Licensed in the State of Washington and State of Idaho


Ryan’s real estate specialties are in land development, self-storage brokerage, self-storage site feasibility, and consulting. As one of the only exclusive self-storage brokers in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Ryan’s extensive market knowledge is second to none.

A Spokane native and University of Washington graduate, Ryan started his real estate career in 2003. Over the past 18 years, he has assisted many of the region’s largest self-storage buyers and developers. Not only does he have extensive experience in helping investors, he also has first-hand knowledge as a self-storage owner/investor himself. These qualifications are invaluable when Ryan meets with buyers and sellers. He understands his clients’ unique goals and also how to create a plan to help them reach those goals. Buyers and sellers can have confidence knowing that Ryan will help them navigate the ins and outs of complex commercial real estate transactions.

In addition to raising 3 boys with his lovely wife Erica, Ryan has been actively involved in coaching youth soccer and football.   Ryan is currently an assistant wrestling coach at Ferris High School.

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Washington 

Minor, Chinese Language, University of Nationalities, Beijing, China

Designated Broker & Owner American Real Estate Associates, Inc.  

COO Storage Solutions 

Manages $45 Million in real estate (Self-Storage, Office, Daycare, Strip Mall)

Developing Self-Storage in the Spokane Area, along with Residential housing projects in Deer Park

Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) 

Spokane Traders Club Member 

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)

Argus Self-Storage Affiliates (Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho) 

Washington State Self-Storage Association (WASSA)


Seltice Mini Storage is situated +/- 3.93 Acres at the corner of Seltice Way and McGuire Road in Post Falls, Idaho.  Seltice Mini Storage provides enclosed storage, heated storage, outdoor storage to the current and increasing population in Kootenai County.  Storage units have been at 100% occupancy while the facility has been ran remotely for […]

74625 sq ft

+/-9.6 Acres of Multi-Family Land in Post Falls, Idaho

9.67 acres

The property comprises of (11) parcels and (6) Buildings on 3.78 Acres. Zoned (LI) Light Industrial in the City of Spokane. Existing buildings total +/- 16,794 square feet. Currently operated as Zillah Trucking (will vacate upon sale). Building 1: 1720 E Houston Ave—1,000 square foot office building Building 2: 1725 E Rosewood Ave- Warehouse 4032 […]

Sold at Time of Listing. well established 244 Unit, 82,000 RSF facility in Hayden, Idaho. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/storagemart-expands-idaho-footprint-with-acquisition-in-hayden-sets-ambitious-construction-plan-301339406.html

Location, Location, Location! The Low Density Residential (LDR) zone is primarily for single-family, duplex and row housing residential development that allows a density of 1 to and including 6 dwelling units per acre. Multi-family development may be permitted, consistent with density standards. Zero lot-line housing and other incentives are permitted to promote infill, preservation of […]

Flatlander Boat/RV Storage located near picturesque Lake Roosevelt, on 5.8 Acres is the exclusive storage option at the gateway to the Columbia River. The fully secured and fenced facility has (160) Boat/RV parking spaces, plus (44) units of covered/enclosed storage, with another 1.35 acres to expand upon. As well as, a thriving boat wrapping & […]

108440 sq ft

This self-storage property is 51,836 sq ft (18,731 sq ft vacant for land expansion) with 223 units, including rental office. Storage units are all climate controlled and range in size from 7×7 up to 14×20. There are also 15 outdoor parking stalls in an 8,000 sq ft fenced lot.

51836 sq ft

River City Mini Storage is a Value-Add project for the “roll your sleeves up” investor.

1.21 acres

Monark Self Storage $ 5,100,000

Monark Self Storage

$ 5,100,000

The Monark Mini – Warehouse – 711 East SR902 storage facility in Medical Lake, WA, provides multiple types of units to cover all your storage needs.

Houk Self Storage $ 4,000,000

Houk Self Storage

$ 4,000,000

This Spokane Valley self-storage facility is located on 101 South Houk Road. Browse through small, medium, and large self-storage units ranging from 50 Sq. Ft. to 200 Sq. Ft to find the right size for your needs.

51 unit self-storage on 2.53 acres, along Highway 20 near Newport, WA. Sale pending.

2.53 acres

This is a rare find by the waterfront of the Spokane River and nearby downtown Coeur d’Alene.

56192 sq ft