After completing his high school education at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, Stewart attended the University of Texas at Austin receiving a BBA in Accounting in 1986. He practiced accounting for five years and became a licensed CPA. Stewart returned to the University of Texas and earned an MBA, graduating with honors and a specialization in Finance in 1994.
Real Estate Experience
Stewart was recruited by Enron Corporation while he was in business school. He worked with the company for nine years, and became Vice President in less than five years. He started as an associate, performing detailed market analysis and complex computer modeling. Stewart soon moved into a lead developer position of large industrial real estate projects, where he negotiated highly structured transactions with large international companies. One of the transactions negotiated by Stewart is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study because of its innovation in the European marketplace.
Stewart has been a real estate broker in Telluride since 2002. He has been with Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty for seventeen years. Stewart has served on the Board of Directors of the Telluride Association of Realtors (TAR) since 2007. From 2012 to 2013, he served as President of the Association. Stewart was recognized as the Realtor of the Year in 2013.
Since making Telluride his home, Stewart has been an active participant in the local community. He is an annual volunteer at the Telluride Film Festival a member of HARC (Telluride Historic Architectural Review Commission) and a board member of the Telluride Young Life. He is also a strong financial supporter of many Telluride charities including the Telluride Rotary, the Aha School, the San Miguel Resource Center, Telluride One-to-One, and the Volunteer Fire Department.
Throughout his life, Stewart has sought out premier destinations to live, work and explore. As an adult, Stewart has lived in Washington DC, Texas, London, Madrid and now Telluride. He has had the great fortune to travel to over fifty countries. “I have seen the most amazing and beautiful places on our planet, but I have chosen the most beautiful, Telluride, to call my permanent home.”
Stewart’s love for Telluride goes back to his childhood. Each year his family would leave the heat of the Texas summers for the freshness and beauty of the San Juan Mountains. He has wonderful memories of hiking, camping and learning to fly fish in the pristine mountain rivers. Stewart remembers Telluride in the early 1970’s. Each summer he and his family would drive the jeep over Black Bear pass and enjoy ice cream floats at the Old Drug Store on Main Street, the very building where he makes his office today.