Since 2011, Dana Brody has served as Executive Managing Director for Commercial Asset Group's multi-family division following four years with Grubb & Ellis Company where she was an Associate Vice President and the firm's leading multi-family sales professional nationwide. Her practice, known as The Brody Real Estate Group, focuses on the exclusive listing and sale of multi-housing investment properties ranging in size from $2,000,000 to $30,000,000 across the Los Angeles Area, from Downtown to Santa Monica and from the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay. Dana is well known and has an excellent reputation with both owners and brokers for her work ethic, professionalism, high quality marketing materials and her ability to consistently break sales price records on every building she sells.
In 2013, CAG named Dana Broker of the Year for garnering the top sales in the company for that year. Dana was the #1 multi-family sales professional for Grubb & Ellis nationwide in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, Real Estate Southern California named Brody one of the "Top 30 Under 30" in commercial real estate. She was also chosen as one of C.R.E.W. Los Angeles' "Women on the Rise" and was honored at their annual "Women at the Top" banquet. Dana was also a finalist in for the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Women Making a Difference" award in the category of Rising Star in both 2010 & 2011.
Recently, she sold 62 units as part of a three-property portfolio, a total sale valued at just under $6,000,000, located in the heart of the Hollywood re-development zone. Hired as the exclusive advisor, her responsibilities included creating all marketing materials, soliciting offers, negotiating with buyers and handling all aspects of the transaction from start to finish. In this case, a transaction considered challenging in today's market was only further complicated by a required loan assumption that involved several hurdles to close, including re-calculated proceeds and last minute pay down penalties.
Dana began her commercial real estate career in 2003 at CB Richard Ellis under the tutelage of one of the foremost commercial brokers in Los Angeles, Laurie Lustig Bower. In her time there, Dana generated more than $75 million in sales transactions, including a 100 unit condo conversion project in Canyon Country that sold for more than $20,000,000.
Brody has written, or been quoted, on real estate issues in a number of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Business Journal, Bisnow, RenTV, RE Business Online, Western Real Estate Business and Real Estate Southern California. She is also a trusted advisor to many multi-housing appraisers, commercial real estate research firms and both regional and national banks.
Honored by Robert Quon 25th Assessor of Los Angeles County for her "Woman on the Rise" Distinction
Honored by Janice Hahn, Councilwoman 15th District for her "Woman on the Rise" Distinction
Dana Brody is being honored at C.R.E.W Los Angeles annual "Women at the Top" Event
Finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal's Women Making a Difference Awards under the "Rising Star" category
Chosen as one of Real Estate Souther California's Top "30 Under 30" for accomplishments in Commercial Real Estate
“Dana helped me sell one of my multi-family development sites in Hollywood. She found a local developer who paid all cash for the property. Dana made the whole process of selling much easier for me and I really appreciated her professionalism and ability to get the deal done so quickly.”
– Mark Deutsch
“Dana sold me 10 units in West Hollywood and a year later was instrumental in marketing and selling it for over million dollars more! You couldn't ask for a more bright, intelligent, responsive multi-family broker.”
-Albert Bernal, Bernal Capital Group
“I worked with Dana on the purchase of a 10 unit on Sycamore in Hancock Park. She was professional, hard-working and all in all, made it a very smooth transaction. I hope we can do more deals together in the future.”
-Gene Bramson, GLB Properties
"Over the years, we have bought and sold many properties with Dana. She has brought us several excellent off-market deals to buy and has sold our properties at prices above our expectations. She shows tenacity in her performance, that combined with her commitment to her clients, make her one of the best agents we have worked with. I would highly recommend Dana and The Brody Group for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate, and they can rest assured that she will do her absolute best to get you the best deal out there.”
-– Steve Fleischmann, Sr. Vice-President R&E Investments
“Dana listed our 12-unit mixed use Hollywood property and found us an all cash buyer in 7 days within 2% of our list price. That is the definition of results. She did an outstanding job from pre-listing due diligence through close of escrow and after. I can recommend her without any reservation.”
-– Sebastian Rein, The Aaz Group
“Dana was instrumental in securing a 12 unit property in Hollywood. It was just the type of property I was searching for and her knowledge, experience and diligence allowed us to close the transaction in record time. Great in her response time to inquiries either by phone, text or email.”
-– R.F., Hidalgo LLC
“Dana sold me 17 units in Los Feliz and it ended up being one of the best deals I ever bought. She has also represented me in several other purchases and all have been great buildings for me. Dana is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to doing many more deals together!”
– Danny Monempour, Monem Corp.
-– Danny Monempour, Monem Corp.
“Dana did a great job selling my 10 units in West L.A. She was able to generate multiple offers, closing the deal at full asking price in an all-cash deal and a 30-day escrow. You couldn’t ask for more in a listing agent! I highly recommend her for anyone considering selling their units”
-– Larry Harrow
"Ms. Brody-Thaw's work, integrity and drive make her unique in a competitive, over-saturated market. She is relentless. Once she has her hands around a project, she is not going to let go until the client is satisifed beyond their expectations. This certainly was our experience. It doesn't matter if the market is up, down or in-between. If you want to be assisted by a top real estate professional with the smarts to get the job done, you want Dana Brody-Thaw”.
-- Chere Estrin, President & Co-Founding Member Org. of Legal Professionals
"Dana is a very hard worker, smart and hands on. She does not procrastinate. I recommend her being an agent of any size deal”.
-Hami Gabayan, Owner, Capital Trust Escrow