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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: David Ennis 2013


  • Title: President
  • Company: The Daten Group
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Queens, NY

Education: BS – Finance

First job outside of real estate: Newspaper delivery boy

First job in real estate or allied field: Leasing and property management in Miami

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Acquire/develop and re-develop residential and commercial projects in the N.Y.C. metro area. Future plans are to increase the size of the company and real estate holdings by 100% every 3-4 years.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Train for mini-iron man competitions and coach my 11/14 year-old boys in various sports.

Favorite book or author: Dan Brown (I love great suspense novels to keep you guessing).

Favorite movie: “Top Gun”

Last song you downloaded? Sweat (Snoop Dog) – Great practice motivational song.

One word to describe your work environment: Energetic Rules to live by in business: Work hard, work smart but play fair and honest. You will always be able to look yourself and your family in the eye and hold your head up no matter what happens so long as you did it with the highest of integrity.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Moses and he could pick the restaurant or maybe a Starbucks if he didn’t have the time. I have around 20 quick questions to ask on timelines, dates, and facts for him to corroborate or clarify.

What is your dream job? Developing real estate. That was my dream that I made into a reality and I love going to my office every single day!