A.A.S. Marketing, Ferris State University
- B.S. Hotel Management, Ferris State University
- “CPM” (Certified property manager)Designation received in 1994
Current Board Member, Colorado Hotel Lodging Association
Past Board Member, Vail Chamber & Business Association
Dale Bugby is a native of Michigan. As a graduate of hotel school he began his career with Westin Hotels, in Detroit. He moved to Vail, Colorado in 1980 and worked as a condominium hotel manager and as a real estate agent. Career interests lured him to Denver in 1986 where he developed his background in commercial real estate management and sales for the next ten years. His portfolio of property management grew to a one time control of over 3.5 million square feet of commercial properties, under his leadership, including office buildings, retail centers, and industrial space. He returned to Vail in 1997 and formed LodgeStar Resorts which acquired Vail Resort Rentals, a long standing local property management company. Vistar Real Estate began that same year to assist clients with acquisitions and sales of residential properties. Vistar also took on the functions of homeowner association management under a separate but reciprocal relationship to Vail Resort Rentals which operates short term lodging rentals for condominiums and homes in the area. As a past hotel graduate, Mr. Bugby has the opportunity to stay involved in the local lodging community with ownership of Vail Resort Rentals. Vail Resort Rentals operates some of the top lodging accommodations in the area. Dale Bugby has been a real estate broker in Vail since 1983.