Abbey Dohring Ahern is the founding member of the commercial brokerage division of Dohring Ahern, which she launched in 2005. Dohring Ahern has been in business for over 30 years in the Tampa Bay Area with headquarters in downtown Tampa. Abbey’s experience is in Landlord and Tenant Representation, both in Sales and Leasing, with a particular focus on urban office and retail properties.
Abbey has participated in several sizable redevelopment projects within downtown Tampa, the Encore, the Channel District and YBOR City and represents several properties in the Westshore Business District. In 2021 alone, Mrs. Ahern participated in over $24 million in transactions involving the sale or lease of real property.
Abbey is immensely involved in her community, evidenced by her participation and leadership roles within the Tampa Downtown Partnership as a board member, chair committee member and incoming President. She also serves as Vice Chairperson and a Mayoral appointee to the board of directors of the Tampa Historic Streetcar; a member of the Channel District Community Redevelopment Agency; as well as the founder and past President of the Uptown Council/DRANA, an association of commercial property and business owners focused on improving downtown’s commercial district. From a regional perspective, she remains involved as a past board member and committee chair for CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women Tampa Bay.
Serving as President and CEO for the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Lynda leads the longest operating Business Improvement District in the State of Florida and serves and supports the hundreds of business members for their 34-year-old organization.
During her twenty-one years tenure with the Partnership, she has served in many roles, becoming President and CEO in 2019 after a one-year appointment as Interim President and CEO. She leads the organizational structure, management, vision and mission, and fiscal responsibility of the Partnership, as well as establishing and executing programmatic and strategic initiatives for the growth of Tampa’s Downtown. As former Chief Operating Officer, and Director of District Operations, her responsibilities have included the development and management of clean and safe operations, beautification and public art initiatives, membership, and events.
Since appointed President & CEO, Lynda led the expansion of the SSD boundaries for the first time since 1994, implemented a 2023 Vision Plan with four strategic initiatives to support the transformation of Tampa’s Downtown into a live-work-play-learn community. She holds a SHRM-CP certification in human resources and is currently a member of the International Downtown Association, Urban Land Institute, Florida Redevelopment Association, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Tampa, and HR Florida. She also serves on the Tampa Bay Chamber (TBC) Board of Directors, Tampa Preparatory School Board of Trustees, Visit Tampa Bay Advisory Committee, University of Tampa Board of Trustees, Key Family Honorary Commander with the 927 Air Refueling Wing’s Honorary Commander Program at MacDill Air Force Base, founding member of the Florida Downtown Association, and is a proud graduate of IDA’s 2018 Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) Class.