NEW YEAR, NEW LEADERSHIP: CONTINUED SUCCESS IN SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON’S SUMMIT COUNTY DIVISION CALLS FOR LEADERSHIP CHANGES
With the continued success in Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate’s (SSF) Summit County division, the firm is making some leadership changes. Jeff Moore has become an Executive Advisor to SSF’s Partners and Board of Directors. Chris Lankhorst has been promoted to Executive Vice President & Managing Broker in Summit County. And Jim Schlegel will now lead the team as Branch Broker at the 117 S. Main Street Office in Breckenridge.
Previously, Moore was the Executive Vice President & Managing Broker in Summit County for nine years, leading a dual role as a manager and a broker. During that time, the division became the top performing firm in Summit County for six consecutive years. “Summit County has seen huge success and even bigger growth under Moore’s incredible leadership,” says John Pfeiffer, president and employing broker of SSF.
“Our saying around here is that we’re just getting started. With such huge growth and plans to continue growing, we realized we needed to have a full-time manager solely dedicated to the Summit County brokers and staff.” This need led Moore to decide it was best for him to focus solely on his real estate business and clients, as his passion lies in helping people find the perfect mountain escape in the community he’s called home for over three decades. Moore has worked in real estate in Summit County for 25 years, consistently being a top producing broker for SSF and was named one of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for 2019 by Newsweek Magazine. He’s also been the top producing broker in Summit County for nine of the last 10 years, including in 2020. Throughout his career, Moore has had nearly $1 billion in cumulative sales.
Although his main focus will be selling, in Moore’s new advisory position, he will work to ensure the firm’s growth and continued leadership in the Colorado mountains.
“Looking back, I‘m proud of creating an incredible team culture that was tight knit and unique for a sales organization. It brings me great pleasure to see our young brokers grow and become influential in SSF and in today’s market,” Moore says. “For me, mountain real estate is in my blood, and I will continue to provide my clients with the “red carpet” level of service under the incredible SSF brand.”
Formerly the Branch Broker at the Main Street Breckenridge Office, Lankhorst will take over Moore’s position, managing all four of Summit County’s SSF offices. Lankhorst will focus on broker management, continued growth within Summit County, and coordinating with the SSF Denver team to expand the division’s reach in development and residential real estate. Lankhorst has been a licensed broker in Summit County for nearly two decades, working for a variety of companies in managerial roles. He joined SSF in 2008 as the branch broker in Keystone before moving to the same leadership role in the Main Street Breckenridge Office.
“Management is something I’ve enjoyed in this industry, and I appreciate how SSF prioritizes educating and developing their brokers and staff,” Lankhorst says. “Seeing the growth that SSF instills in its team from day one aligns with my goals. I want to help brokers and staff realize how they want to grow in the company, and give them the tools, knowledge, encouragement and support to get there.”
“Chris’s management skillset and extensive new development sales experience make him a perfect fit,” says Moore. “He has the demeanor and style to coach brokers through the nuances of luxury real estate sales in Summit County. I couldn’t be happier with my successor and the future of SSF.”
Schlegel will take over Lankhorst’s position as Branch Broker at the Main Street Breckenridge office, which is the largest in Summit County with 22 brokers. Joining the firm in 2009, Schlegel has been one of the top producing brokers at SSF for the last decade. In his role, he will continue selling while also focusing on broker management, employee growth and success. The 2021 Summit Realtors MLS President has worked in the industry since 1998. Schlegel looks forward to building off the momentum from 2020, which was a record-breaking year firm wide.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on this position and continuing to work with an incredible team,” Schlegel says. “I’m excited to start seeing the team in person and reestablishing our camaraderie and teamwork. While we’ve all worked well together in the digital space, I think amazing deals and ideas are born when we can just talk to each other in between meetings.”