Daniel Ceniceros


Daniel Ceniceros is Founder and CEO of Connect Media.

Connect Media is a full-service creative marketing and strategic media company with six core business lines. These include news, creative & communications, events, continuing education and a listing service – all which specialize in the commercial real estate and investment/finance industries. From inspiration to execution, Daniel develops ideas into projects and campaigns that allow Connect clients to effectively market their products, services, teams, and events.

Daniel has more than 26 years of media and marketing experience. He has guided the largest brands in the commercial real estate and investment/finance industries, and continues to shape the national media landscape.

Daniel started his career at a creative agency where he worked with residential real estate developers and a variety of commercial real estate clients. His experience includes branding and launching of commercial developments, as well as master planned communities such as Valencia. Daniel was also part of the teams that created the HUD and BIA logos and worked with one of the first outsourced residential design studios.

Prior to Connect, Daniel was Vice President of the Real Estate Media Group at American Lawyer Media, working with the company’s top clients across all platforms – thought leadership, advertising, events, digital and print advertising. Daniel led the division’s focus on national real estate banking and legal clients, some of which included Goodwin Procter, DLA Piper, K&L Gates, Fried Frank and others.

Daniel continues to expand Connect’s business offerings with the recent launch of its continuing education platform, Connect Classroom, and the acquisition of a cutting-edge apartments listing platform, ApartmentBuildings.com. Connect’s creative agency has expanded to serve over 50 clients, providing creative services and marketing communication strategies to large national and international companies such as Trammell Crow Company, Hines, Manulife, KBS, Walker & Dunlop, Marcus & Millichap, Avison Young, Colliers, and more.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DE&I”) has always been a priority for Daniel and his company. His team is currently comprised of 50% women and 39% minority team members, and Connect is certified by NMSDC, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, as a minority owned business.

Daniel was named one of the “2017 Folio 100,” a list of the 100 most influential players in media.” In addition to numerous awards in the commercial real estate space, Daniel was named by the Los Angeles Times as a Visionary in Commercial Real Estate. Under Daniel’s direction, Connect has also been published in the Los Angeles Business Journal and the L.A. Times. In 2022, Daniel was selected to participate in Capital One’s annual Catapult Cohort, designed to help diverse business owners accelerate their business strategies.

Connect Media has been included on the annual Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, ranking as one of the top 10 media companies, and was included on The Financial Times’ 2022 ranking of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies.