Dan Zimmerman, a former Rice football star whose family is known for creative redevelopment in Montrose, is tackling a forgotten corner of Downtown. Will his Main & Co. restoration project, planned as a co-working space, ‘activate’ the area, as he says?
Dan Zimmerman kicks up sawdust as he strolls over a sunlit, century-old, herringbone-patterned hardwood floor. Tall, tan and strapping, his longish hair tucked beneath a Patagonia baseball cap, he exudes the chill, California vibe of a pro surfer. It’s only Zimmerman’s calm, measured directives to a construction crew in hard hats, as he juggles phone calls over the shrieks of power saws, that reveal him to be a seasoned commercial real estate veteran, and a rising star of Houston’s development scene.