Ryan Companies US, Inc. Promotes Mike Ryan to Executive in Charge of its North Region

Minneapolis, MN, May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minneapolis, MN (May 3, 2017) — Ryan Companies US, Inc. announced today the promotion Mike Ryan to Senior Vice President – North Region Market Leader and executive in charge of its largest business unit (North Region) based in Minneapolis, MN.

Mike Ryan

Downtown East (Wells Fargo Towers, Commons Park, Edition Residential Apartments, Mills Fleet Farm Parking Ramp, Skyway Connections)

“Mike has distinguished himself as a solid business leader and strategic thinker in growing our Ryan A+E group over the last seven years,” said Jeff Smith, National President of Ryan Companies. “Now we are asking him to broaden his scope to include leadership of all of our services under our North Region business unit. We are confident in his ability to take this group to the next level, fully integrating Ryan’s collective insights from early design and financial strategy to building and asset management. Mike has the whole package and a wonderfully broad perspective to bring to our customers.”

Mike has served, and will continue to serve, as the President of Ryan A+E and leader of Ryan Companies’ national architecture and engineering practice. Mike grew that practice to achieve record volumes and led a large talented group of professionals who created innovative design solutions for Ryan Companies customers across the US encompassing a wide range of project types including: office, mixed-use, housing, senior living, industrial, healthcare, sports and more. His most recent project experience includes leading the design of the largest LEED Platinum project in Minnesota's history (the Wells Fargo Downtown East corporate office project in Minneapolis), serving as Project Executive for CHS Field (a 7,000 seat outdoor ballpark in Saint Paul); playing a key role in the Aurélien residential tower in Chicago; and filling the Design Leadership role for Ryan Companies’ Downtown East five block mixed-use development that includes 1,100,000 square feet of office space for Wells Fargo, a mix of new apartments and retail, a new urban park, a 5-level parking ramp and skyway connections to the new US Bank Stadium. Mike has also played a leadership role in supporting a number of project solutions for Ryan Companies customers including work for Cargill, Target Corporation, Whole Foods, University of Saint Thomas, and Wells Fargo.

Mike holds a broad educational, professional and community service background including a Bachelor in Architecture degree from Notre Dame, a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York, and six years of work experience for Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. Mike also serves on the Board and the Executive Committee of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, previously serving as the Chairman of its Development Committee for implementation of the Minneapolis 2025 Plan. Mike is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), serves on their Twin Cities board, and also serves on the Notre Dame School of Architecture Advisory Council.

Mike will be reporting to Collin Barr, Regional President for Ryan Companies. Barr had previously served in this same North Region Leadership role since 2006 and will now provide executive oversight to both the North Region and Midwest Region of Ryan Companies. Mike Rodriguez was also recently hired by Ryan Companies to be Vice President of Architecture and Engineering stepping into the primary leadership role for Ryan A+E in Minnesota.

The North Region of Ryan Companies is based in downtown Minneapolis where they recently moved into the first floor and a half of the four-story Millwright Building at Downtown East. The North Region is the largest of Ryan Companies eight regional business units with annual volumes consistently in the $500M range. The North Region delivers project solutions in the Twin Cities metro, outstate Minnesota and across the US, often following its customers with their office, industrial, retail, healthcare and senior living projects to selected locations across the US. Recent work for the North Region includes a specialty health center for Park Nicollet in Maple Grove, corporate HQ remodels for Cargill, 3M and Toro, a new HyVee grocery store in Brooklyn Park, 222 Hennepin Whole Foods Market and apartment project, multiple Grand Living senior living projects, an industrial build-to-suit for Mills Fleet Farm in WI, and several national distribution center projects.

About Ryan Companies, US Inc.
Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan’s market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and student housing. Ryan has nearly 1,300 employees in 13 offices across the US and has completed projects in 38 states. For more information, visit: ryancompanies.com.


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Kathy Jalivay Ryan Companies 612-492-4630 kathy.jalivay@ryancompanies.com

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