Ryan Marks Named to Lead Business Operations in Wisconsin
Naperville, Ill. (July 9, 2012) — Ryan Companies US, Inc. has announced plans to open an office in Southeast Wisconsin, based on a diversified portfolio of real estate projects completed and/or in varying stages of development there and a history in the state dating back to 1998. Simultaneously, Tim Hennelly, President, Great Lakes Region, Ryan Companies, announced the appointment of Ryan Marks to lead the office as Managing Director.
Ryan Companies currently has two projects under construction in the Milwaukee area—the Froedtert Health Medical Group - Menomonee Falls Clinic, a 145,000-square-foot multi-faceted medical clinic in Menomonee Falls, Wisc., being developed for Froedtert Health; and Underwood Crossing, a 175,000-square-foot, Target-anchored retail center in Brookfield, Wisc.
“As a firm, we continue to have some great successes in Southeast Wisconsin,” Hennelly said. “Our continued growth there will be propelled by having a physical presence in the state and leadership that is committed to advancing Ryan’s relationships and brand image in Wisconsin.” According to Hennelly, Ryan expects its new Wisconsin office to be fully operational by the end of the summer.
Ryan Marks joins Ryan Companies with more than 10 years of diversified commercial real estate experience, primarily in the areas of finance and acquisition. As the leader of Ryan’s new office, Marks will work with companies as they seek strategic real estate solutions to satisfy business goals and objectives. In that realm, Marks will work with the business community and those who serve as key influencers—attorneys, accountants, commercial real estate brokers and financing sources.
Prior to joining Ryan, Marks was most recently Vice President of Finance and Investments at Irgens Development Partners, a Milwaukee-based firm. Previously he was a Vice President with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, one of the nation’s largest mortgage banking firms. There he structured financing solutions for real estate investors through relationships with a variety of capital sources including insurance companies, pension fund advisors, CMBS capital, government agencies and REITs. Throughout his career, Marks has worked with many different property types across the country and has creatively structured all levels of capital.
“This is a great opportunity to engage my network and skill sets to be a valuable resource to businesses while advancing the name and reputation of Ryan Companies in Wisconsin,” Marks said.
Marks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a four-year letter winner and two-time Rose Bowl Champion on the Badger football team where he earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors. Currently Marks sits on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Chapter of NAIOP and the Real Estate Alliance for Charity. Ryan Companies has been developing, constructing and managing commercial real estate projects in Wisconsin for more than 15 years. Some of the most notable recent projects in the state include:
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About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a national developer, designer, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager specializing in fully integrated solutions for more than 70 years. Key market sectors include: retail, distribution, mission critical, public sector and health care; and product experience includes work on office, retail, multi-housing, industrial, medical office building, seniors housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan serves customers throughout the United States with offices in the NorthCentral, Midwest, Great Lakes, SouthEast, SouthCentral and SouthWest regions. Ryan was named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP). For more information, visit www.ryancompanies.com.