President and CEO
Don is the founder and CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital, a family of companies that includes: DLP Capital Partners, Direct Lending Partners, DLP Realty, DLP Real Estate Management, and Alliance Property Transfer. Don is highly experienced in all facets of housing as well as his ability to scale companies through the utilization of the DLP Elite Operating System, for which the company has been ranked in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US for 6 consecutive years. Since DLP’s founding in 2007, Don and DLP have closed more than 10,000 real estate transactions totaling more than $1.2 billion. Don has built a successful track record of generating profits in all market conditions and cycles.
Additionally, he is ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Real Estate professionals in the country for the past 5 years in a row and #1 in all of PA and NJ. With over $700 million in assets under management, DLP’s portfolio includes more than 9,000 apartments and homes located primarily throughout the southeast and northeast areas of the country, as well as a portfolio of real estate loans originated to active real estate investors.
Don studied Finance and Marketing at Drexel University. He and his wife, along with their two young sons, reside in St. Augustine, FL near DLP’s southern headquarters and have a second home in the Lehigh Valley, PA, close to the DLP northern headquarters in Bethlehem. Don is active in his local church, is passionate about fitness and health, and reads several books each week. He spends most of his free time with his family enjoying many outdoor activities and discovering new places.