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About DCLA

Design Change. Develop Community.

We are a team of solutions focused, Real Estate entrepreneurs. Our model is simple: We redevelop the neglected houses of our Los Angeles neighborhoods while focusing on value creation in both design and financial investment.

Each one of us on the DCLA team grew up in the eclectic neighborhoods of LA and we know first hand how the strength of our communities were rooted in the homes we lived in. Every household had its own heartbeat, character, and stories to tell.

In the aftermath of the 2008 housing crash, we quickly witnessed the abandonment of these homes, the decline in our community’s spirit and the shift we had to make in Real Estate investing. With over 30+ years of experience in various corporate and entrepreneurial ventures, we decided to form DCLA. The goal of our company was (and still is) to combine our passion for finding creative business solutions with our experience in the Real Estate industry. Our vision is to be a reviver of underutilized spaces with our eye on design, our mind on wealth creation, and our hearts on the people we love most.

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Meet the team

The team is lead by three hard-working and driven individuals
who have decades of experience in the Real Estate industry.
Michael DelaCruz
The Strategist

I am a strategist and contrarian at heart, finding the best ways to improve every category of our business with innovation and creativity. I believe in a company culture where your personal values are congruent with the company mission. I love teaching, but even more, being a student and constantly learning.

Dennis Battung
The Futurist

I love working and collaborating with different people. Our business has grown because of the relationships we have built by working together with people with similar values. I love being able to educate people about our business and what we do. People get excited about the potential real estate has to change their lives...and I've been told I have a cool mustache.

Michael Randall
The Analyst

I really enjoy working on everything financial for our business because it provides us with another perspective on how we are doing outside of the daily operations. I love being able to translate the data in a way that inspires productivity and profitability in our team members, with a focus on both personal and professional growth.


We are DCLA

We develop Real Estate investment solutions to provide our partners with the highest value ROI
and a beautifully designed investment that they can be proud of.

Passion & Experience
  • Over 30+ years of Real Estate and business ownership experience
  • Leadership and training in the real estate, mortgage, finance and construction industries
  • Graduates of the Dave Ramsey EntreLeadership Master Series and Smart Conference
  • Active members and participants of The Norris Group (Los Angeles Real Estate Summits, "I Survived Real Estate" Gala, Yearly Economic Forecast Seminars)
Consistency is Key

Contact us at to learn more about our investment track record and design philosophy.

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Our Properties

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For Sale


Coming Soon

Featured Properties Coming Soon

Eads, Los Angeleas

Single Family Home + ADU Main Home: 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1652 sqft ADU: 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 689 sqft

Rosanna, Los Angeles

Single Family Home + ADU Main Home: 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1122 sqft ADU: 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 1190 sqft

Benedict, Los Angeles

Single Family Home + ADU Main Home: 3 Bed, 2 Bath ADU: New Build with Attached 1 Car Garage

Ripple, Los Angeles

Single Family Home + ADU Main Home: 3 Bed, 2 Bath ADU: 1200 sqft

Fernleaf, Los Angeles

Single Family Home + ADU Main Home: 3 Bed, 2 Bath ADU: New Build with Rooftop Deck

Mellon, Los Angeles

Single Family Home + ADU Main Home: 3 Bed, 2 Bath ADU: 2 Bed, 2 Bath, Rooftop Deck

Grayburn, Pasadena

Two Properties New Builds

Howard, Pasadena

Single Family
4 Bed, 3 bath 2800

Euclid, Pasadena

Single Family
5 Bed, 4.5 Bath 3,300 Sqft

Here's how DCLA can help you get the most out of your next project.

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Cribs & Coffee


Cribs & Coffee

Our Cribs & Coffee events provide a unique opportunity for you to walk through one of our investment homes side by side with us as we reveal all of the details surrounding the project while giving you a behind the curtain look at how we take a house from dilapidated and neglected to the most beautiful home on the block.

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Contact Us

Get In Touch

For more information about working with us or our current projects, contact us at

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3579 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena CA 91107

P: 626.460.2115

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