Patrick B. Daniels makes a vision a reality through sound strategic development and pragmatic execution. He intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization and brings them together into a coherent whole, helping others extend their own abilities and vision, which in turn increases profitability. He is an inspirational leader who leads by example yet willing to tell stories of personal learning lessons that inspire action but at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business. Having personally constructed millions of square feet of buildings, entitled thousands of acres of land in some of the most challenging municipalities, invested capital for some of the wealthiest investors in the country and worked alongside national leaders on boards of several non-profits, Patrick is a respected and credible voice in decision making, forming strategic alliances, and establishing governance guidelines that give clear and concise directives for all team members to succeed..
Throughout his real estate career, Patrick Daniels has been successfully involved in real estate projects valued at more than $2 billion spanning all property types including: industrial, multi-family, single-family, commercial, office, mixed-use, self-storage and resort properties. Mr. Daniels has developed an extensive range of contacts covering all areas of expertise throughout the United States, which exposes him to many investment and development opportunities.
Since its first investment in 2010, Patrick has directed CapRock’s efforts to acquire, renovate,/ entitle, and develop a portfolio (at build out of its existing development pipeline) valued at approximately $1 billion. This has been accomplished through three co-investment funds, CapRock Partners Fund I, Fund II and CapRock Land & Development Fund I, which are currently on track to deliver to their investors above market risk-adjusted IRR’s. Prior to co-founding CapRock Partners, he co-founded MSJ Partners, LLC in 2002, and continues to guide the strategic planning of the Company’s one remaining commercial asset.
Beginning in 1995, prior to founding MSJ Partners, Patrick Daniels was with Hillwood West, a division of Hillwood Development Corporation (a Perot Company), where he assumed responsibility of the management of all commercial investments in California and Hawaii. Prior to joining Hillwood, Mr. Daniels was Vice President in charge of National Project Development for both ARV Assisted Living and Messenger Investment Company Mr. Daniels began his career as a Project Manager with the Trammell Crow Company in Texas.
Some of his most noteworthy projects include 301 Congress Avenue, a 22 story high rise office building in Austin, Texas; the 9 story office building “Arboretum Point,” the former headquarters for Dell Computers; $100,000,000 acquisition of land and buildings throughout California from Chevron Land and Development; the 220 acre Parkway Business Centre in Poway, California; the world-renown “Shops at Wailea” shopping center in Maui, Hawaii; and the 480 acre Visalia Industrial Park in Visalia, California. Mr. Daniels extensive career has afforded him the opportunity to work with many successful organizations including Dell Computer, Baker Hughes, Wal-Mart, Target, Albertsons, Kohl’s, Hewlett Packard, Chevron, and 3M Corporation.
Mr. Daniels received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. While attending, he earned an academic scholarship and was named to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Patrick also lettered in baseball and was a member of the 1983 National Championship baseball team. Mr. Daniels resides with his family in Newport Coast, California and is an active volunteer and has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career, including current involvement with Mariners Church (Irvine) and the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Austin.