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Meet the Team


Evan J. Daniel

Executive Vice President


Evan J. Daniel joined Modern Spaces in 2014 as the Executive Vice  President and Founder of the Commercial + Investment Division. In this  role, he oversees all investment sales operations for the company,  including the sales of multi-family, mixed-use, retail, office,  industrial, hotel, and development properties. The division directs  retail, commercial, office and industrial leasing as well as property  management.

Prior to joining the firm, Evan was a Director of Sales at Massey  Knakal Realty Services, exclusively covering the Long Island City and  Astoria markets. He has successfully closed 97 properties worth an  aggregate consideration of approximately $765,000,000. Evan has advised  both private and institutional clients on positioning their assets, and  provided valuation services on more than 1,200 properties with an  estimated value of over $8 billion.

Outside of his professional life, Evan is an avid sports fan and  coach. Since 2006 he has been the basketball coach and Athletic Director  for local Junior High School students in Queens.

Evan resides in Long Island with his wife, Laya, and four children, Jake, Allie, Hailey and Brandon.


Michael Ellis

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


Michael Ellis joined the Modern Spaces Commercial + Investment  Division in early 2019, where he focuses on investment sales in Maspeth  and Elmhurst. Michael brings an extensive financial background having  been a Senior Lending Officer at a major money-center bank, a Registered  Investment Advisor, as well as having run a private equity firm. 

In addition, he has been an entrepreneur, who founded, managed and  then successfully sold multiple FinTech firms to Fortune 500 companies.  Michael has decades worth of hands‐on real estate experience, including  financing, investing in and selling commercial properties.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Moravian  College in Bethlehem, PA, where he currently serves as a Trustee and  Chair of its Investment Committee. He also earned an MBA from The Lubin  School of Business at Pace University. 

As avid outdoorsman, Michael enjoys whitewater rafting, fly fishing and hiking in the Adirondacks.

Michael is a native New Yorker born in Greenwich Village and raised  in Chelsea as well as the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He currently  lives on Center Blvd in Long Island City.