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Dawn McKenna

Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Hinsdale Village
8 E Hinsdale Ave
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
License # 475122904

About Me

Dawn’s success is due in part to a diverse background that includes work as an interior designer, where she employed an eye for color and design, personal style, and strong presentation skills. Dawn draws upon this experience when she 'stages' her listings by suggesting paint, furnishing, and other changes to increase their appeal to her target market. Other contributors to Dawn’s success are the years she spent in the wealth management department of the Northern Trust Company and in the trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade. Topping this all off, Dawn is an experienced runway and print model, a one-time Miss Illinois USA contestant, a former pre-Olympic figure skater, and even an Oprah! Show model.Areas of ExpertiseHinsdale resident for 19 yearsCommunity ExpertRelocation Buyer and Seller SpecialistLuxury Home SpecialistConsistently strong negotiatorInnovative marketing techniquesEffective communication skillsDawn McKenna is among the nation’s most successful, creative, and sought-after real estate agents. Employing an energetic, youthful and value-oriented approach, Dawn entered Coldwell Banker’s elite 'International President's Premier Club', a status conferred upon the top 1% of their 86,000 worldwide agents, in her first full year as an agent and has remained a member ever since. Since being named a Coldwell Banker 'Rookie of the Year' in ’03, Dawn has earned top producer status in the 130+ agent Hinsdale, IL office. She was the #1 agent in 2005-2014 and in 2013 broke a record in the history of Hinsdale by selling over $135 million in residential real estate. Her success continued in 2014 with sales over $121 million and in 2015 with sales over $111 million. Dawn is the #1 Broker in Hinsdale and the #1 Broker in DuPage County by volume in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016 Dawn is #1 Agent in the Chicago Area and the Midwest per The Wall Street Journal RealTrend rankings of the top 1000 agents in the US.Making Dawn’s accomplishments more impressive is the fact that her market (Hinsdale/Burr Ridge/Oak Brook, IL) is one of the nation’s most competitive and demanding. With a median family income more than twice the national average and a median home price exceeding $860,000, this market’s consumers can afford to be selective in their agents and homes. In this challenging market of over 900 active agents, Dawn consistently ranks at the top echelon of agents in the area. Dawn has been the deal maker for thousands of satisfied clients. Dawn’s clients rely on her as a “one stop shop” for everything, from decorating tips and rehabs, to advice regarding schools and local sports programs.Communities I ServeHinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, Oak Brook, Willowbrook, Downers Grove, Darien, LaGrange, Indian Head ParkEducation and DesignationsGraduate of University of Illinois at Champaign -BA 1990Delta Gamma SororityNorthern Trust Co. Personal Trust Admin.Licensed BrokerAwards'Rookie of the Year' 2003Recipient of the '40 under 40' awardMember of Coldwell Banker's President's EliteMember of Coldwell Banker's President's PremierConsistent Top Monthly & Quarterly ProducerTop Producer in Coldwell Banker Hinsdale Office for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015#1 Agent in Hinsdale and in DuPage County in volume per the MLS in 2013 with sales exceeding $135 million, 2014 sales over $121 million and 2015 sales over $111 millionServing All Of Your Real Estate Needs

Skills & Specialities

  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Buyer Representation
  • First-time Home Buyers
  • Land
  • Relocation
Downers Grove, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Westmont, Willow Springs, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Willowbrook
Global Luxury
Luxury Homes

Awards & Honors

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


  • English


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
Luxury Property Specialist

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