About Us

Dave Flatt
Broker Associate, Telluride Real Estate Corp., 26 years


Colorado Real Estate Broker since 1986.
In 1992 four of my associates and I acquired ownership of Telluride Real Estate Corporation (TREC) and built it into one of the premier brokerage firms in Colorado. In 2006 The Telluride Association of

Realtors awarded me their Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of my excellence in real estate and community service.

IN 1986 I developed the first condominiums, Telemark, in Mountain Village and recorded the first sales to new resort home owners. Later in another phase of Telemark I built the first parking garage in Mountain Village.

Prior to moving to Telluride I lived in Grand Junction Colorado where I was involved in developing 2 bank buildings, a 50,000 sq. ft. office building and a residential subdivision.

In 2000 I developed a residential subdivision in Cave Creek, Arizona adjacent to the Rancho Manana Golf Course and our second home. The combination of alpine San Juan Mountains of Telluride and the high Sonoran Desert in Cave Creek provide a fantastic life style. The best part is it is all in a days drive.

After graduation from college I spent 22 years in commercial banking. Starting with a large bank in Los Angeles, I later returned to Grand Junction, CO where I was in small business, real estate development and construction lending. After elevating to President & CEO of an independent bank, I left banking to pursue opportunities in Telluride.

In Telluride I formed a new ownership group that acquired the Bank of Telluride from a Denver bank. In the process I determined resort real estate sales were more fun and rewarding than banking so I became associated with Telluride Real Estate Corporation.

Graduated from The University of Denver, BSBA majoring in Finance and Marketing.
Graduate of the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking.

Past Board Member, Rocky Mountain Health Care, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada; 11 years. Past Board Member and Officer, Mountain Village Property Owners Association; 20 years. Past Board Member and Treasurer of the Mountain Village Metropolitan District, 20 years. Co-Chairmen of the Committee to form the town government for the Town of Mountain Village where I was elected to Town Council, 8 years (the maximum term) and was also Vice-Mayor and later Mayor.

Married to Shari with whom we raised to children and have 2 grandchildren.

Founded in 1981 by The Telluride Ski Company, TREC’s original focus was on transforming the old mining Town of Telluride into a world class ski resort. The secondary focus was marketing the proposed 2,000 acre planned unit development, Telluride Mountain Village. TREC along with numerous investors, entrepreneurs and new home owners achieved their goals as Telluride and Mountain Village are now one of the premier Mountain resort communities in the world. In 1992 the ski company sold TREC to 5 of the companies associated brokers including me. Today TREC continues to be employee owned with 3 offices and 34 associated brokers.

Telluride Real Estate Corp, is proud to be an exclusive affiliate of Christie�����s International Real Estate. The Christie’s name is synonymous with quality, integrity and customer satisfaction and is linked to the world’s oldest fine art auction house. CIRE is comprised of more than 1,000 high end independently owned real estate firms with approximately 34,000 sales associates in more than 40 countries. The combined annual sales volume is approximately $75 billion. You can search the worlds finest properties through my web site. Just click on the CIRE logo at the bottom of the HOME page and contact me if you find a property of interest.