Bob Buckley returns, to Gypsum’s Brightwater |

Bob Buckley returns, to Gypsum’s Brightwater

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

GYPSUM ” A longtime Vail local has joined the Brightwater Club board.

Robert E. Buckley is Brightwater’s new managing broker and marketing sales director for the new private residential community in Gypsum.

Buckley returns to the Vail Valley following a nine-year stint in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he worked on real estate projects in Colorado, British Columbia, the Caribbean and Costa Rica. Most recently he was the sales director for The Idaho Club in Sandpoint. He will manage broker relationships in the Vail Valley for Brightwater Club.

Buckley joined Vail Associates in 1970, helping develop both Vail and Beaver Creek. He eventually became corporate vice president for Vail Associates’ real estate division. He was with the company 25 years, and also served on the Vail Town Council, the Board of Directors of the Vail Valley Medical Center and on the Beaver Creek Chapel Association Board.

“My years with Vail Associates were quite memorable and laid the foundation for the rest of my career,” said Buckley. “It was a real honor working for such giants in the ski industry as Pete Seibert, George Gillett, Mike Shannon and Andy Daly. I really appreciated the opportunity that George and Mike gave me to run the real estate division for the company.”

A Colorado native raised in Silverplume and Denver, Buckley worked on the Vail Ski Patrol for 15 years and was a Vail resident for 30 years. Buckley and his wife Donna say their return to the Vail Valley as a wonderful homecoming.

“We knew we wanted to get back to Colorado,” said Buckley. “I have always considered this home. The mountains, the blue sky and especially the family and friends we left behind.”

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