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History

2006

Our CEO, Don Wenner, started the journey of building his real estate empire when he obtained his Real Estate License.

2008

Don flipped about 20 homes and sold 200 homes.

2009

Don founded DLP Realty, sold 250 homes, and flipped approximately 40 homes.

2010

We expanded into Florida and launched Short Sale Company- IRES. This year, we flipped about 50 homes and sold 250 homes through DLP Realty. We grew to a company of 25 team members.

2011

We flipped over 80 investment properties in 2011, sold 339 homes, and launched our sister company, DLP Builders, which now sits under DLP Real Estate Capital.

2012

In 2012, we launched DLP Real Estate Management. This marked the year DLP Real Estate Capital began building its rental portfolio. We acquired over 120 single, multi-family, and commercial properties. Our DLP family grew to about 80 team members, we sold 507 homes, and flipped over 60 investment properties.

2013

We kicked off 2013 by adding DLP Capital Partners to the DLP family of companies. With the founding of DLP Capital Partners, we opened up our first investment fund, the DLP Equity Fund I LLC, to provide investors with the option to invest in distressed real estate as passive equity investors. This year, DLP Realty sold 660 homes and we purchased over 150 homes. We successfully expanded our portfolio with extensive acquisitions, including commercial and multi-family properties.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #25 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA, NJ & NY
INC. 5000
• #1838 Fastest Growing Private Company
• #48 Fastest Growing Real Estate Company
• #44 in PA

2014

DLP Capital Partners originated two additional funds, the DLP Fixed Fund and the DLP Lending
Fund. In 2014, we focused expansion into class B & C multi-family and private “hard money lending”. We grew to a company of about 100 team members, sold 739 homes, managed about 500 units, and acquired well over 150 multi-family and commercial properties. Additionally, DLP Direct Lending Partners joined the DLP family of Companies.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #15 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA, NJ & NY
INC. 5000
• #2115 Fastest Growing Private Company

2015

DLP Direct Lending Partners experienced tremendous growth and we continued expanding our multi-family portfolio. DLP Realty sold 1,017 homes and we purchased over 100 homes this year.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #14 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA, NJ & NY
Top Workplaces in Lehigh Valley: #1
INC. 5000
• #2737 Fastest Growing Private Company
• #107 Fastest Growing Real Estate Company
• #97 in PA

2016

In 2016, our assets under management more than doubled. DLP Capital Partners launched the DLP Income & Growth Fund, more than $50M in investments were secured, and our investment funds were approved for more than 90% of the major custodial platforms. We sold 1,126 homes, purchased more than 60 homes and a property management company in Daytona Beach, and acquired over 800 apartments. Our lending company experienced a growth of over 400% this year and DLP Real Estate Capital grew to a company of about 150 team members.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #8 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA, NJ & NY
Top Workplaces in Lehigh Valley: #5
INC. 5000
• #840 Fastest Growing Private Company
• #22 in PA
Lehigh Valley Business 45 Fastest Growing Companies: #2

2017

The DLP Equity Fund II was launched, which focuses on acquiring, improving, and managing multi-family communities, primarily throughout the Southeast. Additionally, we launched our first Reg A Fund. DLP Capital Partners generated more than $60,000,000 in capital investments
and in turn, we acquired more than 2,500 apartments for over $150,000,000, while
also funding over 300 loans for over $60,000,000. DLP Real Estate Capital generated $375M in AUM, over 4,700 units were managed in our portfolio, we originated over 250 loans and grew to a company of over 230 team members. DLP Capital Partners’ investor base grew to over 325 investors, with zero principal losses to any investors.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #9 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA, NJ & NY
INC. 5000
• #785 Fastest Growing Private Company
Lehigh Valley Business 45 Fastest Growing Companies: #6
Don named to LVB 40 Under 40 Award

2018

In 2018, DLP Capital Partners launched the DLP Preferred Returns Equity fund, DLP’s third Equity Fund and a unique fund in which all investments are in a preferred position. In January, we launched the DLP Positive Returns Foundation, which focuses on two American epidemics–the need for affordable housing and the job epidemic. DLP Real Estate Capital acquired over 4,000 units, sold over 1,200 properties, and funded over $225 million in loans through DLP Direct Lending Partners. DLP Real Estate Management successfully managed 9,200 apartments and homes. Our DLP family grew to a company of 280 team members.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #12 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA, NJ & NY
INC. 5000
• 6th year in a row
• #3 in the Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley Business 45 Fastest Growing Companies: #2

2019

The DLP Equity Fund I officially closed in March 2019 and returned 196.5% of invested capital for initial investors. More than 90% of the returned capital was reinvested into other DLP Funds.
We acquired over 2,200 units and sold over 2,200. In 2019, we also acquired Brite Home, funded over $300M loans, raised over $110M of new capital, sold over 1,500 homes, and grew to a company of over 360 team members.
Accolades:
Real Trends/Wall Street Journal
• #11 Real Estate Team in the US
• #1 Real Estate Team in PA & NJ
Named Top Workplace Direction and #2 Overall in Lehigh Valley by The Morning Call
The Jacksonville Business Journal
• Don Named to the 40 Under 40 List
Don Named to the Forbes Real Estate Council
Don named Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
Finalist for the 2019 REME (Real Estate Management Excellence) Award by IREM® (Institute of Real Estate Management) for Corporate Innovation
INC. 5000
• 7th year in a row
• #5 Fastest Growing Company out of those who have made the list 7+ years
LVB Fastest Growing Business: #1

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