Mr Flanigan is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He attended school in Spain at the Spanish American Institute in Sevilla to study international business and the emergence of the European Union. He received his MBA in Los Angeles where he now lives.
He has gained a deep business acumen from the different segments of industries he has been involved with at a very high level. His career in specialized audio led him to work with some of the largest arenas and coliseums as well as learning about hearing impairment.
The work he has done in Hollywood includes writing and developing treatments for television as well as working with the top film and game studios in their technology for intercial motion capturing systems.
His background in real estate started in Santa Monica as a licensed real estate broker and lead him to buying personal homes in Silverlake, Echo Park and Downtown to rehab and sell. His experience in real estate is with both the residential and commercial markets.
His ventures in private aviation cultivated a style and flair for customer service with a direct attention to detail. After starting his own brokerage he built a high flying clientele list that he eventually sold to one of the largest operators in Texas.
Four years ago, he worked with a team from New York to develop a concept for a new lounge while finding the management team and planning the real estate. The Crossing, which is now located in Downtown Los Angeles and is attributed to having one of the most distinctive Old Fashion’ s.
Dane believes in learning from everyone around him and equates his highest strength in life in his ability to listen. He has a passion for helping people and devotes his charity work to the National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurs.