Our Team

Ryan Hardy, Founder | Managing Broker

Enlisting Ryan for all your real estate needs means having a working relationship based on honesty, integrity, and faithfulness.

Ryan comes from a family that has been involved in the real estate industry for generations. Walking construction sites with his father during his younger years gave Ryan his passion and knowledge in all aspects that real estate has to offer. At the early age of 18, Ryan received his real estate license and started out in the career he’s held ever since. Meeting different people and learning their stories, coming up with creative solutions to assist others in solving their problems, and keeping up with the dynamic nature of the business are some of the things that keep Ryan passionate about his brand.

Enlisting Ryan for all your real estate needs means having a lasting relationship based on honesty, integrity, and faithfulness. Ryan abides by these principles in life and in business to ensure that, at the end of every project, there will be no doubts that you made the best decision in trusting Ryan Hardy. Your needs are his highest priority. Buying or selling property is a big investment, and Ryan will work hard to make sure you feel secure throughout the entire process. Ryan specializes in new development in different areas of Seattle; he knows the market and has access to all the information you need.

After several years of being a real estate broker, Ryan surrounds himself with the BEST developers Seattle has to offer. These connections help him offer unparalleled service, whatever the needs may require. Put Ryan Hardy to work for you and get the best possible results when pursuing your real estate interests.

Sergey Ptachik, Information Systems Operator | CFO

At the age of three, Sergey and his family, emigrated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in efforts of escaping the grasp of communism in the Russian Federation. Starting from the bottom with absolutely nothing and being refugees to a foreign country with a new culture, created many challenges as well as opportunities in regards to following his dreams.

Ever since he was young, Sergey excelled in school and found a passion for soccer. After years of hard work, determination, and commitment, he climbed through the ranks playing for the Seattle Sounders Academy; while also receiving opportunities and invitations from the national team, universities from across the country, and semi-professional clubs from around the globe.

After a devastating knee injury, Sergey turned his focus and energy into pursuing his lifelong career goal of becoming a venture capitalist. With this new mindset, he graduated at the top of his classtwo years ahead of his fellow peers from the Michael G. Foster Business School at the University of Washington with a focus in Financial Securities & Investments.

With his expertise and experience, Sergey provides knowledge and insight into the financial markets and economies of today. He specializes in evaluating land data and owner information, analyzing real estate property proformas, and managing the business’s financials. He can speak four languages which include English, Russian, Ukrainian, and conversant Spanish; and is currently in the process of attaining his Real Estate Broker’s License.

Melissa McMurray, Partner | Seattle New Construction & Land Broker

Melissa McMurray is a Real Estate Broker at Lake and Company Real Estate with over 10 years of experience in Builder Services. Melissa specializes in new construction-overseeing the sale of raw land to builders/developers and working all the way through a project with designers/architects, perfecting the urban communities, and assisting home buyers through the purchasing process.

Seattle native Melissa McMurray started her Real Estate career working as a Condominium Specialist for one of Seattle’s top producing on-site companies. Melissa has represented and sold-out more than 8+ mid/high-rise in-city urban condominium projects. Melissa has had the pleasure of working side by side with local prominent developers, such as Murray/Franklyn Companies, Maria Barrientos, R.C Hedreen, to name a few, and worked exclusively as a Receiver’s Agent for Seattle Bank. Additionally, Melissa works with local home builders, focusing on commercial and residential land transactions. She finds the land that people want to live in. With a knowledge of new construction, Melissa has a long track record of working with new construction buyers.

Melissa is always looking for home owners interested in selling their land or if you are a home buyer, she might have the perfect in-city project!

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