Meet the Team
Diffie Retail Team
The Team of Experts
The Diffie Retail Team of Marcus & Millichap’s Austin office specializes in cultivating long-term relationships with clients, with a primary focus on portfolios that include single tenant net leased retail properties. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a property, negotiate a lease, evaluate rent rolls, or simply have questions about the current market, our team of experts will be happy to listen to your needs and customize a strategy to maximize your investments. The Diffie Retail Team’s highly developed tenant-by-tenant insights have attracted clients from 42 states across the country. With access to the nation’s most extensive property databases, leading research services, and Marcus & Millichap’s nationwide network of commercial real estate agents, Diffie Retail Team is well-equipped to guide you through the real estate investment process, from start to finish.
Vice President of Investments
Vice President Investments
Doug is the managing partner of the Diffie Retail Team at Marcus & Millichap’s Austin office. As a director of Marcus & Millichap’s Net Leased Properties Group (“NLPG”) and National Retail Group (“NRG”), Doug has built a team that specializes in the acquisition and disposition of single-tenant net-leased properties. While the Diffie Retail Team agents are licensed in Texas, Doug’s knowledge of the single-tenant net-leased marketplace extends nationwide. He and his team have worked with clients in thirty-seven states and have evaluated properties occupied by over 150 distinct tenants.
Doug attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he earned a degree in Government. Following graduation from William and Mary, he earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Richmond, where he served as the managing editor for the Journal of Global Law and Business as well as an executive board member on the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2015, Douglas clerked for two Judges on the Norfolk Circuit Court in Norfolk, Virginia and next practiced corporate real estate law for several years at a boutique law firm outside of Washington, DC. As a result of his legal background and practical legal experience, Doug brings a unique and powerful skill set to the real estate investment world. He is knowledgeable in the intricacies of the federal tax code, including the 1031 exchange, has handled a wide range of land use and planning matters and is well-versed in the art of contract negotiation.
Expertise: Associate Director – Net Leased Properties Group
Professional History: Promoted to Senior Associate in September, 2018
Education: College of William and Mary, BA Government
University of Richmond, Juris Doctorate
Key Accomplishments: Sales Recognition Award: 2019, 2020
Specialty Tenants: Arby’s, TitleMax, DriveTime, Texas Roadhouse
Dan Perrine is a net-leased and multi-tenant retail specialist with Diffie Retail Team at Marcus & Millichap in Austin, Texas. He is an associate director of Marcus and Millichap’s Net Leased Properties Group. Dan has represented clients ranging from small mom-and-pop investors to professional real estate groups and seasoned franchisees, but his goal always remains the same—to provide the highest level of service to his clients with the purpose of fostering long-lasting relationships.
Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Mr. Perrine was a residential real estate agent in a highly competitive urban market in Northern New Jersey. In addition to his work in real estate, Dan also worked for a boutique actuarial firm and was the head assistant coach at a Division III baseball program in New Jersey.
Mr. Perrine attended Rutgers University where he was a member of the Division I Baseball program for the Scarlet Knights. Aside from his passion for real estate, Dan enjoys playing multiple instruments, golf, baseball, and spending time with friends and family.
Education: Rutgers University, Communication, 2012
Jake Fahner specializes in single-tenant net-lease acquisition and disposition with the Diffie Retail Team at Marcus & Millichap in Austin, Texas. As a motivated self-starter and natural leader, Jake applies his growth-driven business approach to every aspect of portfolio management, helping his clients feel confident in their long-term investment success.
Jake earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where he was a member and speaker in the Financial Independence Club and an associate member of the prestigious Entrepreneurship Club. A native of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Jake gained lifelong skills in business and leadership at an early age while contributing to the operation of his family’s berry farm. Additionally, Jake is a Spanish-speaker with nearly a decade of team management experience. His industriousness and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship make him a thorough and well-informed real estate advisor.
With a focus on principal-driven brokerage, Jake feels eager to establish himself in the Austin market by delivering consistent, authentic service with sincerity and integrity. His upbringing, which centered around family and entrepreneurial values, makes Jake a great fit for clients looking for a relationship-centered investment advisor. Jake considers his three siblings as best friends and enjoys playing basketball, watersports, and following sports with friends.
Haley joined the Diffie Retail Team in 2021 as its marketing and executive administrator. As the team’s primary point of contact within the firm, she facilitates professional relationships and client communication. For each property her team brings to market, Haley researches the site details, communicates with clients to understand their vision, designs custom offering memoranda, and launches e-mail and online marketing campaigns. She also reviews contracts, manages and analyzes data, coordinates escrow, and keeps the team on track.
New to Austin, Haley grew up in Lancaster, Massachusetts. She attended High Point University in High Point, North Carolina where she received both a B.A. in Strategic Communication in 2020 and an M.A. in Communication and Business Leadership in 2021. She was a member of the Division 1 Track and Field team during her years at HPU and helped lead the team to a Big South Championship title in 2019. She enjoys traveling with her family and exploring new places.
Provided great insights
Extremely impressed with every step of the process, and their patience to answer my basic questions.
Always prompt to return my calls
Dan sets such a high bar of customer service, that I have yet to see someone match his quality in all my business dealings independent of real estate.
A pleasure to work with
Their transparency and quickness to respond have helped us recognize them as a trusted partner for the future.