Meet the Team
David Buckingham » Director of Property Management Operations & Associate Broker
David oversees the daily operations for property management & leasing and works closely with the team to help with issues and to improve overall operations and our client experience.
David Kipper » Director of Business Development and Sales, Realtor
David is an experienced licensed Realtor and is a strong advocate for client care, improving operations and overall growth of the company. He will lead our business development group and our growing real estate sales team to serve our owners and tenants as they make home buying and selling decisions.
Sue Richey » PRINCIPAL BROKER
Sue manages the real estate sales operations and helps our agents with sales and rental transactions. Sue has been a licensed Realtor since 1998 and has worked extensively in the Northern Virginia market. She is also responsible for marketing efforts for Richey Property Management.
Craig Richey » COO, Owner
Craig oversees the daily management operations and staff to ensure all owners and tenants are well taken care of. He is always working to improve processes, procedures and service to ensure all our clients receive the highest level of care possible.
Cathleen Paul » Property Manager
Cathleen is the primary point of contact for owners and tenants. She is the “go to” person and will get answers to your questions. She oversees all maintenance for our managed properties and she arranges the move in/move out process and handles all security deposit dispositions.
Zack Brown » Property Manager, Realtor
Zack has been in the industry since 2012 and has served in a leadership role leading a team of more the 8 employees coordinating repairs from Virginia to North Carolina. Zack is a proactive communicator with a great work ethic and is the main point of contact for many of our clients during the lease term. Zack is a licensed Realtor and will be performing sales and leasing tasks.
Erika Sivertsen » Finance and Systems Manager
Erika is responsible for all financial and systems within the company. She sets up new client accounts and manages money in and out of every owner’s and tenant’s account within our software. Erika also manages leases and other documents required for owners and tenants.
Julianne Pennypacker » Leasing Specialist, Realtor
As a Leasing Specialist, Julianne manages the process of listing your home on the market and managing all the advertising and promotion. She prepares leases and negotiates lease renewals. Julianne is organized and detail oriented which is essential when creating and negotiating contracts. She is a licensed Realtor and will be handling sales and leasing tasks.
Meg Hinders » Bookkeeper
Meg manages the books and pays bills for Richey PM.
Kim Lawhorn » Realtor
Metro West Realty welcomes Kim Lawhorn. A wife and stay at home mom of high school twins, she is embarking on a new career in Real Estate sales and rentals. Getting back into the workforce proves to be both challenging and exciting. Upon receiving her license in October 2012 and recently completing her post-licensing classes, Kim has had the opportunity to build her clientele by finding rentals for young couples and even a retiree. She is eager, friendly, accommodating and committed to making sure you receive the best service possible.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and minor in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University and having owned a successful retail business, Kim is highly motivated to help you with finding the right home for you. She is a member of the Northern Virginia Area Realtors and has lived in Fairfax for eight years. Rental experience covers Fairfax, Reston and Sterling areas. Referrals are always welcomed.
Kim enjoys spending time with her family, attending her kids sporting events, running, decorating and shopping. In this fast paced area we live in, she can help you relax with confidence that your needs will be met.
Rick Costa » Associate Broker
Rick Costa has been an active Realtor in Northern Virginia since 2002. While he works with all types of clients, he specializes in locating properties for investors, construction contractors and builders. His areas of expertise include Arlington, City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Prince William County and Loudoun County. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and is fluent in Portugese and Spanish.
Sue Fitzhugh » Realtor
Sue has been a licensed Realtor since 2003 and has helped many sellers and buyers over the years. She is very knowledgeable about the local market and is active in community activities.
Alex Mclellan » Realtor
Alex specializes in getting owners out of difficult situations. He’ll work to get the home ready to sell or find an investor to buy the property. He is an active real estate investor and has done many flips himself.