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Professional Profile: Ryan Silverman 2016


  • Title: Vice President, Leasing
  • Company: RFR Realty
  • Location: 390 Park Avenue, New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Ryan Silverman, RFR Realty

Education: MA in Corporate Communication from Baruch College (New York); BAA in Image Arts and Film Studies from Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada).

First job outside of real estate:  Producer – TV Commercials 

First job in real estate or allied field: I worked as a tenant rep broker for two years.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I work on the leasing team for the Seagram Building (375 Park), 285 Madison, 17 State, 980 Madison, 160 Fifth. Once every s/f is leased I will think about future plans.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Spend time with my wife and our 1 year old daughter. They help keep me grounded. Going to the gym; long bike rides and exploring new neighborhoods.

Favorite book or author: Favorites include Charles Bukowski, Tom Robbins, John Irving.

Favorite movie: “Mad Max – The Road Warrior”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Something by Arcade Fire

One word to describe your work environment: Fun

Rules to live by in business: Treat people the way you would want to be treated. Be a straight shooter.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Warren Buffet – Casa Lever

What is your DREAM job? (Something other than your current job) Real estate owner