gotthelf, paul_new Gotthelf’s – A name synonymous with fine world-class jewelry since 1976, the year Paul Gotthelf founded the business in the heart of Vail Village. The company expanded for over 30 years,

achieving national recognition. The Bloomberg News named it as “One of the Top twenty-two U.S. Jewelry Retailers” – not bad for a young silversmith from Buffalo, NY, with a passion for jewelry – and a true love for the mountain lifestyle.

While directing Gotthelf’s through its impressive growth, Paul took to studying and analyzing Vail’s

real estate market. It became his obsession. He soon invested in residential and commercial properties in the Valley. An early strategic purchase was that of his retail store, a premier Vail Village

location on Meadow Drive. Today, Paul has interests in commercial special use properties in Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Aspen. He has analyzed market trends and growth potential for the Vail and surrounding markets.

From the very beginning, as Paul is quick to tell you, “It was never all about selling jewelry and purchasing real estate, it was more about the life-long relationships in the Vail community, and with my international clients.” As the relationships grew over time, Paul naturally became a sought-after consultant – helping others to better understand the cyclical nature of the marketplace, and where to look for opportunities. So the transition to full time real estate was inevitable, and the timing perfect. One of the county’s oldest and most prestigious jewelers, A.E. Betteridge, of Greenwhich, CT, purchased Gotthelf’s in 2005, thus freeing him for full time dedication as a real estate broker. Joining the premier firm of Slifer Smith, and Frampton, Paul immediately proved his market knowledge and made use of his extensive network. He hit the ground running, as was named Rookie of Year.

His reputation throughout the Valley as an avid skier, and a competitive cyclist is well deserved. He’s been enjoying this incredible lifestyle for 40 years, and is always looking for someone to join with him in the fun!


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Carling Delaney comes to Team Gotthelf after spending 5 valuable years on the Slifer Smith & Frampton Marketing team. Her energy, expertise and creativity truly elevate Team Gotthelf to an entirely new level.   Carling grew up in North Conway, NH, a quant East Coast ski town and caught the bug for the mountain life at an early age. She went on to ski race at Holderness School and then graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2008 with a BA in Political Science and Economics.

After graduation she moved to Boston and worked for Morgan Stanley for two years, gaining exceptional knowledge and experience in the financial world during a tumultuous time! After visiting her brother out in Colorado in the summer of 2010, she quickly realized the mountains were where her heart was; she packed up a few bags and headed out west.

During her 5 years as a Marketing Manager, Carling spearheaded SSFRE’s social media platform, she conceptualized and produced a 15-episode original TV show, single-handedly managed and created The Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Portfolio, oversaw all sponsorships and events and helped launch The Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation. She is energetic, passionate and inspired and is an invaluable member of Team Gotthelf.

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