TRYGG DANFORTH is the Director of Real Estate at EIP and has managed EIP’s real estate acquisitions and portfolio since rejoining EIP in 2016. He previously worked for EIP for two years as an Analyst and Associate prior to leaving for business school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he received his MBA with a concentration in real estate.
A highlight of his time at EIP is his effort to work with over 15 different landowners in Cecil County, Maryland to lease and purchase restoration easements over 16 miles of stream corridors, which generates over two thousand tons of sediment reductions and thirteen thousand pounds of nitrogen reductions per year that EIP was able sell to the State of Maryland to meet their water quality obligations.
Trygg has experience in commercial real estate, land acquisition, natural resources and environmental restoration. He previously worked for EIP for two years as an Analyst and Associate prior to leaving for business school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he received his MBA with a concentration in real estate. Prior to his first stint at EIP, Trygg worked at Trout Unlimited and played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox organization. He received his BA in environmental studies from Yale University.
Trygg lives in Baltimore with his wife and their newborn son. They enjoy traveling to play golf, go fly fishing, explore new countries and visit old friends. His mellow black lab, Tito, can sometimes be found sleeping on the job as supervisor in chief at EIP’s headquarters in Baltimore.
Q&A with Trygg Danforth
What does your role at EIP entail?
I manage the acquisition, disposition, leasing and overall management of EIP’s real estate assets nationwide.
What excites you about EIP’s impact on the world?
What makes me proud to work for EIP is that through our investment activity we are able to produce meaningful large-scale restoration and conservation outcomes that create and sustain hundreds of jobs across the country.