Bob Peterson, Awarded CFO of the Year

Dream Live Prosper’s very own, Robert Peterson, CFO for the Dream Live Prosper (DLP) family of companies, was named by Lehigh Valley Business as one of the Lehigh Valley’s 2017 CFOs of the Year at its awards ceremony held on September 19th at DeSales University.

Peterson was honored as Best Growth Manager, which recognizes CFOs for their management during large and rapid growth within a company.

“DLP is a dynamic company that has deliberately achieved, consistent high growth and business expansion over the past few years,” says Peterson. “Growth and success do not come easily of course. I have had a relatively small part to play in the overall growth of the company. It has been the accomplishments of our 190 exceptional team members constantly striving to do great things, to do more, and to be the very best in each of our business lines. More importantly, the success of the companies is primarily attributable to the visionary leadership of Don Wenner, and his ability to create innovative solutions, to recognize and amplify opportunities, together with his focus on the mentoring, personal betterment and leadership development of all our team members,” Peterson said.

Peterson joined DLP in 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in real estate development, construction, and fund management.

DLP Realty Ranks No. 785 on Inc 5000 List for 5th Year in a Row

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 

For the 5th Time, DLP Realty Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 785 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 6.7%

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked DLP Realty NO. 785 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“DLP is so proud to be on this prestigious list for the 5th year in a row! Being one of a very small group of companies to make the list 5 years in a row is a big accomplishment. It is a testament to our focus on one of our core values & guiding principles – the Twenty Mile March. The Twenty Mile March is the discipline of consistently hitting targets, day after day, year after year, regardless of the prevailing conditions.” said Don Wenner, President and CEO of DLP Realty.

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%.  DLP had a 583% three-year growth ranking as the #25 Fastest Growing company in PA; #26 in the Real Estate industry; and #10 out of all companies that have made the list for 5 years or more in a row.”

The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

DLP Realty, is a member of the Dream Live Prosper Family of companies consisting of DLP Capital Advisors, DLP Realty, Direct Lending Partner, DLP Builders, DLP Property Management, and DLP Interactive Media.  Founded by Don Wenner, the Dream Live Prosper Family of companies has a driving purpose of “Living our Dream to create Prosperity through innovative real estate solutions.” For more information check out

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

DLP Realty Named #9 Real Estate Team in the Country

(Bethlehem, PA, June 23, 2017) For the 7th consecutive year, DLP Realty has been ranked in “The Wall Street Journal,” as one of America’s top real estate teams by REAL Trends.

The 12th annual “The Thousand” list was released on June 23rd.  DLP ranked at #9 with 1126 transactions for 2016, up from 1017 transactions in 2015. DLP has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Teams in the US for the 2nd straight year and in the top 25 for the 5th straight year.

“I am so proud of our team, made up of the very best specialists in the industry, who have helped us to remain a top team in the US.  We will continue to raise the bar and focus on innovating and driving results.  We work hard to deliver WOW to our clients, and to receive recognition like this is the icing on the cake,” said Don Wenner, President and CEO of DLP Realty  I am going to continue to push our team at DLP and put other top teams on notice today by letting everyone know we will be the #1 team in the US within the next 3 years.” 

“The real estate sales professionals ranked in The Thousand have proven that they have the skills to grow their businesses year after year,” said Steve Murray, president of Real Trends and publisher of The Thousand “These kinds of results show that those who commit to being full-time professionals can build meaningful businesses and succeed beyond expectations. Achieving this level of results is simply incredible.”

The complete ranking can be found at



Emily Spirko joins DLP as Listing Associate

Emily Spirko was born and raised in a beautiful lake community in North New Jersey. She moved to the Lehigh Valley two years ago, and has come to love the area. When she isn’t making renovations on her home, she loves attending all of the different events and festivals, cheering on the Iron Pigs and adventuring outdoors. Emily has been in the hospitality industry for 8+ years, and is excited to join DLP’s team and help people find their dream home.

James Shearer joins DLP as VP of Multifamily Operations


James is responsible for leading Real Estate Operations and Capital Deployment for and on behalf of clients. He has led large business unit turnarounds for two of the largest public REITS, AIMCO and Equity Residential. In his time at AIMCO he led the recruiting, startup, and successful management of the first Indianapolis Customer Service Center. He is a seasoned real estate operator, having property and/or asset-managed in fourteen different states managing numerous projects with conflicting priorities to successful conclusion. James has significant capital project management, property redevelopment, and new construction experience.

Engels Zapata joins DLP as Buyer Success Manager

With over 14 years of customer service, finance and sales experience, Engels has excelled in building and growing relationships in his community. He is an excellent and effective communicator, is goal-oriented and results-driven with a positive, can-do attitude! He is fluent in Spanish, and dedicated to the success of his clients. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two young children and little Shiba Inu dog.

Daniel May joins DLP as Buyer Success Manager

Daniel was born and raised in Manchester, England and moved to the United States 13 years ago. He has 9 years of experience in sales and sales management within the luxury automotive and advertising industries. Daniel has a track record of helping his clients meet and achieve their goals while providing them with exceptional service. When he is not working hard for his clients, Daniel loves spending time with his wife Lauren and their two young children.