Executive Vice President & Director - Residential Brokerage Division
Leadership Team | Luxury Real Estate Contact
  • Phone: 617.359.5584
  • Fax: 617.482.7957
Boston, MA
Ten Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Residential Brokerage Division

Ruth Kennedy Sudduth is a Principal of the firm and directs LandVest's Residential Brokerage Division.  She specializes in complex properties, often with conservation, historic or architectural importance.  Ruth enjoys working with individuals interested in finding the quintessential Vermont farm for sale or a perfectly situated  New England Equestrian property, or simply an extraordinary property in an extraordinary location. Since she joined LandVest in 1998 she has completed record real estate sales in dozens of communities in six states for clients including Harvard University, the Nature Conservancy, MIT, Bessemer Trust and Fiduciary Trust and private individuals.  She is expert in working with families, fiduciaries and attorneys with high expectations of service and interpersonal skill.  She divides her time between LandVest’s Boston and Woodstock offices. 

Significant Sales:

  • Uphill Farm, Woodstock, VT $4,750,000 Record Sale

  • Melimoyu, Cisne Province, Patagonia, Chile  $10,034,335

  • High Haith Lodge, Squam Lake, NH, $9 million Record Sale

  • Fincastle Farm, Louisville, KY $8,760,000 Record Sale

  • Great Meadows, Concord MA, Record Sale

  • Riverwalk, Lincoln, MA $6,400,000 Record Sale

  • Rich Neck, Claiborne, MD $6.35 million Record Sale

  • Ranch, Cody, WY $6,250,000 Record Sale

  • Bessboro Farm, Westport, NY Record Sale

  • The Coolidge Estate, Topsfield, MA Record Sale

  • Spencer Brook, Concord, MA $4,400,000 Record Sale

  • Cobb Station, Oyster, VA  $4,100,000 Record Sale

  • Hammett's Cove, Marion, MA $4,000,000

  • Lull Brook Farm, Hartland, VT $3,950,000 Record Sale

  • Deer Hill, Cohasset, MA $3,500,000 

  • Vaughn Hill, Bolton MA $2,858,000Record Sale

  • Angus Hill, Groton, MA $2,300,000 Record Sale

  • Southwind Farm, Reddick/Ocala, FL $3.4 million

Prior Experience/Organizations/Activities:  Ruth co-headed Global Fixed Income at Wellington Management and has served on the Boards of Groton School, Bennington College, Sudbury Valley Trustees, the Stow Planning Board and the Wenner-Gren Foundation (where she is a Trustee Emerita), and currently on the Boards of the Green Mountain Horse Association, the New England Forestry Foundation, and the Stow Zoning Board of Appeals.  Ruth is an oarswoman and avid equestrian.  She is a US Dressage Federation bronze and silver medalist.  She and her teenage stepdaughter enjoy traveling together to eventing competitions.

Education:  Ruth is a graduate of Yale University with an MBA from Harvard University, where she was named a Baker Scholar.



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I would like to strongly recomend Ruth Kennedy from Landvest. She managed to make searching for a one of a kind, multi million dollar home both comfortable and fun, while doing a masterful job of finding the right the right property, doing the research, and dealing with odd owners in a relaxed and effective manner. Highly recomended.

— Jean-Marc Berteaux, Wellington Management Company

Sep 1, 2010

As a civil engineer specializing in the real estate development field, I work with dozens of real estate agents on a regular basis. Of all the agents I've dealt with, Ruth Kennedy Sudduth of LandVest is far and away the best! Intelligent and articulate, she is a true professional who has a thorough understanding of the market and the real estate development business. I have seen her formulate complicated deals that subdivide the existing residence from surplus land, produce additional value with limited development of the land, and secure tax deduction for the seller from the donation of conservation restrictions and open space to a conservation organization. The seller maximizes the dollars in her pocket and the preserved open space becomes an asset for the entire community to enjoy. Furthermore, Ruth is able to explain complex projects such as this in a relaxed, common sense way that even people with no real estate background can easily understand. Without hesitation I enthusiastically recommend Ruth Kennedy Sudduth of LandVest


Mar 1, 2007

Ruth is top notch in her field. She is bright, articulate and knowledgeable on the best way to market our property. Most importantly she deals with everyone she meets with tact and diplomacy. You can always rely on Ruth to represent your best interests and make an outstanding impression.

— Gary F. Snerson, Harvard Management Company, Inc.

Sep 1, 2010

I am a partner in the Boston office of law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and deal exclusively with matters relating to private clients. In my practice I act for clients who are buying and selling substantial residential real estate. In additional, as an executor and trustee I sell important real estate for the respective estate or trust. I have used the services of numerous real estate brokers over the years. Ruth has acted for me on several occasions and I have be most impressed at her unique ability to make the client comfortable, to be sophisticated, proactive and hands-on in doing whatever need to be done to close the sale and in addressing whatever legal issue arise during the negotiation of the P & S and pre-closing. In all respects, Ruth is my preferred real estate broker.

— Eric F. Menoyo, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

May 1, 2007

Ruth Kennedy Sudduth did a terrific job marketing and selling our home. After over 20 years in Woodstock, we were quite attached to the homestead, and yet wanted to move on. Ruth made us feel she loved the old house as much as we did, and understood how to position it in a thin market. She worked with us on what improvements to make - a sanded floor here, a cleaned out shed there. So when Ruth listed the house, the pictures were taken and the property mapped. We took her professional guidance on price, and the house was under agreement for full price in one weekend. If you are looking for a real pro, and one that is a bucket of fun to work with, look no further than Ruth Kennedy Sudduth of LandVest.

— Georgia Murray and Mark Maloney

Jun 22, 2015

Good morning Ruth and Story, We are finally settled after down- sizing from thirty-six years in our Norwich farm to our new life style in Hanover NH. As you knew it was a challenge to make such a dramatic shift in lifestyle and leave our beautiful property to explore new venues. We both want to thank you so very much for all the help and support you gave to us during the last couple of years. You both were always encouraging, honest, and so hard working on our behalf. We have not bought or sold property for many years and you made the whole experience a positive one. Your professionalism and your support system through Christies Real Estate was so helpful and far reaching. The web site was superb and most of all, you heard our concerns and questions and always tried to address them in a timely fashion with the expertise that we so needed and were grateful to have found. Your personal approach, attention to detail and willingness to be helpful was appreciated as you prepared us for each step in the process of selling our property. You made a great team. Story, you were amazing with all your attention to detail. We will continue to recommend you to any one who might need your help and please feel free to call us anytime if we can help you or your clients in any way. We hope we can get together in the future and our love of horses will bind us all. Thank you for your support of GHMA. That was a wonderful gift. Sincerely, Sarah and Steve S.

— Sarah and Steve S

Jul 15, 2013

Ruth Kennedy Sudduth is a thoughtful, make-it-happen deal maker. If she can't sew it together herself, she will find the team to make it happen. I highly recommend working with her.

— M Elisayeff

Aug 31, 2018