Rich Dana



For 28 years, Rich Dana has been a top-producing Realtor in Boulder County, the Denver Metropolitan area, and surrounding Colorado communities. Rich represents buyers, sellers, and real estate developers, and his knowledge of the Colorado real estate market has helped personally facilitate over $180 million dollars in residential real estate transactions.

Rich began his career in 1992 with Van Schaack and Company (since acquired by Coldwell Banker), and joined FourStar Realty the following year. In addition to his own brokerage responsibilities, Rich served as FourStar Realty’s managing sales broker, and in 2006, became a principal in the company. During his tenure at FourStar Realty, Rich grew the sales division from three to thirty-eight brokers and supervised a full support staff. During Rich’s management, his sales division generated over $1.3 billion dollars in residential real estate sales.  In 2018, Rich purchased the sales division of FourStar Realty and founded Live West Realty, overseeing the company and it’s 41 brokers.   

In addition to his Colorado residential real estate experience, Rich has been a principal and managing partner in multiple real estate development projects and investment holding companies. He has also worked closely with the City of Boulder Affordable Housing Division, with whom he sold over fifty affordable homes to Buyers in need.

Rich is known for his integrity, honesty, and extensive knowledge of the areas he serves, and he takes pride in providing his clients with dedicated, exceptional service before, during, and following each transaction.


Rich moved to Boulder in 1969 from Tucumcari, New Mexico, and attended local schools (Mapleton and Whittier Elementary, Casey Middle and Boulder High) and has raised his own family in Boulder County. Over the years, he has also lived in Louisville, Superior and Lafayette. In 1991 Rich obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (finance) from Chapman University in Orange, California, and also earned his Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

Notable Achievements

2008 Nominated and elected by industry peers to the Board of Directors of the Boulder Area Realtors Association (BARA)

2010 Elected vice president overseeing BARA member services

2014 Recipient of BARA's 2014 Distinguished Realtor of the Year Award

2016 Nominated to serve on BARA's Professional Standards Board

2018 Founded Live West Realty

2018 Elected by industry peers to the Board of Directors of Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) MLS.  

2019 Recipient of BARA’s Managing Broker of the Year Award


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