Rene F. Daniel
Rene F. Daniel is principal of Trout Daniel & Associates.
Rene brings his nationally-known expertise of retail leasing from his work with The Daniel Group, LLC to TD&A. He primarily focuses on the leasing of shopping centers, regional malls, lifestyle centers, specialty centers and mixed use developments, the selective representation of specialty retail tenants, and basic consulting services and expert witness testimony as related to the industry.
Rene is a recognized expert in the merchandising and leasing of regional and specialty centers throughout the U.S. and consults for some of America’s largest shopping center developers. Rene previously served as senior vice president in charge of leasing for Monumental Properties, where he directed the leasing of 19 regional malls and personally coordinated the leasing and management staff.
Over the years Rene has shared his experience with others as dean of the School of Leasing at the University of Shopping Centers, as a lecturer for the International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as speaking at numerous national and regional meetings. He served on the charter committee, which created the Certified Leasing Specialist designation, a new industry standard.
Rene sits on the editorial board of Shopping Center Business Magazine, has written numerous articles for various trade publications, as well as having written a full chapter for the Shopping Center Leasing Handbook recently published by ICSC. Furthermore, he was honored and awarded the “ICSC Trustees Distinguished Service Award” in 2002.
Rene holds an MBA from Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College.