On the Market: Coldwell Banker names new managing director

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Giles Howard

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, formerly Silver Oak Ltd, has named Giles Howard as managing director.

Mix and Karen Beauvais sold their successful real estate business to Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in September 2010. Karen, who has been the Managing Broker since 1983, is pleased Howard had accepted this new role.

“We are excited to have Giles take on this important position on our team. In addition to his reputation for caring and professionalism, Giles brings years of successful management and recruiting experience to the leadership team,” Beauvais said. She will remain the broker of record.

“Both Mix and I continue to enjoy working together full time and look forward to the future growth of the company,” Beauvais said.

Howard spent his childhood in Africa and England, moving to the U.S. in 1972. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in architecture and continued his education, earning an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Prior to moving to Steamboat in 2002, Howard had a successful career working for major companies as well as owning his own business. His previous positions include Director of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Executive Vice President of The National Home Furnishing Association, President of J.H. Harvey and executive director of new business and real estate development for Ethan Allen. That position eventually led Howard into the world of real estate.

“I am looking forward to utilizing the global strength of Coldwell Banker to grow our local market share,” Howard said.

As managing director, he will oversee the management, recruiting, training and coaching of the Coldwell Banker team in Steamboat.

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties currently has offices in Sun Valley and Steamboat and plans for growth in the mountain resort markets.

“Giles Howard is an important addition as we grow,” CEO Todd Conklin said. “His management and recruiting skills combined with his in-depth knowledge of the Coldwell Banker system and close relationships with the Front Range offices make him the perfect choice for managing director.”

Trio of closings sets sales for Friday at $3.5 million

After an otherwise quiet week for real estate closings, a trio of sales that closed late afternoon brought the week home with $3.52 million in combined value.

Carey Scott and Jonelle W. Loeppert purchased a 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom duplex townhome on Montview Court for $1.32 million from Scott and Ann Lalonde, of Arvada. The home, built in 2009, and sold this week for the first time, has three fireplaces.

The second and third closings were related as former Steamboat Springs residents Stuart and Jane Harelik essentially traded up from a three-bedroom home in Stonewood at Eagleridge to a larger four-bedroom Stonewood townhome.

The Hareliks purchased their three-bedroom townhome from a third party for $1.06 million in August 2010 and sold it this week to the original developers, Stonewood Development Corp., for $950,000. They in turn purchased a 3,890-square-foot, four-bedroom townhome in filing five of Eagleridge this week from Stonewood Development for $1.25 million.

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