Ryan Michaels, Business Development

Ryan Michaels, a seasoned professional hailing from the vibrant Bay Area in Palo Alto, has recently joined The Dawn Thomas Team of Compass as their newest member of the Business Development team. Ryan’s extensive background in the entertainment industry, coupled with his experience as a licensed Realtor and proficient investor in Nashville Tennessee, makes him a valuable asset to his clients.

Ryan has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry signing to Sony Music Publishing as part of the acclaimed music duo Haley & Michaels. Ryan has a strong work ethic, an acute attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to excellence – qualities that have seamlessly translated into his current role in business development.

Ryan’s ability to leverage his business acumen and extensive knowledge enables him to offer his clients a distinct advantage. He understands the importance of market trends, pricing strategies, and the intricacies of negotiations, allowing him to guide his clients towards making informed decisions. His involvement in property development and remodeling has further honed his expertise in navigating the intricacies of the real estate market.

While Ryan’s professional accomplishments are impressive, his dedication to his family is equally commendable. Alongside his wife, Shannon, Ryan is the proud parent of two children, and they have chosen to make Silicon Valley their home. This personal connection to the community motivates Ryan to go above and beyond for his clients, as he genuinely understands the significance of finding the perfect place to call home for both individuals and families alike.

As a member of The Dawn Thomas Team of Compass, Ryan has access to cutting-edge resources, market insights, and a network of industry professionals, all of which enable him to provide his clients with an exceptional real estate experience. Whether his clients are buying or selling a property, Ryan approaches each transaction with the utmost dedication, integrity, and professionalism.

With his profound knowledge of the real estate market, his extensive business background, and his genuine passion for helping others, he is a trusted professional who consistently goes the extra mile for his clients.




  • National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • California Association of REALTORS® (CAR)
  • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR)


  • Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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