Real Housewives of New York City star, Erin Dana Lichy made millions as a real estate agent while also taking care of her three children. And this is all thanks to her parents, Dorothy R Somekh and Eliahu Yitzhari, who taught her how to balance her professional and private life.
Get to know Erin’s parents better as this article proceeds.
Who Are Erin Dana Lichy Parents?
Erin Dana was born to her parents, Dorothy R Somekh and Eliahu Yitzhari. She loves them to the moon and thanks them for passing down their work ethic and teaching her how to love.
“Thank you for teaching me how to be a present & loving mommy, while continuing to follow my dreams,” Erin even once thanked her mother on her IG.
Also, it seems Erin’s mother was close to her grandkids — Levi, Layla, and a little one (born on Feb 22, 2020).
Levi turned 7 on December 8, 2021, and Layla turned 5 on March 22, 2022.
In case you don’t know, Erin shares her children with her husband Abe Lichy. The two married on June 28, 2012, at Cipriani Wall Street, an event space in New York.
And whilst taking care of her kids, she also works as a licensed real estate salesperson. So far, she’s Erin had more than 108 past sales and 17 past rentals.
Reportedly, the RHONY star got her sales license while in college at age 19. And by 23 she had successfully worked on four new development projects. She has since immersed herself in both brokerage and development, strengthening her advantage.
This NYU graduate has also started and then sold her business in fashion called Framework.
No wonder, she was chosen as one of the housewives on Real Housewives of New York City season 14. Erin, alongside 5 others, Ubah Hassan, Jenna Lyons, Lizzy Savetsky, Jessel Taank, and Brynn Whitfield, were first introduced at a Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen taping during BravoCon, where the ladies also surprised fans by walking on stage.
Also, it was rumored that the legacy version of RHONY was already fully cast (that included Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan), and deals were in the process of closing.
Meet Erin Dana Lichy Mother, Dorothy R Somekh
Erin Dana Lichy’s mother Dorothy R Somekh was the person who taught her how to balance business and family.
Keep reading to learn more about her.
Dorothy R Somekh Age
Dorothy R Somekh was born on July 1950. That made her 72 years of age in 2022.
Also, it means, Dorothy had Erin when she was 37.
Dorothy R Somekh Job
Dorothy R Somekh is a real estate agent.
After working as a teacher for a while, she started her career in real estate in 1974 as a manager of Bettina Equities, a small development firm. There, she provided on-site oversight of the company’s fast-growing portfolio of residential rental properties
In 1980, Dorothy then ventured into entrepreneurialism and founded Somek Realty Co., a firm focused on property sales and rentals. Soon recognized for her talents, she then rented units for the original sponsor, and from 1993-96 sold more than 50 percent of the building.
Also, at the time, she served as a member of the steering committee of the residential division of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Naturally, for her achievements, Dorothy was then awarded the prestigious Regional Salesperson of the Year Award at the National Sales & Marketing Awards for achieving the highest volume of new construction sales in the entire Northeast region.
Now (as of 2022), she works as an associate broker at Brown Harris Stevens. She has been with the company for over 20 years.
Most of her listening range from $370K – $3.55M
Is Dorothy R Somekh On Instagram?
Here’s her IG @dorothysomekh.
Meet Erin Dana Lichy Father, Eliahu Yitzhari
Erin Dana Lichy also inherited her talent for investment from her father Eliahu Yitzhari. He’s her pillar and was often featured on her IG.
Know him better below.
Eliahu Yitzhari Age
Eli Yitzhari was born on February 13, 54. That made him 68 years of age in 2022.
He is four years younger than Dorothy.
On his 65th birthday, Eli took it to her IG to share, “Happy birthday Abba. Thank you for giving us so many years of unconditional love and life. We’re all lucky to be in your presence and you’ve made us the kids (and grandkids) we are today. Your positivity is infectious. I love you always daddy.”
Eliahu Yitzhari Job
Eliahu Yitzhari is the “Vice President of Investments” at Triangle Assets, a real estate investment company.
The company claimed that it has achieved an outstanding level of success by maintaining a keen ability to recognize and capitalize on unique investment opportunities. And their track record included many successful redevelopment and repositioning ventures that have yielded more than 300% return on investment within 18-24 months of acquiring the property.
Is Eliahu Yitzhari On Instagram?
Find Eliahu on IG @elico1010.
Are RHONY Erin Dana Lichy Parents Still Married?
Sadly, Erin’s parents have long divorced.
How Many Children Do RHONY Erin Dana Lichy Parents Have?
Erin’s parents have 5 children including Erin.
The rest are — Kelley Yitzhari (born: Nov 1991), Ben Yitzhari (born: Aug 1994), Daniel Yitzhari, David J Yitzhari (born: Apr 1993), and Dana Yitzhari.
Where Do RHONY Erin Dana Lichy Parents Reside?
Though divorced, Erin’s parents both lived in New York, NY.