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Get to know Damon, Director of Real Estate

When did you start with Lidl US and what have you done with us so far?

I started with Lidl in January 2014 and was employee number six. I started as an Acquisitions Manager in Virginia and was promoted to Director of Real Estate leading our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices.

What did you do prior to joining Lidl US?

I worked in Real Estate Development and Investments, Investment Banking and at a non-profit in the Midwest and Washington DC. I have a Masters from the University of Michigan and a BS from Oklahoma State University.

What advice do you have for prospective Lidl US candidates?

Lidl is a fast-growing entrepreneurial organization. Lidl values people who are self-motivated, humble, resourceful, and results-oriented. At Lidl, we are always looking to improve and are open for change. We don't believe in being stagnant or adhering to the status quo.

What makes you smile when you think about your work?

When we close on new site location, it means that there will be a Lidl store there soon! As a manager, when our associates perform remarkably, it is a great feeling. It makes me proud to see people succeed, knowing that I played a role in facilitating their growth.

Hometown?

Detroit, Michigan

What do you enjoy outside of work?

Spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and playing sports

What is your favorite travel spot?

Miami, Florida: it's my go-to for downtime.

Are you involved in any community service?

Our regional office participated in helping a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless children in Philadelphia.