MINNEAPOLIS (August 21, 2007) – Ryan Companies US, Inc. announced that it has promoted Jeff Steinke and Wendy Madsen to regional directors of management for the company’s Minnesota Region.
“The quality of both Jeff and Wendy’s work at Ryan is consistently outstanding,” said Collin Barr, president, Minnesota Region, Ryan Companies US, Inc. “They have the right blend of talent, skills and enthusiasm to bring new levels of success across the Minnesota region’s portfolio.”
Steinke joined Ryan four years ago as assistant director, providing assistance with the Ryan Equity Funds, suburban property management and with the advancement of company processes, which serve a range of properties and customers. Last year, Steinke was promoted to director of management, and has helped lead the company toward greater operational service, leasing and occupancies, staff development, and client relations. In that role, he has helped reposition 7500 Flying Cloud Drive, increase occupancy at One MarketPointe, and performed day-to-day asset management of the Ryan Funds portfolio.
In his new role, Steinke will be responsible for the entire office and industrial portfolio managed from Minnesota (excepting Midtown Exchange), which includes properties in Minnesota, Illinois, Florida and Connecticut.
Madsen has garnered over 30 years of experience with Ryan, honing her expertise in multiple facets of the real estate industry – including retail property management. Most recently, Madsen served as director of management, where she leveraged her exemplary communication and management skills to help the company enhance customer relationships, drive new business development and implement numerous strategic business plans. In that role, she assisted in the opening of ten retail centers and performed day-to-day asset management for the company’s Chicago property portfolio.
As a regional director of management, Madsen will be responsible for the company’s complete retail property portfolio in Minnesota and Illinois.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a leading national commercial real estate firm offering integrated design-build and development as well as asset, property and facilities management services to customers. For more than 69 years, Ryan has used a single-source approach that offers flexibility in defining the scope of a project and strength in providing effective, timely solutions resulting in a higher certainty of success. In addition to its Minneapolis office, Ryan has offices in Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa.
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