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Wednesday, March 09, 2016   /   by Megan Luther

Sky Hi Daily News Article - Intrawest eyes real estate opportunities at Winter Park

Hank Shell
March 8, 2016
Intrawest eyes real estate opportunities at Winter Park
Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. is focusing on real estate opportunities at Winter Park Resort and Steamboat Ski Area, according to a presentation made available last month.
The presentation highlights profitable land sales in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and Colorado’s improving real estate market as signs that the time may be right to restart real estate development at the two resorts.
Year over year condo sales are up while inventory is down more than 30 percent, according to the presentation.
Intrawest, which named Craig Cohn its new president of real estate effective Feb. 1, hopes to capitalize on Steamboat and Winter Park’s proximity to Denver by developing new master plans for both resorts.
Intrawest, which owns $21.4 million in real estate holdings at Winter Park Resort, plans to invest between $43 million and $48 million in its resorts in 2 ...

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016   /   by Megan Luther

Grand County Article in Denver Post

Grand County's languid real estate recovery gets spur from developers
Several new construction projects underway in Winter Park promise to bounce Grand County back from the recession
By Jason Blevins 
The Denver Post
The Denver Post
Posted:Sun Feb 28 00:01:00 MST 2016
WINTER PARK — In the last couple of years, real estate sales in Colorado's resort communities have enjoyed healthy rebounds from the recession, climbing close to the heyday peaks hit in 2006 and 2007. Grand County's Granbv, Winter Park and Fraser, however, have lagged in that celebrated recovery.

Want to buffalo a broker or daze a developer in the Fraser Valley? Ask them why that is.

"That's been an enigma a little bit," said Walter "Buz" Koelbel Jr., whose 17-year-old, 1,100-acre mixed-use Rendezvous project wraps around both Winter Park and Fraser. "I'm a little surprised it has taken as long as it has when you look at our proximity to Denver."

It's a well-named place, Gran ...

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