Craig Townsend

Craig Townsend

Associate Broker
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
  • 1-970-329-9339
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  • Integrity and a strong work ethic learned from his agricultural background has never escaped Craig. This is evidenced in his procurement of an appointment to the United States Naval Academy

About Craig Townsend

Craig, alongside his cherished wife Ranada, has found a slice of paradise in Steamboat Springs, where the great outdoors offer a canvas for adventure and community engagement. His connection to the land is not just professional; it’s a family legacy, as he’s an integral part of his family’s farm and ranch operations, which have prospered through six generations of dedicated management.

His venture into the Land Brokerage Industry in 2018 was a natural progression of his generational expertise, yet Craig’s knowledge is far from merely inherited. His academic achievements include a solid Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. These qualifications have not only enriched his understanding but have also equipped him with the analytical tools to navigate the complexities of land transactions.

A decorated veteran, Craig’s 11 years of military service have been recognized with numerous commendations, illustrating his leadership and commitment. These traits have been instrumental in his transition to a civilian career where he has demonstrated exceptional skill in the procurement and negotiation of development land deals nationwide.

2023 marked a milestone in Craig’s career as he was honored with the “Colorado Land Broker of the Year” award, reflecting his exceptional contributions to the industry and his clients’ successes. This accolade sits alongside his depth of experience in real estate finance, serving as a beacon of his professionalism and excellence.

Craig’s philosophy is underpinned by the importance of teamwork, a value ingrained in him from his days on the farm, his time at the Naval Academy, and throughout his land brokerage career. His innate ability to dissect a deal, providing comprehensive insights, helps his clients navigate the complexities of land selling and buying with utmost confidence.

With a mission to connect people not just with properties, but with the possibilities of land, Craig’s strategic insight into water and mineral rights, conservation practices, and sustainable development are pivotal in serving his clients’ best interests. He’s a proud member of the National Association of Realtors, Land Broker Coop and the Realtors Land Institute, which keeps him at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.

His service extends beyond his professional life into fervent community involvement. Craig actively supports his local community by advising the Future Farmers of America, serving on several boards including the Steamboat Springs Rodeo, Community Ag Alliance, VFW, and as President of Historic Routt County, showcasing his leadership and dedication to preserving and promoting the values of his homeland.

Amidst his professional and community service, Craig finds solace in the recreational offerings of Steamboat Springs, indulging in the cherished pursuit of the evasive wapiti with his bow or hunting over his point lab Doc. His commitment to Mason & Morse Ranch Company mirrors the high standards he upholds in every facet of his life, where excellence is not just pursued, but lived.

Craig’s reputation as a land broker is not just built on transactions but on the lasting relationships and trust he cultivates with each client. As the “2023 Colorado Land Broker of the Year,” his approach to business is best summed up by client Annette Dunckley: “Craig’s drive and enthusiasm are unwavering, but his personal approach to generating a genuine connection with his clients have led us to adopt him into our family. Craig has transformed how brokerage is done, helping our family thrive.”

Craig’s track record speaks volumes, with over 25,000 acres of land brokered and over $50 million cumulative deal value that stands as a testament to his unwavering dedication and savvy negotiation skills. His personal tales, such as childhood summers spent working the family farm and learning the intricacies of crop rotation, resonate with farm and ranch owners, reinforcing his genuine passion for the land.

Craig looks forward to future possibilities, creating deep, genuine connections with clients, and delivering a higher standard of service. Craig invites you to reach out to connect and discuss your own real estate needs. Craig is licensed in CO, KS, MT and WY. Regardless of where you and your real estate is located, we will find a way to deliver a tailored solution to your needs.

  • 29 Years Farm and Ranch Management, 6 Generation Family Operation
  • 11 years of service as a Naval Officer, spanning 5 continents, 46 countries and 42 states
  • Designed and entitled over 1.4 million SF of commercial space
  • Implemented Asset Management platform responsible for over $300 million in assets
  • Secured financing for over $100 million in development projects
  • Developed over $50 million in commercial projects
  • Led disposition of a $225 million Colorado real estate portfolio
  • United States Naval Academy - B.S. Economics 2003
  • University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business – M.B.A Real Estate Finance
  • Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Life Member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • RLI Board Member Colorado Chapter
  • Member Pheasants Forever
  • Member Colorado Bowhunter’s Association
  • Member Colorado Snowmobiler’s Association
  • Member University of Colorado Real Estate Council
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