Rivera Benavent

Associate Broker

Born in Puerto Rico, Natalie grew up around water in a family of traditional seafarers. She graduated from the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A & M in 2001 and went on to serve over 15 years on various commercial vessels all over the world.  Having risen to the rank of Master-Unlimited, Captain Rivera devoted the latter part of her sea-going career to training and mentoring marine crews as a vessel compliance auditor and to the development of competency assessment systems. She is still sought after for speaking engagements and maritime regulatory committees on the topics of competency and licensing.


To bring balance to a life at sea, she would buy and sell homes while on land. Spearheading several extensive remodel efforts, she was able to apply her knowledge of engineering and mechanics from vessel accommodations to the residential property realm. What started as a pastime segued to a challenging and rewarding career on land. After meeting her husband on a chance trip to Santa Fe in 2009, she decided to settle down and make her home in the high desert with him and their dogs. She obtained a New Mexico Real Estate Broker License and started her career at Sotheby’s. In 2015, Natalie joined Barker Realty Family.


Natalie is fluent in Spanish and offers bilingual support to various local charities, loves to cook for friends, and enjoys the outdoors. She is dedicated to furthering the mission of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, providing funding support for history and the arts as a Voting Trustee of the Board of Directors and Chair of their Business Council.  Having seen the world, managed international crews, and worked in high-stress environments, she enjoys the slower pace of life in Santa Fe, brings a balanced perspective and calm demeanor to real estate, and cherishes the opportunity to preserve the cultural richness of New Mexico through her philanthropic endeavors.

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626 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Lois A. Sury
Sotheby's Int. RE/Washington
View the Virtual Tour on Line: Come and be inspired by this rare and unique opportunity to own a Residential Arts and Crafts property on the world-renowned Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. This gallery/home on the art-filled road has inspired creative artists for generations! This is a beautiful street full of creativity and vibrant energy day and night.


1895 Candela, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Natalie Rivera Benavent
Barker Realty, LLC
NEW UPDATES!!!! This Pueblo style home with a generous floor plan over two levels in the centrally located Candelero neighborhood is a well-loved and thoughtfully maintained home. The cheerful front yard and portal lead to a tiled entry accessing the sunken living room, dining room, and central kitchen.


1589 Cerro Gordo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Stephanie Duran
Barker Realty, LLC
In Santa Fe's Historic Cerro Gordo area, this 3.3 acre view-filled lot is the last of its kind. With dramatic views of Picacho Peak, the surrounding foothills and the Sandias for winter sunsets, this lovely piece of property is just magical.


501 Rio Grande H0, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Natalie Rivera Benavent
Barker Realty, LLC
Newly constructed 1 bed + office, 2 and a half bath condo in the Rosario Hill Compound features an open floor plan over two levels. Sited in a serene hillside a few blocks North of the Plaza, the recently completed unit is designed with ease and comfort in mind. High ceilings, recessed lighting, and soft plank flooring enhance the open concept living, kitchen and dining areas.


15 Vista los Alamos, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

Natalie Rivera Benavent
Barker Realty, LLC
Extremely private 3 lot subdivision off the end of Tano Road, located on beautiful Estrellas de Tano Rd. Large buildable , easy terrain and expansive views characterize this 7.50 acre site. Roughed in road and approach, shared well in place (fully trimmed as well as buried electric, one transformer, natural gas in main road, wonderful access to arroyo trails and hiking.
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