Lydia Brown

Director of Real Estate Development

Lydia brings more than two decades of business development experience to her role as Director of Real Estate Development. She takes a holistic approach to pulling together a productive team, marshaling the development process, tracking details, minimizing costs, preventing surprises and creating a seamless experience for her customers. Lydia’s standout record of helping public and private clients solve problems and thrive in the face of diverse challenges—and her experience running businesses herself—make her a formidable development ally. Her background in helping companies take advantage of incentives at all levels of government and her unique experience with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) make her a valuable resource to her customers.


Affiliations & Memberships

Policy Board Chair, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Board Chair, Theatre Cedar Rapids
Board of Directors Past Chair, Four Oaks
Board of Trustees, Mercy Medical Center
Board of Trustees, Waypoint Services for Women and Children
Board Member, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Board Member, Ascent
Cedar Rapids Long Range Planning Commission 2015

We don't just build buildings, we build stories.

At Ryan Companies, we have the privilege of creating the spaces where people live their lives. Whether it's their residence, their place of work, or the space where they come to play, these are places where people thrive. And as experts in construction and commercial real estate, our creativity is fueled by your story. Together, we build value, build communities and build the backdrops for life.

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