Meet Our Team
THE RYAN & BRIAN REAL ESTATE TEAM
Ryan, a McAllen native, spent most of his life in Mission and graduated from Sharyland High School. After graduation he attended Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas, before transferring to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice. On a visit home, Ryan realized the significant growth in the RGV and the opportunities real estate investments had to offer. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he pursued a career in real estate. In 2006, Ryan partnered with long time friend, Brian Reed, the two now continue to excel in real estate with The Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team.
Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys spending his time with his beautiful wife, Julie and their children, Calvin and Avery.
Brian Reed, CEO and Broker
Brian was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from Sharyland High, he attended Texas A&M pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Soon after graduating, he was hired by a division of American Express Financial Advisors as a financial analyst. This provided Brian with extensive knowledge of the securities market; however, he soon learned of the investment potential of real estate and decided to pursue a career. After acquiring his REALTOR license, Brian partnered with longtime friend, Ryan Peterson. Today, The Ryan & Brian Team of Expert Advisors continues to grow every year as they provide their clients with a unique experience and are committed to providing their clients with unparalleled service.
Brian is happily married to his beautiful wife, Tania, who together have two daughters, Alana and Rachel. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with the family outdoors, fishing, hunting, and doing carpentry.
Tania was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Reynosa Tamps, Mexico, which allowed her to experience and embrace the distinct cultures of both countries and to grasp the unique mix both provide the Rio Grande Valley. Tania graduated from La Universidad Valle del Bravo, where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Tania has well rounded and diverse work experience, mostly in customer care and marketing. She has always had a passion for people and a gift of salesmanship.
Tania serves the critical role of Client Experience Manager for The Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, and she is known for providing a level of superior client service. She is aware that purchasing a house can be one of the largest financial investments most people will make in their lifetime. Ensuring a client’s needs are met is not the only important thing to Tania. She understands that a satisfactory experience is more complexed and involves being available, understanding, and flexible and creating a partnership with each client. That is why she makes personal relationships the highest priority. Her goal and desire is to provide clients a first-class, memorable experience.
Tania married Brian Reed in 2005, and they have two beautiful daughters, Alana and Rachel Grace, that keep their lives busy and fulfilled. Tania also has a passion for teaching dance and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle for her family.
Abigail Alaniz, Marketing Coordinator
Abby was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Abby graduated from the University of Texas Pan-American, where she attained a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Degree concentration in Graphic Design. Abby has well rounded and diverse work experience in marketing and graphic design. As the marketing coordinator for the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, she finds great pleasure in making sure your property is well marketed and highly visible. She does not sit back and hope your property gets attention, she goes out and shines a light on it!
In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, going to culinary school, and serves on the Leadership McAllen Executive Board.
Jessica Ocaña, Transaction Coordinator
Jessica was born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Pharr. After graduating from high school she had an interest in the medical field. She graduated as a medical assistant and worked at a doctor’s office and hospital for many years. After marriage and the start of a family, Jessica realized the medical field was not her passion; however, she still had a desire to help people. She decided real estate was a great avenue to serve others in achieving their home selling and buying needs. She decided real estate was a great avenue to serve others in achieving their home selling and buying needs. She quickly realized she was gifted at helping on the back end of transactions and getting the files from under contract to closed.
Michelle Gonzalez, Administrative Assitant
Jessica Marroquin, Home Buying Advisor
Jessica was born, and raised in Harlingen Tx. after graduating from Harlingen High she attend TSTC where she studied Business Management. She was intrigued with the thought of helping people make one of life’s biggest decisions. As a Buyers Specialist, she takes pride in helping, and dedicating her time to help families find a place they can call Home!
Frank D. Velasco, Investment Specialist
Frank was born in McAllen, raised in Mission and graduated from McAllen ISD. As the youngest member of the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team, Frank began working in real estate at the age of 16. Frank has grown over the years to attain his real estate license, working with different brokers around the Valley, and is always looking to learn something new. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from UTRGV and plans to implement everything he learns from the classroom to the real world and vice-versa. As the Administrator for the Ryan & Brian Team, Frank enjoys keeping customer’s files organized and allowing for a smooth process.
In his free time Frank enjoys keeping up with current events, and spending time with his family and friends.
Diego Fernandez, Home Buying Advisor
Diego has been working in real estate since 2014. He was managing commercial and residential construction projects in the past. He enjoys everything real estate and saw his calling in helping people find their forever homes on the buying side of real estate. He works tirelessly to get the absolute best deals for his clients and always leaves a transaction better than he found it. He prides himself on bringing great positive energy to every person he meets. With strong family roots in the RGV, he has many ties to the local real estate industry.
Juan is a native of the RGV, being born in Mission Texas and raised in Donna. Juan has spent most of his adult life helping people. Juan spent almost 15 years in case management and teaching people how to live healthier lives. Juan is very motivated to continue assisting people in realizing their dreams of becoming homeowners while building strong relationships with the people he helps. On his time off he is a HUGE sports guy and dedicates a lot of his free time to the youth in our community as a sports official.
I highly recommend Ryan & Brian to help you sell your home! Within two weeks of putting up the sign, the house was under contract. They always responded to my calls and concerns very promptly. The closing was so smooth! I would never know how to do all this on my own. Thank you to everyone on the Ryan & Brian Team.
I have been with The Ryan and Brian Team for 16 months. In my short amount of time with the team, I feel my growth exponentially surpassed anywhere else I could have gone. The training we are provided, the one on one coaching with the team leaders, and team support system has put me in a great position both professionally and financially. Since being in production after 45 days of training, I’ve done 32 deals! A feat I don’t believe is possible without the team dynamic established by Rya…
I have had the privilege of working with Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team on several occasions. They are hard-working, efficient, thorough, and professional. Any questions are quickly researched and answered and contracts followed through to completion. I highly recommend them to anyone wishing to purchase real estate in the Rio Grande Valley.
The team was excellent! They were not only professional but did their homework. I was able to get my property under contract in a month and sold for OVER asking price!
I wouldn’t look any further for someone to represent you during this decision. Ryan and his team are true professionals that work well together to get your home sold for a competitive price! Our home sold in less than a month, for above asking. Beyond grateful for the dedication and effort in listing our home.
When I first started real estate I wanted to make sure it was a smart career choice. I looked for a company that had a strong foundation, great production record, agent training, advanced marketing techniques, leads, top reviews, I can go on and on. However, after doing my homework and running across Ryan and Brian while online I saw all of those qualities plus more. Needless to say, I looked no further. Glad to say I am part of such a hard-working, talented group of individuals.
We had a great experience with the Ryan and Brian team, we sold our home with them and also purchased a home with them. The selling process was easy, Ryan gave us the best advice regarding the sales price, and how to market our home and we were able to go into contract within 2 weeks of being on the market! The buying process was so stress-free. We are beyond pleased and recommend the Ryan and Brian team to anyone who is contemplating on buying/selling a home. They are truly the best!
Listen I started shopping for an investment property in the McAllen area around 2007. I was looking up properties and as soon as I mentioned to the agents I contacted I was from Massachusetts every one of them got me off the phone quick. Too much work for them to work with me!! Then I contacted this guy who finds out I am from MA and asks me what I am interested in takes my address. At the time he had no Idea I was serious about buying and he got right to work! That was Brian! He sent me pics of…
The most professional, reliable and cutting edge real estate team you’ll find in the RGV. I had a wonderful experience purchasing our family vacation home with the support and guidance of the R&B team.
We had used two other real estate companies and they could not sell our home. I was disappointed and frustrated with the agents and the promises they couldn’t keep. Two years went by and they could not sale our home. We received a flyer in the mail from the Ryan & Brian Real Estate Team and thought we would give them a try. I couldn’t believe it Ryan Peterson sold our home in 45 days. Not only was Ryan Peterson kind and patient with me but he also understood what we had been through. I’m really…