When VP of development Rick Collins left Minneapolis in 2014 to lead Ryan’s Phoenix office, he left some big shoes to fill. Ryan tapped Tony Barranco to take over Collins’ role. Developers need a combination of business acumen and street smarts to artfully balance the interests of clients, project partners, city officials and nearby neighbors. Barranco brings plenty of both. He led Ryan’s $450 million Downtown East project, anchored by two new Wells Fargo office towers. On the other side of the river, Barranco guided development of Vintage on Selby, a mix of new apartments with a Whole Foods grocery.