About

Katie McGuirk

An Atlanta native, Katie McGuirk has quickly established herself as one of the area’s top agents with more than $350 Million in career sales. Katie grew up in a real estate family and learned the business firsthand from her father, Mitchell Brannen, founder of the successful commercial real estate firm NAI Brannen Goddard. Katie’s deep understanding of the local market, and passion for helping her clients, has produced tremendous results and a legion of loyal clients.

After graduating from Woodward Academy, Katie went to Auburn University where she graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in business/marketing. Katie then traveled to Paris to study at the prestigious Parson’s School of Design.

Katie is deeply involved in giving back to the Atlanta community through her philanthropic work with the Special Olympics of Georgia, Serenity Steps, Skyland Trails, and Compassion International. For each house Katie sells in 2021, she has pledged to donate the money needed to pay for a security deposit and the first month’s rent for homeless families chosen by Atlanta’s Children’s Shelter. It’s her personal mission to help provide those families temporary housing and the ability to have a fresh start.

A resident of Tuxedo Park, Katie and her son Ren are members of Northside United Methodist Church and enjoy traveling to Sea Island and tennis at Cherokee Town & Country Club. You can find them most weekends cheering on their favorite home team, the Atlanta Braves!

Career Highlights

  • Over $350M in career sales
  • #2 Agent Companywide, 2021, 2020
  • #6 Agent in Georgia – Atlanta Board of Realtors, 2021, 2020
  • Top 10 Producer Companywide – Individual Volume, 2021, 2020
  • Top 1% Individual Agent
  • Member, Atlanta Realtors Association Multi-Million Dollar Club Member, Circle of Excellence
  • Apex Society Power 30 Under 30 Award presented to Atlanta’s brightest young professionals who excel in their careers and give back to the community
  • Agents’ Choice Award Winner Atlanta Agent Magazine, 2020
  • Most on the Scene Agent Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta, 2020

Kelly Ruddell

Director of Operations

A Pennsylvania native, Kelly graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama before moving to New York City where she began her career in public relations and marketing at Diane von Furstenberg. Kelly transitioned to representing hospitality clients in 2011 when she moved to Atlanta and quickly gained an interest in the restaurant industry after working with several successful local chefs and restaurateurs. She went on to partner to open Upbeet, a popular fast-casual restaurant brand, in 2017.

Always having a passion for real estate, Kelly joined Katie in 2022 and brought with her a successful background in entrepreneurial business and an extensive knowledge of operations, branding, and design. She values building genuine relationships and making sure clients feel seen and supported through every step of a transaction.

Kelly and her husband, Michael, are residents of Vinings and enjoy cooking, travel, and hanging out with their Bengal cats, Rosie and Leo.