Craig Rathbun has a 40-year background in real estate and specialized in sales, leasing and management of commercial real estate investment properties in Colorado and Florida.
He holds the CCIM designation, conferred by the National Association of Realtors as its highest recognition for commercial real estate investment proficiency.
In addition to being responsible for commercial real estate consulting and financial analysis for clients of Marshall Real Estate, Craig is responsible for developments and land planning. Craig is also the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Commercial Brokers Network.
In 2002, Craig purchased Fleisher Real Estate with the goal of adding residential real estate services to the firm. Within the next few years, he bought several smaller real estate firms in Carbondale and Rifle, Colorado and opened a new office in Carbondale, Colorado, to function as the corporate headquarters. Craig has systematically positioned Fleisher Real Estate for growth in the Roaring Fork and Grand Valleys in Western Colorado. Craig recently sold Fleisher Real Estate to a new owner so he could relocate to the Front Range to represent his clients located there.
Prior to purchasing Fleisher Real Estate, Craig founded SouthTrend Realty, a commercial management and brokerage firm in Melbourne, Florida, in 1990. Today, SouthTrend Realty is managed by his son, Adam Rathbun. Craig was twice voted the top office and industrial broker in the Central Florida Region in 1997 and 1998 and has received numerous other awards for professional achievement and community service.
Primary Areas Served
Denver, CO Metro Area
Memberships & Affiliations
Craig previously served as President of Florida Commercial Broker Network, a federation of independent commercial real estate firms that do in excess of one billion dollars in commercial real estate business annually. Craig also served as an Advisory Board Member for American National Bank. In addition, Craig Rathbun served on the Board of the Florida Association of Realtors Commercial Division for four years and on several task force committees for the National Association of Realtors.
Between 1980 and 1987, Craig Rathbun was the political and legislative director for the National Association of Realtors in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, D.C., Craig was also on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Mortgage Brokers.
Craig is a graduate of Miami University and completed post-graduate studies in anthropology at Florida International University.
Community Service & Involvement
- Colorado Child Help Foundation Board, Past Colorado State President
- Aspen Glen-Carbondale Rotary, Past President
- Highway 133 – Carbondale, Improvement Committee, Past Chairman
- American National Bank, Past Board Member
- Roaring Fork Cultural Council, Co-Chairman & Founder
- Thunder River Theatre Company, President
- Community Health Initiative – CCW, Board of Directors
- Rocky Mountain Commercial Brokers, Founder/President
Craig is married with two children and two grandchildren and currently lives in Denver. He is a Vietnam combat veteran.