Copper Mountain Real Estate



The award-winning team at Carbonate Real Estate.

Carbonate Real Estate and Property Management is proud to call Copper Mountain home since 1974. We sell and rent properties exclusively at the Copper Mountain Resort. We are “The little office with the BIG reputation”.

Tom Malmgren founded Carbonate Real Estate Company in 1974 and continues to serve as company president and Managing Real Estate Broker.  

After ski racing on the University of Denver's NCAA Championship Ski Team and graduating with a degree in Construction & Real Estate, Tom went to work for the property developer of the Anaconda Condominium Project in Copper Mountain in 1973.  When that developer left Copper Mountain in 1974, the construction lender took over the project. Tom was hired by the lender to finish the project and sell the units.

Tom then opened the Carbonate Real Estate Company and moved into its present location – Suite 102, Summit House East Condominiums in 1974. It is the oldest established business at Copper Mountain under the same ownership since inception. Over the past four decades, Tom has watched the construction of every building at Copper Mountain.

Over the years Carbonate Real Estate Company expanded from strictly a real estate sales company and added a separate division for full service vacation rentals. We manage and rent homes / condos for second homeowners; we act as managing agent for eight homeowner’s associations and, of course the mainstay, we sell real estate.

The vacation rental arm of the company provides individual rental and home care services for off-site owners. We rent the owners’ properties while they are away from Copper. The company also provides weekly home inspections. Maintenance services are provided to owners seeking someone to oversee their investment but not wishing to rent it out. Cindy Lundquist, a veteran of the lodging business, heads up this arm of the business. Cindy has been with Carbonate Real Estate & Property Management in this capacity since 1992.

The property management division of the company is overseen by Tom Malmgren. Tom is licensed by the State of Colorado as a Property Manager. Operating eight different Homeowners' Associations is really like running eight businesses, each with its own budget and unique set of circumstances. Each HOA has its own Board of Directors. The HOA’s create a varied means of operating each business entity. Maintaining the structures, forecasting required improvements, and coordinating repairs make this part of the business exciting and constantly changing.

The real estate sales aspect of Carbonate Real Estate & Property Management is both challenging and rewarding.  Every transaction is different and the life-long friendships that are created through this process are treasured assets.  Tom Malmgren, Owner & Managing Broker / Realtor, works side by side with Broker Associate / Realtor, Carmen Yonn.  Carmen has been a fulltime Real Estate Broker / Realtor with Carbonate Real Estate since 2004 selling properties exclusively in Copper Mountain.  She became a fulltime Copper Mountain resident when she moved here in 2002.  Carmen serves on the Board of Directors of her homeowners’ association and the Copper Mountain Chapel Foundation.  She is a past member of the Summit Association of Realtors Board of Directors.  Carmen’s Golden Retriever, Greta, has become the self-appointed “Carbonate Greeter”!

Tom Malmgren is the former President of the Summit Association of Realtors, their 2010 Realtor of the Year and affectionately known to many as ‘the mayor’ of Copper. Whenever Realtors around the county have questions regarding Copper Mountain, Tom & Carmen’s names and Carbonate Real Estate come to mind. Combining experience and knowledge, no one knows the Resort better.

Tom has also been active in local politics and is the current Chairman of the Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District.  He has been involved with this Board for over 35 years. Since Copper Mountain is part of unincorporated Summit County, the Metropolitan District is the only elected Board representing the taxpayers of the Copper Mountain Resort area. The CMCMD is in charge of the Copper Mountain Fire Department, the Water and Sewer Department, the Television Department (ownership of the infrastructure upon which the TV system operates), Streets and Recreation.

Carbonate Real Estate and Property Management is a well-established company in Copper Mountain proudly serving the community and owners. We live where we work, in the Copper Mountain Resort.

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