East West Partners announces next phase of the Village
September 8, 2015
East West Partners, in conjunction with its affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC ("KSL"), has announced a project partnership for the design, development, and sale of the next phase of The Village at Empire Pass located directly adjacent to the Silver Strike chairlift on Deer Valley Resort. Construction is slated to begin next spring.
"Finding the best team for the job is paramount to any development project," said Harry Frampton, Chairman and Founder of East West Partners. "This time we have identified a mix of long-time partners and new relationships; but they all have one thing in common — they are all local." Frampton went on to explain that EWP has a long history of finding the best people for the job and always prefers to utilize local experts. "It is the right thing to do for the community, the client, and the environment," he said.
The tone of the entire project comes from its architectural design, and EWP wanted a team that has tracked and contributed to the design progression of the ski industry. The award-winning international design firm, IBI GROUP, with over 67 offices across the globe, including a local office on Main Street in Park City will provide architecture and landscape design. Peter Pillman and IBI Group were selected as the principal architectural design team. Peter has been a local in Park City, UT since 1998 and has seen the community and ski industry grow in many ways. He and his team have been involved in many high profile projects around Park City including the St. Regis, Hyatt Escala, and various other large projects in similar resort communities. "We feel that the IBI Group offers truly innovative architecture designs that are backed by local knowledge and Peter’s overall industry savvy," stated Frampton.
For interior design, the goal was to find a group known for its grasp of Park City luxury resort real estate market. "No one knows more about the interiors of the best properties in Deer Valley than Mario Ferreira with Alder & Tweed," says Bill Fiveash, Managing Partner for EWP Park City.
"Mario already has an established body of work in terms of local interiors and is on the cutting edge of what’s being done in interior design. Alder & Tweed has worked with countless second home owners and the knowledge they have gained about what makes a vacation home special is priceless." Alder & Tweed Home Outfitters is a full service local interior design firm with the motto "Just bring your skis. For everything else, we’ve got you covered."
Choosing a General Contractor for the job, EWP selected long-time partner, Jacobsen Construction. Jacobsen has built 5 of the 6 existing condominium properties in Empire Pass including Arrowleaf and Shooting Star for EWP between 2004-2007.
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"Timing is perfect to have the entire Arrowleaf crew back to begin construction on this project early next Spring," said Doug Hronek, Construction Executive with Jacobsen. "Working in a familiar environment and so close to home will allow us to execute quickly and efficiently at a level consistent with the quality that Empire Pass customers have come to expect from Jacobsen and East West Partners." Based in Salt Lake City, Jacobsen Construction is an award-winning General Contractor business in Utah.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Utah Properties (BHHS Utah) will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the property. Matthew Magnotta and John Calhoun will act as co-listing agents and will be responsible for the day-to-day sales and marketing of the project. BHHS was chosen for its combination of development focus and experience as well as for its family of highly reputable agents. "BHHS Utah is thrilled to head the sales efforts in partnership with EWP; our development expertise combined with the proven competence of Matt Magnotta and John Calhoun will allow us to build a captivating campaign around this exciting new phase. It’s always a pleasure to partner with the best in the development industry," shared Steve Roney, CEO of BHHS Utah. Both Magnotta and Calhoun have previously worked with East West Partners on projects in Utah, Colorado and California. Fiveash added, "These two resort sales professionals are qualified to work on projects anywhere in the world, but choose to operate in Park City. These two live and breathe the culture and lifestyle of Park City and are proud to be part of this opportunity to present our community and property to the world."
The development team expects to have a submittal ready for the city within 30 days and expects to be in pre-sales this coming winter with ground-breaking in the spring. "We are proud of every new project we undertake. We don’t just cut and paste from what has worked in the past. However, the depth of experience of our local team leads us to believe we will be able to move this building forward on a schedule that will allow our new owners to enjoy their property by Thanksgiving 2017," said Fiveash.