Aaron Schlagel

Aaron Schlagel

Vice President of Real Estate Development

Aaron brings 15 years of experience, a track record of development success and a strong background in leading diverse teams across multiple cultures and countries to his role as Vice President of Real Estate Development for Ryan’s Midwest Region team. Formerly a strategy consultant, Aaron understands buildings from the inside out, focusing on operations and the optimal coordination of business units to drive excellence for specific teams and for the organization as a whole. He has a passion for helping customers achieve their business objectives, while bringing creative solutions to challenges within the built environment.

Aaron specializes in collaborative real estate development and investment, with a focus on urban infill and master planned developments. He handles everything from financial analysis to entitlement, raising debt and equity, and incentive negotiations. As a competitive and collaborative leader, he drives value by focusing on the strategies needed to improve relationships, increase efficiency and enhance overall project performance, and enjoys bringing together disparate teams of city entities, community leaders, neighbors, tenants and debt and equity providers to keep them working toward a common goal.


Affiliations & Memberships

Kansas City Next Gen Leader
Mayor Sly James’ KC REAP (Real Estate Associates Program) Instructor
Big Brothers Big Sisters RISE Fundraising Committee
Kansas City Design Center / ULI Hines Competition Co-Chair
Urban Land Institute: Bruce Etkin Fellow
Downtown Council — Business Retention & Attraction Committee
Top Guns Kansas City
Maverick KC CEO Leadership Group

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At Ryan Companies, we have the privilege of creating the spaces where people live their lives. Whether it's their residence, their place of work, or the space where they come to play, these are places where people thrive. And as experts in construction and commercial real estate, our creativity is fueled by your story. Together, we build value, build communities and build the backdrops for life.

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