Darlene Donovan Brings 30 Years of Experience to Embrey
Real estate manager Darlene Donovan has been named vice president of operations and business development for Embrey Management Services (EMS), the multifamily property management division of Embrey. She brings more than 30 years of operational leadership experience, and specializes in evaluating and maximizing asset performance, new construction development and leasing, financial analysis and underwriting, and due diligence review.
“Embrey Management Services manages properties built by Embrey and third-party clients,” said Allyson McKay, managing director and executive vice president of EMS. “The broad base of experience that Darlene brings to us is a perfect fit as we expand Embrey properties and our third-party client base.”
McKay said that she and Donovan will focus together on growing the third-party management by strengthening current relationships, strategically seeking new partnerships and by sharing Embrey’s approach to operational excellence, which has earned a reputation as one of the best-in-class managers in the industry.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.