From a Chance Encounter in a Convertible to VP of Real Estate Development with Josh Tracy E13

Josh Tracy – VP of Real Estate Development at Ryan Companies US, Inc. shared an insightful perspective of what it’s like to be a national general contractor/developer. Josh attended ASU and was Ryan Companies’ first direct hire out of an undergrad program to be on their development team.

At Ryan Companies, we believe the value of the buildings we design, develop, finance, manage and construct is about more than dollars and cents – it’s also about the value they bring to the people who use them and the communities that surround them. That’s why we focus first on the “why” so we can give life to your vision and achieve the best possible outcome.

As a national leader in commercial real estate services, we know that our customers are as unique as their projects. That’s why, day after day, we’re driven to uncover their stories. To be inspired by what inspires them. To bring the right people to the table so we can collaborate on a deeper, more engaging level.

Together, we build something far more profound than the physical presence of a building. We build the backdrops to life’s stories.

At Ryan, our values – Safety, Integrity, Respect, Stewardship, Family, Excellence and Fun – define our culture and they shape and ignite the people who join our team. They are more than words in a mission statement, they are the inspiration that guides our decisions and shapes our belief that we offer something no one else can.

In the end, your building is better, your experience working with us more enjoyable, your community more vibrant and your project site safer – all because we embrace our values each day.
Josh Tracy provides valuable, highly strategic leadership as Vice President of Real Estate Development at Ryan Companies US, Inc. As a Phoenix native, Josh strives to make a difference in our community through his professional and personal efforts.

A highly motivated person, Josh started his first business at age 16, providing him with a source of income through high school and college.

After completing his Business Management and Real Estate studies at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, Josh secured a job at Ryan Companies, becoming the first person to be hired onto the Ryan development team straight out of undergrad studies. At Ryan, he has participated in developing over two million square feet of commercial space, creating employment centers for over 10,000 jobs.

Josh has understood the importance of giving back to his community from a young age. In addition to starting his own business, he utilized his love of baseball to help establish an organization to provide afterschool actives called Opportunity Through Baseball with his long-time Coach, Coach Payton.

The program’s goal was not only to provide underprivileged children with a healthy distraction after school but to help the children grow as people and become a “Major League Person.”

In his free time, Josh enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife, Angela. Together they enjoy exploring the world experiencing new cultures, and enjoying the tranquility found in some of the world’s most beautiful outdoor places.


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