World-Class Real Estate Development with Dan Kodsi, CEO of Royal Palm Companies

Dan Kodsi

(Courtesy of Royal Palm Companies)

Dan Kodsi is the CEO of Royal Palm Companies (RPC), a position he has held since 1991. He is a real estate industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in property development, capital investment, and asset management. He is recognized as an industry leader and a visionary for the development of large-scale, mixed-use developments. Mr. Kodsi is also the managing principal of Participant Capital, which he founded in 2011 as the capital arm of RPC.


During his career, Mr. Kodsi has developed over $3.5 billion in completed projects and has over $2 billion in the pipeline. He has delivered over 6,000 units consisting of over 10 million square feet of mixed-use, master-planned communities, hotels, multi-family, and high rise residential. He has a keen ability to identify underserved markets and an aptitude to envision and execute large-scale developments, which has earned him a reputation for capitalizing returns and generating value for both private and institutional investors.

Mr. Kodsi holds a BSBA in Real Estate Finance and a minor in Urban Planning and Architecture from the University of Miami. He is also a licensed general contractor.

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