dasMOD is a boutique, bold, innovative, design-forward real estate development firm. dasMOD acquires land, distressed, and income-producing residential, multi-family, hospitality, and mixed-use properties that are well-located in local, niche markets primarily in San Diego county. Its two principals, Erik Gilmer and Sven Simon, have tremendous experience in various aspects of real estate and finance and have built a proven track record as well as a great reputation among the top industry professionals in San Diego county.
dasMOD's team is extremely design-oriented and also collaborates with exceptional architects and interior designers to explore the possibilities, envision the future, acknowledge the need for progress, and balance extraordinary design with technical expertise and construction management for exceptional execution.
Erik has over 15 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, developments, and sales. In addition to dasMOD, he’s the founder of Swell Property - a real estate brokerage in Encinitas that specializes in San Diego residential real estate. He has a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the local real estate market and leads dasMOD’s acquisitions, design, and sales.
Erik grew up in Minnesota, graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a B.A., in Business & Economics, and shortly after moved out west to play & coach soccer. Erik and his wife Summer have enjoyed living in Encinitas for many years, with their three very active boys and their two sweet girls.
Sven brings 10+ years of experience in real estate developments and finance to dasMOD as a principal. He has been successfully leading a variety of real estate investments ranging from residential, industrial, and hospitality to a 5 location coworking space. Sven is a licensed realtor and mainly focuses on dasMOD’s finances, operations, and project management.
Sven grew up in Germany and moved to the US at the age of 19. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University (CA) with a B.A. in International Business as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA). Sven and his wife Sara reside in Los Angeles county.