Our People

  • Ryan McDonnell
    Ryan McDonnell
    Broker / Co-Owner
  • Rob Ticktin
    Rob Ticktin
    Broker / Co-Owner
  • Mathew Roth
    Mathew Roth
    Broker / Co-Owner
  • Lynda Hughes
    Lynda Hughes
    Sales Agent
  • Dana Warren
    Dana Warren
    Sales Agent
  • Marie Shapiro
    Marie Shapiro
    Sales Agent
  • Amy Lam
    Amy Lam
    Sales Agent
Ryan McDonnell
Broker / Co-Owner

As a co-founder and owner of Hawthorn Real Estate, Ryan McDonnell comes to the real estate business with a background in project management and client service. Since the inception of Hawthorn Real Estate, Ryan has been working with buyers and sellers on brokerage deals while managing construction projects for Hawthorn and customers alike.  Ryan brings a career in client service and an analytical and financial approach to real estate sales and development. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, Ryan is a licensed construction supervisor and a home improvement contractor.

Rob Ticktin
Broker / Co-Owner

In 2004, while pursuing his MBA at Bentley University, Rob Ticktin made his first foray into the world of real estate investing with the purchase of a Somerville 3-family. Six months, and three renovated condos later, Rob’s career in real estate development was underway. Since taking that fateful plunge, Rob has overseen the renovation and development of more than 50 condominiums and single family homes in Boston, Cambridge, Needham and of course, Somerville. Rob is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a construction supervisor, home improvement contractor and Real Estate Broker.  He also holds a Senior Real Estate Specialist designation with the National Association of Realtors.  Rob can be seen on the Needham Channel where he co-hosts “What’s My House Worth?” A former Sports Anchor for CNN Headline News, Rob enjoys the opportunity to get back in front of the camera, albeit for a slightly smaller audience.

Mathew Roth
Broker / Co-Owner

Mathew Roth, a co-founder and owner of Hawthorn Real Estate, has been in the real estate business for nearly 20 years working for financial institutions and real estate development companies. Formerly, Mat was a successful real estate investment sales broker with Marcus & Millichap in New York. Mat holds a MS degree in Real Estate from New York University. His degree focused on investment and development of residential and commercial real estate. Mat received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester where he majored in Economics. While at Rochester, Mat also received a Certificate of Business Management from the William E. Simon School of Business. Mat’s credentials also include: a Massachusetts Real Estate Broker license, a New York Real Estate Salesperson license and Series 7, 63 and 55 licenses. Mat is also a licensed construction supervisor and a home improvement contractor.

Lynda Hughes
Sales Agent

As a resident of Needham, Lynda Hughes joined Hawthorn Properties in April 2014 after many years as a Real Estate agent. In addition to Needham, Lynda represents the Dover, Medfield, Westwood, Norfolk area.  Please contact her for additional information on any of her listings.

Dana Warren
Sales Agent

Dana Warren has worked in the real estate field in Boston for over 15 years.  Her property management and development experience gives her vast knowledge of properties and the real estate market.  She understands the importance of building a strong relationship with her clients and her attention to detail ensures a smooth and stress-free transaction. Dana is also an interior design consultant, which comes in handy when staging a house to sell or helping clients personalize their new home.  Dana lives in Jamaica Plain and focuses on Needham as well as Boston, Brookline and the surrounding areas

Marie Shapiro
Sales Agent

A Real Estate Expert offering a comprehensive range of services, I value the relationships built with my clients. With over 20 years’ professional experience practicing real estate and living in Needham for 16 years, I have the knowledge to guide you through the process with trust, confidence and integrity in representing you. A successful career in real estate is built upon trust and integrity and much of my business comes from referrals.

Knowing the neighborhoods, understanding values, are key elements in the process. I have access to local resources and have applied this considerable expertise to help countless families find their dream home and establish roots in their new community.  From our very first meeting to the final closing, I’m here to provide you with best service to help you buy or sell a home. Equipped with the finest tools and technology, I’ll guide you through the real estate transaction, every step of the way. Marie continues her education on a regular basis and has received certifications and designations.

 

Amy Lam
Sales Agent

Amy is a dedicated REALTOR® for both buyers and sellers. She works well under pressure to meet deadlines and accomplish goals. She is an experienced entrepreneur with 20+ years in customer service with an established and proven track record for professional and organizational skills while managing a creative approach to “getting things done”. She is known by her friends and clients to be extremely detail oriented, efficient and service minded with exceptional communication skills. Having lived in New England her whole life, both buying and selling properties for personal and for investment, she knows and understands the challenges and rewards which is why she takes great pride in helping her clients find the right home!

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in HRTA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with an Independent Study in Survey and Marketing Analysis. She is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR). Amy is also an active member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), Boston Chapter, a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals. She also serves as AREAA’s Co-Chair for Events and seminars.

Amy lives in Needham with her husband and two kids and is an active PTO volunteer.