Ryan Howard joined Barlington Group in 2015 as a Principal. Ryan is involved in most of the day to day activities of the firm including acquisitions, development, asset management, and capital markets. Prior to joining Barlington, Ryan was a Vice President in the acquisitions and originations group at Torchlight Investors (formerly known as ING Clarion Capital). At Torchlight, Ryan was responsible for sourcing, structuring and closing high yield commercial real estate equity and debt investments on behalf of Torchlight’s opportunity funds. While at Torchlight he contributed to the investment of over $1 billion in commercial real estate related debt, equity, and fixed income products made on behalf of Torchlight managed funds and separate accounts. After many years working and living in New York, Ryan relocated to establish a Miami office for Torchlight in 2013. Prior to joining Torchlight, Ryan worked in the structured product advisory group at Ernst & Young LLP. Ryan graduated cum laude from Syracuse University and holds a BS in Finance and a BS in Accounting.