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Expertise: REO, Investment Sales/1031 Exchanges, Land Development and Brokerage, General Brokerage, Multi-Family, Municipal and Non-Profit, Office, Retail, Tenant Representation
Areas: Orlando, Florida, Metro Orlando, Orange, Osceola, Polk Co, Seminole Volusia Brevard, Sumter, Lake, Marion
Scope of Service & Expertise
Dale L. Donovan, KW Commercial Managing Director for the commercial division in Orlando Market Centers at Waterford Lakes, Oviedo, and Lake Nona offices. Ms. Donovan’s broad range of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, business development, corporate services, and consulting spans over 26 years.
Ms. Donovan specializes in land acquisitions and sales, tenant and buyer representation and site selection for retail, industrial, office, corporate service assignments, life sciences, biotech, ACLF, and healthcare/medical clients.
Client services also include market analysis, broker price opinions (BPO/BOV), tenant and buyer representation, due diligence for owners, developers, & tenants.
Ms. Donovan also provides asset management services for regional and community banks, financial institutions REO departments, and special asset disposition.
Prior to joining KW Commercial in March 2010, Ms. Donovan was Principal and Vice President Land Services with NAI Realvest from October 2006. Ms. Donovan is also owner of DLD Commercial Realty, Inc., a full service brokerage firm, founded in 1994 with which was initially headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, with branch offices in Stuart and Winter Haven, Florida. Ms. Donovan relocated her firm from South Florida to Central Florida 2000 and opened DLD Commercial in Downtown Orlando in 2002.
During this time Ms. Donovan further enhanced her brokerage services by providing clients with retail tenant representation nationwide. This opportunity led to many transactions including site selections and leasing for more than 78 retail dollar store locations throughout the United States and Canada as well as other national chains and local restaurants.
Perhaps one of her more notable achievements upon first entering the Central Florida arena was the marketing effort that landed an $80 million exclusive listing for a high profile 850-acre property in Osceola County and a recent listing for 2,500 approved lots located just outside the nation's largest active retirement community, The Villages.
Ms. Donovan’s knowledge and background in marketing and strategic planning for development and community planning boards, redevelopment agencies, economic development agencies, and her leadership in establishing public/private partnerships and community involvement brings additional skills and expertise to her clients and deals.
Ms Donovan's expertise in building client relationships and networking business development opportunities into successful deals is expressed in her ability in team building for each transaction with the top level of commercial real estate professionals needed to successfully get the deal done.
For 2011, Ms. Donovan has been appointed to serve on the KW Commercial CLC (Commercial Leadership Council) and will be leading and hosting Masterminds for the North Florida Region. Of KW Commercial members.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
2011 President Elect
Chair – Outlook Conference
Chair - Budget Committee
2010 Vice President Operations, Sponsorship, & Membership
CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT MEMBER (CCIM)
2009 - Present - Member (Candidate)
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE WOMEN NETWORK
2008-2009 - Chair, CREW Orlando Chapter Past President’s Council
2007-2009 - Chair, CREW Orlando/Valencia Scholarship Endowment Fund
2000/2006 - President 2004, Board of Director
2006 to 2010- Business Development Consultant / Board Advisor
1995 & 1998 - CREW Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach - Founding Board Member, President
2011 Board of Directors
2010 - present Commercial Alliance
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS
1996 – Present
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
2000 – Present
NAIOP Central Florida Chapter
2003 to 2010
WOMEN’S COUNCIL OF REALTORS
2010 - Member
CITY OF ORLANDO/ORANGE COUNTY
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD
2007 & 2008 - Board Member
. Advisory Council, Disney/UCF Entrepreneur Center - 2006-2008
. Board of Directors - 2004-2005, Habitat for Humanity