Dana Ash-McGinty, DCREIE Executive Director
Dana Ash-McGinty, the current Executive Director of DCREIE, is an accomplished real estate authority, author, speaker, noted CNN expert and real estate mentor.
Ms. Ash-McGinty is an advocate for minority real estate investing and entrepreneurship. She is a fervent mentor for entrepreneurs and a regular speaker on real estate investing strategies for new and experienced investors.
During her 17+ year in real estate, Ms. Ash-McGinty has been involved in well over $500,000,000+ (500M) in residential and commercial real estate acquisitions. Her vast experience spans the gamut with single family, 100+ unit apartment complexes, residential developed lots and vacant/raw land. She has also been involved in multiple development, re-zoning, and condo conversion projects.
She is the Managing Principal of ASH MCGINTY (A|M), a multi-million residential and commercial consulting and real estate firm. Prior to starting A|M, Ms. Ash-McGinty managed a 600+ 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.
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 and the McGinty Family are deeply rooted in the constructs of Northwest Washington DC, specifically, North Portal Estates (she is currently serving as VP of the Civic League of North Portal Estates), Petworth, and Takoma- previously owning multiple multi-family properties and the historic Takoma Theater.
Real Estate Mentor
Choosing Dana-Ash-McGinty as your real estate mentor gives you access to almost 20 years of industry knowledge, the basics of real estate, personally proven real estate investment strategies and an extensive support system.
What makes Dana even more unique is her approachability, passion, and determination to help YOU succeed as a real estate investor!
Dana has mentored hundreds of real estate students, investors and agents and regularly provides in depth knowledge on:
- Investing For Beginners
- Buying and Holding Real Estate
- Wholesaling Real Estate
- Flipping Houses
- Tax Lien Investing
According to her students, when it comes to real estate investing mentor, “Dana is the REAL DEAL!”
Dana’s Real Estate Advice For Investors
- Always be in control of properties, events, and all other aspects of your real estate investing. The more you are in control, the less stress, mistakes and emergencies you will experience.
- You need to know your numbers. If you’re not looking at your numbers, you will be wasting both money and time.
- Training is the key to growing and improving your business. Invest in a good real estate mentor and on-going training. Be sure to get your team trained and continue their training.
- Set goals, targets, and know what is required to drive profits.
- Add an experienced Realtor to your team. The training and perspective of a Realtor is very different from that of an investor. This will allow investors to approach properties from different viewpoints.
- Build out your circle of influence and networks. Foster these relationships and they will help you grow.
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)