Ren Martyn, ALC
Licensed in CO, WY
Ren Martyn grew up in Florida in the cattle, citrus, and real estate businesses, but the Rocky Mountain West was a natural fit considering his early affection for open lands and the western lifestyle. Licensed since 1995, Ren has been a trusted real estate advisor in Colorado and Wyoming and handles all business with a level of professionalism, integrity, commitment to service, and an old-fashioned hard work ethic.
Living in Steamboat Springs for over 25 years, Ren has developed a broad range of real estate, marketing, management, and water and land conservation practices. His capacity to assemble the details and a “can do” attitude have translated into hundreds of millions of dollars of sales brokering intricate ranch, conservation, and water transactions, including developing multi-unit subdivisions and high-end residential properties. Since 2012, Ren has held the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation from the Realtor Land Institute. The ALC designation afforded to an elite group of 500 land specialists representing the nation’s most experienced and highest performing land experts. Due to the rigorous education requirements, ALC is the only land-specific designation backed by the National Association of Realtors. Overall, Ren’s attributes and experience bring a comprehensive understanding of real estate and business principles, providing the highest level of service to his clients.
In addition to talking the ranch talk, Ren walks the ranch walk. In 2001, Ren transformed his family’s hay & cow ranch, including senior water rights, into an Army Corps of Engineers and EPA-approved wetland mitigation bank. Adding to the existing ranch operations, the now restored and created wetlands offer wetland credits for purchase in the Colorado, Eagle, and Yampa River watersheds. For generational and long-term planning, a conservation easement was placed on the ranch in 2011 and held in perpetuity by The Nature Conservancy. These endeavors have provided Ren’s real estate brokerage practice with additional first-hand knowledge of ranching alternatives in today’s ag economy, land stewardship practices, water rights analysis, and conservation easement negotiations.
Ren was featured on a podcast for Realtors Land Institute (RLI) in July of 2023 for his savvy with Wetland Mitigation Banking.
Ren enjoys the western outdoor lifestyle with family and friends, including time in the woods, floating on the rivers, and Steamboat's winter wonderland. He is a private pilot and lives on a ranch south of Steamboat Springs with his wife, Heather, and three boys, Andrew, Ryan, and Lander.
Community involvement and professional affiliations:
- Board Member, Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series
- Commissioner, Routt County Planning Commission
- Member, Steamboat Springs Morning Rotary
- Board Member, Bear River Reservoir Irrigators Association
- Former Board Member, Community Agriculture Alliance of NW Colorado
- Former Board Member, Colorado Water Conservation Board's Yampa, Green Roundtable
- Former Board Member, National Environmental Banking Association
1 Active Properties Listed by Ren Martyn, ALC
North Fork River Ranch in Colorado represents a first-time offering and is one of the most diverse ranches in this size and class on today’s market, including agriculture and recreational revenue potential. It includes 2,236± BLM leased acres and over three miles of the North Fork of the North Platte River. The ranch is in close proximity to Steamboat Springs, within an hour’s drive, and offers significant recreational opportunities onsite and in the surrounding North Park area.
3 Listings Sold by Ren Martyn, ALC
A diverse Colorado ranch, ranging in elevation from 6,700′ to 7,600′, includes over a mile of the legendary Elk River on the southeast boundary, rolling grazing land in the middle acreage, and the northwest boundary sits at the base of Sleeping Giant Mountain. Big game hunting for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn is present during the fall season. Due to the senior Elk River water right, the ranch produces in excess of 300 tons annually and can graze 200 AUMs. Multiple springs serve small ponds.
This Colorado ranch contains irrigated hay meadows across the entire ranch from low to high elevations & a perfect mosaic interspersed habitat including cottonwood, willow, aspen, gambrel oak, and evergreen forests. The abundant forage, plentiful water resources, and diverse habitat provide a natural preserve for the area elk herd and mule deer populations. The ranch includes over 1.5 miles of fishable Sweetwater Creek, multiple stocked reservoirs, and a diverse portfolio of senior water rights.
This ideal Colorado location includes a meticulously maintained 3-bed home and 5 outbuildings dedicated to RV storage, equipment shop, large storage facility, and private party barn with bar, pool table, covered porch, and bathroom. Perfect for the family that needs additional recreational and equipment areas or home base for a Steamboat Springs business. The acreage has an irrigated hay meadow, room for additional barns, an equestrian facility, and year-round deeded water rights.
Articles Authored by Ren Martyn, ALC
“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” You’ve heard this proverbial quote before, and today you hear it louder and more often in the Colorado River Basin. Western water law, western states water compacts, water policy, and decisions about how this limited public resource is allocated will continue to be extremely complex, and will […]
Fay Ranches’ broker, Ren Martyn, was featured on Realtor’s Land Institute (RLI) where he spoke on wetland mitigation banking. Wetland mitigation banking is a ranching alternative in today’s ag economy and land stewardship practices. Wetland mitigation banking provides enhancement, restoration, creation, and/or preservation of habitat-scale wetlands in order to offset unavoidable wetland impacts under Section […]