Daniel spent the early stages of his career in project management and engineering in both the building and heavy civil construction industries before returning to business school in 2005. In 2006 he launched a career in real estate finance gathering experience as a commercial mortgage broker, an analyst for a commercial debt REIT, and an associate underwriting and managing residential real estate acquisitions for SunCal, a privately owned developer based in Southern California. Daniel founded Columnar in 2009. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University (1999); Masters in Business Administration from H.E.C. Paris, Grande Ecole, (2006).