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Daniel J. Ryan

EVP and San Diego Regional Market Director, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.

Among the nation’s largest owners of life science real estate, Pasadena-based Alexandria owes much of its large San Diego presence to Daniel Ryan. In 2010, Alexandria acquired three large local properties and “other selected assets and interests” from Veralliance Properties Inc., which he founded in 2002 and had grown its portfolio to about $1 billion. He and his local team have added several buildings and new developments in key life science submarkets, such as Torrey Pines and UTC.

ALMA MATER: University of Wisconsin

KING OF AMENITIES: His vision for amenities have come to fruition at The Alexandria, a $20 million-plus three-story building in Torrey Pines that operates like a gathering place for its tenants.