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About Cornell Dayne

Cornell's love affair with business began at a very young age. Influenced by his grandparents, a barber and a beautician, he saw first hand, through their example, the important role that business plays within a community. "For my grandparents, business gave purpose and communal camaraderie...It supported their lifestyle and enriched their relationships."

In 2002, after graduating from college during the dotcom aftermath, Cornell carefully reviewed his options and decided to make a contribution to the international community by joining the U.S. Peace Corps. For three years, he communicated his most coveted, fundamental business concepts in French and Wolof, helping women's groups, government officials, and others in their quest to improve their lives, their family's lives, and those of their countrymen.

By 2005, Cornell returned to the US and stood, once again, at a crossroad. With Peace Corps now an accomplished goal, he decided to take up a new challenge and start on the journey of entrepreneurship.

Not sure what to expect, and without a mentor or role model, Cornell dedicated himself to acquiring the knowledge necessary to attain success. He buried himself in the belly of the DC real estate market, reading, learning, and participating whenever opportunity knocked--or didn't knock for that matter.

In DC real estate, Cornell discovered boundless potential, a broad challenge conquered by few, and an industry ripe for new ideas. Today, he is still hard at work perfecting his craft. With DC Commercial Real Estate on the rebound, Cornell sees tremendous opportunity despite the current consensus of "doom and gloom".

Cornell is the Managing Director of the Keller Williams Realty of Alexandria-Kingstowne's commercial real estate division. Contact him today for your DC real estate leasing and sales needs.

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