Before joining Caton Commercial Real Estate Group as the Dolan & Murphy Team, Daniel T. Dolan, was President of of Dolan & Murphy, Inc.. Dolan & Murphy is a family team that Daniel T. Dolan has been a part of since 1973. Daniel received his Real Estate license in 1974. He was awarded his CCIM designation by the Realtors National Marketing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, in May of 1982. Dolan was on the Board of Directors of the Northern Illinois CCIM Chapter for a period of four years and served as its President in 1987. Dolan was directly involved in the organization of the Real Estate Consortium, and very actively involved nationally in creating regionalization of CCIM Chapters under the guidelines of the Realtors National Marketing Institute. In 1994, Dolan was solicited to be on the Board of Directors of NICAR (Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors). This newly formed Board of Realtors was designed to provide Commercial Real Estate practitioners with professional, educational, and legislative services not available from any other centralized source, operating as a clearing house for industry information and activity.
In 1997, Dolan was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of Harris Bank-Aurora, a position which he held for 12 years. In 1999, Dolan was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and as Chairman of the Economic Development Group comprising of Development and Public Works, Legislative Action and Central City Development. Dolan was appointed and served as Chairman of the Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2002-2003.
In 2004, Dolan was asked to join the Seize The Future Foundation Board of Directors in conjunction with the Aurora Economic Development Corporation, a position he still holds.
In 1981, Dolan began syndicating real estate in the form of Private Illinois Limited Partnerships. He structured the acquisition of several neighborhood shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial complexes. In the early 1990’s Dolan began forming several land partnerships to purchase, develop, and build several retail, office and specialty-use buildings and continues to do so to this date.
In May of 1999, Dolan established Dolan & Murphy Management, L.L.C. to provide Management Services for his partnerships and others throughout Aurora and the Fox Valley, and currently manages approximately 1 million square feet of retail, office and industrial properties. As a Real Estate Broker/Developer, Dolan has represented such companies as The Levy Organization, Loctite Corporation, McDonald’s, TriCon Global, Marriott, Aldi, Inc., Crown Development Group, Amli Realty, American Food Stores, Walgreens, BP Amoco and Mobile Oil, as well as several other retail tenants, and is affiliated with select individual investors throughout Europe.
Dolan has been actively involved with several philanthropic endeavors throughout the community over his 40 years in business. Dolan has always believed that he can make a difference, and his approach is to “Sheppard the old, heal and protect the young, and feed the hungry”. Dolan has made a conscientious decision, at this point in his career and life, to concentrate on two major endeavors which he holds close to his heart: The Annual Holiday Food Drive and CASA Kane County.
The Annual Holiday Food Drive runs each year from November 1st until the day before Thanksgiving, and benefits the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry. The goal of the Annual Holiday Food Drive is to collect enough food to ensure that no one in our community is ever forced to go hungry simply because they cannot afford to buy food.
CASA Kane County is a non-profit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system. Dolan currently serves as Co-Chairman of CASA Kane County’s Chairman’s Advisory Panel, and has been on the CASA Board of Directors since in 2012. CASA Kane County relies on over 240 trained, community volunteers who represent over 550 abused and neglected children each year.