The Ion and Innovation District: Rice’s Commitment to Advancing Houston’s Economy

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at 12 p.m. CT   

Rice Management Company is leading the development of the Ion and Innovation District, a transformational project that will introduce a new kind of urban district to Houston. The urban district midway between Downtown and the Med Center will prioritize street life, public space, and a mix of uses that embrace technology, community, and sustainability. Learn how the District’s first building, The Ion, will help transform Houston’s entrepreneurship community along with corporate, community and higher education collaborations that will provide extensive education, technology development and investment in the community.




About Ryan LeVasseur

Ryan_LeVasseurRyan LeVasseur joined Rice Management Company in 2019 as the Managing Director of Direct Real Estate. In this role, Mr. LeVasseur is responsible for investments in strategic development opportunities in Houston. Prior to joining RMC, Mr. LeVasseur spent five years in Hines’ New York development office where he was a Managing Director. Prior to joining Hines, Mr. LeVasseur was a Director at HR&A Advisors. While at HR&A, he was responsible for urban development assignments in an array of locations including the New York City metropolitan area, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Detroit. Mr. LeVasseur received an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University where he was a Kinne Fellow and a Bachelor of Architecture and a BA in Architecture from Rice University. Ryan serves as a member of the Columbia GSAPP Alumni Board and was an adjunct professor at Columbia University teaching a course on real estate market analytics




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