Business File for Sept. 9

Six join ownership team at Colorado Group

— Bridget Asbury, Kelda Combs Wall, Joyce Hartless, Dave Hartley, Chris Paoli and Cindy Ptach have been named owners of Colorado Group Realty. Its sales associates equally own the independent real-estate company, Steamboat Springs' largest.

Asbury has lived in Steamboat for 13 years. She recently earned her Graduate Realtor Institute designation and previously worked for 30 years with Delta Airlines. Wall is a fifth-generation Steamboat native whose family has worked in the construction industry for 30 years.

Hartless worked in real estate for a decade in Lynchburg, Va., specializing in new construction, recreation resort sales and relocating professionals. She decided to move to Steamboat after spending three winters here with her husband. Hartley has lived in the Yampa Valley for 20 years. Hartley directed the sell-out auction of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel before joining Colorado Group.

Paoli, a former Manhattan equity trader, moved to Steamboat in 2002.

Ptach moved to Steamboat 15 years ago and lived in Vail for more than a decade. She earned her real estate license in 1996 and joined Colorado Group in 1997.

David Hill named among '15 to Watch'

Resort Ventures West President David Hill, who is developing Wildhorse Meadows in Steamboat Springs, joined some fast company recently when Estates West magazine named him one of 15 people to watch in the development industry.

Hill made the list along with tennis greats Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, who are developing a luxury condo hotel in Donnelly, Idaho.

Others on the list include designers, architects, golf pros, a golf bunker designer, a lighting designer and a landscape architect.

Hill, whose background is in engineering, hints in the magazine article that his company will pursue projects beyond Wildhorse, but promised to take his time in that process.

"It's about finding a fit and partnering with similar interests," he told the magazine.

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