Meet the DSMRE Commercial Team
Managing Partner, SIOR
After graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, Tripp entered into commercial real estate, beginning his career as a commercial real estate appraiser. Tripp handled the appraisal of long term care facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and various other properties.
Robert’s interest in Real Estate brokerage and development grew from his family’s 50 years of history in the industry throughout the tri-state area.
After attending the University of Delaware, Robert began his career working with his father and brother, focusing on the acquisition and development of commercial properties. Since 1987 Robert has developed over a million square feet of commercial space along the east coast.
Fred’s interest in Real Estate brokerage and development grew from his family’s 50 years of history in the industry throughout the tri-state area.
After attending the University of Delaware, Fred began his career working with his father and brother, focusing on the acquisition and development of commercial properties.
John is a commercial real estate professional that focuses on the construction management and development of all facets of commercial real estate projects. To date, John has been involved in over two million square feet of development and construction.
Lisa began her career at an accounting firm, then moved to a large insurance company where she cultivated a number of skills such as leadership, accounting, multitasking, and numerous computer and software skills. She was offered a position with DSM in 2006 and wears many hats including maintenance coordination and bookkeeping.
After college, she worked in Financial Services at ING Direct, servicing and selling both loan and deposit products for the bank and quickly worked her way up to management. She began her Real Estate career in 2007, working full time as a Residential Agent and has recently made the transition to focus on Commercial Real Estate.
Andy began his real estate career in 2003 after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. From 2003 to 2008, Andy served as a consultant to various developers, managing the successful acquisition and approval of numerous major subdivisions and commercial development projects.
Aimee joined the DSM Commercial team in 2015. Her previous profession in the insurance industry has provided her with invaluable experience to assist the entire DSM team. Her role involves scheduling, client management, employee management, and anything & everything that is asked of her. Her sharp wit, problem solving skills and organization proves that she is the glue that holds this entire team together.
Ralph Larson is a commercial real estate professional with extensive experience in the retail sector. He is a Managing Member of AHRS Properties, LLC and has participated in the development, leasing and management of over one million square feet of commercial retail space in Delaware and the surrounding area. Ralph also partners with several real estate developers in ongoing commercial development ventures throughout the region.
A Delaware native, Chris has spent his professional career in the banking, insurance and real estate industries.
He has built many lengthy and diverse relationships with clients, colleagues and associates in every aspect of business, community and sports. He has succeeded in the corporate environment (MBNA Bank and United Health Care) and his entrepreneurial ventures.
Managing Partner, Construction
Mike has 26 years of experience in Commercial Construction Management. His expertise includes high rise office, medical, hotels, retail, institutional, schools, and theaters which combined, totals over $400 million dollars.
Mike is experienced in Construction Management, General Contracting, and Design Build project delivery methods.
Kristen began her career in real estate in 2005 working in property management. Her passion for real estate though began in 2006 when she moved to Phoenix, AZ. She quickly found work with real estate developers who, under their direction, introduced her to many different aspects of commercial development.
A Delaware Native in the Wilmington area, he first started a career in the late 80’s at a local engineering company where he was inspired to learn civil engineering and land planning. This naturally brought in learning the Land Planning, development and political process. After leaving the engineering company in 1992 he received his Delaware real estate license and continued his real estate passion in residential and commercial real estate.
Daniel began his career in commercial real estate with DSM in 2013 after attending the University of Delaware, majoring in Finance. He received his Delaware Real Estate License shortly after. With the assistance and mentoring of his DSM colleagues, he has worked in many different capacities related to the leasing, sales, and development of various properties.
Gordon is a Delaware native and earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He brings over 20 years of commercial real estate expertise inclusive of appraisal, consulting, and commercial lending.
Connie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of DE, and currently handles special projects as well as banking and financial requests for the companies. Before working with the professionals at DSM, Connie held positions in marketing, sales and account management in the real estate and banking industry.
I run the office. I am the first here in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. Bring me a tennis ball and I will show you my soccer skills. I excel at being handsome as well as adorable. When I’m not busy keeping the office together, I enjoy eating, sleeping, and relaxing in the hallway.
Sussex DSMRE Team
Brittany Danahy is a commercial real estate professional focusing on the leasing and sale of retail, office, and investment properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Brittany was the Mid-Atlantic real estate manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill (covering MD, DC, VA, NC) before moving to DSM Commercial to lead their Rehoboth Beach office.
Michael David Berner
After his first purchase of a multi-unit residential property he knew real estate was his passion. After successful purchasing, building and managing residential properties he began moving into the commercial market. Michael left the corporate life to pursue acquiring and managing a strip mall, medical office building, self-storage facilities, retail stores and multi-use properties.
Pat is a Delaware native who was born and raised in Wilmington. Growing up working for his family’s commercial construction business, Pat has gained a lifetime of vertical construction knowledge. After attending Salesianum School, he went on to earn a B.S. in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
A Delaware native, Drew Burslem joined DSM Commercial in 2016 and specializes in sales and leasing throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Before joining our Sussex County office, Drew earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and has held positions in marketing, consumer and commercial finance, and sales and account management in the real estate, banking and hospitality industries.
Grier began his real estate career over 31 years ago at the age of 18 working in commercial and residential development, construction, property management and sales/leasing. A Delaware native living in both Rehoboth and Wilmington his entire life, Grier graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.