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Daniel H. Pollack


To our beloved Daniel, whose passing brings such sadness to the many that knew him, especially to the loved ones and his family that he has left behind.
Daniel’s many accomplishments during his 31 years were astounding. Let us take you on a journey of Daniel’s life and experience his quest, his zeal, and his excitement for living life to the fullest.
Daniel graduated from Gilbert High School in 1998. He participated in the Marching Band playing drums and won the coveted John Phillips Sousa Award in 1998, some 25 years after his father Michael won the same award for drums.
Daniel was also a fierce competitor at Gilbert High in DECA, which is a competitive business course in business management.
Daniel began his real estate career at Marcus & Millichap, where he worked during his collegiate academic pursuits in the research department before entering the family business.
Daniel graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 with two bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, one in real estate and one in business management. Daniel was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the time of his untimely death. He also attended the Real Estate Management Program: Developing Effective Leaders, at Harvard Business School in 2008.
Daniel was listed in Arizona Real Estate Magazine’s, “Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate” for 2009, 2010 & 2011. He was a founding committee member of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Next Generation Division (and later as State Chairman 2006-2009).
Daniel was instrumental in creating a community for new commercial real estate professionals to become acquainted with one another. As a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Smart Growth Committee, Daniel was part of a diverse team of professionals charged with awarding the prestigious Smart Growth Award.
His community work included volunteering with the Maricopa Justice Courts as a Mediator, and serving as a board member with the Jewish Community Foundation.
But as busy as he was, Daniel loved life and loved to travel. His journeys took him to Israel on numerous occasions, to China, Asia and much of the United States. He also loved his travel to the “Calgary Stampede” in Canada and was an advocate for leisure diving.
Daniel touched the lives of many in the business community who described him as a wonderful man with a strong work ethic, strong dedication to the community and was incredibly gracious.
Daniel H. Pollack served as Vice President and Designated Broker for the Arizona office of Michael A. Pollack International Management Inc. and also as Vice President for Gambord Industries located in San Jose, CA.
Daniel, who’s deceased mother is Judy Jurman, is the Great Grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sydney J. Gambord of San Jose, CA. and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Pollack of Chandler AZ. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pollack of Saratoga, CA. and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Jurman of Los Gatos, CA. and sister Jaime Omens of Encinitas CA.
He is also survived by his two brothers, Robert and Nickolas Pollack, Aunts Sherri Pollack, Patti Pollack and Tamara Misle and Uncles Howard Misle and David Jurman, all of Saratoga CA.
Further survivorships include cousins Mandy Misle, Eva Misle and Sadie Misle, Jason Jurman, Jeffrey Jurman, Blake Pollack, Eshkar Pollack, Tyler Pollack and Ashley Pollack.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave in Chandler AZ.