Dokovic Named One of “40 Under 40” by the St. Louis Business Journal

Success in business is what led Dan Dokovic ’04 ΚΑ of Chesterfield, Missouri, to be named one of “40 Under 40” by The St. Louis Business Journal in February. But the real reason Dokovic gets out of bed every morning ready for the day, he might tell you, is his genuine passion for real estate.

“I love what I do, and I would advise anyone that doesn’t like what they do to find their passion,” Dokovic explains. “You will not be successful unless you really enjoy what you do.”

Dokovic is the co-founder of both Intelica CRE and Bamboo Equity Partners in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He spends his days buying mismanaged real estate and working with investors to see what he envisions in various properties throughout the St. Louis area.

Dokovic’s drive has helped Intelica CRE grow from three employees to 40. According to a Feb. 7 article in The St. Louis Business Journal, transactions at Intelica CRE have increased since Dokovic founded the business in 2010 to more than $100 million per year. In addition, the Journal states that since its founding in 2012, Bamboo Equity Partners has created more than $20 million of value for investors in a portfolio that is worth more than $91 million.

A native of Croatia who moved to Quincy, Illinois, as a senior in high school, Dokovic majored in international business with a minor in French while at Westminster and later married Westminster alumna Elizabeth (Chambers) Dokovic ’06 ΚΚΓ. Keep reading to find out more about how Westminster helped Dokovic find both the power in his purpose as well as the love of his life.

How did you feel about being selected among The St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”? It is an honor to be selected among a great class of honorees and past recipients.

What other degrees have you received? I earned an MBA from Webster University in May of 2016.

What organizations outside of work are you involved in? The Young Presidents Organization (YPO) has been a great platform for me. It has given me mentorship and comradery with similar young business decision makers.

How did your Westminster education help you find your purpose? Westminster played one of the most important roles in leading me into my professional life. I learned critical thinking, writing skills, and technical skills, as well as social and communication skills.

What is your favorite Westminster memory? Men’s Rush.

What do you consider your greatest success? Marrying my wife, Beth, and being a father our boys.

Would you recommend Westminster to prospective college students? I constantly recommend Westminster to upcoming graduates. I believe that Westminster’s student/faculty ratio with a student-centered instruction is key to student development. In addition you also might find your future spouse there.

How did you meet Elizabeth? We met at a KA function when I was a senior and Beth was sophomore. After I graduated, I made numerous trips back to Fulton to spend time with her. 

What are your boys’ names and ages? Luka (6) and Landon (4).

Favorite Westminster faculty member? John Langton.

Favorite spot on campus? The basketball court.

Last book you read? Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder.

Favorite quote? Dr. Seuss said it best: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

What do you do in your free time? Anything that has to do with my two little boys.

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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.