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 smoothly as possible.
As a real estate agent with Megan Dowdy Realty, Addi Stone is driven by her passion to help others. Today, she helps them find their dream home, tomorrow, it may be building homes for those in need. She brings more than 5 years of engineering experience, all of which were spent interfacing with customers and satisfying their requirements. As a graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF), she has led within various organizations – Engineers Without Borders, Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute (eli2) and the National Society of Black Engineers.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica – the creative island that started reggae music – Addi gets her initiative and zest for life from her mom, who taught her that she could do anything. It’s this nonstop zeal for business and life that drives her need for achievement. Working with clients at Megan Dowdy Realty continues to give Addi new challenges to conquer. Today, Addi works with customers to identify a home that addresses every aspect of their day to day life.
She integrates their budget and their lifestyle needs to engineer a strategic plan of buying or selling their home. Her holistic approach to home ownership 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.
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.