executive managing director
Mr. Donahue along with partners David Woodward and Tony Yousif founded SVN Compass Rock in October 2018. In addition to being a founding principal, Mr. Donahue will serve as the Executive Managing Director of the company overseeing day to day operations for the organization. Prior to the formation of SVN Compass Rock Mr. Donahue was a principal in SGI Consulting LLC, a commercial real estate advisory firm he started in mid-2017 following his departure from C-III Capital Partners after approximately five years of service there.
Mr. Donahue joined C-III Capital Partners (New York) in November 2012 as a Senior Managing Director and was responsible for providing oversight and direction to their servicing platform, C-III Asset Management (Dallas). He coordinated interaction with rating agencies, investors and bondholders and additionally worked closely with C-III’s senior management team on new business development and a variety of strategic and operational initiatives. In addition to his other duties with C-III Capital Partners he was also named President of C-III Asset Management in January 2014 and assumed day to day oversight for the entire platform until his departure in July 2017.
Prior to his affiliation with C-III, Mr. Donahue spent the previous 11 years (2001-2012) as a Senior Vice President and Director of the Real Estate Solutions Group at Midland Loan Services, a PNC Real Estate division. At Midland Mr. Donahue had responsibility for directing all CMBS special servicing, asset management, due diligence and real estate advisory services. Under his leadership Midland became the largest third party CMBS Special Servicer. During his almost 40 year career in the commercial real estate industry in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Mr. Donahue has been actively involved in acquisitions, loan originations, complex loan workouts, asset management, underwriting and virtually all aspects of loan servicing. Prior to joining Midland, from 1979-2001, Mr. Donahue held senior positions with various commercial real estate companies including: Crown Northcorp, Atlanta Georgia; J.E. Robert Company, McLean Virginia; DRS Realty Services, Chantilly Virginia; Jones and Company, Overland Park Kansas and SSRC Realty Corporation, New York New York.