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Daniel Hernandez

Managing Member, Founder

Solvang, California

Daniel Hernandez is a real estate developer, planner, and project manager and founder of PROYECTO. With over 30 years of experience, Daniel’s portfolio includes a broad range of project types in urban places from San Francisco to New York City, and more recently in Santa Fe. He has been in leadership positions throughout his career, and managed all phases of project development, from programming and planning, analysis and financing, through construction and asset management. Daniel has worked in the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors. He is committed to building the civic infrastructure that make for strong neighborhoods and cities, and his work builds on place-based assets to create value and place-making solutions. Daniel has a sound background in affordable housing development, public private partnerships, and largescale mixed-use development, and applies his skills in planning and development to manage the development of arts and education facilities. As the founder of Proyecto, Daniel is more than a project manager. He works closely with his clients to truly understand their goals, and oftentimes those of the communities they serve, so that together they create a viable vision and feasible development strategy. He becomes a partner and close colleague with his clients to establish a clear pathway and governance structure for progressing development and planning projects to successful completion. Daniel’s work and dedication to planning and real estate development has led him to teaching positions at major universities, such as Yale University and Pratt Institute, where he taught and mentored students in responsible sustainable and equitable urban development within a public/private partnership framework. He maintains a strong ethical approach in his teaching practice in the way students approach the development and preservation of the natural and building environment. Daniel returned home to California in the Spring of 2017, after a successful career in San Francisco and New York City, to be near his family in the Santa Barbara County area, and continues his work as a dedicated urban development practitioner.