Daniel Ortega co-founded and manages Edge Southwest with Nick Ault in Arizona. Daniel started in Commercial Real Estate over 20 years ago working with clients from Guitar Center, Golf Smith, Longhorn Steakhouse, Jollibee, Sonic, Noodles & Co, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, GNC to Sally Beauty Supply. Daniel comes from a family of retail operators and retail brokers. For 20 years, Daniel has worked with national /regional restaurants and retailers across Arizona creating market rollouts and leasing plans for top operators and developers. In 2001 Daniel started at Colliers International, moved to Staubach Retail, ran a boutique retail brokerage firm, returned to Colliers International and now is part of Edge Realty Partners.
Daniel attended Arizona State University in the Aeronautical Management program. Soon after he acquired his pilot’s certificate, he followed his passion of music and affiliated with Warner Bros Music to perform across the country. Currently, Daniel is the Finance Chairman for Fighter Country Foundation which is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of the men, women, and families of active-duty families at Luke Air Force Base. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys travel with his family Chelley, Lukas, and Jacob.