PORTSIDE REAL ESTATE GROUP MAINE
Dava Davin is the founder and CEO of Portside Real Estate Group, one of the top five real estate companies in Maine, and the only large real estate group in Maine to be woman owned and run. Davin got her start in pharmaceutical sales, leaving a burgeoning career of 10 years to pursue a more consumer-focused track. She started Portside in 2012, and in just seven years, grew the business from five employees to 90—and more than $1 billion in sales. Today, Portside has five offices in Southern Portland area, and is among Maine’s upcoming new businesses.
According to Davin, what sets her Portside apart is a commitment to relationship-building, both in the office and among the company’s growing clientele. The firm is also actively involved in the community, having raised over $100,000 through Portside Foundation 501(c)(3) by hosting events and closing donations for local nonprofits. Giving back is the underlying driver for the company, attracting agents and consumers that care and believe that a small ripple can cause a huge wave. Davin lives in Cumberland Foreside, Maine along with her husband, Jim, and two teenage sons. She’s an avid marathoner and four-time Ironman finisher.