Top Vail/Beaver Creek Producers, David McHugh, Kenton Hopkins, and Benjamin Finn Join LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Vail
Posted by Brittanny Havard — January 19, 2016
DENVER, CO - LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, with 11 office locations including Vail, Beaver Creek and Edwards, is pleased to welcome David McHugh, Kenton Hopkins, and Benjamin Finn to its quality Vail brokerage team. The trio joins LIV Sotheby’s International Realty from Slifer Smith and Frampton and brings over 60 years of combined resort luxury market experience to the LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Vail team.
“I appreciate the vision David, Kenton, and Ben have in transitioning over to our powerful brand,” said LIV Sotheby's International Realty president, Scott Webber. “Backed by the Sotheby's International Realty business model of support, and our commitment to quality and growth in the market, they are making this important industry move because they believe they can more successfully serve their clients and broaden their exposure as brokers.”
The McHugh, Hopkins, and Finn team are viewed as the Vail Valley’s top producing brokers, specializing in the resort luxury market of Beaver Creek and its surrounding areas. Consistently ranking among the top Slifer Smith and Frampton brokers year after year, the team is known for implementing innovative real estate techniques, including the use of 3D technology to highlight their properties, which helped them successfully broker over $10M dollars in real estate in 2015 alone, without buyers ever having to come to Beaver Creek.
Having assisted high-profile clients manage the sales of luxury estates since 2001, David McHugh has a proven track record in the Vail and Beaver Creek markets, is e-PRO certified, and offers his clients exceptional real estate services and outstanding results.
“When our customers learned that we were moving to LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, they were very excited,” said McHugh. “We market and expose the properties that we represent to the broadest audience possible but never had the resources that LIV Sotheby’s International realty provides. With our knowledge, experience, resources and technology, we will be able to elevate our customer services to the highest level possible.”
Originally from Morristown, New Jersey, McHugh has been living in the Vail Valley since 1992. During his time at the University of Colorado in Boulder, McHugh studied architecture and was a member of the CU Ski Team.
McHugh’s entrepreneurial spirit and strong architectural background have equipped him with a wide variety of experiences, including founding his own contracting business, where he specialized in building and remodeling homes.
In 2001, McHugh began working in real estate with Kenton Hopkins. By keeping customer service at the forefront of all their transactions, the team ultimately grew to lead real estate operations in Beaver Creek Resort, helping over 1,000 families discover the unsurpassed lifestyle opportunities available in Vail and Beaver Creek.
“Real estate is more than just one transaction, it’s a relationship and it’s a friendship,” said McHugh. “We understand what Beaver Creek needs to succeed in the future and are working with the Beaver Creek Homeowners Associations, The Beaver Creek Resort Company and Beaver Creek Property Owners Association. With our resources and relationships, we can help them understand what today’s buyers are requiring so that they can smartly plan for the future.”
Specializing in the Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch markets for over twenty-five years, Kenton Hopkins moved to the Vail Valley in 1973. Joining Vail Associates Real Estate in 1986, he remained with the company’s Beaver Creek office when Vail Associates Real Estate merged with Slifer Smith & Frampton in 1994.
During his tenure at Slifer Smith and Frampton, he consistently ranked among the top five producing brokers, and has successfully transacted over $700M in sales since 1986.
Hopkins’ ability to cultivate significant, long-term client relationships has enabled him to successfully conduct hundreds of transactions in nearly every development in Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch.
Hopkins has aggressively continued his real estate education earning a Masters in Real Estate (MRE), real estate’s most advanced degree, in addition to holding the MRE, CRS, and GRI certifications.
“For me, there’s not a day that goes by without my senses being awakened by the natural beauty of this area,” said Hopkins. “To say that I fell in love with the Vail Valley is an understatement.”
Benjamin Finn came to the Vail Valley to enjoy the lifestyle opportunities that the mountains provide. Finn began his real estate career at Slifer, Smith and Frampton, assisting real estate brokers with their sales and marketing strategies, and after demonstrating dedication and enthusiasm for real estate in the Vail Valley, he joined the team of Hopkins and McHugh in 2012.
Joining Hopkins and McHugh has allowed Ben to apply his energy for creating and developing new relationships to real estate, quickly establishing himself as an asset to the team and their customers.
“My goal is to make sure that our client’s homes receive the best exposure, to the best networks and are associated with a premium brand,” said LIV SIR broker, Benjamin Finn. “It really is an exciting opportunity to join LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. I have been thoroughly impressed by the marketing and networking capacity that Sotheby’s International Realty has and believe it will only increase my ability to provide my customers with the best service possible”
An expert in negotiating exceptional property value, Finn has successfully helped his customers identify the residence best suited for them at all price points throughout the Vail Valley. Finn’s experience with primary, secondary, and investment home purchases are similar to none in the Valley and his excellent negotiating skills help clients discover new and exciting real estate opportunities.
“Kenton, David, and Ben bring fifty plus years of Vail Real Estate experience to our office,” said Dan L. Fitchett, Jr., managing broker, Vail, Beaver Creek, Edwards. ”We are excited about the enthusiasm they have for Resort Real Estate and the Vail Valley. They truly are innovative leaders in the development of their marketing materials so when coupled with the broad reach of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, they will be a valuable resource for buyers and sellers.”
For more information, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers, David McHugh, Kenton Hopkins, and Benjamin Finn, at 970.376.7171. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.
About LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, the exclusive Board of Regent for the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, has 350+ brokers in 11 office locations in the Denver Metro and surrounding areas, including Boulder, Castle Pines Village, Cherry Creek, Clayton Street, Denver Tech Center, Downtown Denver, Evergreen and the resort communities of Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek and Cordillera. For more information call 303.893.3200. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.