Palm Communities Leadership Team

Our leadership team is comprised of exceptional individuals who possess complementary talents, skills, and experience. The breadth of our team's experience is consistently demonstrated in the collaborative manner in which we work with various agencies and the surrounding communities, our ability to find mutually beneficial solutions to the complex challenges faced during development and most of all in the quality product that we deliver.

"Quality for Generations is a key message passed down from my father to me, and one that I regularly share with my children. Our commitment to quality can be seen in every aspect of what we do…develop affordable housing for generations of families and seniors that will stand the test of time."

Danavon Horn
Chief Executive Officer

A second-generation affordable housing developer with over 32 years of experience, Dan has directed the development of over 1,800 units of affordable housing throughout Southern California and over 2,000 units of single family housing in the Inland Empire since founding the Company in 1979.

Dan is responsible for the developing and implementing the strategic vision of the Company. In addition to his role with Palm Communities, Dan serves as the President of Multi-Family Builders Inc. (our affiliated General Contractor).

Dan maintains strong ties to both the industry and community at large. He has served on the Board of Directors of Building Industry of America, Desert Chapter as well as the Board of Directors of Rural Builders Council of California that is now known as the California Housing Coalition; and is a past Board Member of the Riverside County Workforce Development Board.

He received his Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University in Fullerton.

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“Palm Communities is committed to providing a high quality living experience for our residents, leveraging scarce resources in an efficient manner and, providing a commitment to long-term ownership and management that provides a lasting asset for the benefit of the communities we serve. “

Mitch Slagerman
Vice President, Project Development

Mitch joined Palm in 2011 and is responsible for all project development activities of the Company. He has 25 years of experience working in local government with an emphasis in affordable housing, redevelopment, HUD community development programs and economic development.

Prior to joining the Company, Mitch served in various management capacities for the Cities of Moreno Valley and Rancho Cucamonga as well as Director of Community Development and Housing for the County of San Bernardino.

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing and an Master of Public Administration.

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