Jon W Sanders, Broker
Jon W. Sanders has spent his career working in investment commercial real estate. Jon founded Ski Town Commercial in Steamboat Springs, CO in 2009. Since then, Ski Town Commercial has grown to be a leader in the trade, morphing into an asset management company improving our built environment through creative, adaptive reuse, entitlements, and development. Jon advises appraisers, developers, investors and landlords. He consults to banks, startups and even troubled asset owners. Creative solutions are considered his real niche.
Jon grew up around the real estate business alongside his family. His passion for real estate goes back to turning over rentals with his parents before he could drive a vehicle legally. The interest continued into college where he studied business and real estate at CU Boulder. Jon also completed the Construction Management Certification program at CSU. By graduation, Jon managed a mix of over 70 residential and commercial units. Commercial investments caught further interest, which led to a move to the Denver area where he learned commercial brokerage in much greater detail.
After moving to Steamboat Springs in 2007, Jon joined a Downtown Development team working on revitalization and development of Downtown; such projects include Howelsen Place, Alpen Glow and the Victoria. Years later, Jon is currently working to develop three projects in downtown Steamboat Springs; including SwedWood on the Yampa River, Corner of 9th and Lincoln, and a workforce housing conversion of the former Alpiner into the Main Street Apartments. He has also been an integral part in adding workforce housing units and changing the corner of Elk River Plaza and US-40 on the West End, bringing on Storm Peak Brewing Co and How Ya Doin’ Pizza. Jon is a past two-year President of the Board of MainStreet Steamboat. He envisions a downtown that better connects to Howelsen Hill and sees the Howelsen Fairgrounds becoming more of town park, a destination for festivals, rodeos and more future Olympians. Jon resides in Downtown Steamboat off Lincoln Ave with his beautiful family of five.
Laurence Coker, Broker
Laurence was born & raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduating from St. Stanislaus College Prep in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Laurence attended University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) where he was a member of the football team, track & field team, & Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. After graduating with a B.S. in Marketing Management in May 2004, Laurence moved to Vail, Colorado where he became the youngest real estate broker in Vail Valley history. Laurence then met Jon Sanders in Vail & the two went into commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, & management with Sperry Properties in Denver.
Laurence went on to remodel apartment buildings in Dillion, Colorado, breaking state-wide sales records at Land Title Guarantee Company, and began remodeling / developing real estate in Denver. Laurence and Jon established a partnership in January 2018 to expand Ski Town Commercial, SwedProperties, CoCrest Investments, and Coker Properties. Laurence is a proud father to his beautiful daughter, an avid outdoorsman, and passionate entrepreneur focused on improving communities where he lives.
Noah Volkman, Broker Associate
Noah was born and raised in Colorado, with a family background in real estate transactions, construction, finance, and development. He graduated CU Boulder in 2018, earning a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a Real Estate Certificate, going on to join Ski Town Commercial shortly thereafter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He has experience working in the self-storage and ‘fix & flip’ industries, from manual labor to asset management, to financial due diligence leading up to sale/ acquisition, as well as some construction experience. He is specifically interested in value-add investing, building reliable long-term cash-flows, construction management, historical preservation, and supporting strong and sustainable communities.
Noah also started Jefferson Properties LLC, a proprietary real estate management company. He is seeking professional growth, quality relationships and hands-on experience in all facets of the industry. He obtained his Colorado Broker’s License in 2018 and is in pursuit of obtaining CCIM credentials.