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Vail Daily business briefs: Commercial real estate firm expands to Vail

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Vail, CO Colorado

PRINCETON, N.J. – NAI Global, the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms and one of the largest real estate services worldwide, announced last week that it is expanding its coverage into Colorado’s resort market with the addition of Vail Commercial Advisors. The firm will now operate as NAI Mountain Commercial.

Founded in 2006 to fulfill the unmet need of providing dedicated commercial property solutions, NAI Mountain Commercial a full-service commercial real estate firm serving an area that stretches from Summit to Pitkin County. The firm is a leading regional provider of acquisition, disposition, leasing, tenant representation, property management and asset management services. NAI Mountain Commercial provides services for all types of commercial real estate assets including office, retail, industrial, hospitality, multi-family and mixed-use properties and works with many of the region’s largest owners and investors of commercial real estate.

“By joining NAI, we are gaining the capabilities and resources of a global leader, while simultaneously retaining our excellent team, local knowledge and market presence,” said NAI Mountain Commercial President Michael Pearson. “NAI gives us new technology, tools, shared resources, marketing, and access to over 350 offices worldwide, which will enable us to develop new opportunities for clients looking for extensive representation or international resources.

“NAI Global is very proud to add Vail’s premier commercial real estate service provider to our growing network,” said NAI Global Executive Vice President David Blanchard. “Mike and his team have done an incredible job of building NAI Mountain Commercial into the market leader in every sense of the word. NAI Mountain Commercial will be an invaluable resource to NAI clients around the world seeking investment, growth and disposition services throughout the entire Resort Market region.”

NAI Mountain Commercial (, 970-476-6415) is located at 953 South Frontage Road, Suite 219, in Vail. Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., NAI Global manages a network of 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries around the world.

Alpine Bank achieves environmental certification

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Alpine Bank recently announced it has been recertified for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard of excellence. After the final of a February audit, KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. presented Alpine Bank with the certificate of registration, good for an additional three-year term. Alpine Bank remains the only U.S.-based financial services institution to hold the ISO 14001 designation.

Alpine Bank was first certified to the standard in 2006, when it successfully implemented its environmental management system. Since then, the bank has continued to manage the system and has been successful in obtaining recertification in 2009 and this year.

In 2005, a group of employees formed Alpine Bank’s Green Team, which established an approach to managing environmental issues.

“Registration to the ISO 14001 standard is a tangible way that Alpine Bank helps protect our Western Colorado lifestyles, while reducing the cost of bank operations,” Assistant Vice President and Green Team Chairman of Alpine Bank David Miller said. “Being audited annually by KPMG ensures that Alpine Bank continues to ‘walk the talk’.”

The International Standards Organization is the world’s largest standards-developing organization and has published more than 19,000 international standards since its inception in 1947. The ISO 14001 relates to environmental activities and lays out requirements for an effective environmental management system.

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SteamMaster extends food drive

MINTURN – SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning has extended its food drive. SteamMaster now has roughly two truckloads of non-perishable food items donated by people who have shopped at City Market, Safeway and Village Market.

“We really appreciate the generous donations received from locals as well as visiting guests,” SteamMaster CEO Raj Manickam said. “The local food banks are really running low and our team at SteamMaster simply wants to help by extending this effort year-round.”

Technicians and employees are available to collect non-perishable food items from clients and donors as part of the “We Will Clean Your Pantry” campaign. In addition to a drop box at the company’s office, project managers and technicians will pick up items at cleaning and restoration job sites.

SteamMaster is also asking second-home owners who are leaving town until their next visit to call them if they would like to donate food from their pantries to the food bank.

Salvation Army case worker Tsu Wolin-Brown said the current economy has meant a greater volume of need for food and other necessities. Wolin-Brown also asked that individuals donate items including soap, diapers, paper towels and toilet tissue.

To schedule a pick-up, call 970-827-5555. If you see one of the company’s vans, you can flag it down to donate a few items. A drop-off box is also located at SteamMaster and Colorado Crawl Space offices at 1901 S. Main Street in Minturn.

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