Bartow McDonald IV serves as managing director for SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors in Ocala, FL, where he enjoys working on commercial real estate deals throughout Florida.
Prior to joining SVN, McDonald served as the vice president of acquisitions and development for Cope Properties, Inc. in Ocala, Florida where he was responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, and marketing of portfolio and client properties.
Previously, McDonald served as the founder and chief executive officer of two start-up companies; Bluewire, a service based electrical solutions company and StoreParts, a e-commerce company that supplied supply chain management technology to the supermarket and food retail industries.
Before starting two companies, McDonald spent six years working for a fast-growing international manufacturing firm, where he gained in depth industrial experience through his leadership positions in manufacturing operations, distribution, logistics and marketing.
In the early 1990’s, McDonald served in college leadership with Young Life and interned with the Southwestern Company and Merrill Lynch.
McDonald currently serves on the board of directors for RMI (Reciprocal Ministries International). He previously served as board member for Ocala Chamber of Commerce, the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors, chairman of the regional advisory board of directors for RBC Bank and as a director on the advisory board for Wachovia Bank. In addition, he has participated as a conference speaker for the Florida Venture Capital Forum, the Food Marketing Institute and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the New York Times.
McDonald earned his MBA and Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Sight fishing and bow hunting are two things that will get him up before sunrise.
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