Success Stories

SHGRyan is one of the very best brokers that I have worked with in any capacity over my 30 year career.  Her professionalism is unparalleled.  I have total confidence in her ability to handle the client and in many cases she does this in my absence.  Her market knowledge is exceptional and she is able to convey that knowledge to the client is a very understandable method.  Ryan understands how to build and maintain relationships. In fact, this may be her strongest attribute. I would give her the highest recommendation. I personally look forward to continuing to work with her anytime I have the chance.

-Tommy Catone, Summit Healthcare Group

I found myself saying: “Wow, I’m really glad she is on our side.”

During every phase of the research, negotiation, and purchase closing process, I found myself saying “Wow, I’m really glad she is on our side.” I have negotiated a lot of significant business deals in my days and without a doubt, the professional manner and attention to detail that we received from you and your associates at Commercial First was second to none. In September, when we completed our first month at the new Conover warehouse, we found that we had just had the highest revenue month in the 12-year hickory of our business.  When we completed October, we exceeded the September results!  Commercial First had a steady hand in moving our company to a higher level.

-Mike Cobb, Owner, Colonial Distribution

H&W LogoAs two attorneys interested in purchasing a “For Sale By Owner” property, we were tempted to purchase the property without engaging a broker to represent us What, we thought, could a broker do for us that we could not handle ourselves? In hindsight, hiring Ryan to represent us in the transaction was the best thing we could have done. Almost immediately, Ryan brought to our attention a handful of issues that seriously impacted our opinion of the value of the property. All during negotiations and closing process, Ryan was working behind the scenes, helping us with everything from evaluating titles and easement issues to lining up repair quotes and negotiating a significant repair allowance.  She provided invaluable advise and professional support during a process that can be stressful and overwhelming.  I cannot speak strongly enough in saying that Ryan is worth her weight in gold.

-Nancy Huegerich & Anna Winger, Owners, Huegerich & Winger, PLLC


I want to express my gratitude for your contribution to the development of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. I have benefited greatly from our meetings over the many weeks since July 11, 2011, when I began the journey that led us to establish the Center. In that time we have identified and purchased a great facility, developed nine exciting graduate program offerings, and hired talented and committed staff in Asheville. Our conversations have energized me and guided our efforts and your interest in our new venture and excitement about our efforts has provided encouragement as we worked toward achieving our goal of becoming the graduate education provider of choice in our area.

– K. Paul Knot, MPH, EdD, Director, Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville

“Ryan and Jenny at Commercial First are professional, thorough and enthusiastic and will make your search for a property a journey not a job.”

I recently moved to Hickory with the dream of opening my own business. I had no experience and thought I should hire a professional. I contacted Commercial First and told Ryan and Jenny my plan. They listened to my ideas and we discussed the best area of Hickory to being our search. They presented me with a detailed list of locations and we began. They answered and researched all my questions tirelessly. We found the perfect location and they negotiated the lease that was manageable for a start-up business. Ryan and Jenny at Commercial First are professional, thorough and enthusiastic and will make your search for a property a journey not a job. Thank you both!

Marlu Taylor, Wine and Design Hickory