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SHELTER is a boutique real estate brokerage and design firm based in San Diego, CA. At Shelter we believe real estate and design were always meant to go hand in hand. You should love where you live, and your home should represent who you are. Our goal is to match you with your dream space, and if we can't find it, we'll create it! 

Shelter is run by (soon to be!) husband and wife pair, Lauren Hitchcock & Ryan Tracy. Both previously worked for large real estate funds, Ryan managing acquisitions and Lauren managing construction/design. They brought their expertise together to form Shelter. Lauren is the managing broker and chief designer behind Shelter. Lauren attended the University of San Diego, graduating with a BA in Business. Ryan attended San Diego State University, graduating with a BA in Economics. Together they share a passion for design that is constantly evolving and inspired by their shared experiences and travels. Through thoughtful design they aim to bring tired homes back to life, restoring their original character and charm while giving them a fresh, yet timeless look.

Lauren & Ryan live in Leucadia with their mini English Bull Terrier, Hank.