About DIG

We are the Diversified Real Estate Investor Group, but our members and friends call us DIG. We serve people who work as either full-time or part-time investors, beginning investors, real estate brokers and agents, attorneys, accountants, property managers, renovation specialists, appraisers, bankers, and people who want to enjoy the many benefits of real estate investing. We give real estate entrepreneurs the tools to gain practical knowledge of real estate investment and management through education, discussion, and networking.

We are a not-for-profit organization that’s been around since 1978. In fact, our real estate investment group is the second oldest REIA in the National Real Estate Investors Association (NREIA), which is made up of 40,000 members.

When we’re not searching for the next real estate investment deal, flip, or rental, we’re networking in monthly gatherings and sharing our success stories with our members and future members who first meet us as guests.

Our long track record as a real estate investment group means we know a lot and we’re serious about real estate investing.

We are governed by a Board of Directors.

Mission Statement 

We encourage our members’ success through education and professional services. We strive to represent DIG members as positive, ethical contributors to the economic and social well-being of our community.


DIG has received many honors from the National REIA Awards of Excellence

  • Honor of Merit – Home Depot National Leader: 2017
  • Honor of Merit – RentPerfect National Leader: 2017
  • Honor of Merit – Large Group for Convention/Trade Show: 2011, 2012
  • Honor of Merit – Governmental Affairs: 2011, 2012
  • Honor of Merit – Finance: 2012
  • Honor of Merit – Print Communications: 2012
  • Honor of Merit – Electronic Communications: 2012
  • Honor of Merit – Community Service: 2012
  • Honor of Merit – Education for Medium Size Group: 2010
  • Honor of Merit – Communication Print: 2010
  • Honor of Merit – Membership: 2010


DIG is affiliated with the National Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) and the Pennsylvania Residential Owners Association.

Code of Ethics

Our members agree to abide by a code of ethics. You can review the code by clicking here.

Board of Directors

I have been investing in Real Estate since 2003 when I accidentally bought my first investment property. When it sold for more than my annual salary at my job with the family business, I was hooked. I joined DIG in 2006 by taking the DIG University 101 courses. Immediately thereafter I started volunteering and networking to learn everything about the investing lifestyle. Over the years I have taken part in almost all aspects of investing such as new construction, contracting, rehabbing, flipping, landlording, multi-unit conversion, sales, and property inspections. Currently, I am working full time in real estate through sales as a realtor, landlord, and property inspector. The flexibility of not having a real job in my life has given me the time to take care of my family and grow a future that will take care of them for years to come. I am looking forward to being the President of DIG and sharing my knowledge with you.

President- Jon Owens

Board of Directors and Staff :

Vice President
Frank Nestore

Marc Sherby

Raymond Lemire

Board Member
Mike Mumma

Office administrator
Elaine Kochanski

Executive Director
Stephanie Pappas


Don Beck

Kathy Gilmore

Mike Mumma