Diane Danielson joined SVN International Corp. in 2012 and serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing operations and brand development. She is a member of the executive committee and involved with the overall strategic growth of the firm. Diane is a former attorney, accomplished speaker, published author, and widely recognized advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Prior to joining SVN, she ran a digital media consultancy and held VP positions in business development, corporate strategy and marketing at several of the major commercial real estate firms in the Northeast.
Diane is the author of two books on networking and founded the award-winning Downtown Women’s Club national network. In 2006, she launched the first social network for businesswomen in the U.S. Over the past decade, Diane has spoken on business trends, leadership, diversity and inclusion at top universities, Fortune 500 companies and industry organizations.
In 2013, Diane was honored as one of 40 over 40 Women to Watch in Forbes.com. In 2014, she was selected by Bisnow as one of their 50 Power Women in Boston Commercial Real Estate. In 2015 Real Estate Forum named her a 2015 Woman of Influence; and in 2016, she was appointed to the Legacy Council of CREW Boston.
In 2017 and 2018, Diane has been a featured speaker at the following events and locations:
- SVN Annual Conferences in Tamaya NM and Tampa FL
- SVN Managing Director Conference, Phoenix AZ
- Boston University Questrom School of Business, Boston MA
- MIT Center for Real Estate, Thought Leaders Series, Cambridge MA
- IREM (International Real Estate Management) Global Summit, Chicago IL
- Capital One CapX panel around MIT’s report: Real Trends: The Future of Real Estate in the United States, Boston, MA
For more on Diane and the SVN Employment Brand:
- Forbes: Diane Danielson – Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career
- Duke Long Blog: Putting #MeToo into Perspective
- Interview on the SVN Employment Brand by Michael Beckerman of The News Funnel
- Duke Long Podcast: The CRE Brain Drain
- Duke Long Blog: Beyond Brokerage 2017
- RealMassive: Women Leaders in CRE & Tech Interview
- NREI online (slideshow): What CRE Companies Need to do to Attract Millennials