Daniel Walsh is the founder and CEO of Citymark Capital. Prior to founding Citymark Capital, Mr. Walsh was President, Northeast Ohio for Huntington National Bank, joining the company in May 2010. Mr. Walsh’s responsibilities included management and oversight of all Huntington business activities in the Northeast Ohio metropolitan market.
Prior to Huntington, Mr. Walsh led KeyBank’s Real Estate Capital Markets businesses nationally, including Fund Management, CMBS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and Life Company whole loan placement business conducted by more than 100 professionals in 16 offices in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Mr. Walsh was promoted to lead Real Estate Capital Markets for KeyBank starting in 2008. In this position, he restructured KeyBank’s real estate capital markets businesses and oversaw portfolio hedging and valuation of a $22 billion real estate portfolio. He also served on the board of the National Multi-Housing Council and as Treasurer of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, two national real estate organizations.
In 1998, Mr. Walsh co-founded and built KeyBank’s real estate Private Equity Group, a group that invested in real estate projects throughout the United States on behalf of third-party institutional equity and mezzanine debt investors throughout the world.
Mr. Walsh serves, or has served, on the following boards: Cleveland Foundation (Chair, Investment Committee); Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Museum of Art (Chair, Building and Grounds Committee and Executive Committee Member); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (past Chair, Finance Committee); Destination Cleveland (past Chair of the Board); as a Mayoral appointee on the Group Plan Commission (overseeing the redevelopment of Public Square); United Way of Greater Cleveland (Co-Chair of the 2012 Annual Campaign); Playhouse Square (past Chair, Real Estate Committee); ideastream (Emeritus Board Member; past Chair, Finance Committee); and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Co-Chair, 2011 Sports Awards). Mr. Walsh is the past board chair for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and he helped launch Global Cleveland. He is also a member of the Cleveland Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
He received his B.S. in Management and MBA from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Walsh also holds his Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, with a certification in environmental and energy law practice.