Our Team

SHAUN BUSS
Shaun is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners. He brings a very diverse background with close to two decades of practical business experience. Prior to founding Triad, Shaun spent six years brokering investment real estate as a top producer in Marcus & Millichap’s downtown Chicago office. While working at Marcus & Millichap, Shaun brokered everything from downtown midrise apartment buildings to branded hotel properties. Prior to his career in real estate, Shaun spent nine years employed in the securities industry mainly as principal of his own derivatives trading firm.

Before his business career started, Shaun served his country for six years, four of which were as a Sonar Technician stationed aboard the USS Salt Lake City, a nuclear attack submarine. Shaun graduated from Eastern Illinois University, is a licensed real estate broker in the states of Illinois and Iowa and holds his Series 3 and Series 7 FINRA designations. Shaun is a long time Chicago resident and lives in the South Loop with his wife and daughter.
SHAUN BUSS
O: 312.878.7361
C: 312.399.9221
sbuss@triadrepartners.com
SEAN LYONS
Sean is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners. He has close to 15 years of experience selling investment real estate, both in Chicago and throughout the country. Before starting Triad, Sean was a Senior Associate at Marcus & Millichap. As a Director of its National Multi Housing Group, He concentrated his efforts on selling apartment properties on the north side of Chicago and in several tertiary markets throughout The Midwest. He has also serviced his clients by diversifying their real estate investment portfolios and helping facilitate their 1031 Exchanges into other product types, including Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Retail, Office, and Industrial Investments. Sean has brokered the sale of more than $900 million of investment property, in over 175 transactions, including over 9,000 apartment and student housing units.

Sean has a BA from Boston College and is a licensed real estate broker in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. In his spare time, he enjoys being a Dad, writing, traveling and playing golf.
SEAN LYONS
O: 312.878.7363
C: 773.505.7326
slyons@triadrepartners.com
RYAN TOBIAS
Ryan is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners. He began his career at Marcus & Millichap, focusing on selling multi-family and student housing properties in Chicago, throughout Illinois and the greater Midwest. He went on to work at Binswanger where he grew that firm’s multi-family business while working extensively on office and industrial transactions. Since 2010 he has focused almost exclusively on student housing and now heads up Triad’s efforts in that space. Recognized as a leader in the industry, he has been a speaker at the Interface Student Housing Conference, the Real Estate Journals Student Housing Summit and the Real Estate People Student Housing Real Estate Summit.

Ryan has a BA from the University of Michigan and is a licensed real estate broker in the states of Illinois and Michigan. After living in Chicago for 9 years, Ryan moved to Ann Arbor, MI in 2014 and started the Michigan office of Triad in 2015. Ryan enjoys running, traveling, boating, softball and Detroit sports.
RYAN TOBIAS
O: 734.888.4745
C: 312.285.3634
rtobias@triadrepartners.com
NICK GRIFFIN
Nick serves as the Director of Marketing & Design for the team. While attending Illinois State University, Nick was the Ad Production Manager for the school newspaper, The Daily Vidette. Managing a team of eight designers and working hand in hand with the Ad Sales Manager, he won 1st Place Best Newspaper Marketing/Promotion CNBAM 2010–2011: goblono.com & 1st Place Best Printed Rate Card/Media Kit CNBAM 2010–2011. Graduating in 2011, Nick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design. Upon graduating he began his career as a Chicago based freelance designer through nickgriffindesign.com, focusing on brand identity & logo design. Shortly after, he joined the #1 golf accessory company in the country, Golf Gifts & Gallery™, as the in-house and package designer.

Specializing in identity & branding, print design, web design, package design and typography, he has implemented his skills to re-brand our company and design this website you are currently viewing.
NICK GRIFFIN
O: 312.878.7157
ngriffin@triadrepartners.com
DANE OLMSTEAD
Dane is the Director of Research & Analytics at Triad Real Estate Partners. After earning a BA from the University of Michigan in 2007, he relocated to San Francisco, California. While in San Francisco, he managed the day-to-day operations of the Royal Exchange, a well established Financial District institution since 1972. Following almost five successful years on the West Coast, Dane decided to return to the Midwest in order to be closer to his family. He began working for Triad Real Estate Partners in February 2013.

Dane spent his first fourteen years in Ballarat, Australia, before moving to Kalamazoo, Michigan and attending high school there. His formative years instilled him with a curiosity and appreciation for other cultures and he is an avid traveller, having visited more than twenty countries. He also enjoys writing, reading, and spending time with his far-flung family.
DANE OLMSTEAD
O: 312.878.8233
C: 734.216.2577
dolmstead@triadrepartners.com
EVAN RIGGLE
Evan is a National Director of Multifamily for Triad Real Estate Partners. Prior to joining Triad, Evan was the Director of Multi-Housing Brokerage for The Bradley Company, a former CBRE affiliate. At Bradley Company Evan specialized in representing a multitude of multifamily owners/operators throughout the Midwest ranging from private equity firms to public REITS. Evan has nearly ten years of experience in acquisitions, dispositions, underwriting, valuation and market analysis.

Evan graduated from the University of Toledo. In his spare time he enjoys collecting prewar American motorcycles, golfing, fishing and spending time with his family.
EVAN RIGGLE
O: 616.333.2144
C: 419.261.3313
eriggle@triadrepartners.com
JAMES CLOUGH
James Clough is an industry veteran with over 20 years of multifamily and commercial property brokerage experience. Prior to joining Triad Real Estate Partners James was a Managing Partner for Interra Realty, one of the top boutique real estate firms in Chicago, and prior to that he served as a Vice President of Investments at Marcus & Millichap growing both firms multifamily and mixed use investment sales. Over the course of his career he has successfully closed over $450 million in investment property transactions throughout the Midwest.

James attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Real Estate & Marketing. He is an active member of the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) and is a CCIM Candidate. Additionally, he is an active member of the Wicker Park Committee and sits on the Preservation and Development Sub-Committee. James is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois. Away from the office he enjoys; golf, competing in triathlons, spending time with his wife Suzanne, and his two daughters Madeline (14) and Olive (11).
JAMES CLOUGH
C: 773.551.1268
jclough@triadrepartners.com
DAN SULLIVAN
Dan serves as an Associate for Triad Real Estate Partners where he assists in developing new leads in the student housing and multifamily space while also aiding Dane in the Research and Analytics department. Dan spent two summers working as an intern with the company while also caddying at his local country club, Ridge Country Club.

Dan is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a BA in Economics and Political Science. He is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. In his free time he enjoys golfing, all things soccer, traveling to new places & Chicago sports.
DAN SULLIVAN
O: 312.878.8233
C: 773.710.8311
dsullivan@triadrepartners.com
MICHAEL OSTRANDER
Michael is a National Director of Student Housing at Triad Real Estate Partners. He brings nearly 30 years of real estate experience to the table, most recently as an independent student housing broker with MAO Realty Advisors, LLC. He has completed over $100 million in real estate transactions across all asset types with a focus on off-market student housing assets and development sites. He is based in the Ann Arbor office and works with Ryan Tobias, head of Triad’s national student housing group, on student housing transactions across the country, predominantly in the Southeast and East Coast.

Michael is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Michigan and a resident of the Detroit area. He enjoys golf, traveling with family and following Detroit and Michigan sports.
MICHAEL OSTRANDER
C: 248.505.6663
mostrander@triadrepartners.com
JAKE BERHORST
Jake has interned with Triad for the past two summers assisting with property and market level research and working with our analytics team daily. He is currently studying Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he is looking forward to finishing up his senior year. Along with his undergraduate studies, he also completed several real estate investment courses at the Booth School of Business.

Jake is originally from St. Louis but moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with his family where he attended high school. He is also involved with the university's entrepreneurship club, a member of a fraternity on campus, and was on the men's basketball team over the past three years.
JAKE BERHORST
C: 262.325.2285
jberhorst@triadrepartners.com
    235+ DEALS WORTH
    OVER $1.1B IN TOTAL VALUE
    COMBINED TEAM EXPERIENCE OF 100+ YEARS