Kevin Daniels has over 25 years of real estate experience, including leasing, development and property management, and is the President of Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc. and Daniels Development Co. LLC. Both companies focus on the investment into, and redevelopment of, landmarked structures and community redevelopment projects in the Pacific Northwest.
Mr. Daniels is a Trustee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was co-founder and served for 13 years as a board member of the SODO Business Association; recently completed service as a council member of the Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority; and was an initial board member of the Pioneer Square Community Development Organization. He advises the Frye Art Museum on real estate matters and serves on the Board of Directors for the Gonzaga Business Forum.
Mr. Daniels also serves on the Board of Regents for Gonzaga University. He was an original board member for 4Culture (a King County public development agency) charged with allocating the County’s Hotel/Motel tax collections to arts & heritage cultural organizations, and recently completed service on the SIRTI Foundation Board in Spokane (a Washington state economic development agency).
Mr. Daniels is recognized as a leading voice for historic preservation in the community and is a nationally recognized on the issue of stimulating economic development through preservation efforts. Over the last few years his team has been given two National Preservation Awards and numerous local & state awards. Last year he was named as the first recipient of the Urban Hero award from International Sustainable Solutions, and recently received the 2008 Washington State Special Achievement Award for his work to save the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary in Seattle, and the 2008 Judge’s Choice Award from National Association of Office & Industrial Properties.
Mr. Daniels firms’ current developments include construction of a 44 story high rise in downtown Seattle as part of the preservation of the last historic Sanctuary building within the central business district (culminating a nearly 25 year odyssey) (www.fifthandcolumbia.com), the transit oriented development of the north lot at Qwest Field in a joint venture with Opus NW (culminating a 20 year odyssey), and an inter-modal office campus near King Street Station, equaling about 2.5 million square feet of new projects. His firms’ current property investments in Seattle include Starbucks Center, Union Station corporate campus and Merrill Place.