over the last 15 years. She joined our organization because of the enthusi - asm and zest for operating different- ly from other real estate companies. “There is a heightened focus, and we ensure that you have like-minded individuals working toward a com - mon goal,” describes French. At DLP, we believe this commitment to culture is why we’ve been able to bring such highly talented women to our leadership team. Our female lead- ers are a major reason why: • We’ve been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for seven years in a row. • Wall Street Journal named us a top 15 team in real estate (#1 in PA and NJ). • We now have more than $1.2 billion in assets under management. BROADENING PERSPECTIVES INTHE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY I’ve spent time researching the Florida real estate boom and bust in the 1920s. The images and articles show one thing is clear: the develop - ments were dominated by men. Flash forward to today, and you see great progress. You can read lots of stories about women in powerful seats like: • Veronica Figueroa: She’s one of only 20 U.S. agents on Zillow’s advisory board. • Barbara Corcoran: She started her real estate business with a $1,000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business. You’ve probably seen her on Shark Tank! • Dorothy Herman: She’s one of the richest self-made women in real estate.
ture every single day. ,” says Claudia Schiepers, Chief Administrative Offi - cer at DLP Real Estate Capital. Schiepers joined DLP’s executive leadership team in 2020 and leads operations across DLP’s family of companies. She has 15+ years of experience in real estate and finan - cial services, previously serving as Chief Marketing Officer and Opera - tions Project Lead for Greystone. It was her incredible experience and expertise in execution that made her a great fit for the role. “Don Wenner has a vision for the company and he wants A-players that can help us realize the vision. Our culture is meant to help us build a great future, and our hirings align with that vision,” adds Schiepers. The strong culture we’ve built at DLP has enabled us to bring on great team members in addition to Clau- dia, like Melanie French, President of Real Estate Management at DLP
Real Estate Capital, and Amanda Dean, President of Alliance Property Transfer, a DLP company. “With good people and a good culture, you’ll attract diverse tal - ents,” states Dean, a real estate and title insurance attorney with more than a decade worth of experience. She previously worked as in-house counsel at a Fortune 300 Compa - ny. She has extensive experience helping direct title companies refine closing procedures and assimilate to the new CFPB climate and TRID mandates. “At DLP, you see fairness because the focus is on the work. We reward good work and build up team mem- bers. We recognize silent leaders — those that lead through actions,” adds Dean. Melanie French, President of Real Estate Management at DLP Real Estate Capital, has held execu - tive-level positions in multi-family
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