During his tenure at J.A. Green Development Corp. (JAG), Dan Green has personally directed the development of more than two million square feet of office and warehouse space “from the ground up”. He began training for his career with JAG at age 15, when he spent his summer working as an apprentice to an electrician. Every subsequent summer Dan worked with a different contractor, learning the basics of each trade. Anticipating a career with his father in the company, Dan enrolled at Babson College, where he was a four-year starter on the men’s tennis team, and majored in Entrepreneurial Studies. In 1992, Dan joined the family business full time.
Dan started his career as a property manager, managing retail strip centers in Queens and Nassau Counties in New York State, as well as leasing office and warehouse space adjacent to John F. Kennedy International Airport. In 1994, Dan moved to Texas and focused on JAG's new developments in Grapevine, Texas and Sea-Tac, Washington. Located within 3 miles of D/FW International Airport and Sea-tac Airport, JAG developed , owned and managed over 1.5 million square feet of airport adjacent warehouse buildings in those markets.
In 1997, Dan opened a new JAG office in Houston and initiated the development of over 100 acres of land adjacent to Bush Intercontinental Airport. Under his supervision, JAG built and leased over 900,000 square feet of office and warehouse space and served over 60 unique customers.
Dan was promoted to President of JAG in January 2000 and continues in that role today. In 2006, Dan directed the largest single sale in the company’s history. The sale included properties located in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Atlanta. Immediately following the sale, Dan led the development of a 220,000 square foot build-to-suit distribution facility in Irving, Texas for Forward Air, Inc. The project included 30,000 square feet of office space, a data center, a 6,000 square foot maintenance facility, parking for over 100 trailers, and required significant infrastructure improvements including removing the property from the one hundred year flood plain. The company’s scope of work for the project included site selection, acquisition negotiation, design, permitting, tax credit negotiation, construction supervision, general contracting and turn-key delivery of the facility. The project was selected as a finalist for one of the “Best Real Estate Deals of 2009” by the Dallas Business Journal.
Dan is currently working on a multi-home development in Mamaroneck, NY.
Dan is an active member of his local synagogue. In June 2016, he completed a three-year term as president of the Board of Trustees at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, CT. Dan lives in Greenwich with his wife Shannon and their three children.