Chief Executive Officer

Jason Cole

“My passion is for our people and the places they call home.”

Jason moved to the Vail Valley in 2005. This decision was driven by his deep-seated connection to the mountains and the cherished memories he had of visiting them during his childhood. Born and raised in Kansas, Jason developed a love for the outdoors at a young age, spending summers exploring the rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas of the Colorado Rockies. The plan was to spend a year or two in Vail, but after experiencing the Colorado lifestyle full-time, he knew this is where he wanted to call home. Jason fell in love with Colorado not only because of its incredible beauty but also because of its interesting people from all walks of life. It’s that same love of people that led him to a career in real estate – and with Slifer Smith & Frampton.

Why is it important to you to work for a locally focused real estate company?

When I first came to Vail straight out of college, I thought I’d stay here for a year or two — do some skiing, have some fun, and then move on to the next adventure.

But as soon as I started working at Slifer Smith & Frampton, I felt like I wasn’t just a visitor in Vail. I felt like I was a part of it. And being part of something bigger than yourself is really special. That’s what we do here. We are builders of community. This company has been committed to Colorado for a long time. And it’s an honor to be a part of that legacy and to get to work with these incredible people every day.

What’s your favorite Colorado spot?

There are so many to chose from, but I’d have to say sitting around a campfire with family and friends is at the top of my list.

Is there a local cause that is important to you?

Habitat for Humanity. Housing is an issue for so many people. It’s great to work with organizations that help Coloradans achieve homeownership. My wife and I have been longtime fans of Habitat and we really appreciate the work they do. In fact, for our honeymoon, we did a build in Nepal. Getting to be a part of that process was incredible. We were working alongside the family the house was being built for. They were the nicest people in the world. Sometimes we take for granted how good we have it. Joining the folks at Habitat on build days helps bring it all into focus and reminds us just how important it is for everyone to have a place they can call home.

Jason's Colorado Calling

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