Daniel Zelson

Daniel Zelson

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Daniel Zelson


​​A founding principal of  Zelco Properties & Development and Charter Realty. Dan has focused his efforts on the leasing and development of the company’s portfolio of shopping centers and mixed-use projects comprising over 11,000,000 square feet. He has successfully acquired several retail chains for their underlying real estate, as well as been involved in the acquisition and development of Charter’s own portfolio. Dan is currently spearheading several growing ventures for  Charter – a mixed use development program (retail, hospitality, residential, student housing, and technology/innovation) which he is implementing across the United States.

Since the company’s inception, Dan has completed more than 20 million square feet of new tenant leases.

His primary areas of focus include:

  • Development of mixed-use projects across the United States
  • Negotiating and structuring of shopping center acquisitions and redevelopment strategies
  • Implementing growth for major retailers poised for expansion. Some of these companies over the years include: TJX Stores, Wal-Mart, Delhaize, Shaw’s Market, and Alamo Draft House
  • Running Charter’s Commercial brokerage business

Dan is a graduate of Cornell University; he has served on the Board of Directors for the United States Olympic Foundation, and the Southport Fire Department. Dan splits his time between Fairfield, Connecticut and Big Sky, Montana along with his wife and their dog Mungo (enjoying frequent visits from his three grown sons).