Ryan Companies promotes Mark Schoening to Senior Vice President, National Retail

Ryan Companies is proud to announce that Mark Schoening has been named senior vice president of the company’s national retail group, where he will lead the firm’s strategy to support U.S. retailers with optimum real estate and construction solutions.

Schoening has established a strong track record across a variety of disciplines in his decade with Ryan. He was initially a member of, and then leader of, the business park development group, where he delivered projects for companies from Open Systems, to QLogic, to Universal Hospital Services and the University of Minnesota Smiley’s Clinic.  For the last five years he has served as Vice President of retail development in the Midwest, helping to deliver retail solutions to a national base of clients including Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Kohl’s, CVS and Walgreens.  He is currently working on a 175,000 square foot shopping center in Brookfield, Wisconsin, which is expected to break ground in August, and on a 300,000 square foot grocery-anchored apartment project in downtown Minneapolis, expected to break ground in December.

“Mark Schoening is the ideal person for this position, which we created at a pivotal time in our company’s growth,” said Pat Ryan, Ryan Companies CEO. “We have been delivering high-quality real estate solutions to retailers in each of our regions. With this new position, we are elevating our approach to this market within a national business model that leverages our product expertise for retailers in data centers, distribution centers, offices and retail stores.” 

Schoening said that he looks forward to the challenge. “The retail group at Ryan has had a great history under the leadership of Bill McHale, having delivered over 15,000,000 square feet of space during the past 25 years. During that time we’ve been privileged to work with some of the best retailers in the country, and under this new platform, we can leverage the breadth and depth of Ryan resources to deliver great solutions for our Retail clients going forward.”

About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a leading national commercial real estate firm offering integrated development, architecture and engineering, construction, asset, property and facilities management services to a wide variety of loyal customers. For more than 70 years, Ryan has used their “customer solutions” approach to deliver successful projects that meets the unique requirements of each client.  Ryan’s integrated project delivery (IPD) platform provides the framework for delivering these services with optimum efficiency and value.  In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport and Des Moines, IA.