Point B Realty announced that Dawn Bellante Holand has joined the brokerage in the new role of managing director. According to a press release, Ms. Bellante Holand is a digital marketing pioneer, and well-known to the Vineyard as an active member in the business and nonprofit communities, with more than 20 years of strategic business development/sales, marketing, and client-relationship experience. As general manager for Martha’s Vineyard Online (mvol.com), Ms. Bellante Holand led the expansion of the site into a multiplatform content portal with a robust real estate section, including vacation rentals, and a comprehensive suite of digital advertising services, web/mobile design, and social media strategy. Under her direction, mvol.com was the top-ranking portal website for Martha’s Vineyard in an increasingly competitive market, and the company grew to 700-plus clients, with a 300 percent increase in revenues over eight years. Her success at MVOL led to its acquisition of Fairfield County Online in Connecticut, a strategic companion for MVOL, servicing Connecticut’s wealthiest county and establishing a year-round relationship with many of the Island’s seasonal residents.
Most recently, as executive director at the nonprofit Vineyard House, Ms. Bellante Holand led the successful close of a 3M Capital Campaign, and managed the construction of an 11,000-square-foot residential sober-living community. The success of the project transformed the organization, the only provider of sober housing for Islanders in early recovery, during a crucial time when the entire community is recognizing untreated substance abuse disorder as a leading health concern.
Wendy Harman, principal broker and owner, said “Dawn’s experience and commitment to the Island community is a perfect fit with the values at Point B Realty. The increasing demand from our clients led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our culture of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Dawn’s caliber to fulfill this role. We view her joining us as a sign of our commitment to offering our clients the very best experience when buying, selling, or renting properties on Martha’s Vineyard.”