

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About Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

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.


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