Conservation Tax Credit Transfer, LLC (CTCT) was founded in 2000 after Carl and Karen Spina placed a conservation easement on their ranch and qualified for a conservation easement tax credit that year. They became very familiar with the conservation easement donation process and the credit transfer process through their donation and subsequent sale of their tax credit. They sold most of their credit in 2001 and realized that many other landowners could benefit from selling their credits as well.

CTCT facilitated the transfer and sale of the first two conservation tax credits in Colorado in 2001. Since then CTCT has transferred more than $110,000,000 of tax credits. All of the credits that have been accepted for transfer have been sold each year. Our portfolio of credits includes statewide conservation easement donations from Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts member land trusts and open space programs.

As a team, we bring our professional knowledge and our enthusiasm for land conservation to every credit transaction. We attend and present at conservation conferences and workshops. We offer our credit transfer experience in an effort to help strengthen Colorado's conservation statutes and land conservation programs.

We are very involved in state and national conservation efforts. We are members of the Land Trust Alliance, our national conservation organization. We maintain ongoing relationships with officials at the Colorado Department of Revenue, the Colorado Division of Real Estate the Internal Revenue Service with regard to conservation issues. We keep current on state and federal legislative processes.


CTCT makes annual financial and in kind contributions to the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, land trusts and to landowners in the form of grants to help with the costs associated with making a donation.


Carl Spina

Carl was a co-founder of Poudre River Valley Trust Bank; co-founder and President of Family Business Consultants; a founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Family Enterprises at Colorado State University, College of Business; co-founder of Eagle Spirit Outfitters; founder of Integrated Psychotherapies; and founder of Interface - Individual and Family Life Center. He holds degrees from the University of Kentucky and the University of Pennsylvania. Carl has been a member and past President of the Board of Directors for Legacy Land Trust. He was appointed to and served on Colorado’s Legislative Tax Credit Task Force, which was responsible for creating HB 08-1353. This successful reform legislation expanded transparency and accountability standards for conservation easement donations.

email: carl@taxtransfer.net

Karen Spina

Karen is a retired Certified Financial Planner with over twenty-two years of experience in providing financial planning and wealth management services to clients of James Sprout & Associates, Inc., Poudre River Valley Trust Bank and First Western Trust Bank. She was a co-founder of Eagle Spirit Outfitters a Colorado based outdoor recreation business. She has a B.S. from Cornell University. Karen has been a volunteer at Legacy Land Trust.

email: karen@taxtransfer.net


Jody Barbour is our partner and Transaction Specialist. She has over 22 years of experience in business and commercial real estate transactions. She has extensive experience in various areas of real estate, transactional law and environmental law. Jody served on the Division of Real Estate’s Appraisal Update Course Task Force to establish the curriculum for the Division’s mandatory Conservation Easement Appraiser Update Course and served on the rule making task force for the implementation of Senate Bill 13-221. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Business and Paralegal Studies. Prior to joining Conservation Tax Credit Transfer, LLC, Jody was a senior commercial real estate paralegal with Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C. in Denver.

email: jody@taxtransfer.net



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