NAI Benchmark
1012 11th Street
4th Floor

Modesto, CA United States 95354
t(209) 576-2240 x 5803 m(209) 380-4425 f(209) 554-0470
CA BRE License #:01753185
Swehla, CCIM

Specialties: Investment, Retail

Scope of Service Experience

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Background & Experience
Ryan Swehla, CCIM, is passionate about creating value in commercial real estate. As the co-founder and principal of NAI Benchmark, Ryan oversees the firm's asset and property management division in addition to his work as a real estate broker. This role gives him a unique perspective on how to increase value for property owners. NAI Benchmark's 1,000,000+ square foot portfolio consists of retail, office, industrial, and institutional-quality multifamily properties - giving Ryan a broad-based approach to creating value for commercial management and brokerage clients.

As a commercial real estate broker, Ryan's area of expertise is retail. Retail real estate is not "one size fits all". Every region, neighborhood, parcel and suite has unique strengths and weaknesses. Ryan's job is to identify those unique attributes and use them to propel success for a tenant or owner.

By having a firm grasp of a retailer's unique needs, Ryan has assisted national and regional tenants as they expand or relocate in the Central Valley. Through a deep understanding of the local market and access to buyers worldwide (from the NAI platform), he has helped owners yield the highest value for their retail investment sales. Ryan has advised land owners and developers from concept to construction of new retail developments.

Ryan serves as a board member with the Downtown Modesto Partnership and is a past chair of the City of Modesto Board of Zoning Adjustment. He holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Manager) designation and State of California Brokers License.

Married with three young children, Ryan is part of the next generation of leadership in California’s Central Valley and currently serves as board president of Great Valley Academy Charter School. An avid mountaineer, Ryan has climbed Mt. Rainier and all 15 California fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 Ft). He is an active Rotarian and Eagle Scout.
Columbia University
Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management with minors in Finance and Economics
Professional Associations & Designations
CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Manager)
Brokers License, State of California
Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) - Sacramento Chapter
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
Downtown Modesto Partnership board member
Board of Zoning Adjustment past chairperson
Great Valley Academy board president
Eagle Scout
Strategic Clients
Tenants: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza, Farmer Boys, Weinerschnitzel, Arco AMPM, Little Caesars, Shell, Direct TV, Goodwill Industries, metroPCS, Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop, Yellow Pages, University of the Pacific, Stanislaus County Office of Education,

Property Owners: C-III Capital Partners, HLA Ventures, Zions Bank, Delta Bank, Tri Counties Bank

Client Testimonials

“We are a small company, and NAI Benchmark is a great fit for us. They took the time to understand our goals, our needs, and how our business runs. Then they adjusted their procedures to fulfill our needs rather than requiring us to conform to their platform. The staff is excellent, but the principals are never hesitant to step in and help when appropriate.”
- Dean Bringe, VP - Asset Management • Iron Creek Ventures

“We had a Class A office and medical building sitting vacant for over a year. NAI Benchmark began representing our property and within 45 days we received letters of intent from companies that now fill the space.”
- Clive Grimbleby, CPA, Principal • Grimbleby Coleman CPAs

“It has been a privilege to work with such a hardworking, ethical team of professionals. I trust that any property management, leasing or sales business I give NAI Benchmark will yield the best results in the market.”
- Steve Endsley, Commercial Real Estate Investor

“Over the last two years, the NAI Benchmark Team has been highly effective at managing, leasing and selling properties for our bank. We have been very satisfied. I highly recommend them.”
- Mark Bayhi, Vice President, Special Assets • Delta Bank, NA