About Us

Founded by Mike Gray and Andrew Ryan in 2009, Gray Ryan Companies believes in Connecting Places to People.

Gray Ryan Companies


With over 35 years of combined experience, our team has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide outstanding service. Our experience in our industries is unique – plus we provide partner-level service. Clients don’t get sold on a big team only to discover junior team members will do the day-to-day. We love the work we do and are excited to partner with our clients and investors.

From One Campus to Many Communities

Our founders, Mike and Andrew, met while attending the University of Richmond and discovered a shared passion for real estate. We love the possibility and opportunity that real estate, design, and construction offer. We believe in the power of changing and enhancing communities through thoughtful and innovative development. We’re still excited to see projects come to life and rise before our eyes. 

As our firm has grown and the variety of clients we partner with expands, we remain committed to core values that we developed at UR: trust, transparency, honesty, and having fun. We’re most proud when clients consider us an extension of their teams. We’re here to help make your life easier, to be a trusted resource and advisor, to help you exceed your goals. Ultimately, we really love working with our clients and are fortunate to call many of them friends. 

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Andrew Ryan and Mike Gray stand on a bridge with a city landscape behind them

Gray Ryan Communications currently represents real estate assets across 10 states valued at over $7 billion.

Gray Ryan Communications

Gray Ryan Communications offers strategic communications, public relations, and marketing support to real estate, housing, senior living, and AEC clients across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Gray Ryan Communications currently represents real estate assets across 10 states valued at over $7 billion. Our real estate-specific focus provides us with the ability to gauge business development and revenue generation opportunities quickly and efficiently for our clients.

Gray Ryan Ventures

Gray Ryan Ventures (GRV) invests in real estate assets in the Mid-Atlantic. We leverage our passion, knowledge, and connections to create development opportunities that benefit our investors, our company, and local communities.

Representative Industry Memberships and Involvement

We believe it’s crucial to be actively engaged in the industries we serve, which is why our team is involved in a number of industry trade associations. We are leaders, members, and participants in these associations to ensure we retain a deep understanding of our clients’ markets and needs. 

NAA National Apartment Association
National Association of Home Builders logo
Argentum logo, expanding senior living
PRSA logo, Public Relations Society of America
AMA logo, American Marketing Association
SMPS logo, Society for Marketing Professional Services

We’re honored to have been recognized for our work with clients. Our firm has received dozens of local, regional, and national awards highlighting the success and impact of our campaigns for clients. A representative sample of awards is below.

National Mature Media Awards
Virginia PR Awards
MarCom Awards
Anvil Awards
Hermes Creative Awards logo
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