Rockefeller Group announced that Daniel J. Moore has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2018.
Moore, who joined the company in 2016, is currently executive vice president and head of the company’s Urban Development business throughout the United States.
He will succeed Dan Rashin and Tetsuya Masuda, who will remain co-presidents and CEOs through Rashin’s planned retirement from the company on March 31, 2018.
The change is part of Rockefeller Group’s long-term succession planning, initiated by the company’s Board of Directors following Rashin’s decision to retire.
“Dan’s broad background in real estate development and capital markets, business development and investment management, make him the right choice to lead Rockefeller Group in its next phase of growth,” said Rashin.
“Together we have started to build strong momentum, with the largest development pipeline in our company’s history, and I expect us to continue that expansion under his leadership.”
According to Masuda, “Rockefeller Group has sharpened its focus in recent years on its Manhattan properties and on new development in our target markets nationwide, primarily in the office, multifamily and industrial asset types.
“Dan’s leadership and hands-on expertise have been very valuable as we’ve grown our development pipeline and will continue to be extremely important to our clients, joint venture partners and investors as we execute on our existing projects.”
Since joining Rockefeller Group, Moore has crafted a new vision for growth in major urban markets.
In 2017, the company announced a joint venture with The Meridian Group on Boro Tower, a 437,000 s/f trophy office building that is Rockefeller Group’s first ground-up development in the Washington, D.C., region.
Last May, the company acquired a development site assemblage and associated air rights in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood for a new luxury residential project.
Rashin joined Rockefeller Group in 2013 as a senior vice president of Investments, before assuming senior development roles for the company in New York and nationally. Masuda joined the company for the second time in April 2013 as chief investment officer.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Group, Moore spent 16 years with Hines in New York City and Washington, D.C., with roles in real estate development, investment management and capital markets.
Before beginning his real estate career, he served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.