Congratulations to Joe Ryan on his Lifetime Achievement Award!


“Congratulations to our longtime client, Joe Ryan, for being recognized by RE Journals with the Lifetime Achievement Award for transforming Oppidan into a national real estate development leader.” Peter J. Coyle, Shareholder.  

From RE Journals:

Joe Ryan’s personal philosophy of always “delivering value” was instrumental in the creation of Oppidan Investment Company in 1991. Oppidan is the Latin word for investing in your city, and that’s exactly what Joe strives to achieve each and every day. Oppidan is the result of years of hard work, recalibration and creativity, all of which makes it unique and dynamic. There is no tother company quite like Oppidan and for the past 32 years. “delivering value” has been the key to transforming Oppidan into a national real estate development leader.

Joe built a team steeped with experience in development, capital markets, project management, construction management and senior housing operations. Oppidan quickly became the leader you can trust, with the reputation to prove it. Relationships matter to Joe, which is why ever Oppidan client has become a repeat client.

Oppidan has made its mark in all facets of the commercial development industry, from the development to project management. Joe has kept the company laser-focused on key developments , such as Senior Housing, Industrial, Data Centers, Market Rate Apartments, Mixed Use, Affordable Housing and Retail. Its national presence continues to grow with offices in San Jose, CA, and Raleigh, NC.

Joe’s leadership is apparent through Oppidan’s success. Joe has led his team in the development of more than 580 projects valued at over $4 billion and spanning 25 million-square feet throughout 41 states and parts of Canada. Oppidan’s impressive client list includes, US Franciscans, Christian Brothers, Oblates Priests and Brothers, Ebenezer, Watermark Retirement Communities, Duluth Trading Company, Northern Tool, Cub Foods, Hornbachers, Cobras, Camping World, Target, Sprouts, GE Oil & Gas, Goodwill, Caliber Collision and multiple global industrial and mission critical clients.

Oppidan has evolved and created many institutional and private joint venture partnerships with the nation’s top financial institutions, including Harrison Street and Kayne Anderson, as well as asset managers like Ballard and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Joe also co-founded Oppidan’s sister company, Water Street Partners, in 2017 which invests in real estate opportunities on behalf of its private real estate funds

Joe has been recognized by his peers with an impressive list of awards including Globe St. Best Boss, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine Most Admired CEO, Finance & Commerce Power 30, Twin Cities Business Family Business Award and Twin Cities Business 100 People to Watch.

Link to RE Journals