JHSIR Agents Compete in “Western” Winter Competitions

This past Saturday, February 6, Teton Village and neighboring Snake River Ranch played host to the Powder 8’s Grand Nationals and the North American Skijoring Championship. Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty agents participated in both events: Ethan Valenstein in the Powder 8’s and Christian Cisco in Skijoring.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort welcomed the return of the Powder 8’s competition this year after a 15-year hiatus in celebration of the resort’s 50th year anniversary. Qualifying teams from across the Rocky Mountain region gathered at the top of Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl just outside the JHMR ski boundary in the hopes of taking home the title for synchronized skiing. After taking 4th in the local qualifier held January 16th, Associate Broker, Ethan Valenstein and his partner placed 11th out of 22 teams in the national competition. Local News 8 caught up with Valenstein after the event, with footage from some of the synchronized skiers. Also participating in the January qualifying event were Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty’s Rob DesLauriers and Christian Cisco and their partners.

Across from Teton Village, the Snake River Ranch hosted the two-day skijoring competition put on by the Jackson Hole Shrine Club. Skijoring is a competition where a horse and a rider pull a skier from a towrope – think waterskiing on snow. Associate Broker, Christian Cisco skied for his team this weekend and was judged on his speed and accuracy as he was pulled through a course of jumps, gates and spear rings. Cisco had a great run on Saturday, placing 4th in the Open Division.

A regular in local competitions, Cisco also placed first in the Teton Valley Skijoring Competition held in Driggs, Idaho on January 23, 2016.

Associate Broker, Christian Cisco goes over a jump in a past skijoring competition.

February 10, 2016 Real Estate News

The Wyoming Business Report‘s February edition includes their “Business Report List” ranking of Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firms. Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty ranked fourth in the state for sales volume of commercial listings in 2015— higher than any other firm in western Wyoming.

Town poised to reduce levels in response to housing pressure

by Darren Kleiman, Associate Broker

The pulse of the commercial real estate market in Jackson Hole continued with a strong pace over the past 12 months. As reported by the Teton County Multiple Listing Service, commercial sales activity saw an increase in unit sales (non-lease) volume of nearly 40% in 2015 over activity in 2014, with the majority of the increase attributed to a surge in lodging and light industrial. Truly notable sales of 2015 reported to the MLS were the properties consisting of the Anvil and El Rancho Motels/Nani’s Restaurant package, listed for $8,675,000 which closed in November, and the United States Forest Service Parcel, listed for $12,000,000 which sold in October…..