Why Choose Engel & Völkers?
Since opening our Global doors in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services, we have continued to offer both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Our standard is premium whether our luxury real estate agents are identifying beautiful Montana hunting and fishing ranches for sale, or connecting your family with a new home. We have assembled a team of specialized and knowledgeable Advisors that each have a unique perspective on what it means to own or buy land. In each state, we have a professionally trained team of water, land, farm, and ranch specialists here for you. Years of experience in owning, managing, selling, and working ranch and land properties have set us above the rest to provide you with truly exclusive service when it comes to your business. Browse below for the nearest ranch expert to you.
I was born and spent the first 48 years of my life in Dallas, Tx where I attended Texas Tech and got my MBA at SMU. Eight years ago my wife and kids and I escaped 8 million of our closest friends and moved to Big Sky, Montana. Along with farm and ranch real estate, I also teach part-time at Montana State University. I am a ranch owner myself, and have built, run, and sold numerous businesses in my long career as a real estate advisor. This gives me a unique background in helping both buyers and sellers of farms and ranches navigate the complicated life decisions that we all have to face. Whether it is passing the ranch on, planning for eventual sale or finding the right property for your family, I want to help clients save time and money. Ranch transactions can be complicated and I can help insure you find the right property at the right price. I am well versed in mineral and water rights, wildlife management and other facets of owning a hunting and fishing ranch. I enjoy helping clients find what will likely be one of the best investments they will make from an emotional and financial perspective. I will talk ranches any day of the week, so feel free to give me a call!
My real estate career began 14 years ago while living in Scottsdale, AZ and followed me back to my home state of Montana in 2005. Meeting new clients from all over the country, viewing and showing beautiful properties, and then facilitating the match between the two has kept my passion for real estate alive. With experience as a buyer and seller of both residential and investment properties I can guide my client through the process with knowledge and confidence. I pride myself in working hard for my clients to ensure they are getting the most accurate information to make an educated decision about their real estate transaction. My husband Wes, who is a seasoned contractor, and I work together buying, remodeling and selling investment properties throughout the Billings area. We have three children Maxx, Milan and Cecilia and two bulldogs, Cocoa and Mello. We enjoy traveling to new destinations as much as we enjoy experiencing all the beauty that Montana has to offer.
Jim Cavoto has been serving Colorado Real Estate market since 2000. Jim carries both Real Estate Employing broker level license & The Colorado Mortgage Origination License. As a rare "Native" of Colorado, Jim knows every market and submarket in the Denver Area specializing both representing Buyers and Sellers with 90% of his business comes from repeat and referrals. Being a "duel" Licensed agent gives Jim a step up over most agents because he can answer and direct Real Estate mortgage questions with authority.
Lee’s real estate career has spanned over 30-years in Telluride. Lee is also the founder and owner of the region’s largest luxury second home management services company, Kastle Keepers, LLC. Lee brings a deeper multifaceted level of understanding to every single transition that other agents are not equipped with. Whether it be the buying, selling, the negotiations of the deal, knowing and understanding how mountain homes function and how they have historically performed has given him and his team of professionals elevated credentials when it comes to knowledge of this markets important properties. Since 2008, Lee has sold 1 out of 4 of the Telluride Mountain Village residences over $6 million, a testament to his success formula. Integrity, growing up in, living in, playing in, working in a small town shapes how you walk this earth day to day and how you treat people.
As a seasoned luxury real estate agent since 1999, my goal is to help individuals and families with the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets to meet their personal and business financial needs and expectations, in a discreet, secure and professional manner. I have had the privilege and pleasure of practicing real estate in CA, NC and CO, and am grateful to call MT, and its bountiful amenities, home for several years. I am thankful for both the successful and diversified sales experience I have garnered in both the residential and developer arenas, in various economic and demographic environments. Whether it is helping a family find a new home or a Montana hunting and fishing ranch for sale or representing the community needs of a developer, I have had the fortune to experience much of what the real estate sales business has to offer. It is from this experience that my clients, both Buyers and Sellers, receive a breadth and depth of unparalleled, creative and strategic real estate sales knowledge. Most importantly though, this whole process and experience is about YOU! Your needs, goals, desires and expectations are paramount, and I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. “Give me 1% of your confidence and I’ll earn the other 99%!”
+1 406.600.2477, +1 406.600.2477
319 E Mendenhall
Since forming the Gottesman Chapin Team with Dan Gottesman in 2015, Sam & Dan have sold over $80,000,000 in luxury real estate, making them one of the region’s top-producing teams. In 2017, they had the highest waterfront sale on Mercer Island for the prior two years ($9,950,000). They also sold the highest single lot, non-waterfront sale in Mercer Island history ($4,550,000). Over the past 25 years, Sam has bought, sold, and managed mixed-use commercial and residential buildings in Seattle (Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, and West Seattle) and Mercer Island. Sam Chapin has also practiced law for 25 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. Sam’s legal career focused entirely on litigation: first as a civil trial attorney for a Seattle law firm, then as a King County criminal prosecutor. More recently, Sam has been a law professor at the UW School of Law and has served as a pro tem judge in King County. Sam’s law practice regularly involved complex negotiations aimed at resolving high-risk disputes. Sam and his wife, Loretta, have two girls, a boy, and a Labradoodle named Dory.
Summer Berg grew up in the sprawling valley of Phoenix, Arizona, and was always fascinated by the growth and development occurring around her. She knew prior to attending law school that she would focus on luxury real estate because of her passion for smart and sound development. Summer was a Harlan Scholar of the Center for Real Estate Studies at New York Law where she was a law review editor and graduated magna cum laude. The international law firm Troutman Sanders was quick to hire Summer as a real estate associate, where she worked on everything from shopping center developments to complex financing structures of skyscrapers in NYC. Now Summer works closely with all the Real Estate Advisors and staff at Engel & Völkers Aspen to ensure all clients are receiving the best service when they buy, sell and lease properties in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. Her background in real estate law and her knowledge of every aspect of the transaction is invaluable to clients. Summer is a Board Member of the Buddy Program and mentors a little buddy every week. Summer is a founding member of both the Aspen Next Generation Advisory Commission and the Aspen Professional Mentorship Program. She is also a member of the Aspen Young Professionals Association as well as other real estate and legal organizations
Serving as an F-15 fighter pilot and decorated military officer for the US Air Force honed my leadership skills and unrelenting work ethic. In every real estate transaction, I bring comprehensive market knowledge and investor-level analysis I developed at the University of North Carolina’s MBA program. My extensive experience brokering residential and commercial properties throughout the Wood River Valley and beyond allows me to deliver exceptional service to every client. Originally from Mercer Island, Washington, I have lived in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, and the United Kingdom. I now reside full time in Sun Valley, Idaho where I enjoy playing in the outdoors with my family–skiing, biking, hiking, and volunteering with Higher Ground, Sun Valley. In honor of my clients, I also commit a percentage of my commissions to national and local chapters of Special Olympics, Engel & Völkers’ proud charity partner. With an investor’s eye on the Idaho luxury real estate market and the ability to bring people together, I naturally excel in development projects and ranches. My commercial pilot’s license allows me to fly clients to remote properties and help them see potential from above. Whether it’s an investment property or a dream estate, I can turn any big-picture project into your next success.
+1 208 720 8244, +1 208 720 8244
Life is good for me because I make it good. When you choose the place where you want to live and you choose the perfect profession for yourself, it’s simple. And when all the other pieces of your life make you happy then it doesn’t get any better. That’s what I have made happen. When I wake up I know it is going to be a good day. I kiss my wife (who also happens to be my business partner), spend some time with our two young children, and walk to my office in the heart of Aspen. My days are filled with setting short and long-term goals, planning with the team, conferring with clients, keeping up with the latest about the local market, enjoying a collaborative lunch with a fellow broker, perhaps holding an open house or accompanying a client to a closing. You might say I am just having a typical business day but for me, no day is typical and no two days are alike, just as no two client relationships are alike. That is what makes the business as a luxury real estate agent exciting. Whether I am creating a film of a new listing, staging a home for viewing, negotiating the best deal I can for my client, making new connections or researching market trends, I always pay attention to the details while simultaneously keeping my eye on the big picture.
, +1 970 379 6353
I began my real estate career in Baltimore, Maryland before I arrived at the Rocky Mountains. This is where I created “Real Estate with Horse Sense” and rented my first real estate office in downtown Aspen as Carol Dopkin Real Estate Inc. I operated my own company for 30 plus years in Colorado and have been a consistent top producer ever since. Now I am proud and excited to be a part of Engel and Völkers Aspen. In addition to my deep passion for being a luxury real estate agent, I am enhanced by my passion for horses. My barn at the Dopkin Ranch on McLain Flats, houses guest horses of show quality and young horses headed toward blue ribbon dreams. In addition to real estate and horses, I am passionate about giving back to this wonderful community. Presently I am a member and former President of the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council, President of the White Horse Springs Water District Board and the White Horse Springs Irrigation Group Board. In addition I serve on the board of the Salvation Ditch, a major source of irrigation water to the Roaring Fork Valley. I live with my husband Buzz in McLain Flats home on Dopkin Ranch.Our two sons, Richard and Robert Orman, grew up in Aspen with myself and Buzz. The Aspen Schools launched them on to top universities and careers in law and medicine. Experience, Passion, Integrity, Knowledge and Fun are my fundamentals in work and I look forward to meet Buyers and Sellers seeking excellence and a smooth trail to reaching success.
, +1 970 618 0187
Since my entrance into the Jackson Hole luxury real estate market in 2004, I have served as the owner and principal of a growing real estate company, development project manager for luxury homes and communities, and a real estate agent. Before that, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Baylor University, and then spent a year working abroad in Italy, confusing Spanish with Italian. If you force me to speak either language... you might get a little of both. I try to live by the principal that "a good name is more desirable than great wealth". With over a decade of diverse experience in Jackson Hole real estate, I am well-prepared to help all clients fulfill their goals. Along with my wife (Becca) and three children, I enjoy all things Jackson Hole, from backcountry skiing and mountain biking to enjoying this vibrant community I am blessed to call home. I currently serve as President of the Teton Board of Realtors and am very active in the community as a recent graduate of the Leadership Jackson Hole program.
, +1 307-690-8674
In a career spanning over 30 years of Real Estate Investment and Development, Kris was the Owner ~ Co Founder ~ Broker of Central Coast Landmark Properties. Recently, Kris has merged her team and become ENGEL & VÖLKERS Santa Ynez. Same office location, same team, yet now Globally connected in 30 countries. This company is new and innovative, offering specialized training of each advisor, and has advanced our approach to handling Buyers and Sellers. E & V is selling Real Estate around the world and offering some of the finest Estates, Wineries, Vineyards, Ranches and Undeveloped Land. Kris's start before CCLP, was Sotheby's International Realty in Santa Barbara where she gained a ranking of Top 1% in a sales force of around 45,000 associates, and has continued that excellence today as one of the Top Producers in the Santa Ynez Valley in her small Executive Brokerage. As Managing Broker and Partner, Kris offers her clients a positive, personal approach, discrete representation, and world-class marketing with internet technology and international reach.
Paul Benson has been consistently ranked as a top producing agent both locally and internationally since 2005. Named #1 agent by the Park City Board of REALTORS® for the last seven years. Named #1 agent world-wide among the entire of Engel & Völkers Network in 2017. WSJ recently ranked him as 45th of 250 agents on the Top Sales by Volume list. Paul has established a solid reputation and track record representing luxury real estate agents, buyers, sellers and developers from across the globe. Paul’s list of clients includes a mix of celebrities, top CEOs, professional athletes and tech investors. With one of the largest international marketing budgets of any broker, Paul’s luxury listings have graced the cover and pages of regional and international magazines and publications such as the Robb Report, Variety, DuPont Registry, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, to name a few. Paul also hosts a number of annual events for high net worth clients, including Sundance Film Festival, American Century Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, and the 2016 Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, creating even more exposure for his business. Paul and his team currently have over 80 luxury home and land listings with over a half billion in dollar volume. Paul has successfully sold over $2,000,000,000 in volume, by closing over 1000 transactions in the past ten years. Respected as an expert in the luxury real estate market and with a global network, Paul is uniquely positioned to connect extraordinary people with extraordinary lifestyles!
My approach as a luxury real estate agent is mindful persistence. I pride myself in communication skills, attention to detail, focus, and a sense of what will work for someone in a given situation to create unparalleled opportunities for all my clients. I combine the highest level of service combined with my personal connections and passion for eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming. Helping someone buy or sell their property in this area inspires me. Watching and listening to their excitement about a property, and then making that transaction a reality for them is a thrill helping my clients achieve their dream for the western lifestyle. I started my first company in 1994 less than a year after graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. I have started 4 other companies and helped build WorldCast Anglers into the largest fly-fishing outfitter in the United States. I have pivoted from a 20-year, world-class fly-fishing career to a successful and growing real estate business. I specialize in ranch and recreational properties, and am licensed in Wyoming and Idaho.
, +1 307.413.1775
For 30 years I have been an ambassador for my home town of Livingston, Montana. Over 30 years ago, I fell head over heels in love with a professional bull rider. This third-generation born and bred Montanan became my husband, Tony, who convinced me there was no better place on earth than Montana to stake our claim (he was right!). I was more or less born and raised in the barn on our family farm, which was Homesteaded in the mid 1800's, in rural South Dakota. For me, the connection with Montana's wide open spaces, ranching spirit, and rugged beauty was instant and life changing. Paradise Valley has been 'home' ever since. Our 'herd' includes three children, five grandchildren, several horses, and my Jersey milk cow, Meadow Muffin. When I am not in the office or out showing property, you'll find me in the barn. An avid rider, I actually cut my teeth in the brokerage business by buying my first team of horses as an eight-year old. My father, a Farmer and Auctioneer, nodded approvingly from the Block as I completed my first transaction. Real Estate is my full-time occupation and I specialize in high touch, client focused transactions. Covering southwest Montana representing Buyer and Sellers in investment properties, recreational parcels, ranches and everything in between. I have built a thriving business based on hard work and trust and can't imagine a more fulfilling career! It's all about representing our Last Best Place to the best of my ability when showing Montana estates as well as hunting and fishing ranches for sale.
, +1 406.223.0453
I was born and raised in the Derby City, Louisville, KY and now live in the beautiful town of Bozeman with my wife Martha (married in 1980), children Katie, Miles and Patrick, and granddaughter Riley, 3. I was a broker in Telluride Colorado from 1982 until recently relocating to Montana to be closer to our children. I have worked in general contracting for many years before becoming a luxury real estate agent, building homes and commercial buildings throughout southwest Colorado, including Telluride and Durango. I have been a broker since 1985, and was the developer of Graysill and Lulu City in Telluride. In my leisure time, you'll find me enjoying skiing, fly-fishing, horses and hunting and entertaining family and friends with many stories of years passed as the Mayor of Telluride (86-88) and life in the great outdoors. I am an expert in farm and ranch as well as water rights, and I am always game to talk land.
+1 406.404.1960, +1 970.708.9021