72.4 F
San Diego
Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Professional Profile: Daniel Ryan

Daniel J. Ryan is executive vice president – regional market director (San Diego) and strategic operations for Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.

Alexandria, a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is the largest and leading investment-grade REIT focused principally on owning, operating, developing, redeveloping, and acquiring high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science industry.


Name: Daniel J. Ryan.

- Advertisement -

Company: Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.

Titles: Executive Vice President – Regional Market Director & Strategic Operations.

No. of employees: 222.

Year founded: 1994.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, University of

Wisconsin — Madison.

Birthplace: Milwaukee.

Age: 46.

Current residence: La Jolla.

Family: Patricia Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Sean Ryan.


Essential business philosophy: Light the creative fire in others, and let it burn.

Best way to keep a competitive edge: Put yourself in your clients’ shoes and provide a compelling value proposition.

Guiding principles: Collaboration, thorough planning, and enthusiasm.

Yardsticks of success: Giving 100 percent, creating excitement in my teammates, and having a positive durable impact on the built environment.

Goals yet to be achieved: Using the built environment to tackle issues facing society including wellness, productivity, and overall employee happiness.


Best business decision: Encouraging my wife to retire.

Worst business decision: Straying from core competencies.

Toughest business decision: Selling my company, Veralliance Properties Inc., to Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.

Biggest missed opportunity: Not being more aggressive during the RTC era.

Mentor: Joel Marcus.

Word that describes you: Optimistic.


What you like best about your job: Working with very talented and innovative people.

What you like least about your job: Traveling to locations with less sun than San Diego.

Pet peeves: Negativity, nonstrategic thinking, and laziness.

Most important lesson learned: Embrace the process and not the outcome.

Person most interested in meeting: Winston Churchill.

Three greatest passions: Family, Green Bay Packers, coaching sports.

First choice for a new career: Teacher.


Favorite quote: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” — Steve Jobs.

Most influential book: “Freedom at Midnight,” by Larry Collins and

Dominique Lapierre.

Favorite restaurant: Herringbone,

La Jolla.

Favorite place for business meetings: Alexandria’s Nautilus campus.

Favorite vacation spot: Italy.

Favorite way to spend time: Coaching my sons’ baseball teams.

— Steve Adamek


Featured Articles


Related Articles