DWO Enterprises

DWO’s business is to seek opportunities in all aspects of real estate, from retail, commercial, multi-family, medical and preschools. Our company has had the unique ability and opportunity to successfully transition and redefine our company model during challenging economic times. The company has been highly competitive and successful in acquiring single family homes. Through the purchase of homes at auction, we were able to employ multiple trades to refurbish the homes and then sell at competitive prices. Currently the focus is on acquiring REO’s or notes from banks on multi-family assets in the west and mid-west. These properties are refurbished, leased up to market rates and then sold or held in a portfolio. We are a multi faceted company with talented staff and community partners that allow us to be successful in many aspects of the real estate business. We appreciate all of our diverse and dedicated colleagues that have assisted in our success and we look forward to continuing these relationships in the future.

Real Estate Specialization
Health Care
Investment Type
JV partnership
REO Inventory
Investment Style
Vice President

As Vice President, Tim is responsible for the analysis, due diligence, project financing, entitlement, and construction management of DWO’s real estate development projects. He has proved that he has the creative ability and talent to handle sophisticated real estate transactions. Tim previously served as an airline pilot for American Eagle Airlines, based in Puerto Rico and Dallas, TX. He prides himself with a strong work ethic, uncompromising integrity, and an enthusiastic attitude. Tim graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Aviation Management.


Don Oliphant

Mr. Oliphant is responsible for the vision, values, and overall strategy of DWO. He organized DWO in 1980 for the sole purpose of developing quality commercial, multi-family and industrial projects in the Western United States. DWO Enterprises has a comprehensive approach to the development business not often found in the industry. Working realistically within the prevailing governmental attitudes and economic conditions, the company has developed, entitled and acquired many value added projects over the years. Emphasis continues to be on excellence, durability and value in the market place. Mr. Oliphant is a former General Partner of Knott's Berry Farm, one of the largest amusement parks in the United States consisting of 150 acres located in the heart of Orange County, California. As partner, one of the responsibilities and accomplishments was to broaden the scope of the company and create opportunities for diversification. Mr. Oliphant was also the Chairman of Knott's Berry Farm Foods, Inc., a food production and distribution company making preserves, jellies, fruit syrups and salad dressings. Mr. Oliphant earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California and served his country as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Business Manager

Sandra Page

As Business Manager, Sandy is responsible for the daily operational support and financial over view of DWO. This includes managing our relationships with equity partners. Her role is to assure all aspects of business, including accounting, legal filings, reporting and project management are handled ethically and accurately. As a native San Diegan, she has over twenty year’s experience in management, general accounting, and administrative positions.

Project Manager

Russell Pierce has been in the commercial real estate consulting, development and investment business since 1984. He has managed the development of over 2.6 million square feet of office, medical office and specialized industrial projects valued at over $279 million throughout multiple jurisdictions/markets in the United States. His full-scope development and consulting expertise includes: land and investment acquisitions, market/cost feasibility analysis, project equity and debt capitalization, entitlement processing, design team management, construction administration, asset management and exit strategy implementation. Russ has provided build-to-suit development services either as a principal or a fee-based consultant for many “excellence-demanding” companies such as Fed Ex, Cox Communications, United Health Group, Kraft Foods, Hitachi Home Electronics and County of Los Angeles, to name just a few. Russ graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He is an active leader in his church and enjoys family time, hunting, fishing and golf. He is also a licensed (instrument rated) private pilot.

Key Focus Areas
Acquisitions Construction Development Leasing
Geographical Area
Mapped Location