Dan is the President of MMDC Commercial Real Estate. He is the lead on MMDC’s development and investment opportunities and is a primary investor in MMDC’s projects.
Dan is recognized for his expertise and success in commercial real estate. In 1989, he founded the Melvin Mark Development Company and has led the firm’s vision and growth. In 2015, he purchased the company 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 federal, state and local government. This ability was showcased when he led the successful bid to build Block 300 (formerly Robert Duncan Plaza) as the new downtown Portland home for two federal agencies. In recent years, MMDC has continued to work with the government on State of Oregon DHS Multi-Service Centers in Grants Pass and Corvallis, Oregon, along with the Oregon State Police in Pendleton and the US Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters in Sandy, Oregon.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
Masters of Business Administration, Oregon State University
Oregon Real Estate Brokerage Licensee
Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters
OSP Pendleton Forensics Laboratory
State of Oregon DHS Multi-Service Centers, Grants Pass & Corvallis
Duniway Hotel (formerly Hilton Executive Tower and Fifth-Taylor Parking Structure)
Portland Art Museum Renovation
NWEA Main Office (formerly Port of Portland Headquarters)
Block 300 (formerly Robert Duncan Plaza)
Auditorium Garage Expansion
Portland Opera (formerly KPTV Fox 12 Oregon Television Studio & Headquarters)
Sunset Center Master Plan
Sunset Center at Tanasbourne Buildings I, II & III
Evergreen Corporate Center, Buildings 1, 2, 3, 5
Blanchet House of Hospitality, Board of Directors, Vice President
Prior Boards: Jesuit High School, BOMA & NAIOP