Ryan has over seven years of planning experience in both the public and private sectors. His practice focuses on assisting property owners, real estate developers, State and local government agencies, and non-governmental organization (NGOs) on project management, planning, and strategic permitting for large, complex development proposals.

Prior to Van Ness Feldman, Ryan worked for New York City’s Economic Development Corporation as a Director and Project Manager where he oversaw a 10-year $100m strategic transportation plan for the City and worked closely with the City’s legal department on the development of a $10m marine terminal and two $15m rail facilities.

Ryan also worked in New York City at a planning, design, and engineering consulting firm, helping public and private clients advance complex passenger and freight transportation planning projects, contributing to environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS), writing a Federal grant applications, and developing a web-based tool to identify industrial sites for developers.

Prior to his planning career, Ryan worked in Beijing, China as a mobility consultant for an international relocation company assisting expatriates with relocation assistance. While in Beijing, Ryan grew to understand the importance of the built environment, environmental sustainability, and good governance, leading him to pursue a career in urban planning. During his undergraduate studies, he interned for US Senator Barbara Boxer in San Francisco, CA. Ryan’s varied career leads to out-of-the-box solutions for clients.

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New York University M.S.,
Urban Planning - Environment, Infrastructure & Transportation Policy, 2013

Santa Clara University B.S., Political Science, 2006