Originally from Chicago, Ann Marcus came to Aspen in1978 for what started out as a winter mountain experience and ended up becoming a permanent move. Ann immediately became involved with several non-profits and community life, and obtained her Broker's license in 1980.
Ann has a BA in Management with an emphasis in Finance, and an Interior Design Certification. She was a partner in a real estate firm, the Aspen Christie's affiliate, Allen, Sharkey, Marcus & Co., for 5 years. She also owned and operated a high-end retail shop, familiarizing her with the downtown Aspen commercial market. While working in real estate sales over the past 38 years, Ann took advantage of the booming market and developed 6 Aspen properties, utilizing her interior design skills to remodel, furnish and successfully sell on the speculative market. One project was featured in Sojourner Magazine, the summer issue of 2008.
Ann now has turned her focus solely to real estate sales. Her excellent business, design, sales, networking and people skills have rendered her a highly effective agent in the Aspen Valley real estate market. Having been both a buyer and seller on numerous occasions, she has an innate and thorough understanding of the intricacies involved in getting real estate deals done with the highest efficiency, integrity and professionalism. Ann also thoroughly enjoys working with people and helping them find the perfect property, whether it is for pleasure or investment.
Ann has served on various Boards including Les Dames D'Aspen, Aspen Education Foundation, Dance/Aspen, The Aspen Art Museum, and the Anderson Ranch and Jazz Aspen National Councils. She was on the fund-raising committee for the Music Associates of Aspen and chaired the Dance/Aspen Tennis Pro-Am for five years, increasing their funds generated from events tenfold. For fun, Ann travels, hikes, skis, plays golf, entertains and attends as many cultural and Aspen Institute events as she can. She enjoys these activities with her many friends and two grown children, who were born and raised in Aspen.