In 2016, Donna joined the Continuum team as Chief Operating Officer overseeing all Property Operations and Project Management activities.
With more than 25 years of experience in real estate development, property management and asset management of high-profile commercial office, retail and mixed-use projects, Donna collaborates with civic and business leaders, as well as oversees the day to day operations of Continuum Partners.
Prior to joining Continuum, Donna served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Pacific Retail Capital Partners and oversaw the KKR owned portfolio of shopping centers in New York and Illinois. She was responsible for over $100 Million of capital improvements and new tenant development initiatives and worked with municipalities in Illinois to create entitlement opportunities for new dynamic walkable-livable environments. She initiated energy efficiency, recycling and other sustainability efforts across the KKR shopping center platform. She was responsible for negotiating with union officials and managing all labor relationships for the properties in New York and Illinois.
Prior to her role at PRCP, she was the Vice President of Development for Meadowlands Xanadu, a 2M square foot retail, restaurant and entertainment mixed-use project developed as a Public/Private Partnership in East Rutherford, NJ.
She also served as Development Director for Tishman Speyer Properties, where she oversaw over $100M of public space, retail, common areas and tenant improvements related to the redevelopment of Rockefeller Center. Donna managed the relationship with the City of New York Planning and Landmarks Commissions to execute the re-development plan. Donna additionally served as the property manager for over 1 million square feet of office space at Rockefeller Center, inherently managing a complex group of buildings with union employees and implementing capital improvements to bring energy efficiencies to the 1920’s landmarked property.
Prior to her New York City experience, Donna served as a property manager in Chicago managing commercial office properties on Michigan Avenue. In that capacity she worked with union officials, served on the North Michigan Avenue Beautification Committee and contributed to creating place making and beautification efforts within the dynamic Michigan Avenue and Riverfront district.