David McHugh and his team with LIV Sotheby's International Realty have helped over 1,000 families from around the world discover the exceptional lifestyle of Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. With over 25 years of local experience please allow us the privilege to help you find your mountain ski home here in the Rocky Mountains and let us show you why we call the Vail Valley home. Call us today at 970-376-7171 or visit our office in Hotel Talisa in Vail or the Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado


David McHugh stands at the forefront as the luxury and lifestyle real estate expert in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. With more than 25 years of experience, he has dedicated his time transforming an industry-wide shift to remarkable client experiences – launching properties on the world stage and providing expert care well beyond the sale. David is above all a relationship-first broker. His unique people-oriented culture is the reason clients keep coming back to work with him.

A visionary who epitomizes integrity, boundless energy, hard work and creative service, David has championed the collaboration of art, architecture, film and contemporary culture as a tool to communicate and showcase the most extraordinary homes across multiple platforms. Possessing a robust corporate foundation with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s brand, he maintains expertise in strategic marketing, listing distribution, creative design, cutting-edge technology and national and international networking.

As a technology leader in real estate, David enthusiastically consults on a regular basis with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, Sotheby’s International Realty, Matterport and other technology companies on how we, as a collective group, push the envelope and continually evolve and find new ways to experience, share, and reimagine the world.

The Curated Collection by David McHugh is an ever-growing mountain home experience for those who value and breathe a different air. It is determined to deliver a streamlined, custom and tailored approach whether a client is down the street enjoying the day in one of our quaint villages or halfway across the world. It holds a deep and developed network of photographers, architects, designers, filmmakers and more, born from years of vision, passion, ground breaking creativity and robust relationships.

Consistently recognized as one of the preeminent luxury brokers in the Vail Valley for over 15 years, David was named one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents by Zillow and Trulia and ranked #1 in 2016 within LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in the Vail Valley. Today, he continues to maintain that rank of excellence and push the envelope in the real estate market, positioning himself in the top 1% of real estate brokers in Colorado.

Highly involved in his community, David is a member of Give Back Homes, a community of real estate professionals who are committed to creating social change by helping build homes for deserving families both domestically and around the globe. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity in the Vail Valley. Essentially, David makes giving a part of his business every day.

Originally from the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area, David has been living in the Vail Valley since 1992. His formative years in building have made him both sensible and grounded. An avid British motoring aficionado, David enjoys spending time with his wife Kristen and children Dominic and Georgina and can be seen out and about enjoying everything the Vail Valley has to offer. With a primary truth and honesty to his approach, David has been instrumental in positioning LIV Sotheby’s International as the #1 Luxury Real Estate brand in the state of Colorado. David loves to put in the time and work to successfully guide his local, national and international clients with their real estate acquisitions.


As the Creative Director for David McHugh and his team as well as The Curated Collection, Adabel is key in determining the best strategies for our Group. From Social Media, to Digital Campaigns, to


Kenton Hopkins was enjoying a thriving real estate career in Minneapolis when a buddy invited him to ski Vail. That was in 1973. He’s still here. To say that Kenton fell in love with the Vail Valley is an understatement. “For me, there’s not a day that goes by without my senses being awakened by the natural beauty of this area,” he enthuses. Not that he spends all his time amid the wonders of nature. Kenton continued his real estate career joining Vail Associates Real Estate in 1986. He remained with the company’s Beaver Creek office when Vail Associates Real Estate merged with Slifer Smith & Frampton in 1994. In 2015 Kenton along with David McHugh joined Sotheby International Realty the leading luxury real estate brand in the world.


With a background in finance and customer service. Kristen acts as the personal concierge to David's clients and assists them with all their needs while they are in Vail and Beaver Creek.