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.