Martin C. Daniel brings a unique skill set and acumen to his role as a real estate broker, serving to further his clients’ interests and add value to their experience. He has been managing and maintaining rental properties for over 15 years. His educational background includes a B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as studies in Architecture History and Design Studio at LʼEcole dʼArchitecture Versailles in France. His formal education, coupled with his extensive experience with investment properties, makes him a dynamic and astute broker who is aware of the ever-evolving landscape of real estate and who can meet the needs of a diverse clientele.
While living in San Francisco from 2005 to 2010, Martin worked for a Bay Area design/build firm as a Carpenter and Designer. He learned all aspects of the construction process and acquired hands-on experience designing and building. His background also includes supervising the construction and renovation of homes and 3-8 unit apartment buildings in both Chicago and northern California. He established a strong client base by staying within budget, on schedule, and always exceeding expectations.
Martin has continued adapting to the fast-changing real estate and construction markets. He moved back to Chicago in 2011 to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning market. At that time he helped friends, family, and investors purchase as many properties as possible from the South Side to the West Side and Logan Square. He also took on the role of a construction project manager for these rehabs, which included rehabbing the properties, and finding good, solvent tenants and buyers. “I have a thorough understanding of this facet of the real estate market,” he says. “I am the direct contact for all tenants and work with contractors on a daily basis.”
The most rewarding part of being a Dream Town broker, Martin asserts, is “working with people who strive daily to improve each others’ success and achieve collective success, and being able to work with a group of intelligent and ambitious people who are passionate about producing results.” Martin takes pride in having a strong work ethic, possessing strong organizational and communication skills, and being both meticulous and thorough in his research before making critical decisions. His standards and philosophy align with the values espoused by Dream Town, where brokers are committed to excellence.
Martin has previously lived in various neighborhoods of Chicago, including Old Town, Wicker Park, and West Town. He now resides in Logan Square. He enjoys being close to the 606 Trail for running and walking, and all of Logan Square & Wicker Park’s restaurants and street festivals. Martin enjoys traveling, music, biking, hiking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, cooking, and of course design and construction.