Daniel A. Linder

Daniel A. Linder

Lecturer in Real Estate Development


  • Real Estate Development
  • School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Daniel A. Linder

CAPLA East Building

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate finance and real estate
  • Digital transformation
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment


  • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate, Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Daniel A. Linder is a Chicagoland native and comes from humble roots that have fundamentally shaped his values today, having worked in a number of different roles across construction and development, real estate and financial services since 1997.

Since 2016, Daniel has been conducting independent research, creating intellectual property, managing product development and advising ESG (environment, social, governance) and real asset-aligned investors focused on improving communities for the 21st century.

He serves as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), where he teaches real estate in its Master of Real Estate Development program, as well as at the University of Wisconsin System’s Eco-U (UW-Green Bay) where he authored a high-impact comprehensive real estate primer course for undergraduate business students.

Prior to his current responsibilities, he worked in investment and advisory roles at industry leading firms including BMO Financial Group, Cushman & Wakefield and Waterfall Asset Management.

Daniel’s investment and transaction experience exceeds $5 billion and spans a variety of industries and investment strategies, with a distinct focus on investments in real property. 

Over the course of his career, he has managed and grown multiple balance sheets, both as a corporate executive and as a principal. He is experienced in corporate finance as well as making investments across all major real estate product types, utilizing modern real estate private equity investment fundamentals and enterprise risk management strategies to guide his recommendations, along with his expertise regarding real estate’s unique physical characteristics, constraints and management requirements.

Outside of business, Daniel is a hiker, golfer, musician and former pilot.