Meet the Team

David Buckingham » Director of Property Management Operations & Associate Broker

David Buckingham

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.


Sue Richey

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 Richey

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 Paul

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.   

Erika Sivertsen » Finance and Systems Manager

Erika Sivertsen

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.

Colin Richey

Colin Richey

Colin is a licensed Realtor and helps our clients with Leasing, Selling and Buying. Colin is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a double major in Finance and Real Estate. After working in financial consulting, Colin decided to join the family business and bring his strengths to help Richey PM. He has worked in many areas of the business but truly enjoys marketing and helping clients get their properties rented or sold and helping connect others with the right home. In his spare time, there is a good chance you will find him at a DC United game.

Kim Lawhorn » Realtor

Kim Lawhorn

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

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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 Fitzhugh

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.