Ryan Elston
Founder / Broker
520 E Durant Avenue Suite 205Aspen, CO 81611

Born and raised in Aspen, Ryan has a proven track record in real estate development and brokerage across national and international markets. Representing buyers and sellers in residential, commercial, mixed-use and light industrial asset classes since 2004, Ryan has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience to benefit his clients in today’s complex real estate environment. Ryan earned a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

Since returning to his hometown, Ryan has dedicated himself to working with real estate clients, philanthropy and the environment. He has served as a Trustee on the Aspen Center for Environmental Sciences (ACES) Board of Trustees since 2014 and is a founding member of The Aspen Institute’s Vanguard Chapter of the Society of Fellows, an initiative his wife Lauren founded in 2012.

Ryan applies a dedication to excellence in every aspect of his life. He is an avid skier, surfer, mountain biker and outdoorsmen. Ryan, Lauren, their three daughters (ages 9,7 and 3) and two dogs can be found exploring the outdoors in some capacity on any given day.  In 2009, Ryan joined the elite group of brokers at Aspen Associates Realty as a Partner and is now one of the founders of Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen/Snowmass.