A native Nashvillian, Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and out of the box thinker. While studying finance at University of Tennessee, he started his own BBQ company: Moose Creek Pepper Sauce. This venture paved the way for the success that was to come.
Post college, Daniel moved on from his BBQ company to pursue a career in mortgage banking and real estate. Mentored by his father, Dan Askew, with over 35 years of experience, he worked for Bank of America and Regions Bank as a mortgage loan originator. After 4 years in the banking industry, he decided to work in residential real estate sales so he could spend more time impacting clients and building an investment portfolio.
In his first year as a Realtor®, Daniel won awards as Weichert’s National Rookie of the Year, The Andrews Group Rookie of the Year, and became an Executive Club Member qualifying with multi-million dollar sales . During his third year as a Realtor, Daniel joined the business minded world of Keller Williams. It became immediately clear that KW was going to help Daniel achieve his goals of starting a company so he jumped right in. Within the first 6-months at Keller Williams, Daniel formed Nashville Real Estate Services, LLC. and grew it to 10+ employees with $15 million in sales in the first twelve months placing the organization into the top 5% of all Realtors® across the country.
Through his innovation, Daniel rebranded his company to Living TN in order to connect with a much larger vision, which became a top 25 real estate team in the state of Tennessee in 2016. The team is also ranked in the top .2% of the 160,000 Keller Williams agents worldwide.
Living TN’s success can be credited to Daniel’s specific CEO style. His ability to turn ideas into a tangible strategy allow for the team to learn and grow at a rapid pace. The passion he has for others pushes each Living TN member to be the best they can be. These traits are the backbone of the Living TN culture.
Simply put, Daniel loves to have fun. Traveling is a big part of his life, as he’s experienced: hang gliding in Switzerland, fly fishing in Montana, skiing a double black in Wyoming, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Belize, learning to surf in Costa Rica, riding a catamaran in the Caribbean, and his personal favorite – proposing to his wife Rachel at the top of Jungfrau the tallest mountain in Europe.
When he’s not traveling across the world, you can find Daniel hard at work expanding his company or riding around town on his Vespa. He is also an avid boater, Tennessee vols fan, fantasy football player, BBQ lover, and proud dog owner.
Daniel is happily married to his wife Rachel and loves his two dogs, Smoky and Delilah. He will also be welcoming his first child, Charlie, in 2017!