Donna Abood

Principal, Managing Director - Miami
Consulting & Advisory Office Leasing

  • Miami
  • 2020 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
  • Suite 1200
  • Miami, FL 33134 US

With a reputation as one of the most trusted and highly-recognized names in South Florida real estate, Donna Abood serves as Principal and Managing Director of the Miami office of Avison Young, a global commercial real estate firm. She is responsible for the client servicing and revenue of the leasing division and oversees the leasing division’s business development of institutional and local investor clients and tenant representation services, including retail, industrial and office. During her 36-year career, Donna has represented well over 80 million square feet of office buildings on behalf of local and institutional ownerships. Additionally, she has completed hundreds of transactions on behalf of tenants she has represented. What makes Donna different from other brokers in the market is her ability to orchestrate and manage several processes at one time, in the end harmonizing the owner’s and tenant’s goals. She is a leader and top performer in the marketplace, as she serves as a business resource to her clients in creating and implementing marketing plans.

Previously, Donna served as Chairman and Founding Partner of Colliers International South Florida, which was formed in 2002 when she merged her firm, Abood & Associates, Inc. with Wood-Fay Realty Group. Prior to the formation of Abood Wood-Fay Real Estate Group, LLC, she was the principal and sole owner of Abood & Associates, Inc. Created in 1989, the company grew to be the largest privately held, locally based commercial real estate firm in Miami-Dade County. Before her entrepreneurial endeavors, Donna was Vice President of Terranova Corporation. Between 1984 and 1989, she developed and implemented marketing plans for the turnaround of distressed office properties. Donna graduated from Florida State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Management.

Donna’s professional accomplishments include being named one of the 2020 & 2019 South Florida Business Journal’s 250 Power Leaders, honored with the 2019 Miami Today’s Silver Medal Award, inducted into the 2018 Real Estate Forum’s National Women of Influence Hall of Fame, named one of the Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence in 2018, 2016, 2013 & 2009, named one of the 2016 Miami Today Book of Leaders, honored with the 2016 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year Award, honored as a  "Florida Business Ambassador"  by Governor Rick Scott in 2015, honored as the 2015 United HomeCare Claude Pepper Corporate Service Award, named the 2014 – 2015 Chair of the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami’s Economic Development Partnership, recipient of the Tom Richardson award; the highest honor given by Colliers International, she was inducted into the Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame, honored as an “Ultimate CEO” by South Florida Business Journal and 2014 AXA Advisors Businesswoman of the Year Award in the Corporate Leader category.

Donna serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees for numerous civic and non-profit organizations. Additionally, she has dedicated her time and fundraising efforts for many organizations throughout South Florida.

Credentials

Past Chair of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Board of Directors Member of the Real Estate Institute of Florida State University

Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees Member of the Florida State University School of Business

Board of Directors Member of the Miracle Theatre

Board of Directors Member of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Baptist Health Foundation Member

CREW Miami Member

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Member

Past Chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Client List

ADT Security Services
ALM Media, LLC
AMC Networks Latin America, LLC
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Cable & Wireless Communications
Consulate General of Japan in Miami
CoSuite
Cummins Power South, LLC
Doctors Healthcare Plans, Inc.
Eastern National Bank, N.A.
Entercom Miami, LLC
Everglades University
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LP
Lott & Fischer, PL
Miami Vascular Surgery, P.A.
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
Northwestern University
Odebrecht Construction, Inc.
 Origis Energy USA, Inc.
SABMiller Latin America, Inc.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Telemundo Network Group, LLC
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc.
United HomeCare Services, Inc.
Venture X
VITAS Healthcare Corporation of Florida
YP Texas Region Yellow Pages, LLC


Properties

320 Miracle Mile
320 Miracle Mile, Suite 203
Coral Gables, FL
Office For Lease
Ponce Circle Tower
2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Miami, FL
Office For Lease
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 2200 - Sublease
2 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL
Office For Lease
2020 Ponce de Leon Blvd
2020 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
Office For Lease
420 S Dixie Highway
420 S Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL
Office For Lease
Gables Plaza
4649 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Miami, FL
Office For Lease
2320-2332 Galiano Street
2320-2332 Galiano Street
Miami, FL
Office For Lease
Dadeland @9700
9700 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
Office For Lease
Colonnade Plaza
1201 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL
Office For Lease