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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 in 2017, 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.

​​​​​​​Rounding out the package is Dawn’s personal life, especially her experience as a wife of 30+ years and a mother of four active, successful children. Family life is paramount to Dawn, and she takes every available opportunity to spend quality time with her family, especially attending her kids’ sporting events and traveling, catching up on the latest fashion trends, cooking, and being an avid philanthropist.

Dawn McKenna Group

I’m excited to share my story and how I decided to start the DMG. In 2003 I had no idea I was stumbling into my next purpose in life as I became a real estate agent. Now years later, the Dawn McKenna Group is in five major markets in Illinois and Florida, and I could not be more proud of my team's success. Our sole purpose at the DMG is to create a new standard for how we buy, sell, and rent properties in the areas we represent. Thank you to our loyal clients for making this all possible.


We offer the highest level of integrity, expertise, and service. The Dawn McKenna Group is the #1 leading real estate team in the Midwest, Southwest Florida and Park City for Coldwell Banker. With offices in Chicago’s Gold Coast and Lincoln Park, Hinsdale, Lake Forest and Winnetka, Lake Geneva, New Buffalo, and on 5th Avenue in Naples, and Park City, the Dawn McKenna Group agents are ready to serve you everywhere you call home. Whether buying, selling or renting, you can count on our Local Expertise and Global Reach.

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