Ryan P. Rivera 2017-03-14T19:47:46+00:00


Ryan Rivera has extensive commercial real estate experience and has handled all types of acquisition, disposition, development and lease transactions throughout the United States. He has represented national and local developers, landlords, tenants and retailers in all types of lease transactions, including retail, office, industrial and ground leases. Mr. Rivera also has experience in multi-use developments, including complex condominium and leasehold condominium projects.

He enjoys golf and running marathons and is a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Ryan has also authored a Children’s Book about the University of Iowa titled, I Is For Iowawhich is available in stores and online at Amazon.com.


  • Has represented developers in the leasing of numerous power center, lifestyle and mixed-use projects in markets such as San Francisco, Dallas, Orlando, Nashville, Huntsville and Cedar Rapids
  • Has represented national retailers classified as “big box”, “junior anchor” and “small shop” tenants in lease transactions throughout the U.S.
  • Has represented a national restaurant chain in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of store locations around the U.S.
  • Has represented national operators in lease of office space for company headquarters
  • Acquisition and sale of retail, industrial, office and medical office properties around the U.S.


  • ICSC Next Generation Planning Committee Chair (Atlanta), 2016-2017
  • Speaker at 2016 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference. Presented, Control Freaks or Visionaries? New Operational and Revenue Opportunities
  • ICSC Next Generation Co-Chair, 2015
  • ICSC Georgia Sponsorship Committee, 2013-2015
  • ICSC Southeastern Conference Program Planning Committee, 2013-2015
  • ICSC Atlanta Next Generation Planning Committee, 2012-2015
  • ICSC Southeast Retail Connection Committee, 2013
  • ICSC Next Generation Panel Speaker, 2012
  • Panelist at the Emory Law Real Estate Practice Programs in 2010
  • His article Homestead Exemptions and Their Effect on Federal Bankruptcy Laws, 39 Real Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 71 (2004), has been cited in several publications, including the opinion rendered by the Supreme Court of Florida in Chames v. DeMayo, 972 So. 2d 850 (2007).
  • Co-author, The Bankrupt Tenant: Creative Solutions for Preserving the Tenant Mix, Retail Law Strategist (January 2005)
  • Participant on The Commercial Real Estate Show, a nationally syndicated radio show


  • ICSC


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Commercial Real Estate


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2004
  • University of Iowa, B.B.A. in Accounting 2001