Dag works with clients from all demographics and price ranges. Specializing in central Denver neighborhoods, He has also represented select buyers and sellers in the Vail Valley and Summit County.
Denver native, 5th generation Denverite, Great-Great-Grandfather Philip Zang arrived in Denver 1869 www.coloradobusinesshalloffame.org/philip-and-adolph-j-zang.html He takes pride in his pioneer heritage as it relates to the evolution of Denver as a city and history of Colorado. Growing up in Belcaro, Dag has fond memories of riding his pony along the bridle paths of Cherry Creek, Cherry Hills, and among the red rock formations in the foothills of Douglas County. Later teen years he, along with friends, took to the mountains on their bikes riding to Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat Springs, camping along the way. Equestrian events, biking, hiking, and camping remain some of his passions. Graduate of Denver Country Day School, now Kent School, he was afforded the good fortune of ski weekends and holidays in the best ski resorts Colorado has to offer. He has fond memories of early morning first tracks in Riva Glade.
Later studies in architecture, language and art at University of Colorado lead him to study abroad in Siena where he was able to take advantage of weekend getaways by train and extensive travel throughout Europe. His appreciation for French cuisine and fine wines landed him in Paris where he spent 5 years improving language and culinary skills.
Repatriating to the states in 1986, San Francisco would be home for the next 10 years. The first months that he was there, Dag volunteered as an apprentice laborer on a construction site. The project involved repurposing of a building. The structure was donated by The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Originally a convent, Coming Home Hospice opened its doors spring 1987 as the first residential program in the nation dedicated to the caring transition of terminal patients with AIDS. Each day offered a humbling experience. The venture united a community of people from all walks of life.
Subsequent years, Dag worked with homeowners, architects, and interior designers managing construction projects ranging from a simple closet refit to extensive renovation of Victorian homes in Pacific Heights. A good amount of time was spent with top tier Realtors in SanFrancisco shopping for fix and flip properties. Returning to Denver to be close to family, he realized that having a real estate license would offer him advantage of ‘first foot through the door’ in the competitive Denver market. He bought his first project home, a mid-century modern ranch in Bonnie Brae and since then has moved around the neighborhood. In 1999 he became a full time Realtor hanging his license at Perry & Co.
Over the years, Denver friends have invited Dag to participate in gratifying non-profit events. They include, but are not limited to, the Alumni Board at Kent Denver School, planning committee for the Friends Foundation Denver Public Library BookLovers Ball, a benefit for the children’s library, and member of the corporate committee soliciting corporate sponsors for Do at the Zoo.
Weather permitting, mornings begin at sunrise with a 3-5 mile walk around Belcaro with French Bouledogue Joanie and the ‘Bostons’ Cheetah & Samson in tow. It’s an ideal time for the menagerie to commune with friends and neighbors.