Open Letter From DCREIE Executive Director

July 10, 2020

Dear Valued Member & Friend,

It’s almost as if one morning we simply woke up to this “new normal”. 

It is a very challenging time as we balance health and safety, on-going obligations, government regulations, and social responsibilities. 

Our current circumstance calls for strength, adaptability and agility. 

We all know that once you began to feel uncomfortable, you must do something.

In our world of real estate investing and entrepreneurship, it is imperative to keep reading, listening and learning, but we must take action. Actions build legacies and personal fortunes, one step at a time. It is all of the little actions that create great magnitudes. 

Don’t wait until you have “predicted” the future, read ten or twenty more books or attended ten or twenty more webinars or YouTube videos.

The time between this moment, right now, and your first action is critical. Anticipation builds anxiety, and anxiety builds fear. 

However, action overcomes anxiety and fear. Action provides you with the opportunity to see what you can really do, to see if you really have what it takes to make your goals and dreams a reality.

Therefore, I am proposing a simple two-word mantra for DCREIE- “TRY SOMETHING”. 

Try something. And if the first thing you try doesn’t work, try something else. 

Try something.

From there it’s a matter of duplication. 

If you can do it once, you can do it again, and again, until you’ve built your personal fortune. 

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes a goal.”

Pamela Vaull Starr

As we navigate through this constantly changing climate, I would like to assure you that I am focused on a mission of providing unparalleled support and resources for our members.

Together, we will not only overcome this challenge, but thrive.

I look forward to a continued partnership. If there is any way I can be of assistance during this time, please contact me at 

All the best,

Dana Ash-McGinty
Dana Ash-McGinty
DCREIE Executive Director

DCREIE, real estate investors and entrepreneurs in Metropolitan Washington, DC, real estate investing