J. Ryan Lang


Vice Chairman - Student Housing, Newmark Knight Frank

Ryan Lang, vice chairman with Newmark Knight Frank and head of its Student Housing division, spearheads best-in-class investment sales and advisory services on behalf of its clients. He has represented many of the largest institutional, public and private real estate companies in the country and has closed approximately $6.7 billion in real estate transactions. Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Lang was vice president and co-leader of CBRE’s National Student Housing Group. In 2010, he joined New Orleans-based Stirling Properties as director of multifamily investments. While at Stirling, Mr. Lang specialized in the sale of conventional and student housing assets and was recognized as the top investment sales broker at Stirling Properties for 2011 and 2012. Mr. Lang began his real estate career in New York City at Marcus & Millichap where he gained experience in seller representation, acquisitions, and investment underwriting. During his first year there, his investment team was recognized as the number one top-earning team in the office and he was also awarded the Pace Setter award for 2008. Mr. Lang was named to the NKF Chairman’s Circle in recognition of being one of the top producing brokers in the entire company and he regularly speaks at acclaimed student housing events throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Lang has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio for his expertise and leadership within the sector. Mr. Lang serves on the board of directors of the National Brain Tumor Society and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Florida.