Dawanna Williams has over 20 years of expericence in the real estate industry. Prior to founding Dabar Development Partners in 2003, Ms. Williams worked as a commercial real estate lawyer, spending most of her career at international law firm, Sidley Austin LLP. From 1994 to 2003, Ms. Williams represented major developers, international governing authorities, investment banks, institutional lenders, and private equity investors in connection with a wide range of high-profile real estate transactions. During this period, those projects involved millions of spatial square feet and over $1 billion in transaction value.
Ms. Williams holds an A.B. in Economics/Government from Smith College, an M.P.A. from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Dabar Development Partners is an experienced real estate development and investment firm focused on developing distinctive real estate properties primarily in New York City. Dabar has delivered signature projects encompassing ambitious conversions, complex renovations, and innovative modern structures, thereby positioning the firm at the forefront of providing high-quality urban housing to discerning dwellers.
Founder, Managing Principal