After nearly a decade of experience working with buyers and sellers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Realtor® Ryan Fay has mastered the art of making a deal. With experience marketing properties and development projects of all sizes, he is able to offer a holistic approach to serving his clients. Ryan acts as a trusted advisor as he guides his clients through all aspects of the real estate market.A graduate of the University of Amsterdam with an LLM in public international law, Ryan spent many years working as a civil rights attorney around the globe. His work took him through Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and he is also a member of the State Bar of California. As a civil rights attorney, Ryan became highly skilled at listening to communities’ needs and helping them find solutions, and today, these experiences make him a successful real estate professional. Whether you’re looking for a starter home or a luxury mansion, Ryan will help you find a property that meets your needs at a price you can afford. An expert negotiator, Ryan draws on his past litigation and negotiation experience to ensure his clients are zealously represented at every phase of the process.Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ryan now resides in the Bay Area with his young son and two adorable bulldogs. He enjoys cooking, art, travel, and the outdoors. He has a special interest in new constructions and developments, and he works with clients across San Francisco, Marin, and the Bay Area..
Born and raised in San Jose, Yelena Pesic fell in love with San Francisco in her late 20s. “I believed this was the first city that accepted me for me!” she says. “You can be who you want to be because there are so many unique people living in this city.”Yelena’s success is firmly founded on her educational and professional background. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance. Her experience also spans product engineering, product management, and product marketing — all essential in the skill set of a seasoned Realtor®.Yelena credits her experience for her ability to manage and prioritize multiple, competing issues on tight deadlines. “I’m passionate about and interested in solving complex problems in a fast-changing environment,” she says. Her bubbly personality energizes and facilitates the real estate process as she serves buyers, sellers, and investors. As a client advocate, she bases her persistence on dedication and integrity. “Trying your best and trying one more time will certainly lead you to success,” she says.Giving back to the city she loves, Yelena has volunteered at homeless centers and helps any way she can. Leisure time is divided between being an introvert — reading, making homemade cosmetics, watching sci-fi — and an extrovert who loves music, dancing, hanging with friends, traveling, and relishing any ocean, river, or pool she can jump into. She also does yoga, goes hiking with her three-legged dog, and is seriously crazy about pizza.
10,000 Degrees understands setting a college-going mindset starts early. They work directly with local elementary and middle school students to help make sure they can envision a pathway to college. They deliver the following real-world, interactive support to encourage the next generation to embrace their futures and make their college dreams come true.
Ryan has served on the Young Professionals Council to help mentor scholars, raise money, and assess applicants. Ryan also organizes the 10,000 Degrees annual art auction, which raised enough money to provide two Bay area students with 4-year college scholarships in 2019. He also served on the planning committee for their yearly Gala, where over $1M is raised.
Ryan has been a mentor with Big Brothers and Sisters for over 10 years, during which time he has mentored a Little Brother named Alexio.
Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.
Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. We serve San Francisco Oakland, engaging more than 125 volunteers daily to nourish our community.
Ryan helped with a food delivery route for several years
Ryan helped lead efforts to raise money For the Treasure Cay Community Foundation, which benefited those affected by the tragedy of Hurricane Dorian in the Abacos Islands in The Bahamas with help of. Many of those affected spend their lives helping and assisting others, so it was time that we stood up to help and assist them in their greatest moment of need. With the help of countless generous individuals, many of whom unknown, we were able to raise over $235,000 on a GoFundMe campaign. That amount was matched and exceeded by the various corporation and generous donors to bring our relief fund to over $2,000,000.More information about Treasure Cay Community Foundation Inc: The Foundation encourages philanthropy in the Treasure Cay area by providing donors with efficient and productive ways to support their preferred caus