Daniel B. Hurwitz
Chief Executive Officer, DDR Corp.
Daniel B. Hurwitz, is chief executive officer of DDR Corp., a position he assumed on January 1, 2010. He had served as president and chief operating officer of the company from 2007 through 2009, as senior executive vice president and chief investment officer from 2005 through 2007, and as executive vice president of leasing and development from 1999 through 2005. Mr. Hurwitz joined the company’s board of directors in June 2009, and previously served on the board from May 2002 to May 2004.
Prior to joining DDR, Mr. Hurwitz held executive roles at Boscov’s Department Store, Inc., and the Shopco Group.
Mr. Hurwitz is a graduate of Colgate University and the Wharton School of Business Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at real estate industry functions, including the International Council of Shopping Centers and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Additionally, Mr. Hurwitz is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, and was named to Institutional Investor magazine’s 2013 All-America Executive Team, voted on by the sell-side analyst community as the Best CEO in the real estate investment trust sector.
Mr. Hurwitz is a member of the Colgate University Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Trustees of Hawken School, chairman of the Leadership Council for the Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a member of the Board of Directors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) owns and manages more than 400 shopping centers representing 108 million square feet in 39 states and Puerto Rico. The company’s assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable populations and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value.
DDR employs approximately 450 people at the corporate headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio, and nearly 200 employees at regional offices across its portfolio.