Fort Collins, CO – Chuck McNeal, Chairman and CEO of The Group, Inc. Real Estate announced today that Eric Thompson has been hired as President of the company.Thompson has been the Managing Broker of the Summit County operations of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate in Breckenridge, Colorado since 2004.McNeal has served as interim President since November 2008.
During his tenure with Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Thompson led the company from no.5 in local market share to no.1 in local market share.He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate brokerage including sales, recruiting, training, managing, marketing, and new construction and development.In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.
McNeal said, “Eric’s values and beliefs are in perfect alignment with the culture of The Group.His vision for the future of our company as well as the broad experience he brings is nearly impossible to find in this business.We are very excited to have someone of this caliber as President of The Group and I am confident he will become an important part of the Northern Colorado real estate and business community.”
The Group, Inc. Real Estate is the largest real estate company in northern Colorado and was founded in 1976. Its family of companies is independently owned by Realtors, managers and staff.Over 300 people work in The Group’s six real estate offices in Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland.The Group has been the market leader since its inception in 1976 and has been named the most productive firm in the country by Realtor Magazine and RealTrends.