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Monday Business Briefs: Hickenlooper appoints Aspen broker to state commission

Aspen broker named to state commission

John Wendt III of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate recently was elected chairman of the Colorado Real Estate Commission for a 1-year term.

His election came after Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed him for a 3-year term. Following the appointment, the real estate commissioners elected him to chair, according to a company announcement.

Wendt, who is managing broker and employing broker of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate, will oversee the five-member commission’s duties of regulating the licensing and conduct of real estate brokers.

“We are very fortunate to have John’s knowledge, leadership and expertise at Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, and we are confident he will continue to add great value as Chairman of the Colorado Real Estate Commission,” said Will Herndon, president of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. “As someone who has upheld strong ethical standards for other brokers to follow, we are very proud to support John in this role as he protects the public interest and enhances a higher standard of real estate practice among brokers statewide.”

Wendt has been practicing real estate for nearly 40 years. He currently manages the firm’s Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Redstone offices.

Staying spiritual in business

Aspen Connect will conclude its season of events from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 with the presentation “How to Stay Spiritual in Business” at the Aspen Chapel.

Presenters for the evening include Rabbi Itzhak Vardy of Neshama Aspen, parayoga and author Rod Stryker, and Aspen Chapel Minister Nicholas Vesey. The event will be moderated by Lead with Love founder Gina Murdock.

Tickets are donation only in advance and $25 at the door.

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Architect firm recognized

Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/ Interior Design was recognized with two awards Sept. 7 at the 2018 American Institute of Architects Colorado Design & Honor Awards Gala in Denver.

The firm’s Art Barn residential project in Aspen received a Notable in Denver award, and its Victorian Square commercial project received a Notable in the West award.