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Ryan Portenoy

Vice President, Hospitality Investments, Acquisitions & Capital Markets

Ryan joined Dreamscape in 2021 and is responsible for sourcing and managing hospitality and gaming opportunities. Ryan previously worked for The Blackstone Group within the Tactical Opportunities asset management and Private Equity groups, where he was responsible for managing portfolio companies on key strategic and operating initiatives. During his tenure, Ryan worked extensively with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on key casino development projects. Prior to joining Blackstone, Ryan worked in the Transaction Services consulting group at PwC, where he advised clients on complex transaction and deal-related solutions.

Ryan is a native New Yorker and has also lived in Las Vegas and Washington DC. He currently resides in Manhattan’s West Village, and enjoys exploring the city in search for the best coffee shop, attending New York Giants games, sparring at boxing classes and playing pickup basketball games. Ryan also is a mentor for the SEO Scholars program, which helps high school students navigate both college aspirations and their future careers.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Providence College and holds a CPA license in the State of New York.

At Dreamscape, we are stewards of both creativity and capital. Our goal is to (re)develop residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming properties into unique and dynamic environments that command attention and maximize value for our investors.

Dreamscape's mission is to generate long-term financial prosperity through a diversified portfolio of differentiated, forward-thinking real estate projects.

Our focus is on creating multi-faceted and dynamic residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming experiences.

Led by Founder and CEO Eric Birnbaum, Dreamscape’s team has forged deep connections within the commercial real estate industry nationwide. With trust established and a proven vision, Dreamscape has access to proprietary, off-market deals and is able to transact with speed, skill and integrity. We strive to efficiently acquire properties and then (re)develop them into fully realized and uniquely vibrant destinations. In doing so, we aim to promote and celebrate contemporary cultural values while fostering lasting financial success.

Dreamscape’s team also has a strong and unique network of creative collaborators within the music, fashion, food and beverage and design worlds, having worked with top talents across varied industries – including music and fashion powerhouse Pharrell Williams, renowned interior designer Ken Fulk, award-winning architect Morris Adjmi, nightlife and F&B impresario David Grutman at Groot Hospitality, Jeff Zalaznick at Major Food Group, and many others. We aim to cultivate new and unexpected relationships on an ongoing basis so that each of our properties delivers a unique, innovative and memorable imprint.

For Dreamscape, real estate is a source of both value and diverse cultural engagement. By galvanizing bespoke and specialized experiences, we strive to nurture distinctive, lively and worldly communities.

Dreamscape is headquartered in New York City. Additionally, we have on-ground staffing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco.

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Led by Founder and CEO Eric Birnbaum, Dreamscape’s talented team of real estate professionals has collectively deployed in excess of $35 billion in capital across residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming experiences with decades of experience in these verticals. Eric and his team have worked on a diverse portfolio of significant properties, including critically acclaimed endeavors such as Henry Hall in New York's Hudson Yards, The Pod Hotel in New York’s Times Square, The Goodtime Hotel in South Beach, Miami, The Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, and 5420 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

“Dreamscape focuses on well-located real estate and seeks to create lasting and one-of-a-kind experiences that are targeted to generate outsized returns.”

Dreamscape is headquartered in New York City.

Additionally, we have offices in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco.

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