Stirling Peak restructures, renames management division

Stirling Peak Properties said in a statement that it has “officially endorsed” and restructured its property-management-service division and is calling it Stirling Management.

Stirling Peak Properties was formed in 2012 from two of Aspen’s longest-standing real estate firms, Stirling Homes and Peak Properties. While both were focused on real estate sales and vacation rentals, it was Stirling Homes that had a legacy of property management dating back to 1978.

The restructuring of the management division has been in the works since the merger, but officially began when Travis Bourgeois joined the partnership team of Dawnette Smith and Bill Stirling in 2013. Bourgeois is at the helm of daily operations to ensure a successful transition, the statement said.

“We are becoming an effective force in the industry by focusing solely on management,” Stirling said in the statement. “We are leveraging the synergistic relationship with Stirling Peak Properties and our reputation to grow at a pace that is commensurate with our ability to deliver superb, personalized service.”

The name of the organization became Stirling Management, employing the history, quality and brand recognition of Stirling Homes’ history, the statement said. The management company’s long-term goals are not to be the biggest but to be the most thorough and service-oriented management company in Aspen.

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Daily, Hamilton listed in ‘Best Lawyers’ publication

Aspen attorneys Arthur C. Daily, who specializes in real estate law, and Mark E. Hamilton, who specialize in water law, recently were selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America 2015,” one of the legal profession’s oldest peer-review publications.

Daily and Hamilton practice at Holland & Hart LLP in Aspen.

In all, 172 attorneys from Holland & Hart’s various offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in the publication. Additionally, 17 Holland & Hart attorneys were given the distinction of being named the “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective markets and practices areas.

Since it was first published in 1983, “Best Lawyers” has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, according to a Holland & Hart statement. “Best Lawyers” is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 attorneys cast nearly 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel magazine has called “Best Lawyers” “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

U.S. News & World Report released the 2015 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America 2015” on Aug. 18. For more information, visit

Polep joins Shane Aspen as a broker associate

Shane Aspen Real Estate announced that Jim Polep has joined the company as a broker associate in the Willits office.

Polep is well-known as the owner and curator of Montecito in Aspen and Montecito Loft & Home in Willits. Originally from Massachusetts, he has called Aspen home since moving to the city permanently in 1996.

An avid skier, motorcycle maven and home-furnishings and design connoisseur, Polep brings his experience as a business owner, real estate developer and interior designer to his new position in real estate sales, a Shane Aspen statement said.

He is a visual person and believes in quality of finishes, quality of life and quality of conversation, the statement said. His passion for people, places and things will translate into a serious work ethic to find the right home for clients and to develop the right marketing program to sell properties, the company said.

Shane Aspen Real Estate Real Estate brokers cover areas from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction.