Ryan has 17 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur and community builder. He has founded or cofounded many businesses, including Atlas Real Estate, a wellness-based social club Archipelago, and a new marketplace technology REACTIV.
His first business endeavor in 2004 was Scout Cleaning & Maintenance, an environmentally conscious cleaning service, and in 2005, he co-founded U.S. Capital, a private equity holding company that sold to Northport Investments in 2008. The sale opened the door for co-founding DP Assets, LLC, a real estate asset holding company for institutional investment that would purchase the investment firm, Atlas Real Estate, in 2013.
From humble beginnings as a small fix-and-flip business co-founded by Ryan Boykin and Jason Shepherd, Atlas has expanded from Denver to Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Arizona and Nevada, transacting more than $1 billion annually, tripling financially, and managing +3,200 residential units.
Ryan is an expert in real estate investment, having purchased over 6,000 units of investment real estate in the last 10 years. He is also a speaker at real estate conferences and a regular contributor of articles and commentary about the real estate market and has commented or been featured in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, RealtyTimes.com, The Denver Post, Colorado Real Estate Journal, Investopedia, and other local and national publications.
Ryan was a Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree in 2017 and is a graduate of the University of Denver. He’s generously contributed to the Denver community for many years, having served on nonprofit boards focused on education and the environment.
Ryan’s commitment to stewardship—“Good For You; Good For Me; Good For Everything”—empowers the team to serve others through paid volunteer events, rent-relief for families experiencing hardship, Thanksgiving meals for families-in-need, Joshua Station, Save-Our-Youth, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, holiday checks to Atlas team members to donate to a charity of their choice; kids’ Santa events with Founder and CEO as head chefs; and more. Team members fulfill their desire to create a more vibrant, connected and equitable community through #AtlasGivesBack, deeply touching many Coloradans with their generosity and spirit of volunteerism. Community efforts are focused on ameliorating problems related to housing, children and education.
Atlas Real Estate Group was honored with the Top Company Award in Real Estate by ColoradoBiz Magazine in 2018, the Best of Colorado Business Choice Award for Best Property Management for four consecutive years, 2017-2020, and Best Places to Work, 1st place, medium size company, by Denver Business Journal in 2019.