Dawn McKenna

Dawn McKenna

  • Luxury Property Specialist

Coldwell Banker Realty

About

By any measure, Dawn McKenna is one of America's most successful, creative, and sought-after luxury real estate agents. Not only is she the No. 1 agent in Hinsdale, Illinois, but she also leads the No. 1 ranked team in Illinois and the Midwest, and No. 4 in the nation among all brokerages, as ranked by the Wall Street Journal Real Trends. Since expanding seven years ago, the Dawn McKenna Group (DMG) holds the number one position in Southwest Florida, Park City, Utah, and Inman named DMG the number one luxury team in the United States in 2023.
Dawn's success led to her being invited to be a founding member of two exclusive, invite-only agent networks: the International Luxury Alliance, which connects Coldwell Banker, Corcoran, and Hampton International's most successful, global agents to share leads and best practices; and the Global Collective, which is made up of only the top agent of any agency in the most important luxury markets in the world. With the International Luxury Alliance and Global Collective, Dawn truly has unmatched global reach.
Since her 2003 debut as a Coldwell Banker Rookie of the Year, Dawn and DMG are responsible for over $5.1 billion in real estate sales. Combining a ravenous work ethic and impeccable style with an energetic, youthful, and service-oriented approach, Dawn's record performance has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, RealTrends rankings, Forbes, and Crain's Chicago Business. When her clients demanded help in new markets, Dawn bet that her unique model could be replicated and, in 2016, formed the Dawn McKenna Group. Choosing agents that match Dawn's qualities but bring their own local expertise to a carefully selected group of new destination and feeder markets, Dawn created a growing, recognizable brand with 30 team members in eight offices servicing six states. With the addition of industry veterans Micheal Anthony, Bernadette Kettwig, and in-house marketing, photography, and social media teams, the DMG is now a national leader in residential real estate.
With a strategy of pairing global reach with local experts in feeder and destination markets, the DMG expanded to North Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Gold Coast (2017) and prestigious 5th Avenue in Naples, Florida (2017). Success soon followed, as did requests for help in more places. So, next up for DMG offices were the exclusive North Shore of Chicago suburbs of Winnetka and Lake Forest (2019), and the prestigious vacation/second home markets of Harbor Country, Michigan/Indiana (2022), Park City, Utah (2023), and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (2023).
As the final piece of her strategy, since 2018 DMG Rentals has captured recent college graduates as future DMG clients by helping them find the perfect Chicago or Naples rental. With DMG Rentals, the DMG serves its clients in all the stages of their lives, from their first apartment to their suburban family home and even their Naples, Lake Geneva, or Harbor Country vacation spot.
Much of Dawn's success is due to her incredible network and database of premier clientele. Dawn has been a trusted "go-to" source for players and management of the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago TV and radio personalities, and industry leaders from blue-chip companies such as Deloitte, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and McKinsey Consulting. She is also regularly trusted on the buy and sell sides by attorneys from prestigious law firms such as Kirkland & Ellis, McDermott Will & Emery, Sidley Austin, and Baker McKenzie. And now with a powerful team behind her, the DMG is being called in to consult with and represent builders, developers, and financiers with tens of millions on the line. They realize that Dawn and the DMG know what people want, where they want it, and what they will pay.

Specialties

  • Buyer Representation
  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Land
  • Relocation
  • First Time Home Buyers

Secondary Specialization: Downers Grove, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Westmont, Willow Springs, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Willowbrook.

Credentials

Graduate of University of Illinois at Champaign, BA 1990 (member of Delta Gamma Sorority) The Northern Trust Co. Personal Trust Admin. Interior Designer Licensed Realtor
    • Graduate of University of Illinois at Champaign, BA 1990 (member of Delta Gamma Sorority) The Northern Trust Co. Personal Trust Admin. Interior Designer Licensed Realtor

Designations

  • Luxury Property Specialist

Awards

Member of Coldwell Banker's President's Elite, an honor only awarded to the top 4% of the more than 120,000 Coldwell Banker agents nationwide Consistent top producer #1 Agent in Hinsdale 2013, #1 Agent in DuPage County 2013 Rookie of the Year 2003, #64 of all realtors nationally as stated in The Wall Street Journal 2013

My listings

Showing 6 Listings
  • 505 S County Line Road

    Hinsdale, IL 60521, United States

  • 411 N Monroe St

    Hinsdale, IL 60521, United States

  • 805 Taft Road

    Hinsdale, IL 60521, United States

  • 820 W Maple Street

    Hinsdale, IL 60521, United States

  • 803 Burr Ridge Club

    Burr Ridge, IL 60527, United States

  • 5566 S Oak Street

    Hinsdale, IL 60521, United States

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