Donna is a visionary thinker who has tremendous passion for people, community and real estate. Her quest for challenge led her on her journey from Senior Naval Officer in the Canadian Navy, to successful real estate Broker and co-owner of Engel & Völkers in Nova Scotia. Donna’s love for real estate was a life-long one, her tenacity and thirst for professional knowledge, along with her client-care focus, earned her immediate success as she and her husband Sebastien grew the company from a “one-woman” team to a highly successful, and well-respected brokerage in only 4 years. In 2018, they opened the first Engel & Völkers franchise east of Quebec and in less than two years, they grew the brokerage to five shops throughout the province in Halifax, Chester, Lunenburg, Liverpool and Annapolis Royal with plans to open other shops in Cape Breton and the Wolfville area.
Donna’s genuine enthusiasm for her profession, innovative approach and love of service to her clients and her advisors, is evident from the moment you meet her. A take charge negotiator; she knows what it takes to sell. As a Broker/Licensed Partner her outstanding leadership and proven market strategies, whether selling or buying, is quickly growing Engel & Völkers in NS.
Donna’s energy thrives off the success of others so she has added teaching, coaching, and mentoring to her portfolio. Amongst her many qualifications, Donna holds the FRI designation and is a member of the REIC faculty and helps other Realtors obtain their FRI designation. Donna’s love of people also extends to the many charities she supports including Parkinson’s, Special Olympics, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 Women Who Care and the IWK. The brokerage is also a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and the I Love Local initiative in Halifax and Donna sits on the CUA Board of Directors. As a wife and mother of 2 boys, Donna enjoys spending quality time with her family whether on the boat, or at the cottage.