Three prominent Vail business leaders join Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty

Growing staff prompts opening of second office in Vail Village

By Real Vail
July 12, 2013

Three prominent Vail business leaders, including Frank Johnson, Malia Cox Nobrega and Krista Behr, have joined Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty as Associate Brokers. These recent additions brings the total number of staff to 22, including 18 brokers, and contributed to the opening of a second office on Bridge Street in Vail Village earlier this year.

Frank Johnson, Associate Broker

A Vail Valley resident for 30 years, Frank Johnson brings a well-respected background in tourism, hospitality, and real estate sales and consulting to Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty. In addition to his work with Ascent Sotheby's International Realty, he is currently serving as General Manager at the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, one of Vail's premier boutique health and wellness lodging establishments, and Vice President of Marketing for Gemini Resorts Management, one of the Valley's leading Fractional Real Estate consultancies and management groups.

Frank Johnson

Prior to his current positions, Johnson served as President of the Vail Valley Tourism & Convention Bureau for 14 years, preceded by a 20-year record of growth and impact in the hospitality and resort business. During this period Johnson held sales, marketing and GM positions with Marriott, Hilton, Doubletree and Holiday Inn Corporations as well as independent hotel and condominium resort operations in Aspen, Palm Springs and the Vail Valley. In addition to his work for these companies, Johnson has also served on numerous Boards and Marketing Associations, including Vail Leadership Institute, CO/WY Hotel/Motel Association, Vail Resort Assn., Vail Chamber of Commerce, Vail Community Task Force and 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships, among others.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi. He is married to Tina Fleishman, a private practice clinical psychologist and has two grown children who live in the California Bay Area.

Malia Cox Nobrega, Associate Broker

Malia Cox Nobrega

Lawyer-turned real estate professional and Crossroads Realty business owner Malia Nobrega brings a storied background in Vail’s real estate industry that spans more than two decades. Having relocated to the Vail Valley in 1979 where she graduated from high school, Nobrega then attended and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She then earned her law degree at the University of Denver College of Law, where she graduated with top honors.

After an initial career in commercial litigation, Nobrega altered her course from law practice to real estate when she moved back to the Vail Valley to start a family with her husband Jay Nobrega. They then purchased Malia’s family real estate business, Crossroads Realty & Management, which opened in Vail in the early 1970s. Under their tutelage it has become one of the most reputable property management companies in the Vail area. Combining Jay’s background in construction, they then formed and are now partners in Vail Construction Group, which provides luxury residential general contractor services as well as partners in Vail MillWorks, a custom woodwork, cabinetry, flooring, walls, siding and furniture company.

Outside of the real estate arena, Nobrega enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking. She and Jay have two children, Dylan and Logan.

Krista Behr, Associate Broker

Former owner of Mountain Style Window Coverings and valley-wide sales specialist Krista Behr brings a well-heeled knowledge of the Vail Valley and its properties to Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty. Shifting to real estate sales in 2011, Behr earned Coldwell Banker’s “Rookie of the Year,” demonstrating her growing passion as a broker. Her decision to shift to Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty was prompted by her desire to align herself with a global luxury brand that is considered one of the foremost technology leaders in the industry.

Krista Behr

A Vail resident since 1991, Behr was also the former co-owner of Images in Avon, Colo., which sold floor and window coverings, a business she sold in 2004. In addition to her real estate responsibilities, Behr serves on the Vail Board of Realtors education committee, part of her ongoing commitment to learning new skills and increasing her industry knowledge. She is also currently studying for her GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) certification, a designation held by only 20 percent of Realtors nationwide.

A graduate of Penn State University where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Behr has traveled throughout Europe, including a year abroad in Strasbourg, France. Outside of the real estate arena, she enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and also serves as the Volleyball Coach for her daughter’s team. She is married to Matt Behr, with whom she has two children, Bergan and Holden.

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 or call 970-476-7944.

comments: 19 Comments on "Three prominent Vail business leaders join Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty"

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:23 a.m.

I have been searching to find a comfort or effective procedure to complete this process and I think this is the most suitable way to do it effectively. Alarminstallatie

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:29 a.m.

All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts.Thanks Zwemvijver

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:31 a.m.

Much thanks for composing such an intriguing article on this point. This has truly made me think and I plan to peruse more Vakantiehuis

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:31 a.m.

Great survey. I'm sure you're getting a great response. Vakantiewoning

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:33 a.m.

Its as if you had a great grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from more than one angle. SEO lead

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:35 a.m.

Really impressive post. I read it whole and going to share it with my social circules. I enjoyed your article and planning to rewrite it on my own blog. Tuinontwerp

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:37 a.m.

Always so interesting to visit your site.What a great info, thank you for sharing. this will help me so much in my learning Lead generation

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:38 a.m.

You have done a amazing job with you website Spouwmuurisolatie Leuven

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:40 a.m.

This website and I conceive this internet site is really informative ! Keep on putting up! Biotop zwemvijver

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:41 a.m.

Writing with style and getting good compliments on the article is quite hard, to be honest.But you've done it so calmly and with so cool feeling and you've nailed the job. This article is possessed with style and I am giving good compliment. Best! Dakwerkers

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:44 a.m.

Writing with style and getting good compliments on the article is quite hard, to be honest.But you've done it so calmly and with so cool feeling and you've nailed the job. This article is possessed with style and I am giving good compliment. Best! Spouwmuurisolatie prijs

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:45 a.m.

Very good points you wrote here..Great stuff...I think you've made some truly interesting points.Keep up the good work. Erotische massage

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:47 a.m.

Your content is nothing short of brilliant in many ways. I think this is engaging and eye-opening material. Thank you so much for caring about your content and your readers. Zwembad buiten

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:48 a.m.

Two full thumbs up for this magneficent article of yours. I've really enjoyed reading this article today and I think this might be one of the best article that I've read yet. Please, keep this work going on in the same quality. Tuinaanleg

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:50 a.m.

I see the greatest contents on your blog and I extremely love reading them. Laserontharing prijs

mrseo – Nov. 02, 2021, at 2:53 a.m.

I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Muurisolatie

emmascarlett – April 28, 2023, at 8:53 a.m.

Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty has welcomed three accomplished Vail business leaders onto their team. Frank Johnson, Malia Cox Nobrega and Krista Behr have joined the firm as Associate Brokers, bringing with them a wealth joint pain medication of experience and expertise. Ascent Sotheby’s continues to expand, having recently opened a new office in Vail Village. The addition of these respected professionals further reinforces the company's position as a leading real estate firm in the region.

Comment Form Info  Comment Information
Real Aspen encourages you to post comments on our articles and blogs. Logged in email is required for monitoring purposes. Your email will not be published and will not be distributed to any third-party. Abusive, obscene, profane, threatening, libelous or defamatory comments are prohibited. By posting a comment, you agree to this policy and our terms of use. To report an abusive posting, please contact us.

To make a comment, please log in or create an account. This helps us prevent spam and other malicious attacks.

Please log in to comment


Create a user account to comment

Snow Report

  24hr snow mid dpth snow cond.
A-Basin n/a n/a
Aspen n/a n/a closed
BC n/a n/a closed
Breckenridge n/a n/a closed
Buttermilk n/a n/a closed
Copper n/a n/a closed
Crest. Butte n/a n/a closed
Eldora n/a n/a closed
Heavenly n/a n/a closed
Highlands n/a n/a
Howelsen n/a n/a closed
Keystone n/a n/a closed
Kirkwood n/a n/a closed
Loveland n/a n/a
Monarch n/a n/a closed
Northstar n/a n/a closed
Powderhorn n/a n/a closed
Purgatory n/a n/a closed
Silverton n/a n/a closed
Ski Cooper n/a n/a closed
Ski Granby n/a n/a closed
Snowmass n/a n/a closed
Steamboat n/a n/a closed
Sunlight n/a n/a closed
Telluride n/a n/a closed
Vail n/a n/a closed
WinterPark n/a n/a closed
Wolf Creek n/a n/a closed
More Weather Reports
Vail powder day snow snake
Airing it out at Crested Butte
Feb. 17, 2011 Surprise 14 inches of Fresh Powder