Dana Ash-McGinty, DCREIE Executive Director
Dana Ash-McGinty is currently the Executive Director of DCREIE. She is also the Managing Principal of Ash McGinty (A|M), a multi-million residential and commercial consulting and real estate firm. She’s an accomplished real estate authority, author, speaker, media influencer and noted CNN expert, as well as an advocate for minority real estate investing, women’s empowerment and small business growth. Ms. Ash-McGinty helps other women grow their businesses, become leaders in the industry, and maintain a healthy balance in their personal and professional lives. She provides clients and partner agents with a blueprint for gaining business clarity, positioning, creative branding and asset protection.
Ms. Ash-McGinty is passionate about encouraging new entrepreneurs and small businesses to reach their full potential with effective branding and growth strategies. She is also a mentor for SCORE, a program affiliated with the Small Business Administration and a regular speaker on real estate investment strategies for new and experienced investors.
During her 17+ year real estate career, Ms. Ash-McGinty has been involved in well over $500,000,000+ (500M) in residential and commercial real estate sales and acquisitions across multiple states. Her vast experience spans the gamut with single family homes, condominiums, urban row homes, 100+ unit apartment complexes, residential developed lot and vacant/raw land. She has also been involved in multiple development, re-zoning, and condo conversion projects.
Prior to A|M, Ms. Ash-McGinty managed a 600+ real estate agent roster as the Principal and Managing Broker of one of the country’s largest African-American independently owned real estate brokerages- Park Mason Brokers (PMB) based in Atlanta, GA. At various times in her career, Ms. Ash-McGinty has acquired and maintained Principal Broker and real estate brokerage licenses in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana.
Additionally, Ms. Ash-McGinty was the Founder of a continuing education school for real estate agents and brokers located in Atlanta, GA- PMB School. During her tenure, she was the School Director and an instructor, teaching Georgia Real Estate Commission approved courses that she created.
As a proud Washingtonian, Ms. Ash-McGinty is committed to serving her community. She and the McGinty Family are deeply rooted in the constructs of Northwest DC, specifically, North Portal Estates (currently serving as the V.P. of the Civic League of North Portal Estates), Petworth, and Takoma, previously owning multiple multi-family properties and the historic Takoma Theater.
This former beauty queen of Bahamian descent was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a BA in Sociology from Clark Atlanta University. She splits her time between homes in DC’s “Gold Coast”, and Naples, FL with her husband, a highly regarded Washington, DC internal medicine physician and medical correspondent. Ironically, Ms. Ash-McGinty’s husband is also named Dana. Socially they are referred to as “The Danas”.
Ms. Ash-McGinty is a member of the following organizations:
Greater Washington Urban League
National Council of Negro Women
Civic League of North Portal Estates (currently serving as Vice President)
Shepherd Park Citizens Association
African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP)
Black Women In Media
Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB Council)
DC Association of Realtors®
DC Chamber of Commerce
Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors® (GCAAR)
Internet Marketing Association
Maryland Association of Realtors® (MAR)
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems
National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
Women in Technology/WIN (Washington, DC Chapter)
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