atlas real estate groupnoun
- : a group of individuals called to cultivate community by providing safe and quality homes while introducing rental real estate as the foundation for long-term savings.
In 2007, two energetic entrepreneurs, Ryan Boykin and Jason Shepherd, met in a shared office space in Denver. They discovered that they not only had many friends in common, but they also shared a common interest: they both saw a need to offer housing to families who could not otherwise afford the American dream of owning a home in expensive real estate markets like Denver. With the economic downturn looming, Ryan and Jason knew they needed to act fast to add value by offering solutions to this problem.
Bound by their mutual commitment to doing well by doing good, Ryan and Jason forged a business around filling this need and fix n’ flipped over 250 homes in their first year of business. Together they hustled to transact on many distressed homes , improving them and making them habitable again. They brought beauty and value back to spotty neighborhoods and helped a myriad of everyday families realize their dream of owning a home.
Although wildly successful, Ryan and Jason knew that fix n’ flip was an opportunistic cycle in the market rather than a long-term business model. With signs of the economic crash looming in 2008 and the prospect of real estate prices plummeting, they switched the focus from fix n’ flip to long-term hold investments and brokerage and used their combined knowledge, experience and foresight to co-found Atlas Real Estate Group in 2013. Fast forward to 2018 and Atlas has bought