Ryan Cos. Hires Eric Nordeen as Vice President of Development

by Jeff Shaw

MILWAUKEE — Ryan Cos. US Inc. has hired Eric Nordeen as vice president of development to continue the growth of its Milwaukee office.

This addition expands Ryan’s ability to pursue development, construction and build-to-suit opportunities in Milwaukee, Madison and Southeastern Wisconsin.

“Milwaukee is an important target market for our Great Lakes Region,” says Jim McDonald, regional president. “Eric has cultivated a stellar reputation in the Milwaukee area as a creative real estate developer who is unafraid of a challenge. His expertise across property types and execution strategy aligns perfectly with our business goals for expansion in value-add, re-use and ground-up construction throughout Southeast Wisconsin.”

A 22-year real estate industry veteran, Nordeen most recently was principal of Ascendant Holdings, a company he cofounded in 2010. In this role, he spearheaded all of Ascendant’s projects, including the high-profile conversion of the historic Wells Building in downtown Milwaukee into a modern, high-tech office and data center, and the development of South Main Center, a retail destination in West Bend. Prior to that, he gained development and capital markets experience through several roles in Chicago, including development manager for JDL Development, vice president of finance for Rezmar Corp., senior underwriter with Builders Bank and senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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