Dana Cataldi

Dana Cataldi

Partner, Estates Director

CalBRE# 01758948
310.804.9207 mobile

Named by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of The Top 250 Best Real Estate Agents Nationally for five consecutive years, Dana Cataldi is a recognized influencer and industry expert. As one of seven original partners and one of the first females on the team, Dana is above all a bold Pacific Union leader with a stellar reputation. Though focused primarily on the Westside, Dana’s referral base has expanded to the far corners of Los Angeles. From the beachfront properties of Redondo Beach to the canyons of Topanga, it’s safe to say that Dana’s candid, driven and loyal nature follows her wherever she goes. 

A dedicated single mother of four whose childhood consisted of playing ice hockey and handling a paper route in the thick of New Jersey blizzards, Dana is not one to back down from a challenge—nor is she one to squirm at gutting a fish, pass up an opportunity to pay it forward, or turn down tickets to a music festival.

“Dana’s ‘get her done’ attitude is infectious and her fun-loving nature rallies the people around her. She shares her vulnerability and authenticity with great candor and strength. I’m honored to call her my partner and thankful to consider her my dear friend.”
—Nick Segal, President & Founding Partner

Having come from a professional background in the entertainment industry where she worked on the marketing and production of events such as The GRAMMY Awards, Dana understands the art of communication. After learning how to manage radio personality Howard Stern before the age of 23, she is well-equipped to negotiate her way through any situation. As motherhood has fine-tuned her ability to juggle multiple tasks at once, Dana dedicates time to sharing that knowledge by teaching time management seminars for Pacific Union as well as organizing break-out groups designed to support and elevate fellow agents. Ever since her first sale in 2007, cultivating relationships, establishing trust and applying the utmost devotion to each and every transaction is the only way Dana knows how to do business.

“At the end of the day, the biggest compliment I can receive is hearing a glowing testimonial from my client.  This is what gets me up in the morning and makes me want to give 100% everyday.”

A tenacious fixture since the company’s inception in 2009, Dana continues to contribute to the recruitment and overall growth of the luxury brokerage, which has grossed more than $8.5 billion in sales with only 240 agents and been named among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s top places to work in L.A. seven years in a row. In addition to being honored by Real Shift Radio and The Wall Street Journal, Dana has been featured by Super Agents Live, Top Agent Magazine, LA Times Magazine and asked to speak at events such as The Mastermind Summit honoring the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Southern California.

Beyond the scope of real estate and her family, Dana is active in her local community and has worked closely with The Rape Treatment Center, One Voice, Beauty Bus, Aviva, The Good + Foundation and LA Family Housing, to name a few. Although accolades, figures, and client testimonials speak for themselves, Dana will be the first to admit that her success is a product of hard work, dedication and a “meeting of the minds” approach to each transaction. Dana is a consummate professional who continues to grow her referral base and ambassador pool based on the glowing testimonials from her clients.

As we tell our house-buying story to our friends and family, we always start with the luck that we had in meeting Dana Cataldi at another open house. We had been visiting open houses for over a year in a very specific area, but it wasn’t until meeting Dana that the process began. Dana is exactly what one needs in a real estate agent: knowledgeable, patient and connected!


After the down turn in the economy, my husband and I were faced with selling our dream home and decided it would be best in interview a few agents we knew. After our first interview with Dana we decided to not interview anyone else. We were so impressed with her knowledge of the housing market and the marketing strategies she proposed for us that it put our minds completely at ease and willing to take on the task ahead. Dana just has a way of making you feel so comfortable and always made sure we understood every process. Our transaction was not the only one she was working on, but the amount of attention we received made us feel like we were. She helped us sell our house and helped in the purchase of our new home. There is not one part of our transaction we were unhappy with and would absolutely recommend her to anyone. You and Kate were a complete joy to work with.


Many thanks to you for taking us through this whole process. We gave you an ideal “South of Montana” area between Montana and Wilshire and Bundy and 24th and wanted a Cape Cod style. I also told you we were willing to pay a fair price but didn’t want to over-pay. Well, the fact that 4 months later we ended up in a new Cape Cod in our first choice area for what I think was a reasonable price is pretty amazing. You’ve been great through the whole thing. Most of all, we appreciate your positive attitude, energy and “cool mom” charm.


Dana helped us sell a house that was very near and dear to our hearts without an ounce of pressure. And then, after getting us well above asking price for our own home, she helped us buy our dream house in an incredibly competitive market. Her amazing blend of knowledge, positive energy and enthusiasm helped us make the right decisions through every step of the process. I couldn’t recommend her more highly!


My family had the great fortune to work with Dana Cataldi of Partner’s Trust Real Estate Brokerage on our recent search for a home. Dana was extraordinarily accommodating to our needs. As a family of five with three children under the age of four, we had specific requests that Dana understood perfectly and even offered many great ideas about what would be best for our family. Dana herself has four children and I felt extremely comfortable with her and often asked her advice about how the various homes we looked at would work with three young children. She is efficient, easy to get in touch with and works quickly. Dana went out of her way on several occasions to make our search (in the midst of a very hectic life) easy and often enjoyable. We highly recommend Dana Cataldi for all of your real estate needs!”


From the beginning, we felt we could trust Dana. She made us feel welcome and comfortable. Dana is professional, warm hearted, and genuinely cares about her clients. As first time home buyers, we weren’t sure where to start and how to prepare ourselves to buy a home. Dana was with us every step of the way, offering us great referrals, constant guidance and reassurance. She found our place quickly and worked swiftly to begin negotiations. It wasn’t long before we were in escrow! We feel lucky to have found such a wonderful agent, and now, a wonderful friend! Dana is the type of person who works above and beyond what is expected. We love her professionalism, her attention to detail and her upbeat, positive attitude. Without Dana, we firmly believe the process of finding and buying our first home would not have moved so quickly and smoothly.


We called Dana after reading one of her client testimonials on a postcard (was she really as great as they said?) We were thinking about leasing our home short term and had just begun the research process. Dana quickly put us at ease and took over all the details – and amazingly secured a lease for us within FOUR days of our first contact with her. She is sharp, pays attention to detail, knows the market well and, on a more personal level, is kind and truly cares about her clients – really a wonderful individual and talented professional. We’re so grateful for Dana and recommend her to everyone we know and meet.


When we were thinking about short selling our home we had no idea how difficult of a task it could be. We loved our home but we could no longer live there with the market value being so far apart from what we owed on the property. We consulted with an agent that we knew from the neighborhood and Dana Cataldi immediately sat down with us to go over the process. She understood how emotional the sale of our home was for us and showed great compassion assuring us all along that she and her company could make this sale happen with very little strain on our family. Dana explained to us that she was part of an expert short sale team that could make this sale happen smoothly and had 100% success rate in these types of negotiations. Once in escrow, Dana & her team went to work negotiating with the utmost diligence and we were provided with follow-ups and status updates on a daily basis – we knew we had the right team to get the sale closed! The whole process was fast and the job done thorough and by the close of escrow we had that sigh of relief and joy that it was finally over. We are so thankful to Dana and the whole staff for giving us the opportunity to start the next chapter of our lives.


Dana very quickly understood our needs and was able to translate what we had communicated to her into a number of fabulous homes for us to look at. We found our dream house on our second day out and she guided us expertly through the subsequent negotiations. She provided us with the total package, from finding our home in a low key unobtrusive way, to supporting us with a rolodex of skilled professionals who were immensely useful to streamlining the process. Dana is the BEST!


We are so grateful to have had Dana and her team at Partners Trust help us sell our condo and buy our first single family home. Dana previously helped us buy our first property (the condo) 5 years ago, and once it came time to find a bigger place for our growing family, we knew we would contact her again. As always, her knowledge, professionalism, and confidence helped us through; and this time, we were doing two things at once–buying AND selling. While it seemed daunting at first, Dana patiently navigated us through the process, recommended ways to focus our search, and gave us valuable insight into the market and preparing our home to sell. She always shared her thoughts and recommendations with us, and completely supported whatever decision we made. She and her associates made us feel comfortable, and we truly felt like we were working together as a team. We were so fortunate to have our offer accepted on the home that we eventually bought, just days after we went into escrow on our condo. Thanks to Dana’s team, both escrows moved quickly and without a lot of complications. We closed escrow on BOTH properties within a week of each other. We attribute our smooth transition to Dana’s due diligence and her ability to be supportive, decisive, and to expertly handle any speed bumps along the way. Now, we have a beautiful home for our family to enjoy!


We met Dana at an Open House and knew right away that we wanted her to be our agent. She worked with us to find out what our needs were and helped us purchase the best home for us. Buying a home on the westside of LA can be an insane ordeal, but Dana and her team made the entire process smooth, easy, and seamless. She's relaxed, calm, super easy to work with, and her experience and professionalism are second to none. Best of all, you know that she truly wants to find the best possible property at the best possible price for her clients. When it came time to sell our home, we immediately contacted Dana. She coordinated all of the necessary steps and had our home listed right away. It sold very quickly for over the asking price! We are so happy to have worked with Dana during both the purchase and sale of our home in LA. We only wish she still could be our agent, but we moved out of state!

— K&J | Westwood

Dana is a true dedicated expert in real estate. She and her team went to great lengths to ensure every aspect of our transactions were handled with precision and care. She always went above and beyond to ensure that we had the best and most well-informed experience possible. We would work with her again and again and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great agent to sell or buy their dream home!

— K&J | Westwood

We absolutely loved working with Dana Cataldi for our real estate needs and transactions. Dana is fully dedicated, always available and helps to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. We couldn’t have achieved our real estate needs without her and Kate!

— K&K | Westwood & Santa Monica

After our first interview with Dana we decided to not interview anyone else. We were so impressed with her knowledge of the housing market and the marketing strategies she proposed for us that it put our minds completely at ease and willing to take on the task of selling our house and buying a new home. Our transaction was not the only one she was working on, but the amount of attention we received made us feel like we were. Dana has a way of making you feel so comfortable.

— M&S | Santa Monica

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Dana. From her pleasant personality to her 24/7 availability, the long stressful process of looking for a place to live seemed more like a series of friendly encounters thanks to her. She has been so helpful and constantly did more than the typical agent to help secure a great place that made us happy. If we had to do it all over we would work with you again in a heartbeat.


From the first broker's open to the close of escrow, Dana made the entire process of selling our house not only seamless but enjoyable. Dana's knowledge of the market, incredible resources and wonderful personality turned what could have been a stressful situation into an enjoyable one. Dana Cataldi represented us with both the sale and purchase and both transactions were handled with professionalism, integrity and the utmost care. She is a truly dedicated agent who is incredibly knowledgeable, patient and takes care of her clients with a positive attitude and invaluable expertise.


We began working with Dana earlier this year in a real estate market on the Westside that can only be described as daunting for a homebuyer. She listened to what we needed and was candid with her advice, persistent in our search, creative and proactive in her approach, and a passionate advocate throughout the process.


Dana is the most dedicated, attentive agent we could have asked for. We were looking for a very specific type of house within a very narrow price range - she regularly found perfect listings that fit our criteria, and always gave us her honest and informed opinion on what would be the best fit for our needs. She was side-by-side with us every step of the way, even beyond our move-in date. We are so lucky to have found her!


As we tell our house-buying story to our friends and family, we always start with the luck that we had in meeting Dana Cataldi at another open house. We had been visiting open houses for over a year in a very specific area, but it wasn't until meeting Dana that the process began. Dana is exactly what one needs in a real estate agent: knowledgeable, patient and connected!

— F&S | West Hollywood Hills

Dana was our Realtor for our house rental. Thanks to her professionalism, prompt organization and great attitude, the house was rented within a week -- and for more than our original asking price. Dana was kind enough to extended her help by checking in with us and our tenant on a regular basis. We feel grateful and can't thank Dana enough for all her help.


My wife and I met Dana at one of her open houses and were immediately drawn to her openness and knowledge of the market. She helped narrow our search, honing in on exactly what we wanted. Within a few weeks we had an accepted offer on a condo that met all our needs. As first time home buyers, Dana did an amazing job holding our hands through the process and opened up her portfolio of resources when our financing became challenging. We recommend Dana, and will definitely work with her again.


What immediately comes to mind when thinking about our home-buying process is that I am so glad we had Dana! We had a grueling process that dragged out for 6 months. Dana explained everything we signed, every step, and answered every question we had. She never gave up and never stopped pushing our bank to move things forward. I would highly recommend Dana to anyone, and if we ever buy another house, I would turn to Dana again for her experience, expertise, positive attitude, and caring nature.


We found out the hard way that a broker can help or hurt you when trying to sell your home. After two tries with other brokers, we chose Dana. In the highly competitive world of selling homes, it’s important to find a broker who is going to go beyond the call of duty to sell your home. We were pleased with Dana’s creativity as it relates to getting buyers to see our home. Her follow-up was stellar; having our home fall out of escrow wasn’t an option.


Dana found the perfect house for me and my family. She was an excellent listener. She understood my priorities and was very devoted. She responded to all of my calls and endless questions with patience and humor. She knows a great deal about what she does and about today's market so I trusted her judgment completely. Dana was a pleasure to be with - never pushy, gave me space, but was there with advice if I needed it. I would use her again and again, but I never plan to move!


Working with Dana and her team in the sale of our home was a very positive experience. They were excellent in facilitating the sale of our home in difficult economic times. They were also able to find a buyer that truly wanted to make it their next home for many years. The overall selling experience from the preparation of the home to the closing of the sale was thoughtful, professional and caring.


Dana Cataldi handled our sale with grace and energy. It was done before we knew it and the sale was easier than we could have possibly imagined.

— A.| Westwood

Dana made finding a new home an easy, positive experience. She provided several options for us to review and quickly set up tours for the units we were interested in. She was always available, helped guide us through the process from start to finish, and was energetic and enthusiastic. She is absolutely an expert in her field and we are happy to have found her.


Dana came highly recommended to me by a friend, and we couldn’t have been happier with her. As first-time homebuyers, we had a very specific set of requirements for our family of four. She worked tirelessly to ensure that we saw all the relevant properties on the market, often before they hit the public listings, and was exceedingly patient.


Thanks to the quick efforts of Dana and Jared we found a beautiful place within days. Both of them were responsive to our needs and helped make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. They work tirelessly at ensuring that we were able to look at a multitude of properties within a relatively short time frame.


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