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Brian Hartley

Associate Broker
Denver 307.690.3155


Brian has been an accomplished Broker with Live Water Properties for nearly 18 years, with transaction experience in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, New Mexico, and Colorado. Brian offers an extensive track record of experience based on more than 70 transactions; his deal portfolio includes a land value of $385M+ in 6 states. Brian is a seasoned broker whose breadth of experience, coupled with his passion for the outdoor lifestyle in the Rocky Mountains, is invaluable when educating Buyers and Sellers on the finer points of transactions, market values, and locations of the premier fishing and hunting properties. Brian’s core market focuses on the high mountain drainages and resort valleys of Colorado and Southeastern Wyoming, as well as unique destination fishing operations throughout the United States and beyond.

April 2006 – Present
Colorado Associate Broker/ Wyoming Salesperson Live Water Properties, LLC, Denver, CO

January 2003 – April 2006
Investment Associate, Marcus & Millichap, San Francisco, CA
Represented clientele in the acquisition and disposition of income-generating properties nationwide as member of the Leased Investment Group, successfully managed 30 closings in 2005 totaling $28 Million.


Trout Unlimited Lifetime Member, Risers for Rett – Board of Directors member, Alliance for Choice in Education – Associate Board Member, Ducks Unlimited Member, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Member, Pheasants Forever Member, Colorado Trout Unlimited Member, Colorado Open Lands – Member/Donor Colorado Cattlemen’s Association – Member/Donor


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Journalism & Mass Communication
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Represented Buyer of the highest land value transaction in Colorado in 2022
  • Represented Seller of the highest land value transaction in Routt County, Colorado, between 2008 and 2014.
  • 2014 Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 Nominee.


Enjoys fly fishing – fresh and saltwater, waterfowl and upland bird hunting, hiking, SCUBA diving, and international travel. Proud husband to wife Sara, and dad to their sons Kelton (7) and Wells (4) and 2-year-old lab pup, Bear.

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Why We Bought the Dancing Pine Ranch

As a broker working on some of the finest fishing and hunting ranches in six states for the past 16+ years one of the things I most enjoy learning is how our clients searched and found their ranches and hearing abou...

Private Fishery Water Rights in Colorado

At Live Water Properties, one of the topics that most frequently comes up in our discussions with Ranch Sellers and potential Buyers is water rights. The subject of water right laws in western states is broad and nu...

Get to Know the Ranch Brokers of Live Water – Brian Hartley

Brian Hartley has been an exceptional broker and a valued member of our Live Water team for 12 years. Based out of the Greater Denver Area, Brian has been on the forefront for Colorado ranch sales, specializing in f...

How Stream Access Laws Affect a Landowner

Over the past 15 years I have been licensed in five states, in order to represent clients in the purchase and sale of ranches. During that time, I had the opportunity to work on ranches for sale in Montana, Wyoming,...

Risers 4 Rett – A Fly Fishing Tournament for a Great Cause

Just a few weeks ago, 28 teams came together for a memorable weekend raising their rods, and in so doing raising a great deal of money for a very deserving cause. In its fifth year, Risers 4 Rett hosted it’s first...

Benefits of Group Ranch Ownership

While the buyer profile for many ranch properties has remained consistent since Live Water Properties’ inception in 2001, one interesting pattern in key markets has emerged. Since the widely-recognized peak of the...

The Mile High Five at the Tarryall Tailwater Ranch

The only way a day spent fishing can be improved upon, is when you’re fishing for a good cause. Last Friday Live Water Properties’ Colorado broker, Brian Hartley, had the pleasure of hosting a fun-loving gr...

Neurobiologists Say Fly-Fishing Is Good For You

A new feature by Robert Dean recently published in Anglers Club Magazine references an article by the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Neurobiology which digs deeper into the science behind the calming, de-s...

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