About Us

Young Lewin Advisors exists to serve our commercial real estate clients.

We do this by focusing less on any specific transaction and more on genuinely understanding our client’s short and long term goals and working with them to devise and execute a portfolio-wide strategic plan to achieve those goals.

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Dan Lewin

Managing Partner

Dan Lewin

Managing Partner

Dan Lewin began his investment real estate career in 2012, while a student at USC, working with Turnstone Capital, a Gardena-based apartment syndicator, as an acquisitions associate. Upon graduation, Dan joined Marcus & Millichap where he built a niche as a student housing, land development, and multi-family specialist. Dan founded Young-Lewin Advisors in April, 2020 alongside his partner, Shane Young with the goal of establishing a brokerage that encourages genuine, comprehensive advisory relationships instead of the transactional emphasis that is widespread in the brokerage industry.

On the brokerage side of Dan’s career, he has been one of the most active brokers in the USC student housing market and has continually set the market record for small-lot development sales in the immediate USC area. Dan has closed over $300M worth of real estate transactions in his career with $200M of those transactions in the student housing space.

On the principal side of Dan’s career, he has been the active partner in 19 projects focusing on multifamily, student housing and ADU/value-add strategies Los Angeles County and Orange County as well as Silicon Valley. Dan prides himself on advising clients from a place of experience as a principal investor as well as an investment sales broker.

Dan was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area before coming to USC in 2010 where he completed a double major in political science and business. Dan is a passionate supporter of the YIMBY movement focusing on providing missing middle housing throughout California through his development projects as well his political advocacy to support pro-housing legislation.

Dan also proudly serves on the board of the Resident Relief Foundation - a Los Angeles based non profit that helps responsible tenants who are facing a situation beyond their control avoid eviction and homelessness. Dan currently resides in Long Beach, CA with his wife.

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Shane Young

Managing Partner

Shane Young

Managing Partner

Shane is a multifamily and 1031 exchange specialist and Managing Partner at Young Lewin. As a lifelong SoCal resident Shane offers invaluable knowledge of the local market. His unrivaled work ethic and dedication to providing his clients with the best advisory, research underwriting services available helped him maintain an unrivaled reputation in the industry. At his previous firm, a publicly traded company, he climbed the ranks to be one of the Top Producers, as well as the youngest in company history to achieve the rank of First Vice President of Investments. Since then he has founded his own investment sales firm called Young Lewin.

Shane is known for his ability to create unique opportunities for his clients, and maintaining the highest level of integrity and honesty to protect the interest and wealth creation of his clients. Young Lewin specializes in multifamily investment properties throughout Greater Los Angeles. The company boasts over $600M in sales volume.

In his free time, Shane enjoys spending time with family & friends, competitive sailing, and working with local philanthropic efforts. He is proud to be a sitting board member of the Resident Relief Foundation, a non profit that provides grants to assist with underprivileged renters.

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Daniel Gomez

Senior Associate

Daniel Gomez

Senior Associate

Daniel Gomez is a multi-family investment sales specialist in partnership with Young Lewin Advisors. Daniel began his career on the construction side of the real estate industry, working for 5 years as a union-certified HVAC technician for ACCO Engineered Systems - the largest commercial HVAC company in California. Daniel subsequently joined Young Lewin as an agent and has quickly established himself as one of the rising stars of the industry.

Daniel has represented buyers and sellers in over $20 Million of commercial real estate transactions in his first 18 months in the business. He rapidly achieved this initial success because of his approach to brokerage that eschews a transactional approach in favor of playing a truly advisory role with his clients to help them genuinely understand all of their options before making the best decision to achieve their objectives.

Daniel has a wide variety of experiences, having helped clients navigate not just sales and purchases but also refinances, 1031 exchanges (out of state and in-state), and joint ventures. He specializes in the Whittier Gateway Cities where he has sold the highest price per unit apartment to date in Whittier.

Daniel was born and raised Whittier, CA graduating from La Serna High School and Mt St. Antonio College where he wrestled competitively. He currently resides in Manhattan Beach, CA where he enjoys golfing, surfing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Sebastian Barahal

Associate

Sebastian Barahal

Associate

Sebastian Barahal is a Multifamily Investment specialist with a specific focus on the South Bay Market. He assists his clients in the preservation of wealth, portfolio growth, and the repositioning of equity.

Originally from the Island of Oahu, Sebastian moved to Orange County to attend school at Chapman University, located in Orange, California.

Sebastian began his career at Marcus & Millichap before joining Young Lewin Advisors in 2021.

He currently resides in Cheviot Hills and enjoys playing tennis and golf in his free time.

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Ben Mollahan

Associate

Ben Mollahan

Associate

Ben Mollahan is a premier client advisor for Young Lewin Advisors. He focuses on the acquisition and disposition of multifamily investment sales throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles Country Region, utilizing his understanding of complex financial markets to create value for his clients. With a specialized degree in finance, Ben is able to accurately analyze high-level financial data and trends, providing clients with prominent investor insights. Ben’s clients receive an exceptional level of service by leveraging his extensive experience, market knowledge, and strong relationships within the industry.

Ben has amassed experience with a plethora of private clients in his brokerage career. Starting in the Bay Area, he worked on several multifamily deals before joining Young Lewin. Since then, Ben has created value with persistence in acquiring Southern California market knowledge and bringing qualified buyers to the table in a client first mentality.

Prior to brokerage, Ben was a project manager at Insight Resource Group, a POS and POD agency. During his time there, Ben collaborated with clients to help achieve their goals and helped design displays.

B.A., Finance, Economics - Chapman University

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Joe Pera

Director of Operations

Joe Pera

Director of Operations

Joe Pera serves as the Director of Operations for Young Lewin Advisors where he plays an integral role in every nearly aspect of the business - underwriting, marketing, transaction coordination/escrow management, corporate accounting, and recruiting/training new agents.

Originally from Marin County, California, Joe attended Chapman University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a Minor in Political Science.

Joe currently resides in Costa Mesa where he enjoys going to the beach, playing golf and tennis in his spare time.

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Sunny DiMaggio

Transaction Coordinator

Sunny DiMaggio

Transaction Coordinator

Sunny DiMaggio is a knowledgeable, motivated and diligent Transaction Coordinator (TC). She works in commercial and residential real estate sales, including vacant land, industrial buildings and multifamily projects in the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. Her success in real estate has been attributed to her responsiveness, integrity and exceptional customer service. With a strong commitment to the highest professional standards, she is enthusiastic to provide Listing agents and Buyer's agents with the support and tools they need to be successful in their real estate business.

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Apollo Infinity

Young-Lewin Advisors proudly donates 5% of every commission to a charitable organization of our client’s choice in their name through our Apollo Infinity program.

Young-Lewin Advisors is proud to offer as a default donation option the Resident Relief Foundation - an organization that focuses on helping historically responsible tenants who fall on unexpected financial hardship avoid eviction.

The Foundation accomplishes this via direct payments to landlords so it's a productive intervention for all parties and there is a corresponding financial planning training program for the tenant to help them avoid a similar situation in the future.

We feel RRF effectively and efficiently addresses the housing/homelessness crisis with a positive net effect for all parties involved. Dan currently serves on the board of RRF.

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