Daniel R. O’Neill began his real estate career in 1979 as a specialist in Virginia farm and estate sales. Among his clients have been purchasers from every region of the United States and several countries overseas. A native of Albemarle County, he has participated in the sale of many of the most significant farm and estate properties in the state, including Mirador (Albemarle County), Grellen Farm (Orange County), Monte Vista Farm (Greene County), Four Acres (Charlottesville) and the site of the Syon Abbey Monastery adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Roanoke.
In addition to his agency work, Mr. O'Neill has been a managing partner in commercial development projects that have brought more than 300,000 square feet of profitable retail, office and industrial space on-line in the Charlottesville area since 1985. In these projects he has been responsible for negotiating anchor tenant leases and permanent financing, including tax-exempt bond issues totaling more than $17 million.
Mr. O'Neill holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. from Yale University. He was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund's House, Cambridge University and a Hoyns Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where he has also taught as a lecturer in English. He lives with his wife and daughter in downtown Charlottesville near historic Court Square, and owns a small mountain-top farm in western Albemarle County.