Richard & Elaine Swomley
- LIV Sotheby's International Realty Corporate
- Director International Business and Broker Associate
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Elaine considers herself extremely privileged to live in the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado. Having raised five children with her husband in the area, she has had the opportunity to experience all that makes the region special and enjoy this wonderful place to live and work. Top 10 Producing Broker at LIV Sotheby's International Realty · 5-Star Broker Recognition - 5280 Magazine · Co-Chair, Annual Wine & Auction Fundraiser - Denver Ballet Guild.
This dynamic professional is known for her solid ethics and commitment to excellence in all she does. Her strong educational and professional backgrounds are the groundwork to make her indispensable to her clients. With a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University, Elaine pursued a career as an investment banker with a prestigious Wall Street firm, specializing in financing single family housing agencies and multi-family housing developers in the municipal bond market.
The purchase and sale of what is typically one's greatest investment, a home, is a major business decision. Elaine approaches the decision process with the highest standards of honesty, integrity and respect; extensive market knowledge; and well-honed organization and negotiation skills. Additionally, Elaine has tremendous vision for adding value to a property and extensive knowledge of the design/build process.
Elaine puts her client's needs first, and she has an exceptional ability to listen for the details and understand what her clients really want to accomplish. She prides herself on accessibility and willingness to go the extra mile, and stays with her clients every step along the way. Contact Elaine for the finest real estate experience!
Richard and his wife Elaine work together to assist Colorado families and international executives sell or purchase exceptional residences in Colorado and around the world. They bring a unique understanding of their clients’ requirements, and they employ Sotheby’s extensive global resources to achieve their clients’ objectives and the successful relocation.
With over 25 years’ working with CEO’s and Executives, Richard has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate and has a strong understanding of value. His experience includes financing for one of the first New York residential condominium towers associated with a leading international art museum, developing real estate investment Funds with target commitments of $250 million, and sponsoring residential property re-development and condominium conversions in New York City and Colorado. Richard has served as the President and COO of a U.S. based Real Estate Investment Trust.
Many of Richard’s real estate activities occurred while serving as Managing Director of a private corporate finance advisory firm. Richard previously served as a Managing Director for Smith Barney Inc., managing activities in the Middle East, Japan and East Asia. Richard also served with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, London and Riyadh. Richard has lived or worked throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Richard holds his BS degree in Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, studied in Munich, Germany and attended post graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Connecticut College. Richard frequently volunteers to consult with entrepreneurs, is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast and teaches downhill and Nordic skiing at the leading US ski resort, Vail, Colorado.