Founder and President
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Dan Gotlieb is a man obsessed with New York City and its real estate. Moving to Manhattan right after college, he attended law school on the Upper West Side and has lived all over the City – the Financial District, Chelsea, the West Village, the Upper West Side, Murray Hill, the East Village and then back to the Upper West Side, where he now lives with his wife, Rebecca (also part of the Digs family), and two boys, Ezra (9) and Owen (7).
Dan started his career as a commercial real estate attorney, working primarily on large New York City-based deals, but he was always interested and engaged in the dynamic NYC residential market. Upon getting his real estate broker’s license in 2008, he continued to practice law while helping friends, family and clients purchase homes in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. When Dan found himself studying the residential markets in his free time to better serve his brokerage clients, he knew it was time to take Digs full-time.
As the founder of Digs, Dan has found his sweet spot. He especially loves meeting new clients and guiding them to successfully complete the most important transaction of their lives. While he takes pride in offering value – whether steering clients away from deals they should avoid, telling them about that development site next door, connecting them with trusted people they need to get their deal done smoothly, or sharing his legal perspective – his greatest pleasure is significantly reducing his sell-side clients’ closing costs and giving giant rebate checks to his buy-side clients to use however they choose.
B.A. Franklin & Marshall College
J.D. Fordham University School of Law
Dan has transacted over $400M in purchases and sales