Dan Baker is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of SugarOak. Mr. Baker has over 30 years of real estate experience in the areas of acquisition, development, property management, and leasing.

Mr. Baker is responsible for the strategic direction of the SugarOak Real Estate Funds including investment management, investor servicing, and capital markets. He serves as President or Managing Member of all SugarOak sponsored funds and is Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Mr. Baker is a former President of the Reston Rotary Club, Business Citizen of the Year for Herndon, VA, and a Paul Harris Fellow award recipient. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of Potomac, F&M Bank, Triple Net Properties and the Herndon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Baker is a graduate of Harvard University.




Tom Donaldson is President of SugarOak and a member of the Investment Committee. As President, Mr. Donaldson is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the company.

With over 25 years of construction and development experience, Mr. Donaldson manages property redevelopment, construction services and tenant fit up for the SugarOak portfolio.

Mr. Donaldson is the former President of the Northern Virginia Building Association and former Chairman of the Custom Builders’ Council. He graduated from the University of Kentucky.




Philip Nickles is Vice President and In-House Counsel for SugarOak and is a member of the Investment Committee. As Vice President, Mr. Nickles leads the team responsible for the identification, due diligence, financing, and closing of all commercial properties.

Mr. Nickles’ education includes a BA in economics from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Business from the London School of Economics, and a JD with High Honors from the University of Texas School of Law. At the University of Texas, Mr. Nickles was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Chancellors Honor Society. He is a licensed attorney in Texas and the District of Columbia.

Vice President and In-House Counsel


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