Jackson Hole Report: The Viehman Group
David Viehman, Devon Viehman, Luke Smith & Josie Daniel We understand that real estate is about relationships – the ties forged between people and place. Our decades-deep knowledge of the valley combined with Engel & Völkers makes us your Local Real Estate Experts. As editors for the past 28 years of the Jackson Hole Report, we know the market better than anyone.Visit Website
David understands that real estate is about relationships – the ties forged between people and place. He has devoted his life to sharing the valley he loves so dearly with people keen to plant roots in Jackson Hole.
A Florida native, David moved to Jackson almost three decades ago with his wife Donna and daughter Devon. Having begun his real estate career in 1982, David dove into the Teton real estate world, and quickly discovered the valley presented a distinct market worthy of analysis. Twenty-six years ago, he published the first Jackson Hole Report, a quarterly newsletter tracking sales and listings. Now considered the definitive source on valley real estate trends, the Jackson Hole Report has been cited in national publications including The Robb Report, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US NEWS, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. To this day, David’s singular approach to the local market melds detailed analytics with personal attention. Knowing the valley as well as he does allows him to deftly find and feature properties for his clients, particularly when it comes to the luxury market.
As a keen observer of the market, David watched the high-end segment grow in strength and subtly, so much so that he decided to devote an entire report to prime properties. Recognizing that the luxury market warrants special attention and analysis, the Jackson Hole Luxury Report caters to high-end buyers and sellers who seek to gain a clear understanding of this elite segment. The Jackson Hole Luxury Report focuses on properties worth $5 million and above – many of which are sold privately and therefore never appear in public listings. David determined, by combing through his private database, that 1,780 properties were worth $5 million and above in 2021, in Jackson Hole.
Beyond these one-of-a-kind reports, David has worked extensively in resort and residential sales. He has been a leader within the Teton real estate community, serving as chairman of several ethics hearings and as a real estate expert witness in both federal and local courts. Skilled in marketing, he is always looking for new ways to promote his clients’ properties, such as a private website for each of his Luxury listings and now the popular Podcast series.
Paramount to David’s career is his connection with place. In 2012, he was appointed to the board of directors of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, which provides private financial support for special projects that enhance and protect Grand Teton National Park. Since 1997, the Foundation has raised well over $85 million for education-based capital projects, youth work-and-learn projects, and wildlife research and protection. David took great pride in serving six years with an organization that helps ensure the future of Grand Teton.
In the spring of 2019 David started volunteering his time on the Snake River Ambassador program, which is funded by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
Growing up in Jackson Hole, Devon Viehman embraced the cowgirl lifestyle with a drive and determination that foreshadowed her career to come. Beyond the rodeo arena, Devon has built a name for herself as top-producer among valley Realtors. She has garnered industry accolades throughout her sixteen-year career: In 2011, Realtor Magazine featured her as one of its Realtors to watch on “The 30 Under 30” national list. She served as the youngest-ever President of the Teton Board of Realtors in 2012 and was named Realtor of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Realtors the following year. Committed to development, Devon was elected as the Wyoming Association of Realtors 2018 President and serves on committees for the National Association of Realtors. Every quarter, she co-authors the Jackson Hole Report with her dad, David and husband, Luke. She is currently a Teton County Planning Commissioner and is committed to seeing Jackson Hole grow in a smart, sustainable way. Her professional accomplishments are matched by the fulfillment she feels as a mother to her 14-year-old son.
A Jackson Hole native, Luke was introduced to the myriad of outdoor pursuits Jackson has to offer at an early age. From camping, mountain biking, hiking, river floating, hunting and fishing in the summers to skiing, ice hockey and snowmobiling in the winters, Luke has lived the Jackson lifestyle since a very young age. The abundance of activities and fun that the Jackson Area has to offer is what brought Luke home after college.
A graduate of Colorado State University, Luke is a successful small business owner in Jackson and brings his down-to-earth practices to real estate. Luke understands that lasting relationships are the foundation for a successful relationship with his clients. He has been here for decades and will be here for decades to come. Luke has construction knowledge and a real “can do” attitude. Whether you need your roof shoveled in the winter, or mountain bike worked on in the summer, Luke can direct you to the best that Jackson Hole has to offer, but his expertise doesn’t end there. He is the team specialist on Idaho real estate as well as Jackson’s neighboring towns, such as Alpine and Star Valley.
An 11-year veteran of the JH Moose Hockey Club, Luke still enjoys participating in Jackson Youth Hockey as a coach and continuing the tradition his father started decades ago. He is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys sharing a day on the river with friends and clients; letting them experience the river. Luke also loves spending his weekends camping and fishing the amazing rivers in the region with his wife Devon and step-son Brody.
Luke works as a team with Devon and her father David Viehman; Co-Authors of the Hole Report, the most accurate and trusted real estate market report in the region. Our team shares a combined 48 plus years of real estate experience in the Jackson Hole Market.
Josie moved to Jackson Hole 18 years ago after spending a single summer being mesmerized by the stunning beauty of this small Western town. She grew up in Lookout Mountain, Georgia with a deep love of home, family, community, and lasting relationships. After graduating from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Josie went on to the University of Georgia where she studied Studio Art. Her art education led to a lasting interest in design of interior spaces, particularly of homes.
After settling in Jackson, her western home and heart were made whole with the addition of her children, Gaines and Susannah. Motherhood is, without a doubt, her proudest achievement, she says. Raising her children in Jackson Hole is a continuous joy that naturally evolved into a strong desire to match others with the perfect home for their families.
Perhaps the most important thing to know about her is that she does not simply talk about buying a home and investing here. As a homeowner, mother, resident, and member of the community, she is fully invested and is proud to call Jackson Hole her home.