Daniel H. Pollack
Daniel H. Pollack, 1980-2011. To our beloved Daniel, whose passing brings such sadness to the many who knew him, especially to the loved ones and his family he has left behind.
Daniel’s many accomplishments during his 31 years were astounding. He graduated from Gilbert High School in 1998. He participated in the marching band, playing drums, and won the coveted John Philip Sousa Award in 1998, some 25 years after his father, Michael, won the same award for drums.
Daniel was also a fierce competitor at Gilbert High in DECA, which is a competitive course in business management. Daniel began his real estate career at Marcus & Millichap, where he worked during his collegiate academic pursuits in the research department before entering the family business. Daniel graduated summa cum laude in 2002 with two bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, one in real estate and one in business management. Daniel was pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the time of his untimely death.
He also attended the Real Estate Management Program: Developing Effective Leaders, at Harvard Business School in 2008. Daniel was listed in Arizona Real Estate magazine’s “Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate” for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
His community work included volunteering with the Maricopa Justice Courts as a mediator and serving as a board member with the Jewish Community foundation. He served as vice president and designated broker for the Arizona office of Michael A. Pollack International Management Inc. and also as vice president for Gambord Industries located in San Jose, Calif. Daniel, whose deceased mother is Judy Jurman, is the great grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sydney J. Gambord of San Jose.