Member Spotlight - Dana McDonough

June 15, 2021
Written by: CREW Greater Cincinnati
The Facts:
Dana McDonough
Senior Marketing Manager

Number of years in the industry: 9

Number of years in CREW - current and past committee and BOD experience:
New to CREW - Just a few months!

Member Spotlight Questions

1. What do you hope to get out of your CREW membership and/or who do you hope to network

Building strong positive and supportive relationships with other women in the real estate
industry. Individuals in real estate development, other A/E firms, community leaders, etc.

2. What or Who is your ideal client/customer?
As an A/E/G Firm, our ideal client/customer is developers and other A/E/G firms.  
Our firm specializes in:
  1. Commercial, Retail, Roll-out Programs
  2. Housing, Mixed-use
  3. Industrial, Manufacturing, Mission Critical/Data Centers

3. What does a typical day consist of for you in your current position?
Every day is so different (but that is what I love about my job), I support our Buildings sector which consists of the Private, Public and Federal Markets focused upon the built environment. The goal is to be a trusted advisor to our current clients and support them with key services, as well as creating content which can be supported on multiple marketing channels to educate prospective clients on how we can support their development goals and visions with innovative planning, programming and sustainable architectural designs that help them confidently serve their purpose. This can range from Industry speaking events, conferences, article/blog
development, website content, collateral, presentations, visuals, client meetings, teaming partner/Joint venture collaborations, industry and organization award and survey participation, social media, client events and networking, etc.

4. What is your favorite aspect about your job?
Working for a firm and a team of individuals who are so dedicated and passionate about everything we do. It’s the full collaboration of ideas, expertise and vision that comes together to create something exceptional.

5. What does your company contribute to the commercial real estate industry?
We provide innovative services, tools and technologies that support developers/building owners with new builds and building renovations.  All focused on inspiring and impactful designs that blend with the fabric of the community and provide operational efficiencies that reduce overall total cost of ownership. We consistently invest in new technologies that drive this forward being a trusted advisor to our clients.

6. What advice do you have to someone new to the industry?
Get involved with organizations such as CREW, build relationships, share your expertise and engage with others for their expertise.

7. What keeps you busy outside of work?
Family and friends, love the outdoors and traveling, biking, hiking, running, live music…and trying to learn to play the Ukulele (LOL!)