Our Team

Enhancing the lives of residents in the Seattle area by building vibrant, sustainable communities

Our Team

Board of Directors

Peter P. Nitze

Co-Founder and Chairman

Since co-founding the company in 1970, Mr. Nitze has been integral to Nitze-Stagen’s ongoing success. From his offices in New York City, Mr. Nitze offers the firm exceptional insights into the global marketplace. Mr. Nitze attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School and sits on the boards of several private and public organizations. He manages the firm’s portfolio of publicly traded securities and venture investments, and all east coast real estate investments.

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Kevin Daniels


Mr. Daniels provides his deeply-grounded perspective and guidance to the Nitze-Stagen board and executive management on strategic operational issues. Prior to assuming his present role, Mr. Daniels served as President of Nitze-Stagen for 20 years. His extensive background in real estate includes nearly three decades of experience in the areas of historic preservation; adaptive reuse; and property development and management in the Puget Sound region. Mr. Daniels is a Certified Public Accountant and Washington State real estate broker.

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John Rhodes

Board Member

Mr. Rhodes has been a member of the Board of Directors at Nitze-Stagen since 2013 and in that time has provided invaluable expertise and insight borne from his extensive experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Rhodes is the founder and Chairman of Rhodes Development Group (“RDG”) based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania which includes development, property management and construction functions. RDG is Central Pennsylvania’s largest real estate management company with over 57 properties including 3,519 residential units, 22 commercial buildings with over 1.5 million square feet, and 12 condominium projects.

Peter Nitze, CEO of Nitze Stagen

Peter A. Nitze

CEO & Board Member

In his role as President & CEO, Mr. Nitze is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s real estate holdings and property management services in the greater Seattle area. Mr. Nitze brings 25 years of experience in business management to this role, most recently as President of a division of DSM, a large Dutch conglomerate. Mr. Nitze’s other experience includes leadership positions in operations and general management in small, medium and large technology-driven companies.

Department Heads

Janet Stafford of Nitze Stagen

Janet Stafford

Consulting Director, Accounting and Finance

Janet is a CFO consultant with over 30 years working in a variety of industries including commercial real estate and family investments. Prior to engaging with Nitze-Stagen in 2017, she also served in this role at the Company for seven years through 2013. She has an extensive financial and managerial background in accounting and tax reporting, and now primarily consults with real estate and construction companies. Janet also holds a CPA-Inactive license from the state of Washington.  Ms. Stafford’s extensive experience enables her to provide unique insights to Nitze-Stagen.

Dan Gallagher of Nitze-Stagen

Daniel Gallagher

Director, Acquisitions and Development

In his role as Director of Acquisitions and Development, Mr. Gallagher manages deal-flow and investment analysis at Nitze-Stagen. His responsibilities include developing a pipeline of potential investment opportunities, managing due diligence, executing transactions and overseeing re-development. Mr. Gallagher’s professional background includes venture capital investing and financial asset management. Mr. Gallagher holds BAs in Finance and English from the University of Washington and an MBA from Harvard Business School.