Magazine honors East West CEO
VAIL — Mark Smith, of East West Partners and Slifer Smith & Frampton, and Mark Falcone, of Falcone Continuum Partners, were recently awarded the ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year 2014 award for their combined work on the 19.5-acre, multi-billion dollar Denver Union Station project. Nine years ago, Smith and Falcone joined forces under the combined development company, Union Station Neighborhood Co., to re-develop and re-invent the historic Union Station area in downtown Denver.
“Naming Smith and Falcone the ColoradoBiz CEOs of the Year is a nod to their teamwork and leadership on the landmark transportation, commercial and residential project,” said Suzie Romig, ColoradoBiz reporter. “Naming dual winners of the award is nearly unprecedented — the last co-winners were named in 2009 — but the shared honor seems fitting in a year marked by Union Station’s grand reopening, given the collaboration and teamwork that characterized the undertaking from the outset.”
Smith, a third-generation Coloradan and founding principal of East West Partners and Slifer Smith & Frampton, grew up riding trains out of Union Station. In addition to a degree in real estate and a master’s degree in management, Smith has 35 years of experience in real estate development sales and marketing, leading notable projects including the development of Beaver Creek Resort. Smith has been part of East West Partners since its inception in 1986, when he joined with Harry Frampton. Today, he divides his time between downtown Denver and the Vail Valley.
“I am honored to work alongside one of the most innovative and exceptional developers in the business,” said Jim Flaum, Slifer Smith & Frampton Vail Associates Real Estate president and managing broker. “The Union Station project will be a Denver treasure for years to come, and I can’t think of anyone else who deserves to be named CEO of 2014.”
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