Broker Spotlight: Ron Wendler

Broker Spotlight: Ron Wendler

Ron Wendler lives in Steamboat Springs and has been a member of Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate since 2011. He has a magnetic way of genuinely connecting with clients and building trust quickly.

This year has been full for Ron. Besides having a full knee replacement, finishing an addition on their house in Hahn’s Peak, his RE Company Colorado Group (which he helped found in 1996) partnered with THE GROUP Real Estate company out of Ft Collins. They are the  Largest RE company in Northern Colorado. This has a big impact for Steamboat as they will now have another 300 plus agents referring business their way. See below for Ron’s merger announcement, and be sure to reach out with any questions about opportunities for commercial real estate investments, property management, or residential and ranch real estate sales in the Steamboat Springs area.

Merger Announcement for Colorado Group Realty and THE GROUP

This is an exciting day for Colorado Group Realty. We are pleased to share the news that CGR has officially joined The Group Real Estate. With 225 agents, the Ft. Collins, Colorado based firm helped 4,600 families buy and sell homes last year and is highly respected across the real estate industry.

This was a major decision that was thoughtfully considered. After conversations with The Group’s leadership team, it was abundantly clear that we were a cultural match. Both companies’ value honesty, integrity, and culture. The Group Real Estate is an employee-owned company founded in 1976 and is a company we have always admired. Real estate has changed dramatically over the years and joining forces as independent real estate brokerages will empower us to further our core focus, which is delivering world class customer service.

12 real estate agents founded CGR in 1995 in Steamboat Springs, and we are so proud of all we have accomplished. We served 965 families in 2021 and did $850M in sales volume with a 29% market share, won first place for best real estate firm in Best of The Boat for the past two years as voted by locals, and the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation supported over 30 local nonprofits last year with over $80K in donations. This would not have been possible without you, our valued customers.

This partnership creates mutual value in many ways. Because of its relatively traffic-free access from Northern Colorado, Steamboat is also an increasingly popular destination for residents of Larimer and Weld counties. Nearly 25% of Steamboat buyers are Front Range residents. Through The Group’s connections and recognizable brand, we can further our marketing reach to potential buyers, adding value to our clients here in the Yampa Valley.


About The Author

Ron Wendler, Colorado Group Realty

With over 20 years of real estate experience in the Steamboat Springs area, Ron Wendler has an extensive background in commercial real estate. He owns Colorado Group Realty, an independent brokerage firm that specializes in cash flow real estate, commercial and residential specifications development. He also has experience in residential/luxury home sales, ranches and recreation properties.