Massey Knakal LIC Veteran Evan Daniel Joins Modern Spaces to Lean New Commercial & Investment Property Group

Modern Spaces, a professional real estate services firm with offices in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, is launching a Commercial & Investment Property division and has tapped Evan Daniel as the group’s leader.
Evan Daniel and Eric Benaim

Evan Daniel and Eric Benaim

Long Island City, New York—Modern Spaces, a professional real estate services firm with offices in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, is launching a Commercial & Investment Property division and has tapped Evan Daniel as the group’s leader. The announcement was made by Eric Benaim, CEO and Co-Founder of Modern Spaces.

Daniel will serve as executive vice president of Modern Spaces’ Commercial & Investment Property Group. The new division will provide both leasing and investment sales services, covering office, industrial and retail leasing as well as land and property sales across all asset categories. This division will augment the firm’s established residential brokerage operation, which serves consumers of rental and for-sale properties, in addition to the Modern Spaces Development Marketing Group, which represents developers and sponsors of property.

Most recently, Daniel was a director ofsSales at Massey Knakal Realty Services, where he exclusively covered the Long Island City and Astoria markets and successfully closed 54 properties worth an aggregate consideration of approximately $256 million. In the first half of 2014 alone, Daniel completed 11 sales assignments in Western Queens valued in excess of $50 million.  He has advised both private and institutional clients on positioning their assets, and provided valuation services on more than 1,000 properties with an estimated value of over $7.5 billion.

His most noteworthy sale was a 220-unit portfolio of four walk-up apartment buildings in Astoria in the amount of $30.1 million. He also sold a 40-unit elevator building in Astoria at a price of $11.5 million and a new construction mixed-use apartment building in Flushing for $10.1 million.  His expertise also extends to land sales. He was most recently responsible for the $17.1 million sale of a 22,300 square foot lot and the $8.3 million sale of a 205,000 buildable square foot development site, both located in Long Island City.