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Daniel J. Doherty III is a Principal of Eastern Real Estate, which he co-founded with his business partner Brian J. Kelly in 2000. Since their professional partnership began in 1991, Mr. Doherty’s and Mr. Kelly’s entrepreneurial approach and long-term industry relationships have enabled them to develop and implement creative solutions for a wide range of commercial real estate opportunities. Together with their longtime team of professionals, they have completed hundreds of transactions and developed over 150 projects encompassing nearly 15 million square feet valued in excess of $3 billion.

In addition to his extensive real estate experience, Mr. Doherty is the Founder and Principal of Eastern Investment Company, which provides executive guidance and strategic capital to a diversified portfolio of growth stage companies. An active investor, Mr. Doherty serves on several public and private corporate boards of the more than 25-company Eastern Investment Company portfolio.

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 who exhibit exceptional leadership potential. This program, which has special meaning for Mr. Doherty given the personal 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 is Vice Chair of the Tufts University Board of Trustees and serves on its Executive Committee. Through his years of service as a Trustee, he has chaired several committees and participated in multiple strategic initiatives at the request of the president. He is past chair of the Administration & Finance Committee, Buildings & Grounds, Committee on Trusteeship, was 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 Alumni Association presented Mr. Doherty with the Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Doherty is engaged in many charitable and civic organizations. He recently served on the Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees and its Strategic Planning and Real Estate Committees. Mr. Doherty is also 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 Mr. Doherty is a supporter of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Autism Speaks.

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.  In the winter, he can often be found hiking and snowshoeing in the woods of Vermont or cooking over an open fire with family and friends.


Revised  January 2019