John Ryan, III has joined Avison Young as a principal in the firm's New York City office, tasked with the further expansion of its transaction services platform through strategic direction and integrated transaction brokerage services for the office's key landlord and tenant clients.
Ryan most recently serviced as managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, and brings more than 23 years of experience in office tenant and landlord representation. Noteworthy deals in his name include Bank of America's 1.6 million-square-foot lease and joint venture with The Durst Organization at One Bryant Park and its 320,000-square-foot lease at 50 Rockefeller Plaza. Ryan also represented the landlord in UBS's 890,000-square-foot lease at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, as well as the China Center / Vantone lease of 200,000 square feet at One World Trade Center.
Prior to joining JLL in 1993, Ryan worked at Compass Management and Leasing, managing Equitable Life's 8 million-square-foot portfolio in the Tri-State area. He also worked as an asset manager for Sumitomo Realty & Development, after beginning his career at the former Grubb & Ellis in New York City.
"John has forged an impressive career as one of the industry's most accomplished and strategic office leasing professionals, as evidenced by his strong track record effectively representing high-profile tenants and landlords in numerous significant and complex transaction assignments," commented Greg Kraut, principal and managing director at Avison Young. "As we look to further deepen our bench of industry-leading professionals that embody Avison Young's commitment to best-in-class client service, we are very pleased to welcome someone of John's caliber to our team."
Ryan is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and holds a bachelor's degree in policy and management studies from Dickinson College as well as his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.