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Professional Profile: Dawn Marie Vann 2009


  • Title: President
  • Company: A-1 R.E.O. Services, LLC
  • Location: Capital Region, Albany, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Davenport, IA, 1954

Family: Lupien family: One of eleven children, mother of two sons, two stepdaughters,
and grandmother of six
College: Attended SUNY at Albany and Ithaca College
First job outside of real estate: New accounts rep and head teller at First National Bank
of Scotia
First job in real estate or allied field: Broker associate at Realty USA, opened their
commercial division
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am currently the
broker-owner of A-1 R.E.O. Services, LLC. I am a specialized real estate broker that
handles liquidating corporate real estate assets that are foreclosed. I plan to grow the
commercial division in the NYS Capital Region.
Hobbies: Golfing, skiing, gardening, dancing and needle point
Favorite book: “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabreil Garcia Marquez
Favorite movie: “Gone With the Wind”
Key to success: “Specialize.” Something that I have learned in my CCIM classes was
to concentrate in one specialized field in real estate and to get good at. Learn as much as
possible and keep learning.
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Children’s Advocate Attorney