Episode 9

Published on:

1st Sep 2020

Selling NoVA with Ryan Rauner, Associate Broker of Century 21

In this episode, we invite Ryan Rauner, of RealMarkets, to help discuss his story, but also where commercial real estate is today, and where it’s going tomorrow.

Ryan has over a decade of experiences supporting the buying, selling, and leasing Commercial Real Estate right here in our back yard. He entered the business at the onset of the Great Recession, and like many of us, finds himself in a similar situation today.  

Our conversation spans past, present, and future – especially with the immediate impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate in Northern Virginia, but also much more.

Northern Virginia’s Commercial Real Estate market has seen a number of shifts. The proximity to metro accessible sub-markets has changed dramatically with the construction of the Silver Line, continued construction in Tyson’s Corner, and much more.

Of course, we can’t talk about the future of the market without covering Amazon’s HQ2. Ryan covers not only the impact to areas like Crystal City and National Landing, but also to the surprise of many, Herndon and surrounding areas.  

We cover plenty of other items along the way, including:

  • Ryan’s background, life changes, and his pivotal moment in the business
  • Market shifts, and the why behind the rise of various sub-markets
  • Trends moving forward: how investors should be viewing the market
  • Why Northern Virginia’s real estate market will be more live/work/play mixed-use space

Get in touch with Ryan:

ryan@realmarkets.com, 703.943.7079



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About the Podcast

The NoVA Business Podcast
A series of interviews with Northern Virginia's most influential business leaders.
The NoVA Business podcast is a stream of interviews with NoVA's leading entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives.

Northern Virginia is America’s best-known secret. With Ranking #1 in the nation for workforce and education and #3 for business friendliness, NoVA is a hotspot for the world’s top talent and entrepreneurs. There's no question why companies like Amazon and Capital One call NoVA home for their headquarters.

On this podcast, we will share the inspiring stories of leaders who are shaping the community around us. Listen to the challenges they have overcome, the lessons learned, and the vision they have moving forward. Get ready for a series of epic conversations!

The NoVA Business Podcast is sponsored by The Business Benefits Group.

About your hosts

Jessica Du Bois

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Jessica Du Bois is a consultant and advisor for employee benefits, working with dozens of companies in the D.C. region. Creating The NoVA Business Podcast became one of Jessica's goals after working with many of the incredible business leaders in Northern Virginia.

The podcast is a collection of stories that tell us the trials and successes that have formed the community around us. No gimmicks. No paid interviews. Just real-life storytelling of the friends and leaders that inspire you.

When Jessica isn't interviewing for the podcast or advising on benefits, you can find her coaching boxing classes or training for her next half marathon.

Derek Winn

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As a corporate health care strategist, Derek has had the unique opportunity to partner with hundreds of leading and admired businesses across Northern Virginia. Given his role, he has been able to witness and support businesses during the best of times as well as the worst of times.

These stories are the fuel for the Northern Virginia Business Podcast - the only podcast focused exclusively on the founders, leaders, and heroes in our own backyard of Northern Virginia.

These stories are intended to captivate and inspire those who continue to shape the landscape of Northern Virginia.

While he spends the majority of his time working in Fairfax, he has the most fun at home in Warrenton with his family.