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“We are passionate about doing groundbreaking work and creating extraordinary properties.”

Mr. MacDonald is a Co-Founding Principal of DM Development and serves in the role of CEO.  Combining his passion for architectural design and real estate development, Mr. MacDonald founded DM Development with Danielle Dignan in 2010 to create exceptionally designed urban infill properties that revitalize communities and promote sustainable development.  Mr. MacDonald is actively involved in all phases of the development process with an emphasis on acquisitions, underwriting, finance, partnerships, design, entitlements, marketing, and sales.

Prior to founding DM Development, Mr. MacDonald was a Senior Manager at Oracle Corporation where he held leadership positions in Engineering, Business Development, and Strategy and led initiatives of up to $400M.

Mr. MacDonald is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), SPUR, and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC), and he has been a featured speaker at numerous local and regional real estate industry events, including the San Francisco ULI Residential Local Product Council, the Fisher Center Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium, the Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum, and the Bisnow Residential Summit.

Mr. MacDonald received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering with Distinction from Stanford University in 1993 and a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2007. Mr. MacDonald is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.



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“We strive to create spaces where people feel inspired, and where their experiences are enriched by their surroundings.”

Ms. Dignan is a Co-Founding Principal of DM Development and serves in the role of Chairman.  She is involved in all phases of the real estate development process with a focus on finance, operations, and investor relations. Prior to founding DM Development, Ms. Dignan was the Founder and Principal of Dignan Development, a San Francisco based real estate development company.

Ms. Dignan's background also includes more than a decade of teaching leadership and she is a USCG licensed captain.  She serves on the boards of the San Francisco Waldorf School and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).  Ms. Dignan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Rhode Island.