NAI Michael Promotes Marcus N. Daniels to VP in Maryland

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Marcus N. Daniels has been promoted to vice president at NAI Michael, the suburban Maryland offshoot of brokerage firm NAI Global, which works with clients throughout the Washington, D.C., region.

In his new role, Daniels will be part of the sales and leasing team, working with clients throughout the Washington, D.C., region. 

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“I am excited to continue to help create and grow thriving and sustainable communities through commercial real estate sales and leasing,” Daniels told Commercial Observer. “I look forward to serving my clients, including the top real estate developers, investment firms and businesses throughout the Washington, D.C., region and across the country.” 

As part of his new role, Daniels will also lead efforts to launch the NAI Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to place more people of color and women into the commercial real estate brokerage industry. 

“It will be dedicated to providing ideas and resources that encourage a comprehensive approach to considering all factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience for minorities in commercial real estate,” he said. “Throughout my journey as a commercial real estate broker, I have worked hard to inspire more people of color and women to enter into the commercial real estate industry, and help to shape the future of urban and rural communities across the country.” 

Prior to joining NAI Michael, Daniels served as managing partner of Daniels Development Group. His work history also includes being the founder and CEO of Maryland Community Development Corporation, as well as assistant vice president of community development banking at The Harbor Bank of Maryland

Among his notable deals are the sale of La Fontaine Bleue, a 50,000-square-foot event and banquet hall in Glen Burnie, Md., for $2.9 million; the $5.25 million sale of 9301 Peppercorn Place in Largo, Md., to the Ironworkers Union Local 5; the $7.2 million sale of 925 5th Street NW in Washington, D.C., to Kline Operations; and a 14-acre, mixed-use development site at 2112 Brinkley Road in Fort Washington, Md., which is for sale for $14 million.

“As the economy re-opens and businesses return back to the office, I am committed to assisting my clients in assessing where they are and where they want to be as we move closer to end of 2021 and into 2022, which I believe will be one of the best years in recent time in the commercial real estate business,” Daniels said. “For my non-profit and affordable housing clients, I am especially excited to help them create more opportunities to bring more quality-of-life resources to communities that need them the most, including health care, workforce housing, education and entrepreneurship, as people struggle to find work and recover from the economic downturn.”