NEW YORK CITY—Daniel MacEachron, a commercial property development executive, has joined the Rockefeller Group's development subsidiary, Rockefeller Group Development Corp. (RGDC), as chief operating officer.

For more than 20 years MacEachron was with Hines, where he held positions in Houston, New York, San Francisco and New Delhi, India. Since 2006 he was responsible for establishing the first Hines office in India and leading the effort to get the firm’s first two office development projects in India under construction.

MacEachron assumes a new position within RGDC overseeing its New York-area development projects and leasing, as well as the national activities of RGDC’s Asset Services and Design & Construction Groups. He will report directly to Kevin R. Hackett, president and CEO of both The Rockefeller Group and RGDC.

Throughout his career, MacEachron has gained broad expertise in all areas of real estate including office development, asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, investment management and asset services.

From 1997 to 2005, MacEachron was responsible for the formation and management of the CalPERS/Hines investment partnership known as National Office Partners. During his tenure as portfolio manager and chief investment officer of the partnership, the National Office Partners portfolio tripled in size to nearly $3 billion through a combination of existing-property acquisitions across the U.S. and four major office-development projects located in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta. Early in his career he was project manager of 53rd at Third, also known as the Lipstick Building, the first Hines development in New York City.

MacEachron holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.