Management Team and Staff

Meet our management team. We have assembled an experienced team of industry leaders who understand the market place, our customers, and what it takes to successfully grow and manage a network ecosystem of real estate professionals. Each team member brings with them a wealth of tactical and strategic know-how that is being used to grow the network and serve our members and partners.

Rick Lackey

CEO


Co-founder of REAL Professionals Network, Rick is responsible for day to day operations, expansion and the front stage aspects of the business. His background is 30+ years with large and small commercial real estate brokerage companies in management and sales. Rick is a former Executive Vice President and Managing Broker of Grubb & Ellis Company and current CEO and Managing Partner of City Commercial Real Estate, a small commercial real estate brokerage firm. Rick is a rabid Georgia Bulldog fan, an active member of Roswell Presbyterian Church and enjoys travel, saltwater fishing, scuba diving and anything involving his 4 daughters.


Office: 770-297-8000

Mobile: 404-550-8700


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Rick Lackey REAL Professionals

Malinda Lackey

Executive Vice President


Co-founder of REAL Professionals Network, Malinda is responsible for communications and backstage aspects of the business. Her background is 20+ years in communications and public relations in politics, commercial real estate and other organizations. She worked directly for Governor Zell Miller, was Vice President of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and managed public affairs for a state-wide children’s advocacy organization. Most recently, she was editor of Flavors Magazine. In addition to her business responsibilities, Malinda manages the lives of 2 teenage daughters, Emmaline and Camille as well as husband Rick. She is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, is an active member of Roswell Presbyterian Church and enjoys cooking, music and travel.


Office: 770-297-8000


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Malinda Lackey, REAL Professionals

Michael Podrazhansky

Advisor to the CEO


As advisor to CEO, Michael is an equity owner and is involved in the strategic growth and operation of REAL Professionals Network.  He is a successful entrepreneur having grown and sold several business including two of his companies to public companies. He is an avid learner and graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Much of his time is spent with his wife and four children.


Office: 770-297-8000


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Malinda Lackey, REAL Professionals

Robert Youngblood

Bookkeeper


Bookkeeper of REAL Professionals Network, Robert loves all things numbers. He has more than 40 years experience in the accounting field and handles all the daily bookkeeping, accounts payable, and payroll duties. When he’s not crunching numbers, he enjoys helping others and being an active member of Peachtree Christian Church.
Office: 770-297-8000

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Robert Youngblood, REAL Professionals