Senior director Daniel Dumke was named a 2023 Commercial Real Estate Visionary by the Los Angeles Times, recognized as a leader who is driving the industry forward. Read more below and in Daniel’s visionary feature here to see why he was spotlighted as a leader in Southern California’s commercial real estate market.

With a construction career spanning over four decades, Daniel has built some of the most impressive structures in Los Angeles and Southern California. His portfolio includes major work across sectors, including commercial, student housing and higher education, life sciences, healthcare, and sports and entertainment. As senior director at Shawmut, Daniel leads the preconstruction and integrated design efforts for the firm’s West region, bringing his wealth of experience to deliver best-in-class services to clients through alternate delivery solutions and cost certainty, while establishing integrated, collaborative project stakeholder environments. He and his teams put in effort upfront to identify efficiencies and solve for potential challenges before project teams even step foot on-site, ensuring projects complete on schedule and within budget.

Leveraging his extensive portfolio of major projects throughout California, Daniel is driving Shawmut’s market share of increasingly larger projects with substantial scope and complexity. Within the first year of joining the company, Daniel played an integral role in securing Shawmut’s largest project in the firm’s 40-year history—a one million square-foot mass timber creative office campus.

An expert in alternate delivery methods, Daniel is fluent in mass timber and modular construction, driving Southern California’s built world forward with more sustainable and efficient practices. His portfolio includes work for clients from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the CSU and UC systems. He shares his insights with the larger industry through moderating and participating in various industry panel discussions, including for DBIA (The Design-Build Institute of America) and LAHQ (Los Angeles Headquarters Association). He also leads construction learning sessions for partners including architecture and engineering firms.

In an industry that faces a glaring lack of diversity, Shawmut has accelerated its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work, operationalizing its efforts to drive tangible, quantifiable results. Daniel is dedicated to this work, understanding the importance of building up those around him and supporting the future leaders of the industry. He is on the West region’s Regional Diversity Leadership Council, working to advance Shawmut’s goal of workplace equity and providing local resources in support of the firm’s national efforts.

Daniel recognizes the critical importance of driving progress in the industry and community. As vice chair of the Associated General Contractors of California’s (AGC CA) Construction Education Foundation Board, Daniel helps drive construction workforce development efforts and opportunities for young adults—especially crucial work as the industry faces a severe labor shortage. Daniel is also on the AGC CA Orange County Board of Directors and is a member of the DEI Steering Committee.