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Daniel D. Killinger Named Managing Director of National Real Estate Development

January 27, 2015

Daniel D. Killinger has been named Managing Director and head of National Real Estate Development (National Development). Mr. Killinger will oversee a project portfolio comprised of two million square feet of mixed-use and residential space in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia. The portfolio value currently exceeds $1 billion.  The announcement was made today by Jeffrey Kanne, President and CEO of National Real Estate Advisors (National). A subsidiary of National Real Estate Advisors, National Development offers the full spectrum of development related services from project conception through design, and finance to construction delivery. The company supports National’s “Build-to-Core” strategy for institutional investors, specializing in high-density urban mixed-use development.

Killinger moves into his new role after directing National’s East Market project (formerly Girard Square) in Center City Philadelphia. A $500 million, phased redevelopment of a full block near City Hall, the East Market project will transform the site into an exciting combination of pedestrian-oriented retail, rental apartments, office, and hotel with state-of-the-art digital signage. Killinger will continue to have lead responsibility for East Market, while managing National Development teams at three other major projects

– The Bloc, Los Angeles:  Renovation of a 500-room Sheraton hotel, scheduled for completion this year. National is also an investor in the Bloc’s retail and office redevelopment phases.

– 100 Van Ness, San Francisco:  A 485,000 square foot, 418-unit apartment development near City Hall, scheduled for completion by mid-year.

– Van Ness Hayes, San Francisco:  A 429-unit apartment development, adjacent to 100 Van Ness, scheduled to begin construction early in 2015.

National Development also offers consulting and advisory services to investor clients, joint venture partners, and developers, providing technical expertise and project oversight capabilities.

Kanne said:  “Dan Killinger has proven to be an excellent developer and manager—one who honors National’s culture of allowing every individual to operate as independently as possible and forging success in some of the country’s most complicated and sophisticated urban developments.”

Before joining National in 2013, Killinger was an Executive Vice President for real estate planning and development at Edison Properties in New York and a Managing Director at Goldman Properties, operating in New York and Philadelphia. While at Goldman he was development manager for three New York projects: 25 Bond Street, The SoHo building at 110 Green St., and 76 East Houston Street. Prior to working at Goldman, Killinger was an architect-team captain at Kohn, Pedersen Fox Associates for projects in Hong Kong and Shanghai as well as in McLean, VA.  He also worked at Murphy, Burnham & Buttrick Associates, in New York as a project designer.

Killinger earned an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA degree from Bucknell University. He is a LEED accredited professional, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.

Killinger succeeds Ryan Whitaker, who left National after more than 12 years to lead his family’s real estate investment and development company.