Danuel Stanger serves as Vice Chairman of Bridge Investment Group and Chief Investment Officer of Bridge Multifamily Fund Manager LLC. Mr. Stanger has 28 years of experience in every phase of the real estate investment process including finding, analyzing, acquiring, financing, developing, managing, improving and selling properties. He has been directly responsible for investing in over US$1 billion dollars in real estate assets including investments in multi and single family residential properties, commercial offices, resort golf properties, hotel, and retail properties. This track record includes double-digit returns even in difficult time periods. Since the inception of Bridge Investment Group, Mr. Stanger has focused his full-time efforts on the remarkable acquisitions available to Bridge that presented themselves as a result of the global financial crisis. He has been the primary driver of acquisitions, management, and disposition of all Bridge investments.
Stanger was CEO of Bridge Founders Group, LLC (a Bridge Investment Group affiliate) until March 2009. He was involved in all phases of developments and investments since inception; approved all commitments, and was responsible for day-to-day management of investment activities. In particular, he was responsible for market and individual investment analysis, transaction structuring and planning, development and joint venture equity partner relationships.
Stanger began his real estate career in 1988, on the heels of a banking career with Prudential Federal and American Savings, directing credit restructuring, workouts, management and disposition of all commercial investment real estate and corporate lending foreclosures at American Savings from 1985 through 1988.
He left Prudential Federal and American Savings in 1988 to found Strategic Management and Consulting, which focused on property management and the resolution of distressed commercial properties including retail, office warehouse, medical office, hospitality and residential real estate. Mr. Stanger merged this company into Prowswood Companies in 1990, where he became Vice-President and Managing Director of the Equity Investment Division. He left Prowswood in 1997 to form CDS Investments, Inc. the predecessor company to Bridge Founders Group, LLC.
He has been a member of many community organizations and served on the Board of Neighborhood Housing Services, and as a Founding Member of the Utah Community Reinvestment Corporation, an organization established by the banking community to invest funds in residential and commercial communities. Mr. Stanger is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), was the chair of the Utah Association of Realtors Governmental Affairs Committee, and served on the National Committee for CCIM.