Aspen, CO (PRWEB) April 22, 2012
The City of Aspen announced this week that it has hired Andrew Ernemann of BJ Adams and Company as its new real estate broker, following a four-month search and interview process. Ernemann was chosen from a pool of eight candidates who responded to the city’s request in December for proposals.
The position with the city involves such realtor services as negotiating the purchase and sale of real estate for affordable housing and other purposes, managing real estate transactions, advising Aspen City Council and staff on specific properties and proposals, among other duties.
“Andrew is well-equipped to advise the City of Aspen on real estate market conditions as well as the sale or purchase of individual properties. He has many tools available to him for analysis and knows how to use those tools,” Scott Miller, the City’s Capital Asset Director, explained. “He is also skilled at presenting well in both private and public settings. He will be an effective advisor to staff and Council.”
Aspen’s City Council maintains that having a dedicated realtor in its corner is cost-effective and provides the city with consistent advice when Council expresses initial interest in buying or selling a property. In addition to sales, Ernemann can offer advice on leases and rentals, as well as regular real estate market updates.
“The opportunity appealed to me because the City of Aspen owns a number of real estate assets and has shown in the past that they can be quite active in the market,” said Andrew Ernemann. “Additionally, like all areas of our local real estate market, I felt my analytical background would be a nice complement to the city’s efforts to manage their existing real estate assets and to determining bappropriate parameters to buy and sell real estate in the future.”
Andrew will regularly report to Scott Miller and, occasionally, to City Council and other staff members. “I’m hoping to add value to the city’s decision making process and discussions about their real estate needs and wants,” maintained Ernemann.
Andrew Ernemann will serve the City of Aspen for one year, with two 1-year renewal options.