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Dara McQuillan

Silverstein Properties

Chief Marketing Officer

Job Functions: Development, Marketing, Research & Strategy


As Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for World Trade Center Properties, LLC and Silverstein Properties, Inc., Dara manages the public relations, media, advertising, documentary, branding and communications aspects of the Silverstein organization's efforts to rebuild at the World Trade Center site.


Dara is a member of the company's management committee and works with the senior management team and top executives on a wide range of corporate matters, with direct responsibility for the company's marketing and communications initiatives.


Highlights of Dara's work include the building, opening and marketing of 4 WTC and 7 WTC - for which his group was awarded a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America; unveiling designs for the iconic Freedom Tower and the towers designed by Pritzker prize-winning architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki; Silverstein's successful "two occurrence" insurance litigation; launching several WTC websites and dozens of social media channels; developing a long-term World Trade Center branding, marketing and merchandising strategy; and developing a program to document the rebuilding project through feature films, TV documentaries, books, photographs, art and interactive media.


Previously, Dara was the Communications & Media Manager of Shearman & Sterling LLP, a corporate law firm of 850 lawyers in 20 cities around the world.


Dara studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where he graduated with a Master's degree in Philosophy. He spent a year as an Erasmus Scholar at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he studied Italian and philosophy under Umberto Eco. Upon graduation, Dara won a Bobby Jones Jr. Graduate Fellowship to UCLA.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation