Ryan McCormick is Senior Vice President and Counsel at The Real Estate Roundtable, where he oversees tax policy activities. The Real Estate Roundtable brings together leaders of the nation’s top real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms and leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy. Ryan established and continues to lead the Real Estate Research Consortium, a coalition of 19 organizations that sponsors research analyzing the impact of potential tax changes on commercial real estate, jobs, and economic growth.
Ryan joined the Roundtable in 2013 after serving nearly 11 years in the U.S. Senate as a tax and economic policy advisor for Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan, John Kerry, Joseph Lieberman, Bob Graham, and Bill Nelson. He also served as Staff Director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. As staff director, Ryan guided all aspects of the subcommittee’s activities, including bipartisan hearings on tax reform and tax policy matters. Previously, Ryan practiced tax law as an associate at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C., the oldest tax law firm in the country. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BS); Sciences-Po in Paris, France (CIEP); and the University of Texas School of Law (JD). From 2000 to 2001, Ryan researched tax reform in West Africa as a Fulbright Scholar.