Robert J. Ryan

P: 617.348.1783
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Robert J. Ryan

P: 617.348.1783

One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

Robert J. Ryan

Vice President of Project Development

Bob is the Vice President of Project Development for ML Strategies, LLC.


Bob is the former Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, where he served as Boston's Chief Planning and Development Director. In this capacity, he reviewed and approved all public and private commercial, industrial, residential, institutional planning and development activities. During his directorship, he developed marketing strategies to attract foreign investment to Boston, which included presentations to chief executive officers in Japan, Spain, Canada, France, Italy and England. Bob has spoken and presented papers at local and national conferences and universities on development and planning issues.

In the areas of public funding, master planning and related legislative issues, he represented Boston before numerous state and federal agencies including the Massachusetts Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Appointed Deputy Mayor for Development, Bob served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor for issues such as tax policy, capital planning, zoning, historical preservation, institutional expansion and community relations.

As a result of developing a depth of public experience in planning and development issues, Bob's professional consultancy currently includes representing Fortune 500 companies, local and national developers, educational, medical, and non-profit institutions on strategic planning, permitting, real estate tax and development issues.

Bob has served as a Trustee of Boston Cable Community Access Foundation, a Member of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, a Senior Member of the National Association of Review Appraisers, and on the Urban Land Institute and the Government Affairs Steering Committee of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.


    B.S. from Suffolk University

    J.D. from Suffolk University Law School

Admissions and Memberships

    Member of the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.