On March 6th, 2019, The Morning Call honored 45 of this year’s top employers in the small, midsize and large categories. DLP Real Estate Capital was proud to rank No.2 in the midsize category of the Top Workplaces in Lehigh Valley.
The Morning Call partnered with Energage, a Philadelphia area research company, to conduct surveys of Lehigh Valley companies. “Top Workplaces put the employee at the center of things, and focus on creating the right environment to unleash potential and inspire performance,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. The company has studied Top Workplaces over the past 13 years. They surveyed more than 20,000 employees to find out what drives culture in the Lehigh Valley. Their survey found that there are three main culture drivers in the Lehigh Valley.
Top culture drivers in the Lehigh Valley:
- Potential – whether or not the company enables employees to work at their full potential
- Direction – confidence in where you organization is headed
- Appreciation – the extent to which they feel appreciated
Amongst those surveyed, DLP received the highest ranking in the “Direction” category.
Amy Barricelli, VP of Leasing, Marketing and Revenue, came on board with DLP Real Estate Capital in 2017, and found that team members are given the same amount of attention and appreciation that customers and owners are given in traditional companies.
“The collaborative energy, skyrocketing growth, unparalleled commitment to personal and professional achievement, and limitless success opportunities are unique with DLP. This company is a lifestyle, a purpose, a choice and a determination, not a paycheck. This is what sets apart this team and organization as a whole,” comments Amy.
She expresses that “beyond innovation, beyond being driven for greatness, beyond being excellent and executing with precision, DLP Real Estate Capital stands for and embraces a true entrepreneurialism unique in today’s world.” It’s a place where challenges are met with excitement and innovative solutions are collaborative and appreciated. Amy adds, “DLP is a culture where the leadership values its team, while enthusiastically and passionately delivering a “wow” experience to our customer base and colleagues.”
Together, the DLP family celebrates its achievements and works together on the big solutions by displaying grit and determination every day. Amy believes this results in a family of like-minded professionals who come to work every day to continue the twenty mile march to greatness in creating something special, while living out the DLP dream.
At DLP, our purpose statement is “Dream. Live. Prosper. Passionately creating prosperity through real estate.” Since our founding in 2007, our team has expanded to 300 team members, over $625 million in assets under management, and more than 600 investors who have invested with DLP Capital Partners. In 2018, DLP Direct Lending Partners provided funding to over 120 entrepreneurs, our real estate team sold over 1,250 homes, and we were happy to have provided housing to more than 20,000 people.