Vice President of Development, LEED AP
As Vice President of Development, Darin Sand leads multiple development efforts, government relations, strategic partnerships, community relations, entitlement processes, sustainable innovation and financial incentives. He is also recognized by the United States Green Building Council as an Accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Building Design and Construction (LEED BD + C) professional.
Following his passion for sustainable redevelopment, Mr. Sand played a pivotal role in the renovation of Hotel Andaluz, a historical national and New Mexican landmark. His responsibilities included oversight of LEED certification, historic preservation, environmental remediation, cultural development and financial incentives. Mr. Sand’s current projects include overseeing various development aspects of the Winrock Town Center project, including the $136 million Winrock Town Center tax increment development district efforts with the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and State of New Mexico. He also directs the real estate development for Innovate ABQ, an entrepreneurial and innovation hub in downtown Albuquerque that has the goal of strengthening the economic base within the city and throughout New Mexico.
Mr. Sand believes in the company’s goal to improve the community by adding value and encouraging creative and responsible real estate development. Mr. Sand also serves as a board member of the local NAIOP chapter and of the Uptown Progress Team. His work has led him to receive a number of awards, including 2010 New Mexico Recycling Coalition’s “Most Innovative Recycling Project of the Year” for his part in the renewal and renovation of Hotel Andaluz, Heritage Preservation award for Hotel Andaluz, Earth-Minded Award from American Society of Interior Designers and Hospitality Design Magazine for sustainable innovations at Hotel Andaluz. He also leads the solar, water and waste water initiatives at the Winrock Town Center development.
Mr. Sand received his Bachelor of Science in management from Park University, Parkville Missouri. When he is not working, you can find Mr. Sand in the world of cycling, where he is an avid and competitive, podiumed cyclist with both road and mountain bikes. He is also an enthusiastic downhill skier and fitness lover. In another life, Mr. Sand played drums and percussion professionally, a skill that remains a hobby.