Ash McGinty & Co., REALTORS® is a boutique residential & commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Washington, DC. We provide real estate sales and consulting services for clients in the District of Columbia, Georgia and Maryland.

As a black owned real estate company and among the very few licensed black owned brokerage firms in the country, we are proudly diverse and social impact driven.

Dana Ash-McGinty

Dana Ash-McGinty | Founder, Principal Broker

Ash McGinty & Co., REALTORS® was founded by Upper Northwest Washington DC resident and seasoned Broker/REALTOR® Dana Ash-McGinty

During her 17+ year career, Dana has sold well over $500,000,000+ (500M) in both residential and commercial real estate across multiple states. Her experience spans the gamut with sales of single family estates, luxury condos, urban row homes, 100+ unit apartments, residential developed lot and vacant/raw land. She has also been involved in multiple development, re-zoning, and condo conversion projects.

$500+ Million sold in residential & commercial real estate

She managed a 600+ real estate agent roster as the previous Principal and Managing Broker of one of the country’s largest African-American independently owned real estate brokerages- Park Mason Brokers based in Atlanta, GA. At various times through-out her career, Dana has acquired and maintained Principal Broker and real estate brokerage licenses in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana.

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Additionally, Dana was the Founder of a continuing education school for real estate agents and brokers located in Atlanta, GA- PMB School. During her tenure, she was an instructor, teaching Georgia Real Estate Commission approved courses that she created.

buying a condo book

The Condo Cure
written by Dana Ash-McGinty

Dana is an accomplished author, speaker, trainer, noted CNN expert and a true real estate authority who has built a stellar reputation. She is well-versed in online and strategic marketing and is committed to staying abreast to the latest in both marketing and tech trends to ensure that her properties are successfully and effectively marketed.

Author, speaker, and noted CNN expert.

This former beauty queen of Bahamian descent was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a BA in Sociology from Clark Atlanta University. She splits her time between homes in DC and Naples (FL) with her husband, a highly regarded Washington, DC internal medicine physician and medical correspondent. Ironically, Dana’s husband is also named Dana. Socially they are referred to as “The Danas”.

Dr. and Mrs. Dana McGinty, The Danas
Dana Ash-McGinty and her husband Dr. Dana W. McGinty. Socially they are know as “The Danas”.

Dana Ash-McGinty and her husband Dr. Dana McGinty. Socially they are referred to as “The Danas”.

As a proud Washingtonian, Dana is committed to serving her community. Dana Ash-McGinty and the McGinty Family are deeply rooted in the constructs of Northwest DC, specifically, North Portal Estates, Petworth, and Takoma and previously owned the historic Takoma Theater.

“My grandparents purchased a home soon after moving to this country. This dramatically changed my familial trajectory. Leveraging real estate has been in my family’s DNA for three generations.”

Dana Ash-McGinty

BA, Sociology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Real Estate Licenses
  • Broker – District of Columbia (2013) License# BR98373526
  • Broker – Maryland (2014)| License# 680241
  • Broker – Georgia (2002) License# 256861
  • Brokerage Firm – District of Columbia License# REO98373556
  • Brokerage Firm – Georgia License# 80139
  • Brokerage Firm – Maryland License# 680241

Previously Licensed – Louisiana; North Carolina; South Carolina

Mortgage Licenses
  • Mortgage Loan Originator (DC, MD, VA) – MLO/NMLS# 2332482 (Inactive)
Additional Training – Designations & Certifications
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
  • CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • GREEN – NAR Green Designation
  • PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor
  • RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert
  • RRC Digital Marketing Certification
  • RRC Luxury Homes Certification
  • SFR® – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® Certification
  • SRES® – Senior Real Estate Specialist®
  • SRS – Seller Representative Specialist 
Professional Organizations
  • Black Women in Media
  • DC Association of Realtors
  • Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR)
  • Institute For Luxury Home Marketing
  • Internet Marketing Association
  • Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR)
  • Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA)
  • National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • NAR Green Resource Council
  • Residential Real Estate Council (RRC)
  • Women in Technology/WIN (Washington, DC Chapter)
  • Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Community Organizations (Washington, DC)
  • Civic League of North Portal Estates
  • DC Real Estate Investors + Entrepreneurs (DCREIE; Executive Director)
  • Shepherd Park Citizens Association
Residential Real Estate Council, Certified Residential Specialist
Institute fo rLuxury Home Marketing Member
Dana Ash-McGinty, Black real estate agent

Meet Dana

a highly sought after real estate authority, a multi-state licensed broker and Principal Broker of Ash McGinty & Co., REALTORS®, a Washington, DC based independent black owned real estate company. 

Upper NW Washington, DC (The Gold Coast) in a center hall colonial that I am currently renovating (a former embassy owned property) and a beach condo in Naples, FL.

my husband a DC physician and a 100 lb. Golden Retriever mix named Barry.  

Georgetown Cupcakes and champagne.

mixes various shades of gray and white. 

is an army green distressed hutch and my stainless steel desks. 

if I’m related to DC news anchor Derek McGinty. (He’s my brother-in-law.)

everything design- furniture, interiors, finishes, and accessories.

What do you like most about living in Washington, DC?
Many things, I love the diversity, strong sense of community, the strong reverence to historic preservation and overall I just love the energy in DC.

What is your favorite past time?
My favorite past time is traveling. I am a frequent traveler. I have explored many international destinations including London, New Zealand, Nigeria, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, St. Martin, St. Thomas and in the states my husband and I spend a lot of time in Atlanta, New York and Naples, FL. In addition to traveling I enjoy exploring new DC restaurants and bike rides in Rock Creek Park.

What led you to a career in real estate?
After graduating with a degree in Sociology from Clark Atlanta University, I obtained my real estate license and quickly realized that I had a knack for sales, marketing and building trusting relationships. I had ignited with such a passion for real estate that I decided to pursue it full-time.

What is your proudest real estate accomplishment?
I think I have three. First, I am licensed broker in 5 states- DC, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana. Second, closing on a major commercial condo conversion deal in Atlanta, a 200+ unit apartment community. Third would be in reference to my previous brokerage. I started and managed an Atlanta based real estate brokerage that became the largest African American owned residential real estate brokerage in the country.

How did you go from the largest African American owned real estate brokerage based in Atlanta to Ash McGinty & Co., your current boutique DC real estate brokerage?
My previous brokerage was based in Atlanta. The heavy work travel and time commitment eventually began to interfere with family responsibilities in Washington, DC. Although it was exciting creating a multi-state brokerage to grow to well over 500 agents, I missed and prefer the client interaction that a small boutique brokerage offers. I also prefer working with smaller teams. With most of my work now concentrated in DC, it’s also a plus that I can have dinner with my husband every night!

What do like most about your community?
I live in a small quaint neighborhood in Upper NW DC. I love the serenity the most. In Washington, DC, many people associate living in a single family (detached) home with a garage and a large yard with living in Maryland or Virginia, yet I actually live in DC. I have the best of both worlds I love it!

What is your favorite book?
I love to read both for business and personal growth. On average, I read at least 3 books per month. However, I would say my favorite book is ‘The Power of Positive Thinking‘ by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.

Who is your favorite musical artist?
I enjoy many genres of music including jazz, R&B, hip-hop, alternative and classical. However if I absolutely had to choose it would be the incomparable Toni Braxton! I have been a fan for years and she has a DMV/Atlanta connection like me!

My Insta…

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