TROY DANAVice President - Unique Properties Group
Long considered a top commercial property expert in the region, I have brokered more than 150,000 acres of the Northwest’s expansive forest and timberlands as well as larger and more complex commercial properties in Thurston County, including the management and sale of the Olympia Brewery complex. I have more than 28 years of experience in timberland, highest and best use (HBU), large unimproved parcel, recreational and conservation real estate sales.
As the CEO of Hodges, Gilliam and Dana Real Estate, I led the firm to grow to an annual sales volume of $120 million and I’m an expert on the value of forests and trees to our eco-system in the Northwest, authoring the white paper “Carbon Sequestration in Working Forests” as well as an expert in specialty woods and market.
Prior to my career as a commercial real estate broker and timberland expert, I worked as a tugboat captain in Alaska. When the commute between Washington and Alaska began to weigh on my family, I decided to do what any patently unemployable person without any marketable skills and no education does when they want to make lots of money – they go into real estate! I particularly enjoy the project management aspect of commercial real estate, especially properties that are unique and challenging in nature like my recent transaction involving the former Olympia Brewery.
A resident of Thurston County for 35 years, my wife, Pam, and I have been married for 25 years. When I’m not working, my hobbies include following (and cheering) our daughter, Jessica’s, NASCAR career as she races on the eastern seaboard circuit. I am a passionate woodworker with an affection for unique and exotic woods from which I have built custom guitars that have been featured in Guitar World magazine.
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