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September, 2015
Ryer Associates Brings in Two New Associates

M. Jeffers (Jeff) Ryer, President and CEO of Ryer Associates Commercial real estate annouced that Krzysztof Jamrozik and Jeremiah O'Brien have recently joined the firm.  both gentlement bring decades off commercial real estate experience to the firm and are expected to be instrumental in the firm's continued growth.

October, 2014
Mike Ryer, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Ryer Associates Dies

M. Jeffers (Jeff) Ryer, President and CEO of Ryer Associates Commercial Real Estate, Inc. announced that Mike Ryer died unexpectedly but peacefully on October 15, 2014.  Mike, a long time figure in commercial real estate and community leader, will be sorely missed.

December, 2011
Gus Ryer joins Ryer Associates

M. Jeffers (Jeff) Ryer, President and CEO of Ryer Associates Commercial Real Estate, Inc. headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, announced that his son, M. Augustus (Gus) Ryer has joined the firm as a sales associate.  Gus represents the third generation of Ryers in the business started by Michael P. Ryer, who remains active in the industry.  Ryer Associates is one of the oldest commercial real estate firms in Connecticut where it has been in operation for nearly forty years.  Gus graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gettysburg College in May 2011, where he earned a B.A. in English.  He is expected to expand the firm’s physical and virtual presence in the market.  Gus Ryer is a resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

October, 2011
Ryer Associates Voted "Best Commercial Real Estate Firm of 2011"

Readers of the Warren Group's Commercial Record voted Ryer Associates the best commercial real estate firm of 2011.  6,500 readers participated in the annual state-wide online survey of commercial real estate service providers.  The Warren Group, through its publications the Commercial Record and the Banker & Tradesman is the leading publisher of real estate, finance and insurance news and records for New England.  Ryer beat out the likes of Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE and other local and national brokerage firms.  Jeff Ryer, President, attributes the showing to Ryer's commitment to their clients and ability to provide large firm services with boutique firm attention.  See the full results at the following: 

CR Survey Results

September, 2011
Mike Ryer awarded "Good Scout Award"

Mike Ryer was awarded the "Good Scout Award" given by The Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his works in the community and commitment to scouting ideals.  Other recipients were Bill Beatty, Chairman of the Jericho Partnership and Mary Jean Rebiero, President of NY-CONN Corporation.  The award luncheon, held on September 14th, raised over $40,000 for the Council.

May, 2011
Jeff Ryer Speaks at Leadership Danbury Event

Jeff Ryer, President and CEO of Ryer Associates, Inc., served as a panelist for the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Leadership Danbury program on May 26, 2011 at Connecticut Light & Power Company in Newtown.  Leadership Danbury is a special program designed to develop the region’s local leadership potential by providing forums for future business leaders to learn about business opportunities and community responsibility from current leaders in the Greater Danbury area. The topic for the event was Quality Community Challenges to Economic Development.  The panelists discussed  economic conditions and the potential for economic growth in the state and Greater Danbury area.  Other panelists included Wayne Shepperd, Assistant to Major Mark Boughton and Director of the Office of Economic Development in Danbury, Mark Nolan of Nolan Enterprises Real Estate Investment, and Joe Wrinn of Goodfellow-Ashmore Commercial Real Estate Services.

October, 2010
Jeff Ryer Elected Regional Vice President of the
CCIM Institiute for 2012

Ryer was recently elected to serve as the CCIM's Region XI Vice President in 2012.  As RVP for the Region, Ryer's responsibilities will include coordinating Chapter activities and information flow between the Connecticut, Upstate and Mtro New York and New England Chapters of the CCIM Institute.  For more information on the Institute, follow this link:  CCIM

October, 2010
Jeff Ryer Named Union Savings Bank
Corporator of the Year

Jeff Ryer, President and CEO of Ryer Associates, Inc., has been named Union Savings Bank Corporator of the Year for 2010. 

August, 2010
Peter Filous Joins Ryer

Jeff Ryer, President announced today that Peter Filous has joined the firm as Vice President/Investment Consulting.  Peter's responsibilities will include investment analysis and project development.  With his background in banking, Peter will also be invaluable in serving clients with distressed real estate. For more information, see Mr. Filous' bio:

Filous Bio

May, 2009
Jeff Ryer to Serve on CERC Broker Panel

Jeff Ryer has been asked to serve as a panelist at the 8th Annual SiteFinder Showcase event sponsored by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) on June 2, 2009.  The event is being held at the Oak Lane Golf & Country Club in Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides clients with objective research, marketing and economic development services consistent with its mission of making Connecticut a more competitive business location. CERC SiteFinder® is Connecticut’s most comprehensive online database of available commercial properties. It has been a key tool for users for more than a decade, helping to grow businesses and jobs in Connecticut.  Brokers, economic developers and end users can post and search for retail, office, industrial, investment, and specialty real estate by visiting  The panelists will be discussing Connecticut’s current and prospective commercial real estate market.

April, 2009
Mike and Lynn Ryer Named "Humanitarians of the Year"

On April 28, 2009 Mike and Lynn Ryer were given the Robert S. Young  “Humanitarian of the Year” award at the Ability Beyond Disability’s “Reflections Gala…Celebrating the Promise of Tomorrow.”  The event attracted over 550 attendees and raised over $570.000 in support of people with disabilities.  Mike and Lynn were heralded for their thirty year commitment to the Ability Beyond Disability organization.

The annual award is given to members of the community who exemplify extraordinary community participation and volunteerism.  Both have served the organization in various capacities including serving on the Board of Directors. As the former chairman of the Development Committee, Mr. Ryer “paved the way for the impressive fund-raising track record that the agency has maintained,” the agency said.

February, 2009
Ginny Carroll Joins Ryer Associates
Ginny Carroll has joined Ryer Associates as Vice President.  Ginny has been working in commercial real estate since 2002.  Check Ginny's bio page for a more in depth resume.

October, 2008
Jeff Ryer of Ryer Associates Elected President of the Connecticut Chapter of the CCIM Institute
Jeff Ryer has been elected President of Connecticut Chapter of CCIM and joins an expectional management team that includes John Cafasso, CCIM as Vice President, Bryan Atherton, CCIM as Treasurer, and Rich Rhatigan, Secretary.

June 2007
Michael Ryer of Ryer Associates Honored as "Citizen of the Year"
Ryer Associates announces that Mike Ryer has been honored as "Citizen of the Year" by the Ridgefield Rotary Club.  The award is in recognition of Mike's 40 years of service as volunteer, board member and booster to many of the areas' non-profit communities including Ability Beyond Disability, the Ridgefield Visiting Nurses Associates, Saint Stephens Church and the Ridgefield Community Center.

May 2007
Jeff Ryer of Ryer Associates Designated CCIM
Ryer Associates announces that Jeff Ryer has become a Certified Commercial Investment Member of the CCIM Institute, one of the industry's preeminent training and professional organizations.  Only about 6 percent of the nation's commercial real estate professionals hold the CCIM designation.  For more information about CCIM, visit

With the CCIM designation, Ryer becomes one of the very few commercial real estate professionals in the Northeast with duel CCIM and SIOR designations.  For more information about SIOR, visit