Our Company

RidgeRunner is building pioneer communities in the old American heartland. 

With the rise of remote work and rural broadband, and crowds of people looking to leave the city and return to a more sane lifestyle, an opportunity presents itself. There is an opportunity for people to build new types of communities built around shared values and the American way of life.

We are creating communities in Appalachia where people can gather and build toward a better future.

Our Team

Mark Abbotoy

Mark Abbotoy, Managing Partner

Mark Abbotoy is the principal of Sigma Appraisal Services and is a senior real estate consultant.  He is also a managing partner for MAC Properties, a partnership focused on rural property investment and development.

Prior to his career in appraising, Mark had a successful career as a mechanical engineer and industrial statistician, working and consulting for several Fortune 500 companies.  His work has been presented to semiconductor, automotive, and telecommunications customers all over the world. He has also consulted in the areas of advanced statistical analysis and designed industrial experimentation.

Mark began pursuing his love for real estate both as an investor and developer in 2001.  Mark has over 15 years of agricultural, rural-residential and commercial valuation experience and has worked for a wide variety of clients throughout the middle Tennessee area.  

His successful investments as managing partner include a mobile home park, a self-storage facility, several subdivisions of rural farms, a rural apartment complex and various other land and rural residential and multi-family investments.

Lazar Lazarovski, Marketing Director

As Marketing Director, Lazar takes lead on crafting and executing RidgeRunner’s marketing plan and on shepherding the sale of portfolio properties.

Lazar is a licensed associate broker, entrepreneur and real estate investor who has sold real estate in both New York City and Middle Tennessee and completed successful real estate investment projects in New York City. He has crafted an ability to shepherd real estate transactions from start-to-finish as a well-rounded advisor for his clients.

Lazar is also an expert in real estate market trends and has trained with top-flight negotiators and marketing specialists, and is a skilled marketer with a proven ability to create high quality marketing materials.

***Lazar Lazarovski is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Kentucky. 

Joshua Abbotoy, Partner and Advisor

A partner and advisor, Josh brings years of private equity deal making experience to the table for RidgeRunner.

Josh is a Managing Director of New Founding, where he directs strategic transactions working on the cutting of the realigned economy and new ventures within it. Josh is also the Executive Director of American Reformer, an organization dedicated to reinvigorating American Protestants for contemporary challenges. His writing appears in the Federalist, American Reformer, the American Mind and other places, and he is a frequent radio and podcast guest.