Daniel J. Doherty III is a Principal of Eastern Real Estate, and together with his longtime team, has developed a wide range of commercial real estate projects encompassing nearly 15 million square feet, valued in excess of $3 billion.
In addition to his extensive real estate experience, Mr. Doherty is an active investor and provides executive guidance, strategic capital and serves on several boards of a diverse portfolio of privately held growth companies.
Mr. Doherty is a strong advocate for education, personal health, and advancement of youth. In 2002, he established the Doherty Family Scholarship to help economically challenged students at Tufts University who exhibit exceptional leadership potential. This program, which has special meaning for Mr. Doherty given the circumstances of his youth, has provided dozens of deserving students the opportunity to lift the trajectory of their lives through education.
Mr. Doherty holds a Bachelor of Science honoris causa from Tufts University and serves on the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Through his 10 years of service, he has chaired several committees and participated in multiple strategic initiatives at the request of the president. Mr. Doherty is a member of the University’s Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Administration & Finance Committee. He is also a longstanding member of the Board of Advisors for Athletics and served as Chairman of the Tufts University Development Corporation. In recognition for his thoughtful leadership, the Tufts University Alumni Association presented Mr. Doherty with the Distinguished Service Award.
Mr. Doherty serves on the Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees and is active on the Strategic Planning and Real Estate Committees. Mr. Doherty is a leading donor to the Marblehead All-Sports Foundation, past Chair of the Development Committee for the Marblehead YMCA, a Board Member of the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club and supports the effort to build the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Dan is a lifelong resident of the greater Boston area. He and his wife, Meredith, are actively engaged in family life and the educational and athletic pursuits of their three children. In addition, Dan enjoys cycling, golf, swimming, boating, and fishing around the family’s homes in Marblehead and Nantucket. In the winter, he can often be found hiking and snowshoeing the woods of Vermont or cooking over an open fire with family and friends.