Dan brings a passion for placemaking to Camoin Associates and believes that the “where” is essential in economic development. He is dedicated to creating unique, dynamic, and resilient communities where people want to live, work, and visit. Dan believes that achieving positive transformational change begins with vision – one that is ambitious but attainable, and that is shared among residents, business owners, stakeholders, and partners.
Dan has led numerous economic development and planning projects including brownfield redevelopment efforts, real estate market analyses and development strategies, economic and fiscal impact studies, and downtown revitalization initiatives. Dan uses his expertise in planning and design to illustrate specific priority sites, market and industry opportunities, and development projects to craft a vision that generates support and attracts private investment.
Dan earned his Master of Urban Planning degree from Harvard University. Dan also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Binghamton University where he received the Neal A. Lerner Award for excellence in economics.
Dan's Affecting Real Change
Dan’s work has helped generate new investment in communities, which has created quality new jobs for local residents and resulted in real on-the-ground development projects. His work has included:
- Preparing a market analysis, development strategy, and marketing materials for a town in the greater Baltimore region, which has generated new private development including a 45-acre mixed-use development, new market-rate downtown housing projects, and the attraction of new restaurants.
- Managing a brownfield redevelopment planning project for a small town that lost its paper mill and largest employer. Dan led the public engagement, market and industry analysis, and redevelopment master planning to create a comprehensive redevelopment plan that helped attract a $200+ million investment in the site and multiple new industrial businesses to the community.
- Leading an economic development strategic plan for a region in Vermont that has helped make it a sports tourism and arts and cultural destination.
Dan spends his free time adventuring with his wife and two boys and plays ice-hockey (when he can squeeze it in).