Trout Daniel & Associates, a full-service commercial real estate company, today announced that Neil A. Katz has joined the firm as Chief Business Development Officer.
Katz brings nearly three decades of real estate experience to his new role with Trout Daniel. As Chief Business Development Officer, he will leverage his market knowledge and vast network of relationships to lead Trout Daniel in identifying and capitalizing upon real estate investment and leasing opportunities for the firm and its diverse group of clients.
“Neil’s track record of success in the commercial real estate industry is almost unparalleled in central Maryland,” said Steven L. Cornblatt, Principal of Trout Daniel and head of the firm’s office and industrial division. “We are excited to partner with Neil as Trout Daniel continues to deliver outstanding results for our clients across all market sectors as the real estate market continues to gain traction and our firm continues a trajectory of managed growth.”
Katz began his career in commercial real estate right out of college in 1983 working in Chevy Chase, MD before returning to Baltimore in 1985 to oversee leasing activities for developer Attman Properties. In 1989, Katz founded Corridor Commercial Real Estate Group, LLC, where he served as its president and later CEO until the company was sold in 2009. Neil was consistently recognized as one of the top commercial real estate brokers in Baltimore throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s and honored as a Top 10 broker by the Baltimore Business Journal on five separate occasions. Neil successfully assembled and executed dozens of major real estate investment transactions for his clients throughout his career and has continued to put deals together since selling Corridor in 2009.
An entrepreneur as well as a real estate professional, Neil has remained quite active in the fabric of the Baltimore business community. He has invested in several area businesses, including Accelerent, a national business development organization, as well as The Alternative Board of Baltimore County, a business coaching and peer advisory firm, where he has mentored and coached more than a dozen business owners with their businesses. Neil has also developed several mixed use and multi-family properties over the past few years.
Throughout his career, Katz has made it a priority to give back to the community and has served on more than a dozen nonprofit boards. His board work includes serving as the Chairman of the Foundation Board for the Community College of Baltimore County, the Advisory Board for UMBC’s Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, the Board of Directors at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue and he was a longstanding member of The Associated’s Board of Directors. Neil is also a proud 2004 graduate of the Leadership Maryland Program.
About Trout Daniel & Associates
Trout Daniel & Associates is a full-service commercial real estate company serving businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic and beyond. The firm takes a highly-customizable approach to providing a full range of commercial real estate services, including brokerage, development, consulting and management to the retail, office, industrial, multi-family and investment market segments.
For more information visit www.troutdaniel.com or call 410-435-4004.