Daniel J. Ryan is Co-Chief Investment Officer and Regional Market Director of San Diego at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. In these roles, Mr. Ryan focuses on the company’s strategic growth and leads its San Diego asset base and operations. He has been the Regional Market Director of San Diego in capacities of increasing responsibility since June 2010, when Alexandria acquired certain assets of Mr. Ryan’s company, Veralliance Properties, Inc. With over 30 years of commercial real estate experience and almost two decades of life science real estate experience, Mr. Ryan is known as an industry veteran and a creative and forward thinker.
During his tenure at Alexandria, Mr. Ryan has led the growth and transformation of the San Diego region to approximately 8.5 million RSF of state-of-the-art office and laboratory campuses. In addition to leading the San Diego region, Mr. Ryan has been involved with developments, redevelopments, joint ventures, financing, leasing, and other strategic opportunities across the company’s North American asset base, including Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Boston, New York City, Maryland, and Research Triangle.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ryan was Chief Executive Officer of Veralliance, a commercial real estate development company, which he founded in 2002. Veralliance owned, managed, developed, and leased an approximately $1 billion portfolio primarily consisting of life science assets in the greater San Diego region. Veralliance had significant institutional equity partners, including a REIT, Prudential Real Estate Investors, and UBS. Prior to 2002, Mr. Ryan worked in the commercial real estate industry in Southern California. He was a founding principal of Pacific Management Services, Inc., a commercial developer focused on value-added transactions in the greater San Diego area, including life science, office, industrial, and multifamily transactions.
Mr. Ryan is a board member of Biocom California, a Southern California trade organization; the San Diego Economic Development Corporation, a not-for-profit regional body comprising business, government, and civic leaders committed to maximizing economic growth; and the Policy Advisory Board of the University of San Diego – School of Real Estate. He is also a member of the NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute, both public policy organizations focused on public advocacy of the built environment.
Mr. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was admitted to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the honor society for excellence in achievement in the study of economics.