Tom Ryan was raised around the business of real estate. He is one of the few MSRE students who decided to pursue the MSRE degree prior to beginning his career in the industry. For Tom, this has been a tremendous benefit, because he can learn from students with diverse roles in the industry and gain knowledge from their experiences and the unique perspectives they bring to the classroom.
A graduate of St. John’s University, Ryan is officially both a Johnny and a Tommie; undoubtedly this fact alone will help him excel in the real estate business! Ryan majored in management and had the opportunity to learn about finance while interning for the Special Olympics. His experience working at resorts in Colorado also taught him about real estate (not to mention skiing).
Ryan explains how he chose the MSRE at St. Thomas.
“Initially I was looking at MBA programs at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas and a few others around the country, such as Notre Dame. I didn’t have the career experience yet for some of the MBA programs. I had been hearing good things about the MSRE program at UST. Real estate was what I was interested in already, and I hadn’t seen any other programs like the one at UST. The curriculum looked good so I jumped in and tried it out. I’ve really been enjoying it.”