Don DeLise


owns the playing field

• Connected to the core
• Speed reader of land and people
• Knows all the secrets


Don DeLise is the real thing, a gentleman rancher who’s made Aspen home for over forty years. Look to Don to take you on a drive down the valley following the river, easily chatting, while finding you the perfect location you’ll eventually call home. Behind the wheel, on the golf course, on the banks of the chilly Roaring Fork casting a line, Don inhabits the outdoors with natural ease. His quiet manner belies a whip-smart intelligence about people, place and a magical life. His love of all manner of sport – from fly fishing to polo to golf to sporting clays – yields an enviable contact list of Aspen’s who’s who. A call from Don means he’s mined magic – one of the unlisted, ultra-remarkable properties that never see the MLS. Ready to sell? Count on Don’s discretion to find the right buyer with a minimum of fuss. One of the valley’s most connected brokers, Don knows the ropes, the roads, and how to seal the deal. Don’s inside knowledge of land, water rights and easements, makes open land your open book. Reliable, trustworthy and armed with an unwavering charm, he handles the details, makes every transaction effortless. And, after the closing is complete, make sure Don takes you to Jimmy’s for a celebratory steak – where the best table awaits.

With a real estate pedigree that goes back forty years, and a contact list that bears witness, Don is the quintessential Aspenite. His contacts and connections span decades. | Sporting companions become friends; friends become clients – and Don will tell you the friendships always endure. | His specialty is horse, river-front and fishing properties, especially on the Roaring Fork, and up Castle Creek and the Frying Pan. | Knowledge, integrity and the polish of experience – Don’s longevity in this close-knit business speaks volumes about his values.


Fine points

Born in Munich | Raised, as the son of a career Air Force pilot, in Alaska, Biloxi, Southern California | Graduated Long Beach State U | Has called Aspen home for 45 years – came to ski for a year, got injured and never left | Extraordinary person he’s worked with John Denver – he touched Don’s life | Greatest pleasure His Woody Creek horse ranch and a family that includes wife, Cecilia, 3 kids, chickens, roller pigeons, a Jack Russell terrier, and an Australian Blue Heeler | What might surprise you He meditates every day | Creed Make the rest of your life the best of your life.

Email don | C: 970.379.3474 | O: 970.925.5400

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