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 Inc.com 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

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 DreamLiveProsper.com

“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 realtrends.com/rankings/real-trends-1000-teams-by-sides17.



DLP Realty Appoints Jonathan Campbell as Sales Manager

Jonathan Campbell

(Bethlehem, PA, February 9, 2017)—DLP Realty is proud to announce that Jonathan Campbell has been named Sales Manager. Jonathan has over 10 years experience and more than 500 home sales.

“Jonathan has been a top performing listing specialist at DLP Realty for the past several years including consistently ranking as one of the top 3 agents in the whole company. What is even more impressive, is Jonathan has not only grown his sales and skills, but has grown personally at an incredible pace every single year. I am confident Jonathan can take that same approach in his role of Sales Manager and help the rest of the sales team replicate his success,” said Don Wenner, President and CEO of DLP Realty.

Over the years, Jonathan has assisted families buy homes, sell homes, and assist investors with acquiring investment assets. He is a certified negotiation expert in the fields of residential sales, investment properties, multifamily and land acquisitions. He has a unique skill set in video marketing and social media production. He is currently using his successful background to assist and recruit other top sales professionals to lead in the core mission and values DLP Realty has established. Jonathan is passionate about providing as much value as possible.

“I am excited for this opportunity to use my skill and expertise to help guide the agents of DLP. Our team is vastly growing, so bringing in top talent and pushing the limits will be our main focus for this year. I am excited to see the goals we achieve and setting new records,” said Jonathan Campbell, Sales Manager.

About DLP Realty

DLP Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate firms in the country — ranked as the #8 Real Estate Team in the US! DLP Realty is focused on dominating the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks and Montgomery counties, Northern and Central New Jersey, and North East and Central Florida.
DLP Realty is focused on providing clients with the highest level of service through their innovative and client-centered team approach to selling homes. When you work with DLP Realty, moving is a breeze due to their numerous guarantees such as their Guaranteed Sales Program, Elite Preferred Buyer Program, 24-Month Love it or Leave it Guarantee, and more!



Patrica Thomas joins DLP Realty as Cleaning Associate


Pat grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she graduated from Wingate High School, then went on to Baruch College studying Business Law and Music. She worked for a family business as Executive Director, until the business sold in 2008.  Now Pat enjoys cleaning properties and seeing the end result.  She finds cleaning gratifying after so many years of sitting behind a desk.  She loves gaining spiritual knowledge by reading the Bible, going to church and living in love for all.

Lehigh Valley Business Unveils 5th Annual List of 45 Fastest-Growing Companies

DLP Realty Named #2 Fastest-Growing
Company in the Greater Lehigh Valley

(Bethlehem, PA, October 26, 2016)— DLP Realty has been ranked #2 on the list of Lehigh Valley Business’ 2016 Fastest Growing Companies. The award program produced by Lehigh Valley Business, Lehigh Valley’s premier business news publication, was presented by Baker Tilly and sponsored by Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, ESSA Bank & Trust and MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania.

“DLP’s success & growth has led to many awards with big national lists like the Annual Inc. 5000 list; but to win an award in our home town of Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania is incredibly meaningful. There are so many amazing companies in the Lehigh Valley, so to be the #2 fastest growing company is truly awesome,” said Don Wenner, President and CEO of DLP Realty.

The Lehigh Valley Business Fastest Growing Companies awards program celebrates the Lehigh Valley’s most dynamic companies who progressively contribute to the success of the region’s economic growth and stability. To qualify, companies had to meet selection criteria that included a revenue size of at least $500,000 within the past two out of three years and revenue growth over a three year period, dating from fiscal year 2013 to 2015.

“This was the first year that DLP has been named to the list, so it was exciting to be named to the list. It is an honor to be among so many growing companies in the area,” said Cindy Lou Temple, Human Resources Director of DLP Realty.

Lehigh Valley Business and the program sponsors honored this year’s fastest growing companies and announced their ranking during an awards breakfast and ceremony on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at DeSales University. The honorees were also highlighted in a special supplement to Lehigh Valley Business.

For more information about the Lehigh Valley Business Fastest Growing Companies awards program please visit www.lvb.com/events.

DLP Realty named #8 by REAL TRENDS

#8 in US(2)


(Bethlehem, PA, June 27, 2016)—For the fourth consecutive year, DLP Realty has been named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as published in The Wall Street Journal.  As a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal,  DLP Realty is ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 24, 2016, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
  • Team Professionals—Sales volume
  • Team Professionals—Transaction sides

According to The Thousand, DLP Realty had 1017 transaction sides, ranking them 8th in the nation. In 2015 DLP ranked #14 with 739 transactions.

“The best individual agents and teams—including DLP Realty’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that compiles the yearly, third-party verified list.

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what DLP Realty did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal.  “Their efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue to grow as a team & as a company & this annual ranking of the top real estate agents & teams in the US is an incredible honor that helps us to recognize & appreciate the hard work & effort our team puts each and every day.   We are even more motivated now than ever to continue to grow & be apart of  The Thousand,” said Don Wenner, President and CEO of DLP Realty. “What is best of all about being on this list though, is the incredibly gratifying feeling we get knowing we are helping so many clients both find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at: www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com

DLP Realty is the only real estate firm in the Lehigh Valley that is growing by leaps and bounds in this market and has quickly become one of the fastest growing real estate firms in the country!

DLP Realty is focused on providing clients with the highest level of service through their innovative and client-centered team approach to selling homes. When you work with DLP Realty, moving is a breeze due to their numerous guarantees such as their Guaranteed Sales Program, Elite Preferred Buyer Program, 24-Month Love it or Leave it Guarantee, and more!

About The Thousand – This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ. Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.



DLP Realty soon to acquire Arthur Kowitz Realty

DLP Realty, ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the #14 Real Estate Team in the US and among the fastest growing real estate firms in the country, has entered into an agreement to acquire Arthur Kowitz Realty, a Holly Hill, FL based real estate firm that has been in operation since 1990.

The deal, including multifamily assets along with the existing brokerage, is worth over 5 million dollars, said Jeanne Fish, Business Developer for Arthur Kowitz Realty. Fish introduced the two business owners, Arthur Kowitz and Don Wenner, in November of 2015. The settlement is expected to be completed by the end of March.

“The acquisition of Arthur Kowitz Realty presents DLP Realty with a tremendous opportunity to gain a scale position in the Daytona Ormond Beach market,” said Wenner.

Arthur Kowitz, who has achieved other accomplishments such as being a world motorcycle racing champion, is confident that DLP will take the existing brokerage to the next level of success and continue his tradition of community involvement.

Mr. Kowitz quickly changed gears to race a modern Yamaha in the Daytona 200. Additionally, over the past three years, Kowitz’ promotion of zero-emissions motorcycle racing has gained world-wide notoriety and he plans to continue his role in the Emoto series.

Wenner, who founded DLP Realty in 2010, has appeared on CNN, NBC and HGTV for his real estate triumphs. His wife, Carla, and their two sons have relocated with him to Flagler County, where he is playing an intrinsic role in the acquisition. DLP Realty plans on continuing to grow its operations in the Daytona market by acquiring additional properties and adding staff in the Volusia/Flagler county area.

1000 Homes Sold

DLP Surpasses 1,000 Homes Sold Goal for 2015

1000 Homes Sold

DLP Realty has announced that it sold 1,017 homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida in 2015, placing the Lehigh Valley based company among an elite group of real estate teams nationwide to surpass the 1,000 homes sold threshold.

“We set our goal in the beginning of the year to sell more than 1,000 homes in 2015, and I’m proud to say that our team worked hard and achieved it together,” said Don Wenner, CEO of DLP Realty. “In 2016, we are setting the bar at 1,250 homes.”

In 2014, DLP Realty sold 739 homes, ranking it as the #14 real estate team in the nation, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 2015 sales figures should make the company one of the top 10 real estate companies nationwide when the new ranking are released later this year. In addition, DLP Realty is expected to be among the  Inc.5000  fastest growing companies for an amazing 4th straight year.

When asked what makes DLP Realty stand apart from other real estate companies, Wenner replied “Our team works hard and constantly strives to deliver ‘WOW’ to our clients. It’s one of our core values, and something home sellers and buyers have come to expect from DLP Realty. It starts with our Guaranteed Sale program & carries through in everything we do.”

Support DLP’s Second Annual Food Drive!


The Dream Live Prosper (DLP) family of companies – DLP Realty, DLP Builders, DLP Property Management, DLP Capital Advisors and Direct Lending Partner – are proud to once again support Second Harvest Food Bank in their mission to obtain food and distribute it to people in need through area non-profits and to provide resources for education and advocacy to end hunger.

DLP team members will be going door-to-door throughout Bethlehem from October 10th through October 17th collecting food items. Items can also be dropped off at our office at 701 W. Broad Street in Bethlehem.

Items needed most include…

  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Tuna
  • Canned and dry pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned meats
  • Canned and dry stews and soups
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Salt and sugar
  • Diapers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Personal care items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank, call 610-434-0875 or visit shfblv.org.