Daniel Hernandez

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Real Estate

Daniel Hernandez is a real estate developer, planner, and project manager and founder of PROYECTO. He works closely with clients to truly understand their goals and the communities they serve, so that together they create a viable vision and feasible development strategy. With over 30 years of experience, his 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. Mr. Hernandez served as Deputy Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development in New York City for almost three years, as Managing Director of the Development Practice at Jonathan Rose Companies for 11 years, and as Executive Director of the Mission Housing Development Corporation in San Francisco for nine years. He has taught at Yale and Harvard and created the graduate real estate degree at Pratt Institute in New York City. Mr. Hernandez earned his Master of Architecture from UCLA and served for two years in the Peace Corps in Honduras.