Legacy of leadership

Integrity and vision – many organizations attempt to lay claim to these ideals, but few demonstrate a legacy of success rooted in these guiding principles. From its inception, Daniel has fostered these principles with the leadership of its founder and through each succeeding generation.

Daniel was formed in 1964 to provide a real estate development and investment vehicle for Daniel Construction Company, which had been founded in 1935 by Charles Daniel in Greenville, South Carolina. The construction company built office buildings, shopping malls, textile mills, power plants, military bases, airports and other commercial and institutional projects around the world, often on the basis of a handshake agreement between Charles and the client.

In 1977, Daniel Construction Company merged with Fluor Corporation to become one of the largest engineering and construction companies in the world. The real estate subsidiary continued to grow into new markets, including a substantial expansion into the syndication business. In 1986, the senior management team of the real estate subsidiary spun off the real estate group to form the current privately held Daniel Corporation.

Since 1964, Daniel has been a leader in commercial and residential real estate. Loyalty to opportunistic thinking and a solid work ethic distinguished Daniel early on and set in motion its rich history of real estate development, investment and service.

Daniel has established itself as an innovative full-service real estate company with a diverse portfolio of office, multifamily, master-planned residential, resort, golf, urban mixed-use, retail, hospitality, medical and senior living properties.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with a regional office in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm has developed or acquired:

    • 26,000 acres of land
    • 9 million square feet of office
    • 1.5 million square feet of retail
    • 10,400 multifamily units
    • 17,000 residential lots
    • 2,400 senior living residences
    • 1,200 hotel rooms