Marcella Kaytia-Dornin

Chief Operating Officer

Marcella Dornin is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Dornin Investment Group and Dornin Realty Advisors. In addition to her role as COO at Dornin Investment Group, Marcella wears multiple hats, serving as the COO of KD California Builders, Inc. and Principal Designer of Kaytia Designs. These ventures play a crucial role in streamlining complex projects within the DIG pipeline and beyond.  Marcella’s results-driven approach ensures adherence to timelines, budgets, and the highest standards of quality and integrity, all fostered within a collaborative and inclusive work environment that nurtures professional growth.  A stalwart leader in the commercial real estate industry, Marcella exemplifies unwavering determination to see projects through to completion. Her commitment to continuous improvement is evident in her relentless pursuit of streamlined procedures and enhanced processes of company and property operations.

As the founder of the company, Marcella operates on a foundation of honesty, accountability, and transparency, setting the tone for a corporate culture that values integrity above all. With a comprehensive skill set spanning accounting, human resources, operations, insurance, property management, design, construction management, and hospitality operations, Marcella brings a unique blend of expertise to her role.

Throughout her tenure, Marcella has been instrumental in shaping the company’s infrastructure, overseeing corporate operations, accounting, HR, and asset and property management. Under her guidance, the firm has evolved to manage over 2.5 million square feet of diverse properties, including office spaces, industrial facilities, retail establishments, multifamily units, and hotels across California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, and North Carolina.

Drawing from her extensive management experience leading a hospitality and gaming company for over 20 years with over 90 employees, Marcella efficiently directs and coordinates daily corporate operations, including human resources, asset and property management, and corporate accounting. Her educational background, including studies in gaming and hospitality management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno, coupled with her D1 volleyball experience, further enrich her dynamic leadership style.

Marcella Dornin is not just a COO; she is a visionary leader whose indomitable spirit and strategic thinking have propelled her companies to new heights in the competitive landscape of commercial real estate investment and development.