John Daniels joined the Royal Capital Board in 2015. With his extensive network in the real estate and business world, John brings a resume that is rich in experience and thoughtful execution to the company.
John W. Daniels Jr. is not only a national real estate and business expert with an enviable client list of national corporate household names, he is chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, a strategic business advisor to many of the firm’s largest clients, a recurrently honored champion of diversity and inclusion, a much sought-after thought leader on multiple topics, a widely recognized pillar of the community, an active agent of organizational and civic change, and a crusader for high-quality education and access to it. He grew the firm impressively during the worst economy since the Great Depression, expanding its ranks of attorneys and adding new locations and national practice specialties in spite of the downturn, fundamentally transforming Quarles from its traditional legal industry structure to a model of a 21st-century professional services business. He has been honored not only for his legal leadership but for his entrepreneurialism, his spirit of excellence in the pursuit of racial justice, and his devotion to education.
Education and Honors
•Harvard Law School (J.D., 1974)
•University of Wisconsin (M.S., 1972)
•North Central College (B.A., 1969)
Professional and Civic Activities
•Aurora Health Care (Board Chairman)
•American College of Real Estate Lawyers (Past National President)
•Greater Milwaukee Foundation (Past Chair of the Board of Directors)
•Medical College of Wisconsin (Director Emeritus)
•Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee (Past Director)
•Harris Financial Corporation (Board of Directors)
•V&J Foods, Inc. (Director)
•Awarded the 2014 Doctor of Business Degree by the University of Wisconsin System
•Awarded the 2014 Trustee of the Year Award by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc.
•Received the 2014 Central City Business Award in Lifetime Achievement from The Milwaukee Business Journal
•Presidential Legacy Award (2013 – National Bar Association)
•National Entrepreneur of the Year (2013 – MBA Association)
•Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame (2012 – Midwest Real Estate News Magazine)
•Excellence in Education Award (2012 – Milwaukee Public School Board of School Directors)