Daniel J. Cinelli

Daniel Cinelli



“My goal is to generate senior environments that exceed the expectation of every consumer, leaving a legacy that inspires future generations.”

Since 1978, Dan has devoted his career to humanizing living environments for older adults. His singular focus and exceptional communications skills have helped him prove how space—and place making—can exceed the expectations of his clients, investors, and consumers. As a leader of Perkins Eastman’s international senior living practice area, Dan has collaborated with more than 200 national senior living organizations, developers, and operators. Combining his strengths in scenario planning, branding, research, new product development, and master planning, Dan strategizes with clients to help them envision their future business models. He strives to genuinely partner with clients and teammates alike, serving as a thought leader inside and outside of the firm.

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Dan brings his passion to the broader community as a facilitator and contributor to LeadingAge, ULI, UNT, CLAS, Alzheimer Association, UDC, UIC, AJAS, Senior Living News, and IAHSA.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (312) 560-2628
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  • Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects, Leading Age, Association of Jewish Aging Services