Ryan Orr joined Read King in 2004 and currently serves as Managing Partner. In his tenure at Read King, Ryan has played, and continues to play, an integral role in identifying and brokering new development opportunities. He is also a member of Read King’s Executive Committee. Ryan began his career as a broker focused on the strategic roll out of several key retailers throughout the Houston market. Most notably Starbucks and Panda Express. He also served as a primary Landlord representative on all of Read King’s development projects. His leadership has resulted the sale or lease of over 2,000,000 SF of space on various retail and medical projects and the development of 36 free standing emergency centers, dozens of convenience stores, best in class day care facilities, grocery stores, restaurants and countless other uses.
After making his mark on the industry and establishing himself as one of the preeminent brokers in the city of Houston, Ryan used his industry experience to build Read King’s build-to-suit platform, Front Row Development. Front Row Development is exclusively focused on being a strategic, preferred developer for clients looking to geographically expand their footprint. This requires a deep understanding of not only tenants needs, but also an inherent desire to develop property that will create the most value for the surrounding community within which the tenant will operate.
Originally from Charlotte, NC, Ryan relocated to Texas to attend Baylor University where he earned a BBA in Finance. After making Houston his home upon graduation, he has become an active member of the community spending his time volunteering with local charities such as Boys and Girls Country, Yellowstone Academy, and the Star of Hope. Ryan is an active member of ICSC, serving on ICSC’s Next Generation Committee. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching Baylor sports, and spending time with his wife and three children.