DAN POLITO

PRECONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Dan is responsible for guiding clients through the preconstruction process to seamlessly plan, budget and execute commercial construction projects. He is an experienced preconstruction and construction management executive with a focus on tenant improvement, new construction and heavy renovation projects. A Chicago native with over a decade of construction experience in both the Midwest and West Coast, Dan is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key clients and business partners to drive new opportunities for ACCEND.

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Growing up, Dan had an affinity for math and science which led him to complete his degree in civil engineering.  He pursued a series of summer internships that exposed him to everything from surveying existing infrastructure to the construction of massive bridges and then onto commercial construction, where he found his personal niche. For Dan, commercial construction presents the perfect balance of people and process, allowing for complex and creative problem solving in a fast paced, collaborative work environment.

He has built over 1.5 million square feet of space for the region’s leading companies including University of Chicago, Motorola Mobility, Capital One, and Constellation Brands. Prior to joining ACCEND, Dan spent five years in the San Francisco Bay Area building relationships and constructing innovative spaces for technology and financial firms including Google, Prezi, Instacart, Flexport, Glassdoor and JPMC, amongst many others.

MANAGEMENT STYLE

Dan’s approach to orchestrating teams starts with being humble. He believes listening and creating a foundation of trust are essential. He also believes that a strong leader sets the bar in attitude and approach, but must be willing to roll up their sleeves to help get the job done.

INTERESTS & HOBBIES

Outside of construction, Dan’s life is filled with good food, hiking, traveling, live music and fascinating indie documentaries.

PROJECTS

TECH

Cision

Convergint Technologies

Flexport, San Francisco

Glassdoor

Google Partnerplex

Google, San Francisco

Hashicorp

HERE.com

Mapbox

Prezi

Rakuten

Starter League

 

LAW

Perkins Coie

Reed Smith

 

 

FINANCIAL

Allianz

Baker Tilly

Capital One, Monsoon

Capital One, Chicago

Capital One, Digital Labs

Capital One, San Francisco

Crowe Horwath

JPMorgan Chase

Morningstar, Inc.

Public Financial Management

Sandbox Industries

 

HOSPITALITY

Nari

Soho House

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

550 Kearny Spec Suite

At the Crossroads

Centerview Partners

Constellation Brands, Chicago

Constellation Brands, San Francisco

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Instacart

Olympic Club

Perkins + Will

Spencer Stuart, Chicago

Spencer Stuart, San Francisco

The Advisory Board Company

 

LABORATORY

Motorola GNPO

 

 

HEAVY RENOVATION

345 California – The Room

505 Sansome Lobby

Denby High School

PSAV

UC Chicago Theological Seminary

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Ogden International School of Chicago

UC Reva and David Logan Center

 

RESIDENTIAL

Private High-Rise Residence

Some projects listed above were completed while working for a previous construction company.