Ryan Companies' John Strittmatter Receives NAIOP's Highest Honor
PHOENIX (April 11, 2011) – John Strittmatter, President of the Ryan Companies US, Inc., Southwest Division was recognized with NAIOP’s highest individual award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Strittmatter joins other valley real estate professionals, Joe Porter, Jerry Monkarsh and Ed Forst, to name a few, as past recipients of this prestigious award.
Strittmatter is recognized in the valley as a strong and consistent real estate executive as well as a compassionate community leader. He opened Ryan’s first office in Phoenix in 1994 and has been at its helm ever since. Under his leadership, Ryan has constructed and developed over 18 million square feet in the Greater Phoenix area. This includes projects that have changed the face of the region such as One North Central (the former Phelps Dodge Tower), 3900 Camelback Center in Phoenix and the Avnet CMG U.S. Corporate Headquarters building in Tempe, AZ.
Bob Gracz, VP Director Corporate Real Estate at Avnet, who has worked with the Ryan Companies team on several Avnet projects, said “Avnet is proud to be a longstanding and repeat customer of John Strittmatter and the Ryan Companies. We always know that we can count on them to operate with integrity and honesty and that their end product is always of the highest quality.”
Ryan Companies is one of a few developers and construction firms to have survived the economic downturn of the past few years. Strittmatter recognizes the Ryan Southwest team for this successful outcome, “I am surrounded by the brightest and most committed professionals in the real estate, construction and property management industry. Our corporate approach has always been a conservative one. We have maintained a diversified business model that can survive during tough economic times. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of our entire staff in Phoenix and San Diego.”
As successful and committed Strittmatter is to the business of the Ryan Companies, he is equally passionate about his community endeavors. He has been Chairman of the Board of Regents and a member of the Board of Trustees at Brophy College Preparatory since 2001. Father Edward Reese, President of Brophy commented, “John’s leadership at Brophy over the decade has impacted thousands of students, especially those with financial need. He has a huge heart for kids and his personal commitment to our mission is unprecedented. John Strittmatter lives the Brophy model of a Men for Others in every way.”
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a leading national commercial real estate firm offering integrated construction and development as well as asset, property and facilities management services to customers. Ryan Companies has offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, San Diego, Tampa, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Phoenix. Since formally opening its Southwest regional office in Phoenix in 1994, Ryan has been responsible for constructing projects totaling more than 18 million square feet in the greater Phoenix area. www.ryancompanies.com.