Dava Davin is the founder and CEO of Portside Real Estate Group, one of the top five real estate companies in Maine, and the largest real estate company in Maine that is solely 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 95—and well over $1 billion in sales. Portside 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 who care and believe that a small ripple can cause a huge wave.