NAI Plotkin
1350 Main Street, Suite 1410
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 United States
t413-200-6014 m413-218-7344 f413-781-2100
Managing Director of Development

Specialties: Construction, Development

Scope of Service Experience

Dan provides our clients with vast expertise in management of commercial real estate development projects, field construction operations, property management, quality assurance, tenant leasing, lease hold obligations, mechanical systems, and architectural design/instruction. Dan also enhances our efficiency, information sharing and reporting methodologies for all project phases.

Background & Experience

Dan’s career spans more than 30 years of demonstrated achievements in commercial real estate development and construction for major retailers and Fortune 500 companies. Previously he served in progressive roles as Director of Development, Development Manager, Construction Project Manager/Owner Representative and Manager of Land Planning at Berkshire Development LLC. Dan was key to Berkshire Development’s recognition by Fortune 500 clients because of his flawless project execution, exceptional on-time and in-budget project completion, and ability to manage every aspect of the development lifecycle—from due diligence and pre-planning through budgeting, permitting, bidding negotiations, contracting, construction process, project status reports to delivery and property management. Dan has evaluated and conducted due diligence on more than 200 real estate development projects, bringing to fruition projects that range from a 50,000 SQF single tenant property valued at $5 million to a 300,00 SQF multi-tenant property valued at $40 million.

Professional Associations & Designations

Dan holds an Unrestricted Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License, a certificate in construction project management and contracting, a certificate in AutoCAD, an OSHA 30 Hour Certificate, and a certificate in architectural and civil drafting and design and is a Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Sales Person. He is a past member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a past Town of South Hadley, MA Planning Board Member.

Transaction History

A sampling of Dan’s projects include the 300,000 square-foot Berkshire Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala, Florida, the 110,464 SQF Shops at Unkamet Brook in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and the 138,000 SQF Amherst Crossing Shopping Center in Amherst, New Hampshire. His experience with anchor stores includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, HHGregg, Staples, and Bed Bath & Beyond. One of Dan’s greatest accomplishments was managing and getting back on track the redevelopment of a warehouse into a fully functional FedEx Ground postal facility in South Hackensack, New Jersey. He took charge of this project that had been delayed following the events of 9/11. Through his leadership and ability to think outside the box, Dan’s team delivered a first-class project on the original delivery date despite significant downtime due to loss of equipment for ground zero search and rescue efforts. Success with the FedEx project garnered the attention of Dick’s Sporting Goods, who requested that Dan serve as construction project manager for five sporting goods stores acquired by Dick’s. With his effective project management skills and close collaborations with the architects, contractors, subcontractors, and property owners, Dan was able to deliver all five projects on time.