Letter from our Founders

RYDA was founded in 2014 to bring communities together by connecting people and place. Dedicated to making intelligent and detailed decisions, we aim to have a positive impact on every community, client and environment within reach. RYDA is committed to sustainable development that connects the past, present and future for all our projects.

This core motivation has guided us in creating a fully-integrated real estate development company with a focus on mixed-use projects in urban communities; we are currently active in the premier emerging sub-markets of Los Angeles.

By all standards, L.A. is still a young city with room for exponential growth. This is only the beginning for the city, and if we execute well, for RYDA too. We are at an inflection point and our next steps will lay the foundation for our pioneering vision of L.A. Our goal is to leverage our unique understanding of the city to deliver projects that change the way individuals interact with and are inspired by the built environment. Our developments are designed to create collision amongst people with different backgrounds that lead to new and transformative connections.

The next 50 years will see a radical shift in the way humans live and interact with their surroundings, but we think it is important that this change is rooted in the stories and experiences of what came before us. As the tide of change continues to accelerate, we rely on our values to drive us more than ever.

We are excited for what’s in store for Los Angeles, and for the future of RYDA, as we cultivate environments of collaboration for the enhancement of the communities we live in.

Thank you for all your support along the way.

Daniel & Ryan


Daniel Neman

Daniel Neman, co-founder and principal of RYDA, oversees development and construction for new company projects. Building on a lifelong enthusiasm for cities and their built environments, Daniel brings over a decade of experience developing and building commercial and mixed-use projects around the country with firms specializing in construction and real estate, including Clark Construction and Legend Real Estate Management. Daniel received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School before returning west for his Master’s in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Ryan Neman

Ryan Neman, co-founder and principal of RYDA, oversees the firm’s acquisitions, finance, and property management, with a specific focus on sourcing RYDA’s unique projects and developing the strategic partnerships that bring them to life. With a background blending operations, consulting, and real estate management, Ryan has implemented strategic efficiencies and managed real estate development for companies like IBM and Sweetgreen. Ryan received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, with a focus in Strategy, Operations, and Economics.