Ryan is the Principal of PIER Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, LLC and PIER Commercial Real Estate Management, LLC. In this capacity, Ryan is involved in all facets of the company including business development, brokerage and property management. Ryan has extensive brokerage experience in all market sectors including Industrial, Retail, Office, Land and Investment. Ryan has also lead teams through all phases of horizontal land development and redevelopment of retail and office projects. Ryan formed the two companies in September 2013. Ryan worked with his step-father at Hugh Armstrong Real Estate Company until taking over after his death in 2002. Ryan began his real estate career as a real estate appraiser and consultant in 1991 with Marshall and Stevens. In this capacity, Ryan traveled the Eastern United States on valuation projects including manufacturing plants and industrial facilities, hotels, resort properties, retail centers, ACLF’s, apartment portfolios, and land tracts. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Business with an emphasis on real estate and banking from Georgia Southern University in 1991 and holds the CCIM designation. Ryan resides in the Historic Isle of Hope community with his wife and daughter.