Our Team – Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!
When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.
Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post-season college football game set to kick off on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.
Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.
As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Megan has a competitive edge when working directly with her buyer-clients. The real estate skills and knowledge that the ABR designation provides Megan gives each home buyer an invaluable advantage when looking for the perfect home.
The Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation gives Megan in-depth training in both technical and fundamental areas in real estate including such topics as technology and the sales process. Whether buying or selling, each client benefits from this competitive advantage that Megan can bring to the transaction.
As a Military Relocation Professional, Megan understands the process and procedures that can be overwhelming for military families. Megan’s specialized training helps military clients find the best fit for their needs while utilizing the military benefits that are available to them. Additionally, Megan’s certification as a Florida Military Specialist benefits her military personnel clients in every stage of the real estate process including exploring special financing options and makes the transaction as smooth as possible.
She integrates their budget and their lifestyle needs to engineer a strategic plan of buying or selling their home. Her holistic approach to homeownership allows her clients to be confident when selling or investing in a home whether it’s their first time or their 5th.
When Addi is not busy helping homeowners achieve their life goals, she is spending time renovating her own home – one project at a time. Addi likes to stay active and can be found jogging on one of Orlando’s many trails or paddle boarding on the nearest lake. She also enjoys serving her alma mater and the Orlando community which she does by mentoring college students in the STEM field.
Shawn, a native of Los Angeles found his way to the Central Florida area by way of Youngstown, OH. A graduate of Syracuse University, Shawn started his career as a sports reporter in the Northeast Ohio area where he would meet his wife, Tiffany Jordan, a softball coach for the University of Central Florida. After four years of working as a sports reporter, Shawn switched gears back to one of his first loves, events. Once in Orlando, he started working for the Central Florida Sports Commission and quickly climbed the ranks from a marketing intern to a Manager of Business Development and Events. He spent the last four years cultivating relationships throughout the City of Orlando, working in events and stadium operations at Camping World Stadium. His greatest joy comes from changing people’s lives through life experiences.
Shawn’s passion for real estate spans back to when he was 12 years old and helped his parents find and purchase their first house. Outside of the real estate world, Shawn enjoys spending his free time with his two-year-old daughter. The two can often be seen at the UCF softball games cheering on Mommy and the Knights. When he’s not cheering, working, and hanging out with his family, he is typically on the golf course.
Ashley Turner is a sales associate at Megan Dowdy Realty, a commercial and residential firm located in Orlando, FL. She is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo and the University of Central Florida.
After graduation, Ashley launched her career in sports where she honed her skills in cultivating relationships and service-focused sales. She learned her hard work and determination in her role at Madison Square Garden and developed a love for Central Florida and southern hospitality in her position at the Orlando Magic. After eight years of service at the Orlando Magic, Ashley joined the University of Central Florida as the Director of External Affairs and Partnerships for the DeVos Sport Business Management program.
Coupling her love for building relationships and sales with her passion for real estate, she became a realtor and began the journey of partnering with residents to make their real estate dreams a reality.
In her free time, Ashley loves spending time with friends and family and a good game of tennis. Grateful to call Central Florida home, Ashley works hard to make sure new residents are welcomed here, locals find their place and businesses get their start.
Liz Whitbeck is a lifelong learner, connector, and influencer. She is an Oklahoma native and one of four siblings. She attended the University of Arkansas and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism while also serving as a member and team captain of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. Post-graduation Liz was accepted into the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida and moved to Orlando where she earned a Master of Business and Administration in addition to a Master of Sport Business Management. Professionally she has worked in health care and the sports industry with a focus on social responsibility.
Liz’s mission is to ignite other passions and interests. She is an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and uses her Florida Real Estate Sales Associate license as a platform to help her clients achieve their goals of purchasing real estate. Building genuine relationships with anyone she encounters through real estate, work, and play is her top priority.
Outside the world of real estate, you can find Liz by the pool coaching swim lessons, enjoying the outdoors, visiting family, and trying out the newest food scene.
Stacy is a third-generation Orlando native with deep roots in the Orlando community. She was a charter member of Lake Highland Preparatory School, attended Auburn University, and graduated from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Stacy lives in Audubon Park and has worked in the downtown Orlando area for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping others. Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking for your forever home, she is always happy to help! Growing up in a family business, Stacy holds customer service and hard work to the highest standard. She enjoys getting to know her clients personally to help them find the perfect fit for their needs and wants. Stacy’s love for real estate began in a small bungalow on New Hampshire Street in College Park. Since then, Stacy and her husband of 18 years have continued to buy, renovate, rent, and sell properties in the downtown area as well as in New Smyrna Beach. She is the mom of three children and enjoys spending time with her family on the soccer & lacrosse field, at the beach, and cheering for the Gators.