Dan is the President of MMDC. He is the lead on MMDC’s development and investment opportunities and is a primary investor in MMDC’s projects.
For over 35 years, he has been a key figure in Portland’s commercial real estate development.
Prior to MMDC, Dan was a Partner at Melvin Mark Companies where he oversaw all development projects. In 2015, he purchased Melvin Mark’s development business and renamed it MMDC.
Earlier in Dan’s career, he served as Executive Vice President at Bard-Petrusich Company and Russell-Bard Company. Both companies served as the development consultant and leasing/managing agent for the premier, 525,000 SF Pacwest Center Office Tower.
Dan’s dedication to the industry has made him a recognized expert especially in working with the federal, state and local government. This ability was showcased when he led Melvin Mark Development Company’s successful bid to build Robert Duncan Plaza as the new downtown Portland home for two federal agencies. The deal highlighted a highly productive year, which was capped by his selection as Portland BOMA’s 1990 Most Valuable Broker.
Putting his knowledge to work for the community, Dan has served as a member of the Mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, the County Services Evaluation Task Force and various professional and not-for-profit Boards of Trustees.
Following in his father’s footsteps, who was one of the founders of the Blanchet House of Hospitality, Dan is the Chair for the Facilities Committee.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
Masters of Business Administration, Oregon State University
Hilton Executive Tower and Fifth & Taylor Parking Structure
Portland Art Museum Renovation
Port of Portland Headquarter Building
Robert Duncan Plaza
Auditorium Garage Expansion
KPTV Fox 12 Oregon Television Studio & Headquarters
Sunset Center Master Plan
Sunset Center at Tanasbourne Buildings I, II & III