In 2016, Donna joined Continuum Partners as Chief Operating Officer overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. In this broad role, she leads all property operations and project management activities and provides strategic leadership on pipeline development and execution. Donna is a steward of Continuum’s mission, values and culture, and focuses on recruiting and talent development programs across the company.
Since moving to Denver, Donna has taken an active role in leadership opportunities throughout the city. She serves on the Denver Civic Ventures Board for the Downtown Denver Partnership, as well as the Upper Downtown Task Force and the Urban Exploration Steering Committee. Donna provides important industry insight through speaking engagements with BisNow and ULI and continues to develop her Denver network to provide mentorship and leadership for the real estate industry at large.
Donna brings 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
Prior to joining Continuum, Donna served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) 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 and New York to create entitlement opportunities for new dynamic walkable-livable environments. In addition, Donna initiated sustainability efforts across the KKR shopping center platform.
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.
Donna 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 and implementing capital improvements to bring energy efficiencies to the 1920’s landmarked property.
Previously, Donna was a property manager in Chicago managing commercial office properties on North Michigan Avenue. In that capacity she 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.