Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty in Vail announces staff shifts
Leveraging internal talent and expertise, Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty announced recent staff shifts for Crystal “CJ” Jay to full-time Broker Associate and Patrick Barrett, Broker Associate, to an expanded role in international sales development, working directly with partner and co-owner Tye Stockton.
Crystal “CJ” Jay, Broker Associate
Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty Executive Assistant, Crystal “CJ” Jay, has transitioned to a full-time Broker Associate position with the firm. Prior to joining Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011, Jay served as Clubhouse Manager for Vail Mountain Club, where she helped open the new facility and prior to that, Clubhouse Manager for the Club at Cordillera.
A Vail Valley resident since 2006, Jay grew up in the real estate industry in Panama City, Fla., where her parents were actively involved. Her transition to Vail in 2006 and a position as The Summit Clubhouse Manager for the Club at Cordillera began her Vail Valley hospitality career. She then took her expertise in member services to the Vail Mountain Club, where she helped open the new facility. She shifted to the real estate industry in 2011 when she was hired as executive assistant for Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty.
“CJ’s passion for learning and understanding the value of building relationships, coupled with her experience in dealing with clients from all over the world have enabled her to grow professionally and assume a more direct role in real estate sales,” said Craig Denton, Managing Broker.
A graduate of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla., where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management, Jay enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, running, and cycling as well as attending concerts.
Patrick Barrett, Broker Associate, International Sales
Broker Associate and International communications marketing specialist Patrick Barrett has assumed an expanded role to help grow Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty’s international sales division. Working in partnership with co-owner Tye Stockton, Barrett will support Stockton in his day-to-day responsibilities in both domestic and international sales, with an instrumental focus on expanding the firm’s worldwide reach.
Barrett joined Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty in 2011 as sales assistant to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail sales team. His acumen in addressing client needs and providing personalized customer service and attention garnered him a promotion from Sales Assistant to Broker Associate in 2012.
“Patrick has been an key player in supporting Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty’s international clientele, which continues to grow,” said Stockton. “Having him on my day-to-day team will enable us to continue to expand our client base in this arena while still retaining the momentum and reputation we have with our domestic clients,” Stockton added.
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish, Barrett earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee where he majored in International Business and Marketing and is an avid skier, hiker, cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. He is married to Meredith Barrett, a pre-school teacher at Children’s Garden of Learning in Vail.
Prior to joining Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty, Barrett spent four years as International Communications Manager for Vail Resorts Management Company, where he managed a team of seven as well as representatives and agencies in the UK, Mexico, Germany and Australia. He was also instrumental in leading Vail Resorts’ expansion into the Brazilian and Canadian markets.
Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty is a boutique real estate brokerage firm specializing in the marketing of luxury residential real estate. Locally owned by Tye Stockton, and James Fangmeyer and Steve Virostek of Triumph Partners, Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty is affiliated with the Sotheby's International Realty® network, offering a worldwide brokerage presence that creates a global marketplace to buy and sell properties in the Vail Valley. For more information on Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty, visit www.AscentSIR.com or call 970-476-7944.
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