·        President & Owner, Sequoia Realty Corp.

·         Hold CCIM #1455 for 30 years demonstrating extensive commercial real estate education and proven experience

·        Masters in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management

·        E-Pro, Certification for Tech-Savvy Realtors

·        Real Estate Broker for over 20 years

·        Commercial Real Estate practitioner for over 30 years

·        Licensed Auctioneer in Ohio

·        “Buyer Broker” for over 25 years

·        Sold or leased over $200 Million in Commercial properties

·        Former Director of Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (now ACAR)– 5 years

·        Former Trustee of Ohio Association of Realtors

·        Former President of Ohio CCIM Chapter

·        Specialist in Lake County, Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan Area Commercial Real Estate

·        Access to all “significant” office, retail, industrial & investment properties in Northeast Ohio

·        Committed to the Highest Quality Customer Service

·        CoStar PowerBroker for many years.

·        In addition to the above, Mr. Ferris has been an investor in income-producing properties since the early 1980s.  He presently owns and manages a significant portfolio of properties with over 300,000 square feet of retail, office & industrial buildings.


Sequoia Value Proposition for Associates

Sequoia provides a full-service platform for commercial and investment associates to achieve their professional and financial objectives in northeast Ohio.  Company provided platforms include:

  • Market-leading, progressive commission structure; with potential to earn up to 90% of total personal production
  • Proprietary Property, sale & lease databases, exceeding 13,000 individual records and histories
  • Industry leading  REA CRM/database software
  • Access to CoStar, LoopNet, Xceligent
  • Full suite of professional designed marketing & promotion tools
  • Company and affiliate websites, supported by ancillary SEO and Keywords investments – Driving hundreds of weekly unique visitors and leads
  • Professional office space
  • Proprietary forms library to support a myriad of associate needs
  • Independent, flexible organization and culture, allowing you to create your personal path to success
  • Possible equity participation
  • Potential to "Earn while you learn" - individually tailored, ask for details

Agents will benefit from our long established reputation, which includes

  • Brokerage history of 35 years, with Sequoia history of 25 years.
  • Consummated hundreds of transactions, valued in excess of $100 Million
  • Currently managing and leasing over 300,000 square feet
  • Offering services in 
    • Sale, lease & Auction
    • Retail, industrial, office, land & investment
    • Landlord/ Tenant representation
    • BPOs and consulting
    • Property management

Education is the foundation of a successful real estate career. Sequoia excels at providing:

  • Personal Assessment tools to gear career development to each individual’s needs
  • Coaching for individual success
  • Shadowing of senior agents
  • Scripts and dialog training
  • Investment case studies
  • Business planning
  • Contacts and meetings with lenders, environment experts, appraisers, title experts, inspectors, contractors, attorneys and accountants

Sequoia provides the fundamentals and the system for both new agents, and established pros, to grow a highly profitable commercial/investment real estate career.

Give us a call to explore your career options:  440.946.8600!
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We look forward to jump starting your career!

Welcome to the Sequoia Realty team, armed with over 30 years experience, serving your commercial Real Estate needs in Northeast Ohio for over 25 years.

Sequoia Realty, Corp. uses a team approach in conducting our daily business. This enables us to better service our customer and client's needs. When you have a question anyone in the office will be able to assist you in obtaining an answer. Your inquiry is important and we will do everything possible to answer your questions and help you with your real estate needs.




Rick Ferris, BIO

President, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Voice: 440.946.8600 x103

Fax: 440.953.4500

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Patrick Dowd

Vice President

Voice: 216.406.0476

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Elizabeth Urankar

Administrative Assistant

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Robyn Liberatore

Property Manager

Voice: 440.338.1207

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Cell: 216.970.4978

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Ecolawn, Inc.
Patrick did an outstanding job managing the purchase of our new building in Eastlake. He communicated effectively throughout the entire process and was effective overcoming obstacles resulting in a great outcome! Thanks Patrick!



Dan F.
Patrick Dowd and the rest of the team at Sequoia Realty did a fantastic job in finding us the perfect space for our company's needs.  They were very personable and great to work with as we felt from the beginning that we could trust their guidance throughout the process.



Jim P.
Patrick Dowd was the agent that showed the property and was able to do an excellent sales job.All thru the transaction Patrick kept me up to date. He was great!
Elizabeth also was very courteous and helpful.
Very good experience with Sequoia Realty.



Paul D.
Rick and Elizabeth were excellent on all of the negotiations. It was one of the easiest transactions that I have ever been part of. I would recommend Sequoia Realty for any Real Estate transaction that you may need. Great Job!!



Kurt K.

"I hired Sequoia to market a vacant hair salon I had been trying to sell for 3 years. I'm glad to say that the sale closed last month thanks to Rick. I had my building listed with another firm that had a good story but was weak on results. I wish I had given my listing to Rick first and saved myself a lot of time and interest $.

I found Rick to be short on hype and flash but long on experience. He kept in touch and would discuss options with me and then execute them. He knew how to market a property and work with a prospect to overcome the hurdles along the way and get the deal DONE. Isn't that what it's all about? I highly recommend Sequoia as true professionals that know the market and quietly produce results."

~Kurt K.


Jeff Kenyon, Arcadia GlassHouse

"Rick Ferris and his team were extremely professional and helpful in guiding us through evaluation of several commercial buildings. He stuck with us through the entire process and offered good solid advice - never any pressure to buy. Within a just a few short months we found a good property, negotiated a great price, and closed the deal. My highest regards."

~Jeff Kenyon
Arcadia GlassHouse


Oliver Dale Workman

"You hit another home run. You are the guys that made it happen, again. It worked out great!  Can't ask for anything more."

~Oliver Dale Workman


Al Budrys, DDS

It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of the Sequoia staff. Thanks for getting the job done and for the nice people you brought in. We would definitely use you again!

~Al Budrys DDS


Richard P. Muny

I want to thank you again for applying what I consider a rather unusual approach to an old problem. I have been very happy with your conduct and will recommend you to all my business associates.

The concept of buyers agents is not new but you were able to accomplish a land purchase for me that I had been trying to do for several years. The answer was not simple. Your contacts in the business and visibility in the marketplace seemed to do the trick. I'm very sure that our strategy never would have been effective if I had just done it myself.

I would be glad to speak with anyone who is contemplating this strategy to help them in the decision to use your services. Thanks again for being a professional.

~Richard P. Muny

Fred Frisco

Everyone at Sequoia Realty has been truly professional and has made me feel very welcome. I would especially like to single out Linsey Jasinski. She has gone out of her way to make sure our company had a place to call home through Sequoia Realty. Just when I was ready to give up on finding a building this year Linsey searched all options possible and found a solution.  Linsey introduced me to the owner of the building we decided to lease and has been available for both parties ever since.  Her friendly, confident smile and knowledgeable background has provided comfort to me and has helped to make my new business venture a success!

~Fred Frisco



Thanks for including me in a first class idea and a first class meeting.

~ Satisfied Customer


John L. Bogert, CPA

I wanted to take a moment and let you know about the outstanding service Linsey Jasinski provided for me. She took the time to figure out what my real estate needs were and helped me make the appropriate decision. She really seems to care about the needs of her clients. I would not hesitate in recommending her to others.

~John L. Bogert, CPA



Mary Taylor - Auditor of State

Dear Mr. Ferris:

I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to you and Sequoia Realty for receiving the CoStar Power Broker Award for leasing for the fourth consecutive year. Your dedication to providing the best possible service to the public is truly commendable. Again, congratulations and I wish you nothing but continued success in all of your future endeavors.

~Mary Taylor, CPA, Auditor of State


Martinet, Martinet & Recchia, Inc.

"The service Sequoia Realty provided for me, was great ~ good at follow up as well as being very responsive to phone calls and e-mail.  I was extremely satisfied with the accessibility of the Sequoia staff for meetings and appointments and would highly recommend Sequoia Realty to anyone. My experience and overall feelings about working with Rick and his team has been excellent!

Keith, Joe and I want to personally thank all of you for the hard work you have done on helping us buy our building. You are a great team and we like working with all of you."

Martinet, Martinet & Recchia, Inc.
35000 Kaiser Court, Suite 201
Willoughby, OH 44094-4280
440.942.3900 (Fax) 440.942.3030


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