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Ryan Donner Claims Best Gay Realtor Award and Leads Donner and Associates to New Heights

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[This article on Ryan Donner originally appeared in our summer print issue in a section on select winners and finalists from the Best of Gays AwardsYou can view the PDF of our summer print issue here.]

The vibrant LGBTQ+ community of Puerto Vallarta has its champion in Ryan Donner. Recently crowned Best Gay Realtor at the Best of Gays Awards, Donner isn’t just an individual realtor; he’s the driving force behind the phenomenal success of Donner and Associates, a company built on a foundation of exceptional service, community spirit, and genuine human connection.

Ryan Donner in his offices video and podcasting facilities. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
Ryan Donner in his offices video and podcasting facilities. Photo by Oscar Almeida.

All three of the top three finalists for the Best Gay Realtor award were from the Donner and Associates firm including Derek Carkner, Ryan Donner and Enrique Fragoso

Donner’s love affair with Puerto Vallarta began on a whim – a cruise ship visit in 2008 that sparked a deep yearning for a new life. Within a few years, his home state of California was a memory, and Puerto Vallarta became his adopted home. 

In 2015, leveraging his background in online marketing and Agri Business, he embarked on a new path in real estate, working for established agencies like Coldwell Banker and Timothy Real Estate Group. These experiences honed his skills and ignited a passion for helping others find their dream home in paradise. In 2020, that passion manifested in the form of Donner and Associates.

From the beginning, Donner’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident. He understood the power of marketing, blanketing Puerto Vallarta with his company’s presence across buses, radio, magazines, and newspapers.

Ryan and Alberto at the Best of Gay Awards.
Ryan and Alberto at the Best of Gay Awards.

“I poured all my money into marketing when I started the firm,” he admits. “I believe that initial burst helped propel us where we are today.”

And “where they are today” is an impressive feat. In just three short years, Donner and Associates has blossomed into a full-fledged agency with a team of 48 agents. The reach extends beyond Puerto Vallarta, with offices established in Nuevo Nayarit, Guadalajara, Ajijic, and soon, San Miguel de Allende. 

Donner’s ambitious vision? A network stretching across Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations, catering to those seeking a slice of paradise. 

But his reach extends beyond borders. Understanding the need for seamless transitions, Donner and Associates has established a relocation department, offering connections with US realtors for those selling properties before their Mexican dream becomes reality. Further solidifying their commitment to one-stop service, they’ve recently added insurance services to their repertoire.

However, Ryan Donner isn’t solely driven by business success. He believes that a company’s true worth lies in its connection to the community. Donner and Associates actively embodies this philosophy. From supporting Casa Esperanza with the “What a Drag” event to organizing a Christmas toy drive and participating in the Rio Cuale clean-up, they are dedicated to giving back. 

This commitment extends to the industry itself. Donner has fostered collaboration within the real estate sector by initiating regular networking mixers for realtors in the city. This spirit of cooperation fosters knowledge sharing and raises the bar for excellence across the board.

A few of the business cards of some of the associates with Donner & Asociados. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
A few of the business cards of some of the associates with Donner & Asociados. Photo by Oscar Almeida.

But what truly sets Donner and Associates apart is their core philosophy. 

“We are a company made up of authentic people who are cordial and, at our core, human,” Donner explains. “We believe that treating our clients with kindness and respect is the best way to provide them with the best possible service.”

This translates into a genuine understanding of each client’s unique situation. Donner emphasizes the importance of a knowledgeable team: “Education is a fundamental value for us. It involves continuous learning and staying informed about the real estate industry. This empowers our agents to provide the best possible service by staying up-to-date with market trends, regulations, and innovative practices.”

This dedication to education extends beyond agents.

(left to right) Kim Kuzma, Ryan Donner and Dean Malone. Photo by Oscar Almeida.
(left to right) Kim Kuzma, Ryan Donner and Dean Malone. Photo by Oscar Almeida.

“It’s important to understand what the situation of our clients is and provide them with the information they need to make the best decision,” Donner says. Their client-centric approach doesn’t stop at closing the deal. 

“With our experience and attention to detail, we provide our clients not only with excellent service in the purchase or sale of their home but also with post-sale support. This is one of the main reasons why our clients recommend us,” he adds. 

The Best Gay Realtor award is a well-deserved recognition of Ryan Donner’s achievements. But it’s also a testament to the exceptional company he’s built. Donner and Associates’ dedication to excellence, community involvement, and fostering a collaborative environment sets a high standard. 

As Ryan Donner himself says, “The company is here to help the agents, and that ultimately benefits the clients.” 

With this philosophy at its core, Donner and Associates is poised for continued success, leaving a positive mark on Puerto Vallarta’s LGBTQ+ community and beyond. They are more than just realtors; they are trusted advisors, and community partners.

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