Ryan grew up in Denver Colorado. He graduated from Westmont College in 1989 which is located in beautiful Montecito, California. While attending Westmont, Ryan played soccer and studied Economics and Business.
After graduation Ryan lived in Montecito and enjoyed getting to know the Santa Barbara lifestyle to it’s fullest. Ryan then moved to the Vail & Breckenridge resort areas of Colorado and started his real estate career. He attained the number one top producer position for one of the premier mountain real estate companies with over 80 agents. He has been in the high end luxury Real Estate markets for over 22 years and has successfully closed over 450 transactions totaling more than $350,000,000 in sales.
In the summer of 2010 Ryan started Santa Barbara Brokers, Inc with his friend Andy Alexander. Ryan continues to maintain an incredible network of Buyers and Sellers in Santa Barbara, Vail & Aspen and uses his resources to maximize the best opportunities for his clients. Ryan diligently represents these clients in the purchases of first and second homes.
Ryan enjoys, Skiing, Golfing, Surfing and playing Polo, but mostly enjoys spending time with his wife Holly and his four daughters (Maddie, Riley, Jayna & Sage). The Malmsten family lives in Montecito and loves every aspect of the CA lifestyle.