Mr. Daniels is recognized as a leading voice for historic preservation in his community and is nationally recognized on the issue of stimulating economic development through preservation efforts. Over the last few years his development team has received two National Preservation Awards and numerous local & state awards for their work. Recently he was named as the first recipient of the Urban Hero award from the International Sustainability Institute, and received the Washington State Special Achievement Award and the Judge’s Choice Award from the National Association of Office & Industrial Properties for his work to save the historic First United Methodist Church in Seattle. The American Institute of Architects has made him an honorary member in Seattle for his body of work.

Mr. Daniels serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation where he is vice-chair of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Board of Regents for Gonzaga University and is co-chair of the Alliance for Pioneer Square. Mr. Daniels serves on the boards of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Seattleas a board emeriti.

Mr. Daniels is actively involved in Operation Comeback in New Orleans and has worked with AIA and AWB on seven trips to bring architects and other professionals to the lower Ninth Ward rebuilding effort. In addition he is working with the Jane Goodall Institute’s Shanghai office (Roots & Shoots program) to bring the EcoAudit program to the United States with the establishment of the first program office in Seattle. In collaboration with the Cool School Challenge this sustainability education program for youth is now spreading across the country. Finally, Mr. Daniels has assisted the National Trust in the creation of the National Preservation Green Lab in Seattle.

In prior years Mr. Daniels has served as the Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Newcastle, Washington; on the initial board of 4Culture (a King County cultural agency), Seattle Foundation, Seattle Zoo Board, Pioneer Square Community Development Organization, SODO Business Association, and as Chairman of the Historic Seattle Preservation & Development Agency (a City of Seattle municipal corporation). He also consults on real estate matters for the Frye Art Museum.

Daniels Real Estate Co.

Daniels Real Estate, LLC is a local Seattle based organization that was formed in January 2007 to carry forward the long and successful development history of its sister company, Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc.With the same experienced development team in place (with each senior team member having over 25 years of experience) , the company’s mission continues to be to develop complex and challenging dense urban commercial real estate projects that make significant impacts on the communities they are located in and generate exceptional returns on those investments.

With decades of combining community participation, advancing sustainable practices (well before it became fashionable), complex urban core transit oriented developments, and historic preservation, the company’s development team has earned its reputation as leaders in their industry. Past award winning projects by the development team include the restoration of Union Station, as well as the 1.1 million square foot transit oriented office development located adjacent to the station, and the rehabilitation and re-positioning of the former Sears NW catalog distribution center to become Starbucks Center, the global headquarters of Starbucks Coffee Company. Currently the company is completing entitlements for two large commercial real estate projects in Seattle. The first is a 43 story Class A office high-rise tower in Seattle’s CBD (Fifth + Columbia project), and the second is the largest transit oriented development on the West Coast located immediately adjacent to the region’s transit hub at King Street Station (Stadium Place project).

The company also provides project, construction and property management for its projects. Since its inception, Daniels has created projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for its partners and the Seattle community. The Daniels company’s philosophy is to work with local architects and engineers to create projects that endure the test of time and provide an exceptional addition to the city’s skyline, reflecting not only the company’s commitment to excellence, but also meeting the hopes and desires of the local community. Real estate is a local business that developers from outside an area cannot provide the same values and experience to a project.