Steven L. Catsman
For 40 years, Steve Catsman and his wife Terry have chosen to live, play and raise their two sons Werner and Gardner in Telluride. Now grown and graduated from college, Werner and Gardner have returned to live and work in the Telluride region. Gardner and his wife are the proud parents of Steve and Terry’s grandchildren, Chip Allen and Quinn Gardner.
Steve knows the region and understands the reasons you choose to come here and stay. Steve’s focus is on meeting the needs of people who want to buy or sell property in the Telluride region. “With the help of my team, I am able to stay personally involved in every transaction,” he says, “making sure that all of the client’s needs are met.”
Catsman is one of the founding brokers of Telluride Real Estate Corporation and in addition to his ownership of TREC; Steve has consistently produced annual sales among the top three brokers in the Telluride region. As an investor he has developed, planned, subdivided and marketed 500+ lots and numerous other properties and developments including:
• Lawson Hill PUD (200 homes and 300,000 sq. ft. of industrial/accessory retail);
• Adams Ranch (approximately 50 acres with 65 lots);
• Hood Park (12 lots);
• Tucson Property-Saguaro Ranch (1,100 acres and 180 Lots);
• Mountain Village projects (43 condominiums and 32 lots);
• Gray Head (25 lots on 885 acres inclusive of numerous amenities such as tennis, 16 miles of private trails, Equestrian Center, historic homeowner’s clubhouse).
• Element 52 (35 condominiums in historic Telluride’s premier ski in/ski out location) representing the epitome of high end homes.
Steve Catsman has been investing in real estate since the early 1970’s. In 1987, he became one of the initial investors in the upscale TellurideMountainVillageand continued to spearhead several successful projects within the Village. Later, Catsman, as a principal in Lawson Hill, planned, zoned and developed this 300 acre property with housing for approximately 200 families and extensive commercial space. The idea for Lawson Hill came in 1989 when Catsman saw the need for affordable housing ownership in the area. His foresight earned him the first Governor’s Smart Growth Development Award in 1995 for Colorado. In 1997, Catsman along with two other partners launched Gray Head – a private mountainous retreat and wildlife preserve featuring one of Telluride’s most exclusive residential and equestrian developments with unsurpassed views and amenities for this private community. He is currently president of Gray Head where he and Terry also live.
Steve’s most recent development collaboration is the recently completed Element 52. This one of a kind condominium/townhome project offers direct trailside access via a private lift with on site ski valet, private club/bar, spa with treatment rooms, fitness center and some of the finest finishes anywhere.
After spending the last decade living and practicing law 30 miles out to sea on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Marty and his family decided to relocate to one of the coolest places they have ever been. They moved to Telluride in the fall of 2011 after having vacationed here for several years. The opportunity to join forces with Telluride Real Estate Corporation and Steve Catsman, as a Broker Associate, and bring his years of legal experience to the Telluride brokerage community is a dream come true.
As a partner in the largest, most established and respected law firm on Nantucket, Vaughan, Dale, Hunter, Stetina & Beaudette, PC, Marty specialized in all aspects of real estate law, but his primary focus was representing buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. In that lead capacity, he controlled all aspects of the deal from initial offer, through negotiations and closing of title. He also acted as lead permitting attorney on a wide variety of development projects, from a private equity tennis/swim club and boutique hotels to residential subdivisions, condominiums and cooperatives, working closely with engineers, architects, surveyors and contractors. He has extensive experience in land use and planning, zoning, environmental compliance and construction law. In addition, during his time in Nantucket, he represented several U.S. commercial lending institutions, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase and TD Bank.
His unique experience and insight into all aspects of residential and commercial transactions from one of America’s premier real estate markets will add a powerful element to the services provided by TREC.
Marty is a native of Philadelphia, a graduate of The Hill School and earned an athletic scholarship from Villanova University where he played Division I baseball and earned All-Big East honors in 1995 and 1996 and All-East Region honors in 1995. He married his college sweetheart, Tara, in 1998 and they have 3 beautiful young children, daughters, Riley and Maeve and son, Colby. Prior to practicing on Nantucket, Marty was a commercial litigator in Philadelphia focusing on real estate and construction matters and environmental and contract law. He earned his J.D. from The Delaware Law School at Widener.
In his free time, he is an avid skier, scratch golfer, mountain biker and fly fisherman and loves sharing new adventures with his family.