With more than 30 years of experience in creating innovative and successful developments, including 15 years as an architect and 15 years as a development management executive, Dan Musser is a widely respected expert in the real estate industry. He currently serves as an executive managing director and principal at Newmark Grubb Zimmer.
As a registered architect, Mr. Musser brings a unique perspective to development management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University. In addition, he received training in real estate development, financial analysis, project management and construction management while earning a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mr. Musser’s impressive educational background is buttressed by hands-on experience overseeing some of the most challenging, complex and pioneering real estate developments in the country. Project expertise in these areas include construction of a new, 600,000-square-foot facility for the Federal Reserve Bank; the renaissance of the Beacon Hill neighborhood; the Columbus Park mixed-use neighborhood; and project oversight of the College Basketball Experience, National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and Milburn Golf & Country Club.
Current projects include a 500,000-square-foot distribution center for Odyssey Investments and a new fire station for Consolidated Fire District No. 2.
Recent projects include the NNSA/National Security Campus; infrastructure improvements for Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri; and projects for the Kansas City Zoo and Kansas City Art Institute.
Past project experience includes development management of the Sprint World Headquarters Campus, a five-year project encompassing 4 million square feet of office space and amenities in 22 buildings, supported by 15 parking structures and 150 acres of site development; Village West, a 400-acre tourism and entertainment district; and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.
- Executive council and board of trustees, Kansas City Art Institute, 2011 - present
- Executive committee and board of directors, Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor), Kansas City, Missouri
- Board of advisors, Kansas City Design Center
- Committee member, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City, Missouri
- Class XV, Kansas City Tomorrow
- Registered architect, state of Missouri
- Licensed real estate salesperson, states of Missouri and Kansas
Mr. Musser holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University.