With over 15 years of experience in both the real estate and finance sectors, Ed Roberson’s career includes an extensive background in western ranch brokerage, commercial brokerage, and real estate development. Since moving West in 2005, Ed has successfully brokered the sale of legacy ranches throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, with a diverse client list that includes multigenerational ranching families, Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, and ski resorts.
Ed’s previous positions with Merrill Lynch, UBS, NAI, and Boston Properties, combined with a master’s degree in finance, give him a data-driven, quantitative approach to ranch brokerage, which has allowed him to effectively represent sophisticated, value-seeking landowners and investors.
A devoted supporter of western land conservation, Ed serves as an advisor and committee member to several national and Colorado-based land trusts, and he has been a featured speaker and panelist at Colorado’s annual conservation conference. Ed is also an independent land conservation consultant, working on behalf of land trusts to manage the placement of conservation easements and the issuance of subsequent tax credits.
- M.B.A. in Finance from Wake Forest University (Bern Beatty Full-Tuition Scholarship)
- B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University
- National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
- Woodberry Forest School
- Real Estate Broker, Colorado
- Board of Directors, Colorado Youth Corps Association
- Public Relations Committee, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
- Planning Committee, Colorado Ag Network
- Ambassador, Mountain Area Land Trust
- Member, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
- Member, Trout Unlimited
- Member, Theodore Roosevelt Association
- Member, American Alpine Club
Ed’s passion for the American West is a direct result of his love of outdoor recreation in wild places. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and an experienced mountaineer, having reached the summits of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft.) and Argentina’s Aconcagua (22,840 ft). In 2007, he climbed 30 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains in 46 days as a fundraiser for cancer research. He is also an avid trail runner and has completed several 100 and 50-mile ultra-marathons in the Colorado mountains. In his downtime, Ed loves to read, with a particular interest in western U.S. history.
Visit Ed’s personal blog, Mountain and Prairie, for information on ranches, western history, conservation, and adventures in the American West.