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Building Global Relationships, Adding Value and Diversity

Our People

Our organization is recognized by industry experts as one of the leaders of our industry, having successfully completed major domestic and international assignments. ARVO Realty Advisors’ primary goal is to bring extraordinary solutions to our clients with every engagement. We do this by bringing imagination, creativity, and innovation to every assignment.

We align our strategy with our clients’ organizational long-term objectives on each assignment. By taking a comprehensive approach, we assure clients that no stone is left unturned, resulting in the successful completion of projects that meet their business and financial objectives.

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Foundation

Our Vision

To be recognized as the premier commercial real estate firm.

Our Mission

To provide extraordinary commercial real estate solutions for the business community.

Our Values

Integrity, Professionalism, Drive, Experience. Results Oriented

Social Awareness

ARVO Realty Advisors has long been recognized for its corporate leadership in the communities we serve. Volunteering and sponsorship for the less fortunate stand as significant parts of our culture. In addition to our commitment to environmental sustainability, we founded three initiatives that continue to be effective in the community:

  • Institute for Inner City Commercial Real Estate Development (IICD):  The hallmark program of IICD is its “Debunking the Myth” conference series. Each conference assembles an array of commercial real estate experts, investors, developers, community stakeholders, and public policymakers to focus on adjusting perceptions and removing barriers to commercial development in a specific underserved urban submarket. As a result of these efforts, IICD has been instrumental in bringing new commercial development to urban markets that have been overlooked for decades.
  • “Leftovers for the Left-Out” addresses hunger among our homeless population. Often, we throw away what others might cherish. This grassroots approach encourages individuals to provide meals to those we pass daily on our roads and thoroughfares.
  • Invest in My Own Community (IMOC) offers its participants an opportunity to create generational wealth while transforming and redefining the course of their community. ARVO Realty Advisors developed this program to address the lack of commercial real estate investment and development within underserved communities. This unique community approach to investing and developing commercial real estate is changing underserved communities and lives for years to come. The IMOC Program Curriculum comprises expert panelists and mentoring intended to remove the mystery and fear of commercial real estate investing and development.

Diversity and Inclusion

ARVO Realty Advisors is a pioneer in diversity and leads the commercial real estate industry in understanding both its value and impact on the communities we serve. The founders of ARVO Realty Advisors are considered by their peers to be experts in this vital area. Ed Ryland, President and CEO, is especially proud of his involvement with focus groups in creating strategies and plans to expand the discussion of diversity and its value to the corporate and public sectors.

ARVO Realty Advisors is a leader in mentoring minorities and women real estate professionals. Recognizing that commercial real estate is tremendously under-represented by minorities, we are considered the “go-to” firm for minorities interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate; however, our approach is not just to promote awareness of diversity and social responsibility. Our track record reflects our delivery of scalable, innovative solutions, flexibility, and cost savings through our strategic approach to diversity. In a world that will continue to change going forward, we must understand diversity’s impact on the environment, workplace, and community. ARVO Realty Advisors is committed to continued growth of diversity initiatives so that our community and clients can benefit from the cutting-edge, diverse thought leaders and cost-saving benefits we provide.

History

Ed Ryland founded Ryland Enterprise, Inc., in Houston, Texas, in September 1986 as a real estate brokerage firm and vehicle for trailblazing inclusion into the commercial real estate industry. From the beginning, integrity, drive, and professionalism towards extraordinary solutions have stood as the firm’s core values. These values have been employed to build a growing and dynamic company that has prospered in times of plenty and times of scarcity. It has earned the reputation of being one of Houston’s premier commercial real estate firms.

In 2002, the company began to focus on national and corporate engagements. With this expanded geographical capacity came expanded service offerings.

In April 2010, the company was re-branded as ARVO Realty Advisors to emphasize its commitment to bringing value to its client’s endeavors and global capability.

Ed is an award-winning real estate professional with over 30 years of experience in real estate brokerage, consulting, and tenant and landlord representation. Coupled with his well-rounded business background, he adds the best value by bringing a perspective from both sides of the industry. Ed also holds the highly recognized CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Manager), considered to be the PhD of commercial real estate, and MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate) designations, which are earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensure that he is not only proficient in commercial and investment real estate theory, but also in practice.

Ed is also responsible for the strategic direction and development of ARVO and oversees key social responsibility and community involvement initiatives of the firm. During the course of his real estate career, he has received several awards, including Top Closed Transactions, Top Lister, Top Sales, Top Producer and 1990 Realtist of the Year. As a result of his on-going involvement in the real estate community, Mr. Ryland has gained recognition among his peers.

Ed Ryland – CCIM, MCR – President and CEO

George N. Wyche, Jr., Esq. is the Executive Vice President of ARVO Realty Advisors, where he is chiefly responsible for the firm’s business development and strategic planning initiatives. Before joining ARVO Realty Advisors, George was engaged in the private practice of law for 14 years, primarily specializing in real estate, real estate finance, and entity counseling and formation.

During his tenure as Managing Partner of Drayden & Wyche, LLP, George served as lead outside counsel to the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department and prime commercial real estate counsel to the Resolution Trust Corporation. He also served as lead real estate counsel to the Houston Astros Baseball Club in land acquisition and site control matters related to developing their $290 million downtown retractable roof baseball stadium. Before forming his law firm, George served as an Assistant Harris County Attorney in its Eminent Domain and Ad Valorem Tax divisions.

George has held and still holds various offices relating to the industry, including:

  • Immediate-Past President, Commercial Industrial Society of Realtists
  • Served two terms as General Counsel to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB); Co-Founder of NAREB’s Young Realtist Division
  • Served three terms as General Counsel to the Texas Association of Realtist, Inc. and as General Counsel to the National Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Received the Volunteer of The Year Award for the Northeast YMCA, where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Past Chairman
  • Served as Vice-Chair of the National Bar Association Real Estate, Trust & Probate Law Section

A graduate of Howard University, George received a BBA in Finance. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and as a Regional Director of the Howard University Alumni Association. George received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

George N. Wyche Jr., Esq. – Executive Vice President

Tiffany Ryland serves as Associate Director for ARVO Realty Advisors and is responsible for innovative and creative commercial real estate solutions for small business and corporate sectors. Her marketing prowess extends beyond traditional real estate practices to web and social media-based campaigns. Tiffany has a diverse professional background, including Oppenheimer Holdings, CBRE, and international trade analysis with Georgia Pacific. Her experienced diversity combines real estate expertise with marketing and financial proficiency to create a unique cross-industry approach to each project.  Tiffany employs advanced problem-solving abilities to streamline processes, increase efficiencies, and invent sophisticated solutions to complex problems.

Tiffany’s leadership throughout the community includes:

  • Top 20 Women on The Rise in Real Estate – BisNow
  • #1 Commercial Real Estate Influencer on LinkedIn – CREi 2021
  • Influencer of the Year – Red News 2021
  • Top 25 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate – OTSO 2021
  • CorporateBae – Heels and Hustle 2021
  • Chair, West Houston Young Professionals 2019–2020
  • Chair, Houston Black Real Estate Association (HBREA) Commercial Real Estate Committee 2020
  • Committee Member ULI
  • Founder, The BLEU Print, Mentorship and Masterclass
  • Founder, Chain Cancer Caregiver Foundation, which assists caregivers of cancer patients in accompanying their loved ones to and from out- of-town chemotherapy treatment
  • Volunteer, Sunshine Kids Foundation, a program devoted to enhancing the quality of life for children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities
  • Volunteer, Astros Foundation

Tiffany has a BA in International Business and Marketing from Clark Atlanta University.

Tiffany Ann Ryland – Associate Director

Destiny Dawson – Media and Marketing Coordinator

Maria Sapon – Executive Assistant

Stephanie Vanarsdale – Events Coordinator

Jason Martin is an Executive Managing Director and the Supervisory Broker for ARVO Realty Advisors New York. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Jason is one of the leading experts in NYC/Tri-State Area Real Estate. Jason commands a breadth of expertise in commercial real estate. He has worked with different clients in healthcare, retail, service industries, government, international, and others. Jason has managed multiple financial, real estate, and healthcare projects to develop corporate strategy, execute client migrations, improve operational processes, and enhance clients’ capabilities. In addition to his project management experience, he has a proven track record of developing and retaining strong client relationships by understanding business needs and delivering superior customer service.

Jason’s professional affiliations and recognitions include:

  • Past Board Member, Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member, Council for Unity
  • Past Borough Development Group
  • Past Board Member, Flatbush Gateway Development Corp.
  • Advisory Board to Private corporations and not-for-profits
  • Professional Member – Institute of Management Consulting, Project Management Institute, Construction Management Association of America, African American Real Estate Professionals of New York
  • Facilitator, Board Retreat Council for Unity
  • Speaker New York University (NYU)/Fordham Hispanic and Black MBA Society – Mentoring
  • Speaker, Caribbean Chamber

Jason’s educational background includes:

  • New York University, Graduate, Stern School of Business (Undergrad) – 1984
  • Sanno College, Nagoya Japan, Certificate in International Business
  • Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Advanced Minority Business Education Program 2006
  • Certified Management Consultant, Institute of Management Consultants, USA

Jason is also bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish.

Jason Martin – Executing Managing Director