Q&A with Brett
What attracted you to DLP?
I was immediately attracted to the culture and core values of DLP. I always knew that I wanted to work in the real estate industry but was looking for a company that would be a perfect fit. I love what DLP stands for, who we are, and where we are headed in the future. The ten core values align perfectly with how I perceive myself and the standards that I uphold in my life.
What is your favorite core value?
There are two core values that are equally my favorite: Humble Confidence and Stewardship. An individual can be successful in all areas of life, but how you handle that success is what matters most. Displaying a humble confidence, without arrogance or boasting, is what will help you to continue to be successful down the road. Being good stewards for our family of investors, for example, is invaluable. Our investors expect that we are going to do right by them, they entrust us with their nest egg in order for it to grow which in turn helps them to achieve their goals.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Prior to coming to work at DLP Capital Partners, I spent several years working in the automobile industry, mostly within the finance department. My company had purchased a car dealership that was failing by industry standards. I worked hard to completely turn that dealership from its dismal demise into a highly successful automobile dealership in just six months. By changing our focus toward catering solely on our specific clientele, we developed a much better operational plan. In sales of any industry, not everything is cookie-cutter. You need to do your research, take value in your clientele, and see what works and what doesn’t. Then, capitalize on what works.
What do you do in your spare time when you’re not meeting with our investors?
Recently, I became engaged to my fiance, Shannon. We also became parents to a new puppy, named Hadley. Since we are both “outdoorsy” people, we are planning a summer wedding, next year.
I was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, and still live here today. I grew up spending most of my time outdoors, specifically at our cabin on Lake Wallenpaupack – hunting, fishing, kayaking, boating, and hiking. I’ve also recently started playing more golf, which has been a lot of fun.
Larry Hickernell, DLP Capital Partners Senior Success Manager commented, “Although Brett has only been with us a short time, he’s already self-sourced and funded new investments from former contacts he worked with previously. Brett is showing a hunger that will drive him to great success; we’re excited to see his exciting future play out here at DLP!”