Daniel Murphy

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

Daniel  Murphy

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  • Office: L048 Mendoza College of Business
  • Phone: 574-631-6370
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Mr. Murphy has 45 years of experience in the development, operation, and asset management of commercial real estate. He began his career in 1971 as a commercial real estate broker working in a family-owned business specializing in office leasing. During the mid-1970's he became a partner with Syracuse, New York-based Pioneer De11elopment Company. He became the partner in charge of office leasing and development, and he served on the company's Executive Committee.

Since 1998, Mr. Murphy has been a principal with Pioneer's Denver affiliate, Continuum Partners. He is currently responsible for executive oversight of designated projects, is the Director of Office Leasing and Development, and is a member of the company's Executive Committee participating in all critical development, operational, financing and disposition strategies. Over his development career Mr. Murphy has been involved at an executive level with projects having a value of approximately $2 billion, and which consist of virtually every co11mercial real estate product type.

Mr. Murphy is a long-time member of NAIOP, and he was awarded the President's Award from the Central New York Chapter given for oLtstanding community service and business integrity. He was a Board Member of the Colorado Chapter for six years and served as President of the 680-member Colorado Chapter in 2006. Mr. Murphy also served four years as a Board Member with the Business Improvement District of the Downtown Denver Partnership and was Chairman of the Business Improvement District Board in 2004.

Mr. Murphy has participated in, written reports, and testified as an expert witness in multi-million dollar real estate lawsuits, and his participation was critical to the successful outcomes achieved in each case. .

Mr. Murphy served as a board member at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver and is a lifetime member of the Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Aca demy in Syracuse, NY. He was also a long time board member of the Make A Wish Foundation of Central New York and was named Man of the Year during his board  tenure.

Mr. Murphy was involved with a group of four who participated with Professor David Hutchinson in helping format the real estate courses to be offered at Notre Dame. In 2015 Mr. Murphy taught the Real Estate Development Course at the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame.

Mr. Murphy was awarded an Honorary Monogram from the University of Notre Dame in 2005, and was appointed by the President and Athletic Director to the recently formed Student Athlete Advisory Council. He has also been a frequent guest speaker in the Business Schools at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Colora do Bou der and the University of Denver in their gra duate and undergraduate real estate programs.

Mr. Murphy has a B.S. in Business Administration from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, and he is married with six children.  Mr. Murphy resides in Denver, Colorado and also maintains a home in South Bend, IN.