Weitz Promotes Frank Dascanio and Brian Baas to Vice President Roles in National Unit

November 18, 2022  /  News Blog,

Des Moines, Iowa – The Weitz Company is pleased to announce the promotions of Frank Dascanio and Brain Baas within the company’s National business unit. With over 40 years of combined experience with Weitz, Dascanio and Baas have significantly contributed to the success and growth of our business over recent decades.

Frank Dascanio

After starting at Weitz in 2005, Dascanio will step into the role of Vice President and General Manager after serving for two years as the General Manager of the Commercial-National business unit.

Throughout his tenure, Dascanio has held successive operations roles and led large scale projects including Park West at Texas A&M University, the largest student housing complex in the country at the time. He has been remarkably successful in driving operational discipline and cultivating highly engaged teams within a geographically spread traveling division and we look forward to seeing his continued success in this new role.

“I am honored to step into this new role with the Weitz team. I look forward to continuing to grow my career at Weitz by leading my team to build innovative and landmark projects for clients across the country.”

Frank Dascanio, Vice President & General Manager, Weitz Commercial-National Business Unit

Brian Baas

Baas has been with Weitz since 1998 and will begin his new chapter at the company as the Vice President of Operations. Baas first started at Weitz as an Assistant Project Engineer in Colorado and has since been able to work on projects across the country, always delivering the highest quality experience to clients.  

“Since starting at Weitz over two decades ago, I could not imagine the professional opportunities I would have and the projects I would be a part of. I am extremely humbled to be starting in this new leadership position and I am looking forward to helping the company continue to grow.”

Brian Baas, Vice President of Operations, Weitz Commercial-National Business Unit

With his continuous effort and dedication, Baas is a key leader in the National business unit and is undoubtedly critical to its operational success. Throughout his career, Baas has been a “road warrior” for the Company, frequently traveling from his home base in North Carolina to support projects across the country, from Florida to Washington and many in between.

“Brian and Frank are prime examples of the success we have when we invest in our people and commit to helping them grow and develop professionally. They both have been integral to the success of the National business unit, and I look forward to being a part of the continued growth and expansion to come as they step into these officer roles.”

Shane Bauer, Chief Operating Officer at The Weitz Company

The Weitz National business unit brings experienced professionals to large-scale projects across the country. From Student Housing to Senior Living, the Weitz team of experienced professionals has the industry knowledge to bring projects from vision to reality. Their expertise includes multi-unit residential, office and mixed-use spaces, senior living, student housing, and more.