Jim Martin

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From the earliest of age, Jim Martin was immersed in the great outdoors accompanying his father on land and timber scouting trips through California and beyond. The value of what constituted a “good ranch” and what it took to make an otherwise marginal one better was instilled in Jim very early on. Furthering this knowledge was the time spent in the hills on the family’s ranch where a passion for hunting and all things related took root.

Jim graduated in 1991 from University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.A. in Political Science. After over-landing it back to California from South America and then having spent some time volunteering on deer farms in New Zealand, he went to work for Multi-Use Management (MUM)- first on a ranch in eastern Montana and then later on Santa Rosa Island. He garnered an extensive knowledge of many aspects of wildlife management during this period. Seeing, however, that the opportunities for a profitable career in ranching and wildlife management was limited he enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Law wherein he received his JD in 1996 and was admitted to the California Bar the same year. Shortly thereafter, he joined the eminent Hong Kong law firm of Johnson, Stokes and Master wherein he focused on infrastructural development and commercial transactions in Southeast Asia based in Vietnam.

Although Jim prospered in the practice of law, there was an ever present yearning to return to his passion. In 1999 he realized his dream and bought a large tract of land above the Anderson Valley in the coastal mountain range of Mendocino County. Since then he has systematically went about developing the infrastructure of the M3 Ranch, i.e. water, road network, private wildlife management plans (PLMs), stream protection, etc.. to make it one finest ranches in the area.

In 2005 he married Mairobi from Caracas, Venezuela who he had met in Buenos Aires on one of his many land scouting and hunting trips to the region. They have one boy. The family lives and works on the M3 Ranch. Jim’s zeal for ranching and rural property development and his both real and sophisticated experience in the same brought him to the realization that he should enlist his experience in other’s quest to find the perfect ranch property.

Email Jim: jim@caoutdoorproperties.com

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  • California / Mendocino County

    $18,900,000
    255 acres
    Listing Status
    Available

    Property Type

    Farms, Ranches, Home, Recreational
    The White Oak Ranch & Vineyard is California’s premiere wine country estate where Mediterranean refinement blends with Western tradition. The White Oak is a large scale production vineyard that affords the discerning buyer the opportunity to step into this quintessential lifestyle at a level that — Read more
  • New Listing

    California / Mendocino County

    $1,995,000
    200 acres
    Listing Status
    Available

    Property Type

    Farms, Home
    Situated in the Southeast section of the fertile plains of Potter Valley, Guntly Farm is one of those multi-generational farms that rarely comes to market. Productive land of this caliber is an asset that continues to give throughout the ages and few want to part — Read more
  • California / Sonoma County

    $1,795,000
    2.94 acres
    Listing Status
    Sold

    Property Type

    Ranches, Waterfront, Home
    This stunning Sonoma Coast property combines world class craftsmanship with style and functionality. The newly remodeled 3,700 sf home with vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, and a grand wrap deck provides panoramic ocean views along with unparalleled natural beauty and serenity. This three-acre estate offers manicured — Read more
  • California / Mendocino County

    $1,695,000
    200 acres
    Listing Status
    Available

    Property Type

    Vacant Land, Ranches, Timber Land
    The historic Comptche Spring Ranch is nestled in a mountain meadow above the coastal hamlet Comptche. The Ranch is approached thru a gorgeous redwood and fern strewn driveway that finally emerges out onto Docker Hill's meadow plateau. The Ranch sits on the pinnacle of this — Read more
  • California / Mendocino County

    $1,695,000
    160 acres
    Listing Status
    Available

    Property Type

    Farms, Ranches, Home, Recreational, Timber Land
    Set in the coastal mountain hamlet of Comptche, the Comptche Ridge Vineyard epitomizes the best of Mendocino County - redwood and fern strewn valleys, rolling vineyards highlands, breathtaking views, secluded yet accessible and all located in temperate year round climate. Originally homesteaded in the late — Read more